Summary: S.1442 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (07/21/2005)

Coordinated Environmental Health Network Act of 2005 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to establish and operate the Coordinated Environmental Health Network. Directs the Secretary, in establishing and operating the Network, to:: (1) expand and coordinate among existing data and surveillance systems, surveys, registries, and other federal public health and environmental infrastructure; (2) provide for public access to an electronic national database on priority chronic conditions and relevant environmental and other factors; (3) operate a National Environmental Health Rapid Response Service to develop strategies to respond to and investigate higher than expected incidence and prevalence rates of priority chronic conditions and environmental exposures; (4) award grants for the establishment and operation of State Environmental Health Networks; (5) develop minimum standards and procedures for data collection and reporting for State Networks; (6) enter into a cooperative agreement with the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists to train and place applied epidemiology fellows in state and local health departments; and (7) enter into cooperative agreements for the establishment and operation of regional biomonitoring laboratories.

Requires the Secretary to: (1) establish an Advisory Committee for the Network; (2) award John H. Chafee Public Health Scholarships to eligible students enrolled in an accredited school of public health or medicine; and (3) expand the scope and amount of biomonitoring data collected by CDC on environmental exposures.

Allows the Secretary to award grants to accredited schools or programs of public heath to establish and operate Centers of Excellence for research and demonstration with respect to chronic conditions and relevant environmental factors.