Sunday, July 5, 2009

Important news from the Committee on Health

The latest newsletter from the Committee on Health (Catania, At-large, chair) highlights the hearings and committee meetings which will be held prior to summer recess to get up-to-date on important issues affecting residents.
  • Update by the Department of Health HIV/AIDS Administration on its progress and projects regarding HIV/AIDS education, prevention, and testing since the release of District of Columbia HIV/AIDS Epidemiology Update 2008.   It and other reports are HIV/AIDS Administration Web site.   The meeting is scheduled for July 8 at 11 am in the JAWB, Room 123.
  • Update on the quality of care at United Medical Center on July 9 at 2:00 pm in the JAWB, Room 123.
  • Update on tobacco cessation programs in the District, July 13 at 10:00 am in the JAWB, Room 120.
  • An examination of the purpose, roles, and responsibilities of a fiscal agent with respect to the administration of District health care grants.   This is scheduled for July 13 at 2:00 pm in the JAWB, Room 123.

While the Council is delaying its recess to resolve the required FY 2010 budget changes, the Committee on Health does not expect to hold any hearings or mark-ups between July 15 and recess.

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