42 U.S. Code § 300u–2 - Grants and contracts for community health programs
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(a) Authority of Secretary; particular activities
The Secretary is authorized to conduct and support by grant or contract (and encourage others to support) new and innovative programs in health information and health promotion, preventive health services, and education in the appropriate use of health care, and may specifically—
(1) support demonstration and training programs in such matters which programs
(A) are in hospitals, ambulatory care settings, home care settings, schools, day care programs for children, and other appropriate settings representative of broad cross sections of the population, and include public education activities of voluntary health agencies, professional medical societies, and other private nonprofit health organizations,
(C) emphasize the prevention or moderation of illness or accidents that appear controllable through individual knowledge and behavior;
(2) provide consultation and technical assistance to organizations that request help in planning, operating, or evaluating programs in such matters;
(3) develop health information and health promotion materials and teaching programs including
(A) model curriculums for the training of educational and health professionals and paraprofessionals in health education by medical, dental, and nursing schools, schools of public health, and other institutions engaged in training of educational or health professionals,
(B) model curriculums to be used in elementary and secondary schools and institutions of higher learning,
(C) materials and programs for the continuing education of health professionals and paraprofessionals in the health education of their patients,
(E) materials and programs to assist providers of health care in providing health education to their patients; and
(b) Grants to States and other public and nonprofit private entities; costs of demonstrating and evaluating programs; development of models
The Secretary is authorized to make grants to States and other public and nonprofit private entities to assist them in meeting the costs of demonstrating and evaluating programs which provide information respecting the costs and quality of health care or information respecting health insurance policies and prepaid health plans, or information respecting both. After the development of models pursuant to section 300u–3 (4) and 300u–3 (5) of this title for such information, no grant may be made under this subsection for a program unless the information to be provided under the program is provided in accordance with one of such models applicable to the information.
(c) Private nonprofit entities; limitation on amount of grant or contract
The Secretary is authorized to support by grant or contract (and to encourage others to support) private nonprofit entities working in health information and health promotion, preventive health services, and education in the appropriate use of health care. The amount of any grant or contract for a fiscal year beginning after September 30, 1978, for an entity may not exceed 25 per centum of the expenses of the entity for such fiscal year for health information and health promotion, preventive health services, and education in the appropriate use of health care.
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