S. 850 (109th): Global Health Corps Act of 2005

Apr 19, 2005 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Died (Referred to Committee)
William “Bill” Frist
Senator from Tennessee
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Last Updated
Apr 19, 2005
25 pages

This bill was introduced on April 19, 2005, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Apr 19, 2005
Referred to Committee Apr 19, 2005
Full Title

A bill to establish the Global Health Corps, and for other purposes.


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4 cosponsors (2D, 2R) (show)

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Library of Congress Summary

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Global Health Corps Act of 2005 - Establishes the Office of the Global Health Corp within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to assist in improving the health, welfare, and development of communities in foreign countries and regions through the provision of health care personnel, items, and related services.
Directs the Secretary of HHS to establish the Global Health Corps to:
(1) improve the heath, welfare, and development of communities in select foreign countries and regions;
(2) advance U.S. public diplomacy in such locations; and
(3) provide individuals in the United States with the opportunity to serve such communities by providing a broad range of needed health care and related services.
Requires that Corp participants be available to provide:
(1) health care items and related services;
(2) preventive care, treatment, and services;
(3) veterinary and related services; and
(4) sanitation, hygiene, food preparation, and clean water training.
Requires the Director of the Global Health Corps to establish and carry out a program to provide members of the Corps with training in a variety of health care disciplines.
Requires the head of the Volunteers for Prosperity program to establish the Health Care for Peace initiative to make non-Federal volunteers available to participate in the Corps.
Permits members of the Public Health Service and volunteers in the Peace Corps to participate in the Global Health Corps.
Allows the Director to establish private-public partnerships to further the purpose of this Act.

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