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Time to Stop Cervical Cancer

Time to Stop Cervical Cancer: Get Vaccinated. Get Screened.

Campaign Overview

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month! The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), would like to inform Alabamians that cervical cancer is over 90% preventable!

State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris said, “Because cervical cancer is over 90 percent preventable, it is important for women to take charge and be active participants in their own health. Both screenings and HPV vaccinations help reduce the risk of illness and death.”

Cervical cancer was once one of the most common causes of death for women in the United States. Through screening and vaccination, this number has significantly decreased with hopes of a continuous decline. In order to do this, we need your help! To help prevent cervical cancer, ADPH urges women to:

  • Get vaccinated.
  • Practice safe sex.
  • Be smoke-free.
  • Have routine cervical screenings.

Cervical Cancer is only 1 of 2 cancers that can be prevented through screening! In addition to being screened, HPV vaccination is recommended. HPV is the most common cause of cervical cancer and can be transmitted by men and women through intimate skin to skin contact. Although men are not at risk for cervical cancer, HPV vaccination is encouraged because they can acquire other types of HPV-related cancers such as penile, anal, and oropharyngeal cancers. The Title X Family Planning Program offers free or low-cost cervical screenings and HPV vaccinations through the 81 County Health Departments located throughout the state.

Get Involved

Time to Stop Cervical Cancer (Pink)Social Media Toolkit

Please download and share these images on your social media sites to raise awareness of Cervical Cancer & prevention throughout the month of January!

We have provided the following messaging to accompay these graphics on your social media sites.

Screening

Cervical cancer causes the death of about 4,000 women in the U.S. every year. Screening can catch cervical cancer early and help save lives! The ADPH Family Planning Program offers free cervical cancer screenings to eligible women. #NowIsTheTime to get screened! Learn more at alabamapublichealth.gov/familyplanning.

#NowIsTheTime to find out if you are eligible for free cervical cancer screening from the ADPH Family Planning Program. Screening can find cancer early enough to save your life! Learn more at alabamapublichealth.gov/planfirst.

Women ages 21-65 may be eligible for free cervical cancer screening from the ADPH Family Planning Program. #NowIsTheTime to visit alabamapublichealth.gov/bandc to to find out if you qualify!

Vaccination

Cervical cancer is caused by a type of Human Papillomavirus (HPV), a common virus spread through sexual contact. There are around 11,000 new cases of cervical cancer each year, and about 4,000 women die from it annually. #NowIsTheTime to get the HPV vaccine! Learn more at alabamapublichealth.gov/familyplanning/hpv.html.

Did you know that there is a vaccine that can prevent cervical cancer? This type of cancer is caused by a common, sexually-transmitted virus called HPV. The HPV vaccine is recommended for boys and girls starting at age 11 to 12 years. #NowIsTheTime to learn more about this potentially life-saving vaccine! Visit alabamapublichealth.gov/cancer/hpv.html for more information.

The leading cause of cervical cancer is a common virus known as Human Papillomavirus, or HPV. HPV is spread through sexual contact, and there are no symptoms to warn you that you may have it --- and that you may spread it to others. #NowIsTheTime to learn more about this virus, and the vaccine that can prevent it! Visit alabamapublichealth.gov/immunization/cancer-prevention-vaccines.html for more information.

Events

  • Macon County Peer Leaders Program
    The goal of this program is to increase knowledge of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), HPV-related cancers, and the HPV vaccine among young men and women aged 15 –24 in Macon County, Alabama.

    This campaign will include students who will serve as leaders among their peers to help increase awareness. The Peer Leaders will be involved in educational and outreach activities and will receive incentives for their participation. This is a collaboration among Macon M.E.A.N.S., the Macon County School System, the Tuskegee University Graduate School of Public Health, and the Alabama Department of Public Health.

    Download our flyer for more information on this program.

  • Barbour County Cervical Cancer Awareness Virtual Event
    The Alabama Department of Public Health's Title X Family Planning & Well Woman Programs have partnered with the UAB O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center to provide a statewide virtual event to bring awareness to Cervical Cancer and prevention methods. This event is scheduled for January 25, 2022 at 6 p.m with a keynote speaker presentation and resources for women's health.

    Download our flyer for more information on this event.

  • Bibb County Pregnancy Resource Center Cervical Cancer Awareness Presentation
    The Alabama Department of Public Health's Title X Family Planning Public Health Educators have partnered with the Bibb County Pregnancy Resource Center to provide education and awareness of cervical cancer to the community. This event is one of many within a series to educate and empower women to take control of their health! This is an in-person event scheduled for January 13, 2022 and will follow COVID-19 guidelines and precautions.

Resources

Get Vaccinated

Get Screened





Page last updated: January 14, 2022