S.3493 - A bill to reauthorize and enhance Johanna's Law to increase public awareness and knowledge with respect to gynecologic cancers.111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Specter, Arlen [D-PA] (Introduced 06/15/2010)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 06/15/2010 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (text of measure as introduced: CR S4942) (All Actions)|
|Notes:||For further action, see H.R.2941, which became Public Law 111-324 on 12/22/2010.|
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Summary: S.3493 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (06/15/2010)
Amends the Public Health Service Act to extend through FY2012 the current authorization of appropriations for the national public awareness campaign for gynecologic cancers (Johanna's law). Authorizes appropriations in subsequent fiscal years at levels necessary to carry out such campaign.
Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to: (1) collaborate with nonprofit gynecologic cancer organizations to determine the best practices for providing gynecologic cancer information and outreach services to varied populations; and (2) make grants to nonprofit private entities to carry out demonstration projects to test outreach and education strategies to increase the awareness and knowledge of women and health care providers regarding gynecologic cancers.