H.R.4161 - Women's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Act of 2009111th Congress (2009-2010)
Summary: H.R.4161 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)
Introduced in House (12/01/2009)
Women's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Act of 2009 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to make grants for the development and operation of centers to conduct multidisciplinary research on environmental factors that may be related to the development of women's health conditions. Requires each such center to: (1) conduct basic or clinical research; (2) develop protocols and conduct training programs for physicians, scientists, nurses, and other health and allied health professionals; (3) disseminate information to such professionals and the public; and (4) emphasize activities that are directed toward preventing the development in women of the diseases and conditions involved. Allows a center to use funds to provide stipends for health and allied health professionals enrolled in training programs.
Requires each center to establish and maintain ongoing collaborations with community organizations in the geographic area served by the center, including organizations that represent women or children with disorders that appear to stem from environmental factors.
Requires the Director to provide for the coordination of information among centers and ensure regular communication between them.
Directs the House Committee on Energy and Commerce to hold a hearing on the Director's implementation of this Act.