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    House Document No. 4

    Document Title
    Breast Cancer Awareness and Prevention Efforts by Local Health Districts in Virginia (HJR 762, 2013)

    Department of Health, Commissioner

    Enabling Authority
    HJR 762 (Regular Session, 2013)

    Executive Summary
    **This report was replaced in its entirety by the Department of Health on February 11, 2014.

    House Joint Resolution 762 of the 2013 session of the General Assembly directed the Local Health Districts (LHD) to provide detailed reports of their efforts to promote breast cancer awareness and prevention to the State Health Commissioner. In turn, the State Health Commissioner was directed to provide a copy of the compiled reports to the Cancer Action Coalition of Virginia and the Division of Legislative Automated Systems. The following report provides background information on the burden of breast cancer in Virginia and breast cancer screening recommendations. In addition, it provides an overview of the survey methods used to collect information from LHDs, and a summary of their efforts to promote breast cancer awareness and prevention.