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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 23-699



Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant Application for Federal Fiscal Year 2023; Public Hearing

[53 Pa.B. 2901]
[Saturday, May 27, 2023]

 The Department of Health (Department) is making available copies of the proposed Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant Application for Federal Fiscal Year 2023 under section 1905 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 2030 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, 2023, and can be obtained by calling the Bureau of Health Promotion and Risk Reduction (Bureau) at (717) 787-6214.

 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 1905 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 on June 7, 2023, from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. by means of a teleconference call. The call-in number is (267) 332-8737 and the phone conference ID is 584 460 93#. Persons wishing to testify are requested to pre-register 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 Christopher Noble, Block Grant Coordinator, at and should be received no later than 4 p.m. on June 6, 2023.

 Persons with a disability who wish to comment or who require an alternative format of the application (for example: large print, Braille) or who wish to attend the public hearing by joining the teleconference call or require special accommodations to do so should contact the Bureau at (717) 787-6214, or for speech and/or hearing impaired persons, call the Pennsylvania Hamilton Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TDD users) or (800) 654-5988 (voice users).

 This hearing is subject to cancellation without notice.

Acting Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 23-699. Filed for public inspection May 26, 2023, 9:00 a.m.]

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