The council shall consider in its deliberations and by 2012, create an action plan
for eliminating health disparities. The action plan must address, but is not limited to, the following diseases, conditions,
and health indicators: Diabetes, asthma, infant mortality, HIV/AIDS, heart disease,
strokes, breast cancer, cervical cancer, prostate cancer, chronic kidney disease,
sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), mental health, women's health issues, smoking
cessation, oral disease, and immunization rates of children and senior citizens. The council shall prioritize the diseases, conditions, and health indicators according
to prevalence and severity of the health disparity. The council shall address these priorities on an incremental basis by adding no
more than five of the diseases, conditions, and health indicators to each update or
revised version of the action plan. The action plan shall be updated biannually. The council shall meet as often as necessary but not less than two times per calendar
year. The council shall report its progress with the action plan to the governor and the
legislature no later than January 15, 2008. A second report shall be presented no later than January 15, 2010, and a third report
from the council shall be presented to the governor and the legislature no later than
January 15, 2012. Thereafter, the governor and legislature shall require progress updates from the
council every four years in odd-numbered years. The action plan shall recognize the need for flexibility.
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