Summary: H.R.4992 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (06/07/1990)

Asian and Pacific Islander Health Improvement Act of 1990 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make grants for primary health services and health promotion education in areas with a significant number of low-income residents of Asian or Pacific Island ancestry who have a limited ability to speak English, giving preference to applicants who agree to provide health services regarding conditions that disproportionately affect individuals of such ancestry.

Requires that services be provided in the most appropriate language and cultural context.

Authorizes the Secretary to make grants for identifying health needs particular to, and developing model delivery systems for, individuals of such ancestry.

Directs the Secretary, in collecting any health-related data on individuals of such ancestry, to ensure that the data is specific to such individuals as a single population, and is specific to each of specified subpopulations.