January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women worldwide and is caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Please help ARHP support Cervical Cancer Awareness Month by learning and sharing information about HPV and cervical cancer, the importance of the Pap and HPV tests, and how the HPV vaccine can reduce the incidence of cervical cancer.

ARHP resources on cervical cancer and HPV

Provider/Educator Resources:

  • Download various tools for providers and educators by accessing the Managing HPV: Health Care Team Tool Kit (developed in partnership with Planned Parenthood Federation of America)
  • Download slides and learning materials on cervical cancer and HPV from the Curricula Organizer for Reproductive Health Education (CORE)
  • Receive continuing education credit through our accredited monograph, Clinical Proceedings
  • Download a handy Quick Reference Guide for Clinicians that covers diagnosis and management of HPV, cervical cancer, and external genital warts
  • Participate in archived accredited webinars on different topics related to HPV and cervical cancer, including:
    • External Genital Warts
    • HPV in Men
    • Head, Neck, and Throat Cancers
    • Prevention and Management in Adolescents
    • Screening and Management of Abnormal Results
    • The HPV Vaccine(s)
    • The Impact of HPV, Counseling, and Prevention

 

Patient Resources

 

Download and print these brochures and fact sheets:

 

Other resources on cervical cancer and HPV

 

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:The CDC offers a series of materials to help individuals and health care providers understand HPV, its prevention, and its consequences. Featured materials include brochures for Alaska Native Women and American Indian Women. Visit www.cdc.gov/std/hpv to access these materials and additional information about HPV and cervical cancer.
  • National Cervical Cancer Coalition: View the Cervical Cancer Awareness Month Public Service Announcement (PSA) from the National Cervical Cancer Coalition/HPV Cancer Coalition (NCCC). NCCC, founded in 1996, is a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to serving women facing cervical cancer and HPV disease. Visit www.nccc-online.org to learn more about NCCC’s outreach, prevention, awareness and education efforts.
  • National Cervical Cancer Public Education Campaign: This campaign, sponsored by the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation, is committed to eliminating cervical cancer. The Campaign partners with other organizations to provide women information about cervical cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment. Visit www.cervicalcancercampaign.org to learn more.
  • National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health: Read their op-ed, What the New Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines Mean for Women. This piece is designed to help explain the new ACOG recommendations, while taking the opportunity to educate women about cervical cancer and the new tools we now have to prevent it. NPWH is also offering complimentary webinars this month on Cervical Cancer Screening – New Tests, New Guidelines. Visit www.npwh.org for more information.
  • Pearl of Wisdom Campaign: The Pearl of Wisdom campaign is urging women to “Take the Pearl Pledge.” As a partner in this campaign, ARHP wants women to pledge to: schedule their annual gynecologic examination; tell 5 friends about their pledge and ask them to join in; and wear a Pearl of Wisdom pin in support of cervical cancer prevention. Visit www.PearlofWisdom.us/Pledge to participate.
  • Tamika and Friends, Inc.: Since 2006 Tamika & Friends has sponsored Wear Orange Day. On January 27, 2010, wear orange to show your support of National Cervical Health Awareness month. Take a photo proudly wearing orange and send it to info@tamikaandfriends.org. Visit www.tamikaandfriends.org to find out more about the organization, cervical cancer, and Wear Orange Day.

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