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US Laws | Affordable Health Care Act (HR3950F)
Subtitle A--Modernizing Disease Prevention and Public Health Systems

(e) Dissemination of Information Through Providers- The Secretary, acting through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, shall develop and implement a plan for the dissemination of health promotion and disease prevention information consistent with national priorities, to health care providers who participate in Federal programs, including programs administered by the Indian Health Service, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Defense, and the Health Resources and Services Administration, and Medicare and Medicaid. (6586)

(f) Personalized Prevention Plans- (6587)

(1) CONTRACT- The Secretary, acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, shall enter into a contract with a qualified entity for the development and operation of a Federal Internet website personalized prevention plan tool. (6588)

(2) USE- The website developed under paragraph (1) shall be designed to be used as a source of the most up-to-date scientific evidence relating to disease prevention for use by individuals. Such website shall contain a component that enables an individual to determine their disease risk (based on personal health and family history, BMI, and other relevant information) relating to the 5 leading diseases in the United States, and obtain personalized suggestions for preventing such diseases. (6589)

(g) Internet Portal- The Secretary shall establish an Internet portal for accessing risk-assessment tools developed and maintained by private and academic entities. (6590)

(h) Priority Funding- Funding for the activities authorized under this section shall take priority over funding provided through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for grants to States and other entities for similar purposes and goals as provided for in this section. Not to exceed $500,000,000 shall be expended on the campaigns and activities required under this section. (6591)

(i) Public Awareness of Preventive and Obesity-related Services- (6592)

(1) INFORMATION TO STATES- The Secretary of Health and Human Services shall provide guidance and relevant information to States and health care providers regarding preventive and obesity-related services that are available to Medicaid enrollees, including obesity screening and counseling for children and adults. (6593)

(2) INFORMATION TO ENROLLEES- Each State shall design a public awareness campaign to educate Medicaid enrollees regarding availability and coverage of such services, with the goal of reducing incidences of obesity. (6594)

(3) REPORT- Not later than January 1, 2011, and every 3 years thereafter through January 1, 2017, the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall report to Congress on the status and effectiveness of efforts under paragraphs (1) and (2), including summaries of the States" efforts to increase awareness of coverage of obesity-related services. (6595)

(j) Authorization of Appropriations- There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out this section. (6596)

Subtitle B--Increasing Access to Clinical Preventive Services (6597)(Text)


(a) Grants for the Establishment of School-based Health Centers- (6599)

(1) PROGRAM- The Secretary of Health and Human Services (in this subsection referred to as the "Secretary") shall establish a program to award grants to eligible entities to support the operation of school-based health centers. (6600)

(2) ELIGIBILITY- To be eligible for a grant under this subsection, an entity shall-- (6601)

(A) be a school-based health center or a sponsoring facility of a school-based health center; and (6602)

(B) submit an application at such time, in such manner, and containing such information as the Secretary may require, including at a minimum an assurance that funds awarded under the grant shall not be used to provide any service that is not authorized or allowed by Federal, State, or local law. (6603)

(3) PREFERENCE- In awarding grants under this section, the Secretary shall give preference to awarding grants for school-based health centers that serve a large population of children eligible for medical assistance under the State Medicaid plan under title XIX of the Social Security Act or under a waiver of such plan or children eligible for child health assistance under the State child health plan under title XXI of that Act (42 U.S.C. 1397aa et seq.). (6604)

(4) LIMITATION ON USE OF FUNDS- An eligible entity shall use funds provided under a grant awarded under this subsection only for expenditures for facilities (including the acquisition or improvement of land, or the acquisition, construction, expansion, replacement, or other improvement of any building or other facility), equipment, or similar expenditures, as specified by the Secretary. No funds provided under a grant awarded under this section shall be used for expenditures for personnel or to provide health services. (6605)

(5) APPROPRIATIONS- Out of any funds in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, there is appropriated for each of fiscal years 2010 through 2013, $50,000,000 for the purpose of carrying out this subsection. Funds appropriated under this paragraph shall remain available until expended. (6606)

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