Vote to pass a bill that authorizes the appropriation of $50 million for fiscal year 2010-2011 through fiscal year 2014-2015 ($10 million for each fiscal year) to award grants to create and implement infant mortality pilot programs.
Authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to state, county, city, territorial, or tribal health departments to create and implement infant mortality pilot programs (Sec. 2).
Requires the Secretary, when awarding grants, to give preference to the 15 counties or groups of counties with the highest infant mortality rates in the United States in the last 3 years (Sec. 2).
Authorizes infant mortality pilot programs do the following with grants awarded by this Act (Sec. 2):
Develop a plan that identifies the needs of the community;
Provide outreach to "at-risk mothers";
Develop and implement systems for improved access, utilization, and quality of services to promote healthy pregnancies, full-term births, and healthy infancies;
Establish a rural outreach program;
Establish a regional public education campaign to prevent pre-term births and educate the public on infant mortality; and
Provide for any other activities, programs, and strategies identified by the community plan.
Requires each entity that receives a grant to submit a report to the Secretary of Health and Human Services within 1 year of receiving the grant detailing the infant mortality program, including the methodology of, and outcomes and statistics, from the program (Sec. 2).