H.R.5806 - Communities of Color Teen Pregnancy Prevention Act of 2006109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Solis, Hilda L. [D-CA-32] (Introduced 07/13/2006)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||House - 08/01/2006 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5806 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/13/2006)
Communities of Color Teen Pregnancy Prevention Act of 2006 - Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make grants for projects to prevent teen pregnancies in racial, ethnic minority, or immigrant communities with a substantial incidence or prevalence of cases of teen pregnancy as compared to the average number of such cases in communities in the state involved.
Allows the Secretary to make grants to: (1) provide necessary social and cultural support services regarding teen pregnancy; (2) provide health and educational services related to the prevention of teen pregnancy; (3) promote better health and educational outcomes among pregnant teens; (4) provide training for individuals who plan to work in school-based support programs regarding the prevention of teen pregnancy; and (5) provide public education and increase awareness with respect to the issue of teen pregnancy and related social and emotional issues.
Requires the Secretary to make grants to establish and operate a National Clearinghouse for Teen Pregnancy Prevention.
Requires the Secretary, acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to make grants to conduct, support, and coordinate research on the prevention of teen pregnancy in such communities.
Allows a grant to be made under this Act only if the applicant agrees that: (1) all information provided pursuant to the Act will be age-appropriate, factually and medically accurate and complete, and scientifically based; and (2) information, activities, and services under the grant will be provided in the language and cultural context that is most appropriate for individual groups.