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National Immunization Awareness Month

Posted by Kennesha Baldwin on August 19th, 2015 | No Comments »
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Each year in August, just in time for the new school year, National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), comes upon us. NIAM provides a moment to consider the improvements in quality and length of life we are afforded through immunization. It’s also a reminder for all of us to continue protecting ourselves and our loved ones from infectious diseases.

Know your normal: 6 steps to combat gynecologic cancers

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications and Policy Coordinator on September 12th, 2014 | No Comments »
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September marks the arrival of everyone’s favorite season, but it also marks the designated month for raising awareness of prostate cancer, gynecologic cancers and childhood obesity. Today, let’s focus on gynecologic cancers. Gynecologic cancers are cancers affecting a woman’s reproductive organs. The five main types are cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal and vulvar. By the end of 2014, an expected 94,990 cases of gynecologic cancer will have been diagnosed, and 28,790 women are expected to have died from ...

Reaching American Indian youth with HPV education

Posted by Erica Childs Warner, Director, Evaluation & Outreach on July 28th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Almost all cervical cancers are linked to the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). HPV vaccinations and routine Pap tests make cervical cancer one of the most preventable cancers. Unfortunately, the cervical cancer mortality rate for American Indian women is 5 times that of the U.S. rate. This death rate, coupled with low vaccination rates and a lack of culturally appropriate cancer prevention education materials for American Indians make the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Community Grant to the ...

Back to school– spreading the word about HPV and cervical cancer in Kentucky

Posted by Erica Childs Warner, Director, Evaluation and Outreach on August 6th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Many students will return to schools across the country this month. In two Appalachian counties in South Central Kentucky, nearly 2,000 students will be targeted for HPV awareness and vaccination. The Prevent Cancer Foundation gave the Lake Cumberland District Health Department a 2013 Community Grant for their “Spread the Word" HPV/cervical cancer prevention project. This project aims to increase the HPV vaccination initiation and completion rates among middle and high school students in Kentucky, where ...