Elijah E. Cummings Family Asthma Act

Pediatrician checking boy's chest with stethoscope as he sits on his mom's lap

The Elijah E. Cummings Family Asthma Act (H.R. 5749) has been reintroduced in Congress by U.S. House of Representative Debbie Dingell (D-MI), along with Representatives David G Valadao (R-CA), Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA).

The bill:

  • Expands the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Asthma Control Program to serve all 50 states;
  • Directs the CDC to collaborate with state and local health departments to provide information and education to the public about asthma;
  • Requires the development of state plans to address asthma, particularly for disproportionately affected communities; and
  • Requires the collection and coordination of data on the impact of asthma.

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