HB-4455, As Passed House, March 8, 2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUBSTITUTE FOR

 

HOUSE BILL NO. 4455

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled

 

"Public health code,"

 

(MCL 333.1101 to 333.25211) by adding section 2227.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

     Sec. 2227. The department shall do all of the following:

 

     (a) Develop and implement a structure to address racial and

 

ethnic health disparities in this state.

 

     (b) Monitor minority health progress.

 

     (c) Establish minority health policy.

 

     (d) Develop and implement an effective statewide strategic

 

plan for the reduction of racial and ethnic health disparities.

 

     (e) Utilize federal, state, and private resources, as

 


available and within the limits of appropriations, to fund minority

 

health programs, research, and other initiatives.

 

     (f) Provide the following through interdepartmental

 

coordination:

 

     (i) Data and technical assistance to minority health coalitions

 

and any other local entities addressing the elimination of racial

 

and ethnic health disparities.

 

     (ii) Measurable objectives to minority health coalitions and

 

any other local health entities for the development of

 

interventions that address the elimination of racial and ethnic

 

health disparities.

 

     (g) Establish a web page on the department's website, in

 

coordination with the state health disparities reduction and

 

minority health section, that provides information or links to all

 

of the following:

 

     (i) Research within minority populations.

 

     (ii) A resource directory that can be distributed to local

 

organizations interested in minority health.

 

     (iii) Racial and ethnic specific data including, but not limited

 

to, morbidity and mortality.

 

     (h) Develop and implement recruitment and retention strategies

 

to increase the number of minorities in the health and social

 

services professions.

 

     (i) Develop and implement awareness strategies targeted at

 

health and social service providers in an effort to eliminate the

 

occurrence of racial and ethnic health disparities.

 

     (j) Identify and assist in the implementation of culturally

 


and linguistically appropriate health promotion and disease

 

prevention programs that would emphasize prevention and incorporate

 

an accessible, affordable, and acceptable early detection and

 

intervention component.

 

     (k) Promote the development and networking of minority health

 

coalitions.

 

     (l) Appoint a department liaison to provide the following

 

services to local minority health coalitions:

 

     (i) Assist in the development of local prevention and

 

intervention plans.

 

     (ii) Relay the concerns of local minority health coalitions to

 

the department.

 

     (iii) Assist in coordinating minority input on state health

 

policies and programs.

 

     (iv) Serve as the link between the department and local efforts

 

to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities.

 

     (m) Provide funding, within the limits of appropriations, to

 

support evidence-based preventative health, education, and

 

treatment programs that include outcome measures and evaluation

 

plans in minority communities.

 

     (n) Provide technical assistance to local communities to

 

obtain funding for the development and implementation of a health

 

care delivery system to meet the needs, gaps, and barriers

 

identified in the statewide strategic plan for eliminating racial

 

and ethnic health disparities.

 

     (o) One year after the effective date of this section and each

 

year thereafter, submit a written report on the status, impact, and

 


House Bill No. 4455 (H-1) as amended March 7, 2006

effectiveness of the amendatory act that added this section to the

 

standing committees in the senate and house of representatives with

 

jurisdiction over issues pertaining to public health, the senate

 

and house of representatives appropriations subcommittees on

 

community health, and the senate and house fiscal agencies.

     [Enacting section 1. This amendatory act does not take effect unless House Bill No. 4811 of the 93rd Legislature is enacted into law.]