Cervical Health Awareness Month in January is a chance to share information about how women can protect themselves from HPV (human papillomavirus) and cervical cancer. HPV is a very common infection that spreads through sexual activity, and it causes almost all cases of cervical cancer.
The good news? The HPV vaccine (shots) can prevent HPV, and regular screening tests and follow-up care can help prevent cervical cancer.
Cervical Health Awareness Month is a great time to raise awareness about cervical health and the importance of getting regular cervical cancer screenings.
With this and other National Health Observance toolkits offered on healthfinder.gov, we’ve made it easier for you to make a difference. The toolkits provide resources for organizations like schools, health care providers, health departments, and more to raise awareness about critical public health issues, like cervical cancer.
This toolkit is full of ideas to help you take action today. For example:
- Add information about HPV and cervical cancer prevention to your newsletter.
- Tweet about cervical health awareness month.
- Add this Web badge to your website.
- Host a community event to raise awareness about cervical health.
By raising awareness about cervical health, we can all work together to help women protect themselves from cervical cancer.