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From the U.S. House of Representatives Downloadable U.S. Code
[uscode.house.gov]
[Laws in effect as of January 5, 1999]

[CITE: 42USC300u-1]

 
TITLE 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE
    CHAPTER 6A - PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE
    SUBCHAPTER XV - HEALTH INFORMATION AND HEALTH PROMOTION
 
-HEAD-
    Sec. 300u-1. Grants and contracts for research programs; authority
        of Secretary; review of applications; additional functions;
        periodic public survey
 
-STATUTE-
      (a) The Secretary is authorized to conduct and support by grant
    or contract (and encourage others to support) research in health
    information and health promotion, preventive health services, and
    education in the appropriate use of health care.  Applications for
    grants and contracts under this section shall be subject to
    appropriate peer review.  The Secretary shall also -
        (1) provide consultation and technical assistance to persons
      who need help in preparing research proposals or in actually
      conducting research;
        (2) determine the best methods of disseminating information
      concerning personal health behavior, preventive health services
      and the appropriate use of health care and of affecting behavior
      so that such information is applied to maintain and improve
      health, and prevent disease, reduce its risk, or modify its
      course or severity;
        (3) determine and study environmental, occupational, social,
      and behavioral factors which affect and determine health and
      ascertain those programs and areas for which educational and
      preventive measures could be implemented to improve health as it
      is affected by such factors;
        (4) develop (A) methods by which the cost and effectiveness of
      activities respecting health information and health promotion,
      preventive health services, and education in the appropriate use
      of health care, can be measured, including methods for evaluating
      the effectiveness of various settings for such activities and the
      various types of persons engaged in such activities, (B) methods
      for reimbursement or payment for such activities, and (C) models
      and standards for the conduct of such activities, including
      models and standards for the education, by providers of
      institutional health services, of individuals receiving such
      services respecting the nature of the institutional health
      services provided the individuals and the symptoms, signs, or
      diagnoses which led to provision of such services;
        (5) develop a method for assessing the cost and effectiveness
      of specific medical services and procedures under various
      conditions of use, including the assessment of the sensitivity
      and specificity of screening and diagnostic procedures; and
        (6) enumerate and assess, using methods developed under
      paragraph (5), preventive health measures and services with
      respect to their cost and effectiveness under various conditions
      of use (which measures and services may include blood pressure
      screening, cholesterol screening and control, smoking cessation
      programs, substance abuse programs, cancer screening, dietary and
      nutritional counseling, diabetes screening and education,
      intraocular pressure screening, and stress management).
      (b) The Secretary shall make a periodic survey of the needs,
    interest, attitudes, knowledge, and behavior of the American public
    regarding health and health care.  The Secretary shall take into
    consideration the findings of such surveys and the findings of
    similar surveys conducted by national and community health
    education organizations, and other organizations and agencies for
    formulating policy respecting health information and health
    promotion, preventive health services, and education in the
    appropriate use of health care.
 
-SOURCE-
    (July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title XVII, Sec. 1702, as added Pub. L.
    94-317, title I, Sec. 102, June 23, 1976, 90 Stat. 696; amended
    Pub. L. 102-531, title III, Sec. 311(b)(2), Oct. 27, 1992, 106
    Stat. 3504.)
 
-MISC1-
                                 AMENDMENTS
      1992 - Subsec. (a)(6). Pub. L. 102-531 inserted before period
    ''(which measures and services may include blood pressure
    screening, cholesterol screening and control, smoking cessation
    programs, substance abuse programs, cancer screening, dietary and
    nutritional counseling, diabetes screening and education,
    intraocular pressure screening, and stress management)''.
 
-SECREF-
                   SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS
      This section is referred to in section 300u of this title.
 


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