H. Rept. 116-519, Part 1: Helping Emergency Responders Overcome Act, Report to Accompany H.R. 1646, September 18, 2020   [open pdf - 569KB]

From the Purpose and Summary: "H.R. 1646, the [']Helping Emergency Responders Overcome Act of 2019' or the 'HERO Actor [sic] of 2019', was introduced by Rep. Ami Bera (D-CA) on March 8, 2019. H.R. 1646 would require the Secretary of Health and Human Services (the Secretary) to improve the detection, prevention, and treatment of mental health issues among public safety officers. To help facilitate this, the bill requires the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to study successful interventions that reduce suicide among public safety officers, create a data system to capture the incidence of suicide in public safety officers, and integrate the data system into the National Violent Death Reporting System. The legislation further authorizes grants for peer support behavioral health and wellness programs within fire departments and emergency medical service agencies."

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H. Rept. 116-519, Part 1; House Report 116-519, Part 1
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