The Cervical Cancer / HPV Project strives to educate both patients and clinicians about the connection between the human papillomavirus [HPV] and cervical cancer with the ultimate aim of promoting strategies that can prevent both cervical cancer and HPV. Through our collaborations with provider organizations, health plans, public health agencies, and key consumer organizations, we are working to address the health disparities associated with cervical cancer and HPV while focusing on both clinical understanding and patient/provider communications about the disease and its prevention.
The CMA Foundation is part of a national Cervical Cancer‐Free Campaign, engaged in efforts to reduce the prevalence of cervical cancer through increased screening and vaccination. California’s campaign will focus on those groups at greatest risk, those with continued high rates of cancer and low rates of screening and prevention. We have developed a comprehensive array of resources for physicians, other healthcare providers and consumers, including online clinical education resources and multilingual patient education materials.
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Our Cervical Cancer/HPV Provider Toolkit has been widely downloaded and is supported in its use by ACOG, AAP, CAPA, CANP and CAFP. We have distributed over 1,000 toolkits both through hard copy and online. The toolkits have also been used by the Oregon and Utah Departments of Public Health.
- Increase clinician and patient understanding of the link between cervical cancer and HPV.
- Strengthen clinician’s communication with patients regarding the HPV vaccines.
- Broaden the understanding of clinicians of the health disparities and cultural differences associated with cervical cancer, HPV and adoption of the HPV vaccines.
- Empower patients to take action to reduce their risk for cervical cancer.
- National Cervical Cancer ‐ Free Campaign partner
- Health care provider toolkit including guidelines for cervical cancer and HPV testing, educational resources about the HPV vaccines and multilingual patient education materials.
- Inclusion of resources to educate young men about HPV.
- Project includes a strong multicultural focus to address health disparities associated with cervical cancer and HPV.
- Bi‐annual HPV Vaccine Summit from 2006—2010