With January being designated as National Cervical Health Awareness Month by the United States Congress, many activities took place around the country. We list below materials available online that provide more information:
- The Regis College recently published an academic resource highlighting the current state of women’s healthcare, the vital role of women’s health nurse practitioners and methods of improving preventative care and overall women’s health needs. Regis’ goal is to help raise awareness around nursing shortage impacts and provide resources that spark an interest in careers that contribute to women’s health.
- The American Sexual Health association (ASHA) also shared an interesting documents listing “Ten things to know about hpv and cervical cancer” as well as a free ebook: HPV & Cervical Cancer: Stories from Survivors and Supporters
- Centers for Disease control and Prevention (CDC) shared a feature “Protect Your Daughters from Cervical Cancer” online. This feature lists prevention advices and information about the Human Papillomavirus
- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published a list of resources to make vaccines more affordable including coverage for vaccines provided under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
- The foundation for women’s cancer published a series of Presentations, videos and brochures on HPV and how it is preventable.
- The American Cancer Society is actively fighting cervical cancer on many fronts by: helping women get tested for cervical cancer, helping them understand their diagnosis, and helping them get the treatments they need. The American Cancer Society also funds new research to help prevent, find, and treat cervical cancer. During January, they shared a special coverage on cervical cancer awareness month listing information on HPV, guidelines, recommendations and even a quiz.