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Global Brain Health Act of 2019

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Official Title as Introduced

To galvanize United States Government programs in support of brain health for global victims of autism, hydrocephalus and Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
04/03/2019Introduced in House

All Actions (4)

Date All Actions
04/04/2019Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
04/03/2019Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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
04/03/2019Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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
04/03/2019Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (2)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Bass, Karen [D-CA-37]* 04/03/2019
Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9] 07/11/2019

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Foreign Affairs04/03/2019 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce04/03/2019 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health04/04/2019 Referred to

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Introduced in House (04/03/2019)

Global Brain Health Act of 2019

This bill establishes programs to provide international support to address (1) autism spectrum disorders (ASD); (2) hydrocephalus (i.e., the accumulation of fluid in the brain commonly occurring in infants and young children); and (3) Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.

Specifically, the U.S. Agency for International Development must establish the Global Autism Assistance Program to (1) support local service providers and advocacy groups focused on ASD in developing countries and (2) train parents and teachers who work with children with ASD.

In addition, the President is authorized to provide foreign assistance to (1) support hospitals treating hydrocephalus in developing countries, (2) establish at least 20 hydrocephalus treatment centers, and (3) develop surgeon training programs.

Further, the Department of Health and Human Services must collaborate with the World Health Organization to establish a Global Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Action Plan to (1) conduct clinical research, (2) raise public awareness, and (3) support prevention and treatment of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.