Text: H.Res.656 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (07/16/2009)

1st Session
H. RES. 656

Supporting the goals and ideals of “National Inflammatory Skin Disease Awareness Month”.


July 16, 2009

Mr. Wittman submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


Supporting the goals and ideals of “National Inflammatory Skin Disease Awareness Month”.

    Whereas one in three people in the United States suffers from skin disease at any given time;

    Whereas inflammatory skin diseases affect men, women, and children of all races;

    Whereas health care cost associated with skin disease present a significant impact on our health care economy;

    Whereas inflammatory skin disease can be debilitating, distressing, and diminish the quality of life;

    Whereas inflammatory skin diseases include a wide range of symptoms and a broad category of skin conditions including but not limited to eczema, psoriasis, acne, rosacea, and dermatitis;

    Whereas it is imperative to educate and provide a better understanding to the public on the symptoms and the burdens of inflammatory skin disease;

    Whereas awareness and education is the key to public health relative to skin disease; and

    Whereas often skin conditions can lead to serious illnesses; and early detection and awareness can save patients from long painful experiences: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the House of Representatives—

(1) supports the goals and ideals of “Inflammatory Skin Disease Awareness Month”;

(2) recognizes the work of the Inflammatory Skin Disease Institute for its efforts to educate, research, and support patient advocacy; and

(3) calls upon the people of the United States to observe this month with appropriate programs and activities.