"This bill establishes an ovarian cancer public awareness campaign in the Department of Health and Senior Services.
Under the provisions of the bill, the Commissioner of Health and Senior Services is required to establish the public awareness campaign to inform the general public about the clinical significance of ovarian cancer and its public health implications. The campaign would include risk factors, symptoms, the need for early detection and methods of treatment.
To carry out the public awareness campaign, the commissioner would, at a minimum:
-- provide for the development of printed educational materials and public service announcements in English and Spanish; and
-- disseminate information for distribution to the public, through a variety of entities, including, but not limited to, local health agencies and clinics, physicians, health care facilities, county offices on aging, pharmacies, libraries, senior citizen centers, other community-based outreach programs and organizations and the department's official website."