S.1172 - Gynecologic Cancer Education and Awareness Act of 2005109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Specter, Arlen [R-PA] (Introduced 06/06/2005)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 06/06/2005 Referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (All Actions)|
|Notes:||For further action, see H.R.1245, which became Public Law 109-475 on 1/12/2007.|
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Summary: S.1172 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (06/06/2005)
Gynecologic Cancer Education and Awareness Act of 2005 or Johanna's Law - Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to carry out a national campaign to increase the awareness and knowledge of women with respect to gynecologic cancers, which shall include: (1) maintaining a supply of written materials to provide information to the public on gynecologic cancers; and (2) developing and placing public service announcements to encourage women to discuss their risks of gynecologic cancers with their physicians.
Requires the Secretary to award grants to nonprofit private entities to test different outreach and education strategies for increasing such awareness among women and health professionals.