H.R.4905 - Healthy Start Reauthorization Act of 2004108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Upton, Fred [R-MI-6] (Introduced 07/22/2004)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||House - 07/22/2004 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4905 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/22/2004)
Healthy Start Reauthorization Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to consider certain criteria in making grants under the Healthy Start Initiative, including: (1) factors that contribute to infant mortality, such as low birthweight; and (2) the extent to which applicants for grants facilitate a community-based approach to the delivery of services and a comprehensive approach to women's health care to improve perinatal outcomes.
Eliminates authority for the Secretary to make additional grants to: (1) assist communities with technical assistance, replication of successful projects, and State policy formation to reduce infant and maternal mortality and morbidity; and (2) conduct and support research and to provide additional health care services for pregnant woman and infants.