H.Res.656 - Supporting the goals and ideals of "National Inflammatory Skin Disease Awareness Month".111th Congress (2009-2010)
Text: H.Res.656 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)
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Introduced in House (07/16/2009)
[Congressional Bills 111th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H. Res. 656 Introduced in House (IH)] 111th CONGRESS 1st Session H. RES. 656 Supporting the goals and ideals of ``National Inflammatory Skin Disease Awareness Month''. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES July 16, 2009 Mr. Wittman submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce _______________________________________________________________________ RESOLUTION Supporting the goals and ideals of ``National Inflammatory Skin Disease Awareness Month''. Whereas one in three people in the United States suffers from skin disease at any given time; Whereas inflammatory skin diseases affect men, women, and children of all races; Whereas health care cost associated with skin disease present a significant impact on our health care economy; Whereas inflammatory skin disease can be debilitating, distressing, and diminish the quality of life; Whereas inflammatory skin diseases include a wide range of symptoms and a broad category of skin conditions including but not limited to eczema, psoriasis, acne, rosacea, and dermatitis; Whereas it is imperative to educate and provide a better understanding to the public on the symptoms and the burdens of inflammatory skin disease; Whereas awareness and education is the key to public health relative to skin disease; and Whereas often skin conditions can lead to serious illnesses; and early detection and awareness can save patients from long painful experiences: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the House of Representatives-- (1) supports the goals and ideals of ``Inflammatory Skin Disease Awareness Month''; (2) recognizes the work of the Inflammatory Skin Disease Institute for its efforts to educate, research, and support patient advocacy; and (3) calls upon the people of the United States to observe this month with appropriate programs and activities.