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    House Document No. 5

    Document Title
    Promote and Emphasize Yearly Screening Mammograms (HJR 133, 2010)

    Department of Health

    Enabling Authority
    HJR 133 (Regular Session, 2010)

    Executive Summary
    House Joint Resolution 133 was unanimously passed by the Virginia General Assembly in March 2010. The Resolution directed the Department, specifically the State Health Commissioner, to emphasize and promote yearly screening mammograms to women and report its progress to the 2011 General Assembly. In response to the Resolution, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), in conjunction with partner organizations, has developed a preliminary list of initiatives that highlight the importance of early detection and annual screenings to both the professional audience and the general public. The Department will finalize plans, with additional input from the medical and public health communities, this spring and initiate them during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October 2011. A final report summarizing the outcome of the activities will be presented to the 2012 General Assembly.