DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Preventative Health and Health Services Block Grant Application for Federal Fiscal Year 2019; Public Hearing
[49 Pa.B. 3159]
[Saturday, June 15, 2019]
The Department of Health (Department) is making available copies of the proposed Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant Application for Federal Fiscal Year 2019 under section 300w-4 of the Public Health Service Act (act) (42 U.S.C.A. § 300w-4). This block grant application shall serve as the Commonwealth's request to the United States Department of Health and Human Services for block grant funding to address the Healthy People 2020 Health Status Objectives.
The block grant application, describing proposed services, program goals, and objectives and activities, is available for public comment. Copies (electronic or hard copy) of the proposed block grant application will be available on or after July 26, 2019, and can be obtained by calling the Bureau of Health Promotion and Risk Reduction (Bureau) at (717) 787-6214. For additional information, or for persons with a disability who wish to attend the meeting and require an auxiliary aid, service or other accommodation to do so, contact the Bureau, Room 1000, Health and Welfare Building, Harrisburg, PA at (717) 787-6214, or for speech and/or hearing impaired persons, call the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TDD users) or (800) 654-5988 (voice users).
A public hearing will be conducted by the Department for the purpose of receiving testimony on the previously-mentioned block grant application in accordance with section 300w-4 of the act. Comments and suggestions from the public should relate to the priorities and program plans included in the block grant application.
The hearing will be held from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. on June 19, 2019, in Conference Room 1000, Health and Welfare Building, 625 Forster Street, Harrisburg, PA. Persons wishing to testify are requested to preregister by contacting the Bureau at (717) 787-6214. Registration will be accepted on the day of the hearing. Persons will be allotted a maximum of 5 minutes to testify. Testifiers must submit two written copies of their testimony to the Department at the time of the hearing.
Written comments will be accepted and should be sent to the Bureau of Health Promotion and Risk Reduction, 625 Forster Street, Room 1000, Health and Welfare Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120 and should be received no later than 4 p.m. on June 18, 2019.
Persons with a disability who wish to comment or who require an alternative format of this application (for example, large print, Braille) or who wish to attend the public hearing and require special accommodations to do so should contact Teresa Sanders, Bureau of Health Promotion and Risk Reduction, at (717) 787-6214, or for speech and/or hearing impaired persons, call the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TDD users) or (800) 654-5988 (voice users).
RACHEL L. LEVINE, MD,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 19-905. Filed for public inspection June 14, 2019, 9:00 a.m.]
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