Cervical Cancer/HPV Resources

Curriculum for Providers

CDC’s New Gynecologic Cancer Curriculum: Intended for primary healthcare professionals, this new program consists of 6 modules that address risk factors, symptoms, prevention strategies, and screening recommendations of gynecologic cancers including cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar cancers.

American Cancer Society Resources

Cancer.org landing page for Cervical cancer (http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cervicalcancer/index)

  • Cervical Cancer Prevention & early detection
  • Cervical Cancer Treatment & support
  • Cervical Cancer Research
  • Cervical Cancer Survivor Stories
  • Cervical Cancer Online Support Communities
  • Cervical Cancer in the News

ACS resources available online at cancer.org

The National HPV Vaccination Roundtable landing page

5 Questions with HPV Researcher Rebecca Perkins, MD

January 2016 Webinars:

In observance of Cervical Health Awareness Month in January, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Adolescent Immunization Communications Team is proud to present the “Taming Conversations Around HPV Vaccine and Other Immunizations in Social Media” webinar series. This weekly presentation will address various aspects of engaging with negative comments or safety concerns on social media platforms. Discussion will be mostly focused on HPV vaccine, and the unique challenges that come with it; however many principles that we will address are relevant to immunization overall. Each webinar will offer perspectives from experts in immunization, vaccine safety, vaccine acceptance, and social media.

Additional Webinar -The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) is sponsoring a one-hour webinar for immunization coalition leaders, members, and those who collaborate with coalitions: Immunization Action Coalition Webinar Featuring Dr. Paul Offit  – January 13, 2016 12:00PM EST – Paul Offit, MD, director, Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, will discuss so-called alternative vaccination schedules and how to work with parents who request a delayed schedule for their children.

Social Media Resources:

  • Teen awareness video by a teenTo fulfill the requirements for his Eagle Scout Badge, teen Robert Till worked with the Pennsylvania Montgomery County Immunization Coalition (MCIC) to produce a teen awareness video about the importance of vaccinations. The three-and-a-half minute video includes interviews with experts and is available on YouTube.
  • Lady Ganga: Nilza’s StoryThis 18-minute video shares the story of Michele Frazier Baldwin, a mother of three who succumbed to cervical cancer caused by HPV infection. When she knew she was dying, she traveled to India to paddleboard down the Ganges River in order to find peace and to bring awareness to cervical cancer and its prevention to the women of India. Watch the video to see how her story saved another mom — a world away.
  • Cervical Cancer Awareness Social Media Toolkit – January 2016 –This toolkit is designed to help public health professionals understand the functions and benefits of social media, establish a Cervical Cancer Awareness Month social media strategy, manage social media accounts, implement Facebook and Twitter best practices, disseminate Cervical Cancer Awareness Month messaging, and evaluate social media efforts. In addition to these tips and sample messaging, the toolkit also includes an image bank of royalty free images for use in digital messaging.
  • The Minnesota Department of Health has a social media toolkit for teen vaccination.
  • The Cervical Cancer-Free Coalition has created a social media toolkit based on the President’s Cancer Panel’s HPV vaccine uptake report.
  • HPV Vaccine Myth Busting for Health Care Providers Social Media Toolkit – This toolkit is designed to help public health professionals establish a “Myth Busting” social media strategy to encourage providers to effectively talk to parents and adolescents about the HPV vaccine.
  • PKids mini website for HPV (http://www.pkids.org/HPV) Includes web banners, posters, etc – read the submenu near the top of the page
  • Survivor and caregiver stories from ShotByShot.org (http://shotbyshot.org/story-gallery/#Cervical%20Cancer%20and%20HPV)

AAP Social Media Resources:

CDC HPV landing page (http://www.cdc.gov/hpv/) – Lots of great  materials that are broken into 3 areas (For Parents & Public, For Healthcare Professionals, and For Partners & Programs)

#PreventCancerTogether Thunderclap Campaign

Thunderclap is a social media tool that allows supporters to sign up in advance to share a unified message at a specific time via their individual Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr accounts. On January 18th, Thunderclap will release the message on the timelines of all those that signed up, thus creating a social media Thunderclap of support. Lend your social support by signing up now at: http://thndr.me/T6ScZN

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