Summary: H.R.5595 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (10/27/2000)

Hispanic Health Act of 2000 - Title I: Annual Report to Congress on Programs for Improving Health Status of Hispanic Individuals - Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to report to Congress on programs carried out through the Public Health Service for improving the health status of Hispanic individuals regarding diabetes, HIV infection, AIDS, substance abuse, and mental health.

Title II: Diabetes Control and Prevention - Authorizes appropriations for: (1) diabetes education and prevention activities for Hispanic individuals; and (2) implementation of recommendations of the Diabetes Research Working Group.

Title III: HIV Prevention Activities Regarding Hispanic Individuals - Directs the Secretary to: (1) carry out activities relating to HIV prevention activities among Hispanic individuals; and (2) make grants to Hispanic-serving institutions for carrying out HIV- related projects among racial and ethnic minority groups.

Title IV: Prevention of Latina Adolescent Suicides - Directs the Secretary to carry out a grant program for reducing suicide attempts among Latina adolescents. Authorizes appropriations.

Title V: Bilingual Health Professionals - Directs the Secretary to carry out a program for training bilingual health professionals in the treatment of minority health conditions. Authorizes appropriations.

Title VI: Cultural Competence - Directs the Secretary to: (1) develop educational materials on providing health services in a culturally competent manner; (2) establish a Center for Linguistic and Cultural Competence in Health Care; and (3) carry out cultural competence demonstration projects at two hospitals. Authorizes appropriations.

Title VII: Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools - Directs the Secretary to make grants to Hispanic-serving health professions schools to recruit Hispanic individuals for enrollment. Authorizes appropriations.

Title VIII: Data Regarding Race and Ethnicity - Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Secretary to collect and maintain health care race and ethnicity data.

(Sec. 802) Directs the Secretary to develop outcome measures used to evaluate, by race and ethnicity, the performance of health care programs and projects to individuals under Medicare and Medicaid programs (titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act).

Title IX: General Provisions - Provides definitions and an effective date.