January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. An estimated 13,960 women in the United States received a diagnosis of cervical cancer and 4,310 died from the disease last year, according to the National Cancer Institute. Increasing HPV vaccination efforts and routine screening are key components in preventing cervical cancer and identifying and treating cervical cancer early. 

We’ve curated a list of cervical cancer resources you can use throughout this month and beyond to promote awareness of cervical cancer screening.

  • GW Cervical Cancer Awareness Toolkit
    • This toolkit from George Washington Cancer Center is designed to help cancer control stakeholders implement evidence-based practices when communicating about cervical cancer.
  • HPV Awareness Toolkit 
    • The George Washington Cancer Center has an HPV awareness toolkit, which includes some messaging around cervical cancer prevention. This toolkit includes sample social media posts for diverse audiences and communication strategies surrounding HPV efforts.
  • Social Media Toolkit from the National LGBT Cancer Network
    • The National LGBT Cancer Network developed social media shareables focused on access to care, LGBTQ+ screening, and the HPV vaccine. Posts are in English and Spanish. This project was piloted in New York and is now available for national use. 

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