H.R. 3904 (110th): Family Asthma Act

Oct 18, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Carolyn McCarthy
Representative for New York's 4th congressional district
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Oct 18, 2007
19 pages
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This bill was introduced on October 18, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Oct 18, 2007
Referred to Committee Oct 18, 2007
Full Title

To amend the Public Health Service Act with regard to research on asthma, and for other purposes.


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2 cosponsors (2D) (show)

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Family Asthma Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to award grants to eligible entities to conduct pilot projects to prevent and control asthma symptoms and to reduce asthma attacks and improve self-management for individuals and families.
Requires the Secretary to give:
(1) priority to entities that serve a medically underserved population; and
(2) consideration to an adequate rural-urban distribution, so as to gain better information about asthma at the national level.
Authorizes additional appropriations to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to develop a National Asthma Action Plan and to fund a report to Congress by the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program.
Requires the Secretary, acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to: (1) collaborate with state and local health departments to conduct activities to inform and educate the public regarding asthma; (2) conduct asthma surveillance activities to collect data on the prevalence and severity of asthma, the effectiveness of public heath asthma intervention, and the quality of asthma management; and (3) compile and annually publish asthma data.
Requires the Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to establish Dr. Irving J. Selikoff individual and institutional training grants for education and training of health care providers on the role of environmental factors in the development and prevention of asthma and recurrent asthma attacks.

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