Public Groupactive 6 months ago
The PHHS block grant is a Department of Health flexible funding source to support the District’s public health priorities. Each year, we open an opportunity to the public to participate in the District’s government decision making.
By submitting written testimony or testifying orally, you can help us better identify and meet the needs of District residents.
Your recommendations, observations and ideas are an important part of the collective effort to improve the health and wellness of all residents of the District of Columbia.
Goal: The public hearing is held to ensure all residents have the opportunity to present their feedback and recommendations.
Strategy Description: Testimonies can be given in a variety of formats. For example: -You can provide general comments about your community, family or individual needs that you’ve observed in your neighborhoods. (i.e. Access to fresh and affordable food is a challenge in my community.) -You can share recommendations in specific areas that target specific populations. (i.e. Young people in my neighborhood need more support to stay safe and make healthy choices.) To support your testimony, it helps to include: -Population health data that characterizes and describes your topic (i.e. In 2015, 10% of babies in my ward were born prematurely.) -Evidence to support your recommended strategy or proposed intervention (i.e. According to the CDC report on evidence-based programs, we know that community-level prevention programs—including this exercise-based intervention, has been successful at reducing falls among the elderly.)
Level of Change: Programs
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Estimated Implementation Date: 2019-05-22
Estimated Completion Date: 2019-05-22
Estimated Ease of Implementation: Easy
Estimated Cost of Implementation: Moderate
Potential Community Benefit: Moderate