The Director of the Institute shall conduct and support programs for the prevention and control of heart, blood vessel, lung, and blood diseases. Such programs shall include community-based and population-based programs carried out in cooperation with other Federal agencies, with public health agencies of State or local governments, with nonprofit private entities that are community-based health agencies, or with other appropriate public or nonprofit private entities.
(July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title IV, § 419, as added Pub. L. 99–158, § 2, Nov. 20, 1985, 99 Stat. 836; amended Pub. L. 103–43, title V, § 505, June 10, 1993, 107 Stat. 160.)