H.R. 3754 (111th): Family Asthma Act

Introduced:
Oct 07, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Carolyn McCarthy
Representative for New York's 4th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Oct 07, 2009
Length
18 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 3904 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Oct 18, 2007

H.R. 6608 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Nov 27, 2012

 
Status

This bill was introduced on October 7, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Oct 07, 2009
Referred to Committee Oct 07, 2009
 
Full Title

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

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Cosponsors
2 cosponsors (2D) (show)
Committees

House Energy and Commerce

Health

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Library of Congress Summary

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10/7/2009--Introduced.
Family Asthma Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act to authorize the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to award grants for pilot projects to prevent and control asthma symptoms and to reduce asthma attacks and improve self-management for individuals and families.
Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), acting through the Director of NIH, in awarding grants, to give:
(1) priority to entities that serve populations disproportionately impacted by asthma; and
(2) consideration to an adequate national understanding of asthma prevalence.
Authorizes additional appropriations for FY2010-FY2014 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 on federal asthma activities.
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 data on childhood and adult asthma.

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