Legislation Quick Search
10/22/2021 12:27 AM
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Home / House Co-Sponsorship Memoranda

House Co-Sponsorship Memoranda

Subscribe to PaLegis Notifications

Subscribe to receive notifications of new Co-Sponsorship Memos circulated

By Member | By Date | Keyword Search

House of Representatives
Session of 2015 - 2016 Regular Session


Posted: January 21, 2015 02:31 PM
From: Representative Karen Boback
To: All House members
Subject: Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week - February 7-14, 2014
Next week I will be introducing a resolution designating February 7 through 14, 2015, as “Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week” in Pennsylvania.

Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) is considered to be the most common birth defect and is a leading cause of birth defect-related deaths worldwide, affecting 40,000 babies each year in the U.S. alone.

Despite the fact that CHD affects approximately 1.8 million families in the United States, a relatively small amount of funding is currently available for parent/patient educational services, research, and support. Most of the time, CHD is serious and requires surgery and/or medications which often presents an emotional and financial hardship for families

I am hoping that by introducing this resolution it will raise more awareness across the state for those families who have a child suffering from CHD.

I hope you will join me in co-sponsoring this legislation. Thank you for your interest and support.

Introduced as HR54