H.R. 398 (110th): Healthy Places Act of 2007

Jan 10, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

S. 1067 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Mar 29, 2007

Hilda Solis
Representative for California's 32nd congressional district
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Jan 10, 2007
34 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 5088 (109th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 04, 2006

S. 1067 (Related)
Healthy Places Act of 2007

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 29, 2007


This bill was introduced on January 10, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jan 10, 2007
Referred to Committee Jan 10, 2007
Full Title

To require Federal agencies to support health impact assessments and take other actions to improve health and the environmental quality of communities, and for other purposes.


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4 cosponsors (4D) (show)

House Energy and Commerce

Energy and Power


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Healthy Places Act of 2007 - Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish an interagency working group to discuss environmental health concerns, particularly concerns disproportionately affecting disadvantaged populations.
Requires the Secretary, acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to establish a program at the National Center of Environmental Health at CDC focused on advancing the field of health impact assessment.
Requires the Director to develop guidance for the assessment of potential health effects of land use, housing, and transportation policy and plans.
Requires the Secretary, acting through the Director, to: (1) establish a program to provide funding and technical assistance to state or local governments affected or potentially affected by an activity or proposed activity to prepare health impact assessments; and (2) establish and maintain a health impact assessment database.
Requires the Director to establish a grant program to award grants to state or local communities for environmental health improvement activities. Requires grantees to: (1) establish a planning and prioritizing council; and (2) conduct environmental health assessment.
Requires the Secretary to provide grants to public or private nonprofit institutions to conduct and coordinate research on the built environment and its influence on individual and population-based health.

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