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Hearing on "Empowered by Data: Legislation to Advance Equity and Public Health"

Date: 
Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 10:30am
Location: 
Hybrid Hearing in the John D. Dingell Room, 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building, and Cisco Webex

The Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hybrid legislative hearing that included both in-person and remote attendance on Thursday, June 24, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. This hearing took place in the John D. Dingell Room, 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building, as well as remotely using Cisco Webex online video conferencing. The hearing is entitled, "Empowered by Data: Legislation to Advance Equity and Public Health."  

 

Key Documents

Memorandum from Chairman Pallone to the Subcommittee on Health 

Opening Statement from Chairman Pallone as prepared for delivery 

Opening Statement from Subcommittee Chairwoman Eshoo as prepared for delivery 

 

Livestream

 

Legislation

H.R. 379, the "Improving Social Determinants of Health Act of 2021"

H.R. 666, the "Anti-Racism in Public Health Act of 2021"

H.R. 778, the "Secure Data and Privacy for Contact Tracing Act of 2021"

H.R. 791, the "Tracking COVID–19 Variants Act"

H.R. 831, the "Health Standards To Advance Transparency, Integrity, Science, Technology Infrastructure, and Confidential Statistics Act of 2021" or the "Health STATISTICS Act of 2021"

H.R. 925, the "Data to Save Moms Act"

H.R. 943, the "Social Determinants for Moms Act"

H.R. 976, the "Ensuring Transparent Honest Information on COVID–19 Act" or the "ETHIC Act"

H.R. 2125, the "Quit Because of COVID–19 Act"

H.R. 2503, the "Social Determinants Accelerator Act of 2021"

H.R. 3894, the "Collecting and Analyzing Resources Integral and Necessary for Guidance for Social Determinants of Health Act of 2021" or the "CARING for Social Determinants of Health Act of 2021"

H.R. 3969, to amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to include activities to address social determinants of health in the calculation of medical loss ratios

H.R. 4026, to require the Comptroller General of the United States to submit to Congress a report on actions taken by the Secretary of Health and Human Services to address social determinants of health

 

Witnesses

Romilla Batra, M.D., M.B.A.
Chief Medical Officer
SCAN Health Plan

Testimony

 

Beth Blauer
Executive Director
Johns Hopkins University Centers for Civic Impact

Testimony

 

Karen DeSalvo, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc
Chief Health Officer
Google Health

Testimony 

 

Faisel Syed, M.D.
National Director of Primary Care
ChenMed

Testimony

 

Kara Odom Walker, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.H.S.
Executive Vice President and Chief Population Health Officer
Nemours Children's Health System

Testimony

 

 

Issues: