H.R.2233 - Health Empowerment Zone Act of 2009111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Christensen, Donna M. [D-VI-At Large] (Introduced 05/04/2009)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||05/05/2009 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2233 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/04/2009)
Health Empowerment Zone Act of 2009 - Authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), at the request of a broad-based community partnership, to designate a community that experiences disproportionate disparities in health status and health care as a health empowerment zone. Requires federal officials to give priority in awarding competitive grants to grants used in or benefiting a health empowerment zone.
Directs the Secretary to provide: (1) technical assistance (or grants) to entities seeking to form a community partnership or obtain a health empowerment zone designation for a community; and (2) grants to community partnerships for implementation of the strategic plan for a health empowerment zone.