Text: H.Res.1603 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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H. Res. 1603

In the House of Representatives, U. S.,
September 30 (legislative day, September 29), 2010

Whereas there are 100,000 children born each year in the United States with a craniofacial anomaly affecting the head, neck, extremities, or organs;

Whereas craniofacial treatment will often last from infancy to adulthood;

Whereas it is not uncommon for one to undergo multiple surgeries before reaching adulthood;

Whereas most craniofacial conditions affect individuals and their families physically, mentally, and socially;

Whereas in the past 30 years, many medical procedures have been developed to help improve the quality of life for those affected by craniofacial anomalies;

Whereas the number of physicians specializing in treating these rare and complex conditions is very small;

Whereas many groups have developed to help advocate on the behalf of those with craniofacial anomalies and to encourage greater acceptance and support of individuals with craniofacial anomalies; and

Whereas September 2010 would be an appropriate month to designate as National Craniofacial Acceptance Month: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the House of Representatives supports the designation of National Craniofacial Acceptance Month to encourage all citizens to become better informed of craniofacial conditions and advances in medical treatment.