Text: H.Res.298 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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112th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. RES. 298

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that there is need for specified agencies to coordinate and capitalize on existing programs for epilepsy awareness.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 3, 2011

Mrs. Emerson (for herself, Mr. Benishek, and Mr. Perlmutter) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


RESOLUTION

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that there is need for specified agencies to coordinate and capitalize on existing programs for epilepsy awareness.

Whereas epilepsy is the third most common neurological disorder after stroke and Alzheimer’s disease, affecting nearly 3,000,000 people in the United States;

Whereas one in every 10 people in the United States will experience a seizure during their lifetime;

Whereas traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the most common injuries of the Iraq war, and experts believe that 30 to 50 percent of military personnel affected by TBI will develop epilepsy; and

Whereas injury, death, and other negative health, economic, or life outcomes can be avoided through training and awareness of seizures in schools, the workplace, and communities: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That it is the sense of the House of Representatives that in implementing existing Federal epilepsy public education, outreach, and awareness campaigns under section 330E–1 of the Public Health Service Act, the Secretary of Health and Human Services should, to the greatest extent practicable, collaborate with the Secretaries of Defense, Veterans Affairs, Education, Labor, and Homeland Security, the Attorney General, and others as deemed necessary by the Secretary of Health and Human Services to deliver the campaign’s educational materials and messages to individuals and organizations, including—

(1) teachers, administrators, and other school or education personnel;

(2) Federal, State, county, and local law enforcement personnel and first responders;

(3) employers and labor organizations; and

(4) other individuals and organizations the Secretary of Health and Human Services, in consultation with the individuals and representatives described in section 330E–1(c)(2) of the Public Health Service Act, deems to have regular interaction with individuals who are subject to epilepsy and seizure incidents.