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Response to athena (Reply #5)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 12:35 PM

7. Additional information.

 

Educational campaign. The Breast Cancer Education and Awareness Requires Learning Young Act
of 2009 or EARLY Act amends the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary of Health and
Human Services (HHS), acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC), to conduct a national evidence‐based education campaign: (1) to increase public
awareness regarding the threats posed by breast cancer to young women, including the particular
risks faced by certain ethnic and cultural groups; and (2) focusing on awareness of risk factors and
achieving early detection through community‐centered informational forums, public service
advertisements, and media campaigns.

Multimedia campaign. Directs the Secretary to award grants to entities to establish national
multimedia campaigns that: (1) will encourage young women to be aware of their personal risk
factors, strategies for increasing early detection and self awareness, evidence based preventative
lifestyle changes, and other appropriate breast cancer early detection and risk reduction strategies;
(2) will encourage young women of specific higher‐risk populations to talk to their medical
practitioners about those risks and methods for appropriate screening and surveillance; and (3)
may include advertising through specified media.

Advisory Committee and other activities. Requires the Secretary, acting through the Director of
CDC, to: (1) establish an advisory committee to assist in creating and conducting the public
education campaign; (2) conduct an education campaign to increase awareness among health care
professionals; and (3) conduct prevention research.

Grants. Directs the Secretary to award grants to organizations and institutions to provide to young
women diagnosed with breast cancer substantive assistance and health information from credible
sources on: (1) education and counseling regarding fertility preservation; (2) social, emotional,
psychosocial, financial, lifestyle, and caregiver support; (3) familial risk factors; and (4) risk
reduction strategies to reduce recurrence or metastasis.


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