[United States Statutes at Large, Volume 122, 110th Congress, 2nd Session]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office, www.gpo.gov]

122 STAT. 3733

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.