US Laws - Affordable Health Care Act (HR3950F)
Subtitle C--Creating Healthier Communities


Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 245b) is amended by adding at the end the following: (7083)

"(s) Demonstration Program for Individualized Wellness Plans- (7084)

"(1) IN GENERAL- The Secretary shall establish a pilot program to test the impact of providing at-risk populations who utilize community health centers funded under this section an individualized wellness plan that is designed to reduce risk factors for preventable conditions as identified by a comprehensive risk-factor assessment. (7085)

"(2) AGREEMENTS- The Secretary shall enter into agreements with not more than 10 community health centers funded under this section to conduct activities under the pilot program under paragraph (1). (7086)

"(3) WELLNESS PLANS- (7087)

"(A) IN GENERAL- An individualized wellness plan prepared under the pilot program under this subsection may include one or more of the following as appropriate to the individual"s identified risk factors: (7088)

"(i) Nutritional counseling. (7089)

"(ii) A physical activity plan. (7090)

"(iii) Alcohol and smoking cessation counseling and services. (7091)

"(iv) Stress management. (7092)

"(v) Dietary supplements that have health claims approved by the Secretary. (7093)

"(vi) Compliance assistance provided by a community health center employee. (7094)

"(B) RISK FACTORS- Wellness plan risk factors shall include-- (7095)

"(i) weight; (7096)

"(ii) tobacco and alcohol use; (7097)

"(iii) exercise rates; (7098)

"(iv) nutritional status; and (7099)

"(v) blood pressure. (7100)

"(C) COMPARISONS- Individualized wellness plans shall make comparisons between the individual involved and a control group of individuals with respect to the risk factors described in subparagraph (B). (7101)

"(4) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS- There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this subsection, such sums as may be necessary.". (7102)


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