S.3641 - Family Asthma Act

A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act with regard to research on asthma, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Short: Family Asthma Act as introduced.
  • Official: A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act with regard to research on asthma, and for other purposes. as introduced.

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11/27/12
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Official Summary

Family Asthma Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to collaborate with state and local health departments to: (1) conduct activities regard

Official Summary

Family Asthma Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to collaborate with state and local health departments to:
(1) conduct activities regarding asthma, including deterring the harmful consequences of uncontrolled asthma, and disseminating health education and information regarding prevention of asthma episodes and strategies for managing asthma; and
(2) develop state plans incorporating public health responses to reduce the burden of asthma, particularly regarding disproportionately affected populations. Revises and expands requirements for asthma surveillance activities. Requires the Director to coordinate data collection activities to maximize the comparability of results. Requires the Secretary to submit an assessment of current activities related to asthma prevention, management and surveillance along with recommendations for the future direction of asthma activities.

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