[110th Congress Public Law 339]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]

[DOCID: f:publ339.110]

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Public Law 110-339
110th Congress

                                 An Act

To amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to the Healthy Start 
            Initiative. <<NOTE: Oct. 3, 2008 -  [S. 1760]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Healthy 
Start Reauthorization Act of 2007.>> 
SECTION 1. <<NOTE: 42 USC 201 note.>> SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Healthy Start Reauthorization Act of 

    (a) Considerations in Making Grants.--Section 330H(b) of the Public 
Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 254c-8(b)) is amended--
            (1) by striking ``(b) Requirements'' and all that follows 
        through ``In making grants under subsection (a)'' and inserting 
        the following:

    ``(b) Considerations in Making Grants.--
            ``(1) Requirements.--In making grants under subsection 
        (a)''; and
            (2) by adding at the end the following paragraphs:
            ``(2) Other considerations.--In making grants under 
        subsection (a), the Secretary shall take into consideration the 
                    ``(A) Factors that contribute to infant mortality, 
                such as low birthweight.
                    ``(B) The extent to which applicants for such grants 
                          ``(i) a community-based approach to the 
                      delivery of services; and
                          ``(ii) a comprehensive approach to women's 
                      health care to improve perinatal outcomes.
            ``(3) Special projects.--Nothing in paragraph (2) shall be 
        construed to prevent the Secretary from awarding grants under 
        subsection (a) for special projects that are intended to address 
        significant disparities in perinatal health indicators in 
        communities along the United States-Mexico border or in Alaska 
        or Hawaii.''.

    (b) Other Grants.--Section 330H of the Public Health Service Act (42 
U.S.C. 254c-8) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a), by striking paragraph (3); and
            (2) by striking subsections (e) and (f).

    (c) Funding.--Section 330H of the Public Health Service Act, as 
amended by subsection (b) of this section, is amended by adding at the 
end the following subsection:
    ``(e) Funding.--

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            ``(1) Authorization of appropriations.--For the purpose of 
        carrying out this section, there are authorized to be 
                    ``(A) $120,000,000 for fiscal year 2008; and
                    ``(B) for each of fiscal years 2009 through 2013, 
                the amount authorized for the preceding fiscal year 
                increased by the percentage increase in the Consumer 
                Price Index for all urban consumers for such year.
            ``(2) Allocation.--
                    ``(A) Program administration.--Of the amounts 
                appropriated under paragraph (1) for a fiscal year, the 
                Secretary may reserve up to 5 percent for coordination, 
                dissemination, technical assistance, and data activities 
                that are determined by the Secretary to be appropriate 
                for carrying out the program under this section.
                    ``(B) Evaluation.--Of the amounts appropriated under 
                paragraph (1) for a fiscal year, the Secretary may 
                reserve up to 1 percent for evaluations of projects 
                carried out under subsection (a). Each such evaluation 
                shall include a determination of whether such projects 
                have been effective in reducing the disparity in health 
                status between the general population and individuals 
                who are members of racial or ethnic minority groups.''.

    Approved October 3, 2008.


            Apr. 30, considered and passed Senate.
            Sept. 23, considered and passed House.