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Titles (13)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2011

Short Titles as Introduced for portions of this bill
  • Bone Marrow Failure Disease Research and Treatment Act of 2011
  • Health Empowerment Zone Act of 2011
  • JUSTICE Act
  • Justice for the Unprotected Against Sexually Transmitted Infections among the Confined and Exposed Act
  • Lung Cancer Mortality Reduction Act of 2011
  • Minority Diabetes Initiative Act
  • National Black Clergy for the Elimination of HIV/AIDS Act of 2011
  • PROSTATE Act
  • Prostate Research, Outreach, Screening, Testing, Access, and Treatment Effectiveness Act of 2011
  • Stop AIDS in Prison Act of 2011
  • Viral Hepatitis and Liver Cancer Control and Prevention Act of 2011

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To improve the health of minority individuals, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
09/15/2011Introduced in House

All Actions (15)

Date
11/18/2011Referred to the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training.
Action By: Committee on Education and the Workforce
10/25/2011Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
Action By: Committee on Armed Services
10/03/2011Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
09/29/2011Referred for a period ending not later than September 29, 2011, (or for a later time if the Chairman so designates) to the Subcommittee on Health, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the subcommittee concerned.
Action By: Committee on Ways and Means
09/16/2011Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
09/15/2011Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Education and the Workforce, the Budget, Veterans' Affairs, Armed Services, Agriculture, the Judiciary, and Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/15/2011Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Education and the Workforce, the Budget, Veterans' Affairs, Armed Services, Agriculture, the Judiciary, and Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/15/2011Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Education and the Workforce, the Budget, Veterans' Affairs, Armed Services, Agriculture, the Judiciary, and Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/15/2011Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Education and the Workforce, the Budget, Veterans' Affairs, Armed Services, Agriculture, the Judiciary, and Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/15/2011Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Education and the Workforce, the Budget, Veterans' Affairs, Armed Services, Agriculture, the Judiciary, and Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/15/2011Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Education and the Workforce, the Budget, Veterans' Affairs, Armed Services, Agriculture, the Judiciary, and Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/15/2011Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Education and the Workforce, the Budget, Veterans' Affairs, Armed Services, Agriculture, the Judiciary, and Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/15/2011Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Education and the Workforce, the Budget, Veterans' Affairs, Armed Services, Agriculture, the Judiciary, and Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/15/2011Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Education and the Workforce, the Budget, Veterans' Affairs, Armed Services, Agriculture, the Judiciary, and Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/15/2011Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (83)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Christensen, Donna M. [D-VI-At Large]* 09/15/2011
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-34]* 09/15/2011
Rep. Bass, Karen [D-CA-33]* 09/15/2011
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2]* 09/15/2011
Rep. Bordallo, Madeleine Z. [D-GU-At Large]* 09/15/2011
Rep. Brown, Corrine [D-FL-3]* 09/15/2011
Rep. Butterfield, G. K. [D-NC-1]* 09/15/2011
Rep. Carson, Andre [D-IN-7]* 09/15/2011
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-32]* 09/15/2011
Rep. Clarke, Hansen [D-MI-13]* 09/15/2011
Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-11]* 09/15/2011
Rep. Clay, Wm. Lacy [D-MO-1]* 09/15/2011
Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5]* 09/15/2011
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9]* 09/15/2011
Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-14]* 09/15/2011
Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7]* 09/15/2011
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7]* 09/15/2011
Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1]* 09/15/2011
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3]* 09/15/2011
Rep. Edwards, Donna F. [D-MD-4]* 09/15/2011
Rep. Ellison, Keith [D-MN-5]* 09/15/2011
Rep. Faleomavaega, Eni F. H. [D-AS-At Large]* 09/15/2011
Rep. Fattah, Chaka [D-PA-2]* 09/15/2011
Rep. Fudge, Marcia L. [D-OH-11]* 09/15/2011
Rep. Gonzalez, Charles A. [D-TX-20]* 09/15/2011
Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9]* 09/15/2011
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-7]* 09/15/2011
Rep. Gutierrez, Luis V. [D-IL-4]* 09/15/2011
Rep. Hahn, Janice [D-CA-36]* 09/15/2011
Rep. Hanabusa, Colleen W. [D-HI-1]* 09/15/2011
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-23]* 09/15/2011
Rep. Hirono, Mazie K. [D-HI-2]* 09/15/2011
Rep. Honda, Michael M. [D-CA-15]* 09/15/2011
Rep. Jackson, Jesse L., Jr. [D-IL-2]* 09/15/2011
Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18]* 09/15/2011
Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4]* 09/15/2011
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30]* 09/15/2011
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5]* 09/15/2011
Rep. Kucinich, Dennis J. [D-OH-10]* 09/15/2011
Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-5]* 09/15/2011
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-3]* 09/15/2011
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-6]* 09/15/2011
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4]* 09/15/2011
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-38]* 09/15/2011
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large]* 09/15/2011
Rep. Olver, John W. [D-MA-1]* 09/15/2011
Rep. Payne, Donald M. [D-NJ-10]* 09/15/2011
Rep. Pierluisi, Pedro R. [D-PR-At Large]* 09/15/2011
Rep. Rangel, Charles B. [D-NY-15]* 09/15/2011
Rep. Reyes, Silvestre [D-TX-16]* 09/15/2011
Rep. Richardson, Laura [D-CA-37]* 09/15/2011
Rep. Richmond, Cedric L. [D-LA-2]* 09/15/2011
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1]* 09/15/2011
Rep. Sablan, Gregorio Kilili Camacho [D-MP-At Large]* 09/15/2011
Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-39]* 09/15/2011
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]* 09/15/2011
Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3]* 09/15/2011
Rep. Scott, David [D-GA-13]* 09/15/2011
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-16]* 09/15/2011
Rep. Sires, Albio [D-NJ-13]* 09/15/2011
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-28]* 09/15/2011
Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2]* 09/15/2011
Rep. Towns, Edolphus [D-NY-10]* 09/15/2011
Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-35]* 09/15/2011
Rep. Watt, Melvin L. [D-NC-12]* 09/15/2011
Rep. Wilson, Frederica S. [D-FL-17]* 09/15/2011
Rep. Woolsey, Lynn C. [D-CA-6]* 09/15/2011
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large] 09/20/2011
Rep. Filner, Bob [D-CA-51] 09/20/2011
Rep. Becerra, Xavier [D-CA-31] 09/20/2011
Rep. Stark, Fortney Pete [D-CA-13] 10/03/2011
Rep. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI-2] 10/25/2011
Rep. Pastor, Ed [D-AZ-4] 12/14/2011
Rep. Baca, Joe [D-CA-43] 01/13/2012
Rep. Keating, William R. [D-MA-10] 01/18/2012
Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-21] 02/16/2012
Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-25] 03/13/2012
Rep. Hinojosa, Ruben [D-TX-15] 03/13/2012
Rep. Carnahan, Russ [D-MO-3] 04/19/2012
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] 07/10/2012
Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-12] 07/18/2012
Rep. Green, Gene [D-TX-29] 07/24/2012
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-16] 09/14/2012
Cosponsors Who Withdrew Date Cosponsored Date Withdrawn CR Explanation
Rep. Brooks, Mo [R-AL-5]* 09/15/2011 10/06/2011 --

Committees (9)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Energy and Commerce09/15/2011 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health09/16/2011 Referred to
House Ways and Means09/15/2011 Referred to
House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health09/29/2011 Referred to
House Education and the Workforce09/15/2011 Referred to
House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training11/18/2011 Referred to
House Budget09/15/2011 Referred to
House Veterans' Affairs09/15/2011 Referred to
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health10/03/2011 Referred to
House Armed Services09/15/2011 Referred to
House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel10/25/2011 Referred to
House Agriculture09/15/2011 Referred to
House Judiciary09/15/2011 Referred to
House Natural Resources09/15/2011 Referred to

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Subjects (85)


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Introduced in House (09/15/2011)

Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2011 - Amends the Public Health Service Act, the Social Security Act, and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to expand the collection and analysis of data in programs of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Sets forth provisions to improve cultural competence in federal health care programs and services, including by establishing the Robert T. Matsui Center for Cultural and Linguistic Competence in Health Care.

Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services (Secretary) to engage in activities to improve health workforce diversity, including by: (1) establishing a working group, a technical clearinghouse, and an advisory committee; (2) awarding grants to academic institutions, (3) establishing a health and health care disparities education program, and (4) providing for scholarships, loan repayment and loan forgiveness, and research fellowships.

Health Empowerment Zone Act of 2011 - Provides for the establishment of health empowerment zones in communities that experience disproportionate disparities in health status and health care.

Requires the Secretary to engage in activities to improve the quality of and access to health care, including by expanding access to health care and health care insurance for immigrants, increasing Medicaid payments to territories and to Native Hawaiian health centers, and providing for border health grants.

Sets forth programs to reduce health disparities affecting minorities and rural residents. Establishes an Office of Minority Health in the Department of Veterans Affairs

Sets forth provisions to improve health for women and children, including by expanding access to federal programs for immigrant women and children, creating public awareness campaigns, engaging in activities to eliminate disparities in maternal health outcomes, and establishing programs to reduce teenage pregnancies.

Expands Medicare coverage of marriage and family therapist services and mental health counselor services.

Provides for community mental health services to be offered through federally-qualified behavioral health centers.

Lung Cancer Mortality Reduction Act of 2011 - Requires the Secretary to implement the Lung Cancer Mortality Reduction Program to achieve a reduction of at least 25% in the mortality rate of lung cancer by 2017.

Prostate Research, Outreach, Screening, Testing, Access, and Treatment Effectiveness Act of 2011 or the PROSTATE Act - Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to take action to address prostate cancer, including by establishing the Interagency Prostate Cancer Coordination and Education Task Force.

Viral Hepatitis and Liver Cancer Control and Prevention Act of 2011 - Requires the Secretary to implement programs to address hepatitis B and hepatitis C.

Bone Marrow Failure Disease Research and Treatment Act of 2011 - Requires the Secretary to establish the National Acquired Bone Marrow Failure Disease Registry.

Requires the Secretary to carry out activities to expand the Minority HIV/AIDS Initiative.

National Black Clergy for the Elimination of HIV/AIDS Act of 2011 - Provides for a program of grants to public health agencies and faith-based organizations to address HIV/AIDS in the African-American community.

Justice for the Unprotected Against Sexually Transmitted Infections among the Confined and Exposed Act or the JUSTICE Act - Permits community organizations to distribute sexual barrier protection devices (e.g., condoms) and to engage in sexually transmitted infection counseling and prevention education in federal correctional facilities.

Stop AIDS in Prison Act of 2011 - Requires the Bureau of Prisons to develop a comprehensive policy to provide HIV testing, treatment, and prevention for inmates.

Minority Diabetes Initiative Act - Requires the Secretary to conduct research and other activities with respect to diabetes in minority populations.

Sets forth provisions regarding the use of health information technology to reduce health disparities.

Prohibits discrimination in federal health programs or activities.

Requires the Secretary to establish the Office of Health Disparities in the Office for Civil Rights and to establish civil rights compliance offices in each HHS agency that administers health programs.

Directs the President to enforce Executive Order 12898 (requires federal agencies to take actions to achieve environmental justice) as federal law.

Amends the Department of Agriculture Reorganization Act of 1994 to establish in the Department of Agriculture (USDA) a Healthy Food Financing Initiative.