PUBLIC LAW 99-649—NOV. 10, 1986 Public Law 99-649 99th Congress
100 STAT. 3633
To improve the public health through the prevention of injuries.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may be cited as the "Injury Prevention Act of 1986". FINDINGS AND PURPOSES
SEC. 2. (a) The Congress finds and declares that: (1) Injury is one of the principal public health problems in America, and causes over 140,000 deaths per year. (2) Injury rates are particularly high for children and the elderly. (3) Injury causes 50 percent of all deaths for children over the age of one year and two-thirds of all deaths for children over the age of 15 years, and is the leading cause of death for individuals under the age of 44 years. Individuals over the age of 65 years have the highest fatality rates for many injuries. (4) Injury control has not been given high priority in the United States, and the research being conducted on injury control and the number of personnel involved in injury control activities are not adequate. (b) The purposes of this Act are— (1) to promote research into the causes, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and control of injuries and rehabilitation from injuries; (2) to promote cooperation between specialists in fields involved in injury research; and (3) to promote coordination between Federal, State, and local governments and public and private entities in order to achieve a reduction in deaths from injuries.
Nov. 10, 1986 [8. 2648] Injury Prevention Act of 1986. 42 USC 201 note. 42 USC 280b note.
PUBLIC HEALTH RESEARCH AND ACTIVITIES RELATING TO INJURY CONTROL
SEC 3. Title III of the Public Health Service Act is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new part:
42 USC 241.
"PART J—INJURY CONTROL RESEARCH
"SEC. 391. (a) The Secretary, through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control, shall— "(1) conduct, and give assistance to public and nonprofit private entities, scientific institutions, and individuals engaged in the conduct of, research relating to the causes, mechanisms, prevention, diagnosis, treatment of injuries, and rehabilitation from injuries; and "(2) make grants to public and nonprofit private entities (including academic institutions, hospitals, and laboratories) and individuals for the conduct of such research.
42 USC 280b.
Grants. Schools and colleges. Hospitals.