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S.RES.248: A resolution designating September 22, 2013, as "National Falls Prevention Awareness Day" to raise awareness and encourage the prevention of falls among older adults.

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about health
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Sponsor Bill Nelson, D-Fla.
Total Cosponsors 8 (5 Democrats, 2 Independents, 1 Republican)
Introduced Sept. 19, 2013
Latest Major Action Sept. 19, 2013
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Bill Summary

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Designates September 22, 2013, as National Falls Prevention Awareness Day.

Recognizes that there are cost-effective falls prevention programs and policies.

Commends the Falls Free Coalition and others for their efforts to increase awareness of falls prevention.

Urges the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Administration for Community Living, and others to continue developing, evaluating, and promoting interventions and programs to prevent falls.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 19, 2013 Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S6672; text as passed Senate: CR S6663-6664)