• The DC Department of Health (DC Health) and the Public Health Integrated Advisory Committee (PHIAC) are conducting a public hearing to solicit comments on the proposed work plan activities of the District of Columbia Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant (PHHSBG) for the period 10/1/2020-9/30/2021. The PHHSBG, which is granted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is intended to support states in addressing gaps in resources for strategies to improve outcomes related to leading health indicators. This hearing is being held to ensure that all citizens have the opportunity to present their views concerning the proposed work plan.

    The agenda for this hearing includes:
    1. DC Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant Work Plan Overview – (10/1/2020-9/30/2021) DC Health will present an overview of activities that address the following program areas: Improving Pediatric Asthma Outcomes; Public Health Infrastructure – Community Health Improvement Planning; Public Health Infrastructure – Health Care Delivery Quality Improvement; Multicomponent Obesity Prevention in Targeted Settings; Cancer Genomics; and Sexual Assault Victim Services.

    2. Public Comment
    Community members are invited to share their oral or written comments regarding these proposed focus areas as follows:
    a. Public Hearing Day – DC Health Team members will present the proposed PHHSBG work plan via WebEx. Community members can ask questions and/or make comments. They can also make formal statements for up to five minutes. The formal statements and comments are welcomed and should address general recommendations on the proposed topic areas and community, family or individual needs you have observed or encountered in your neighborhood and/or close proximity. Potential participants who plan to participate are asked to contact DC Health at PHIAC.doh@dc.gov to provide name, address, email address, telephone number and organization name (when applicable) by Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 4:00 pm.

    b. Our Healthy DC – Our Healthy DC is a platform that allows residents and organizations to communicate and work together online. You are welcome to post comments here!

    c. Other Ways to Comment – You may also email written, audio or video comments on the proposed topic areas by May 31, 2020 to PHIAC.doh@dc.gov

    For more information on how to connect to WebEx via telephone or computer and details about the Public
    Hearing. Please contact: LaVerne Jones at 202.442.9151 or DC Health team members at PHIAC.doh@dc.gov

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