H.R. 954 (100th): Excellence in Minority Health Education and Care Act

Feb 04, 1987 (100th Congress, 1987–1988)
Died (Reported by Committee)
See Instead:

S. 769 (same title)
Signed by the President — Aug 18, 1987

William Boner
Representative for Tennessee's 5th congressional district
Related Bills
S. 769 (Related)
Excellence in Minority Health Education and Care Act

Signed by the President
Aug 18, 1987


This bill was introduced on August 4, 1987, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Feb 04, 1987
Referred to Committee Feb 04, 1987
Reported by Committee Aug 04, 1987
Full Title

A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize assistance for centers for minority medical education, minority pharmacy education, minority veterinary medicine education, and minority dentistry education.


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105 cosponsors (91D, 14R) (show)

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Excellence in Minority Health Education and Care Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act to empower the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make grants to:
(1) Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tennessee;
(2) Xavier University College of Pharmacy, New Orleans, Louisiana;
(3) Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine, Tuskegee, Alabama; and
(4) Meharry College of Dentistry, Nashville, Tennessee. Requires each institution to use such grants to establish, in the pertinent health care discipline, a Center of Excellence, which shall:
(1) improve the recruitment of minority students and high calibre minority faculty to the institution;
(2) develop effective techniques for training minorities who will serve minority populations; and
(3) establish scholarship programs to attract promising individuals to the Center's programs.
Sets forth additional uses for the grants to the institutions, to include:
(1) maintenance of a communications network to disseminate information concerning health promotion among minorities;
(2) development of patient educational materials tailored to the needs of minority populations;
(3) establishment of a research program focusing on the needs of minority women and teenagers;
(4) study of alternative models for health care delivery systems; and
(5) consultation and assistance by the recipient institutions to other medical schools to aid the latter in effecting more productive education and service programs for minority populations.
Enumerates specific grant projects appropriate to the subject matter expertise of each of the four institutions eligible to receive the grants.
Authorizes appropriations for FY 1988 through 1991.

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