–Employers can get assistance for wellness programs, especially for evaluating how they relate to changes in health status, absenteeism, productivity, rate of workplace injury, and medical costs incurred by employees.
–$190,000,000 is awarded for each of 4 years to improve surveillance for and response to infectious diseases and other public health conditions.
–The HHS Secretary is to convene a Conference on Pain. The Director of the National Institutes of Health is to appoint a Pain Committee, consisting of 19 voting members and 12 nonvoting members, to develop policies and promote research on pain. Grants are to be awarded to provide education and training on pain to health care professionals.
–$25,000,000 is available for a demonstration project on childhood obesity.