Cervical cancer prevention in the community


Get involved

The WA Cervical Cancer Prevention Program (WACCPP) can provide a number of resources and support to those seeking to promote cervical cancer prevention in the community.

Key dates you may want to consider for cervical cancer prevention activities, such as information sessions, displays or awareness campaigns, include:

  • Women's Health Week: 3 - 7 September 2018
  • International Gynaecological Awareness Day: 10 September 2018
  • National Cervical Cancer Awareness Week: 12 -18 November 2018 

Resources

Printed resources

A wide range of resources for health professionals and women can be ordered from the National Cervical Screening Program (external site). Consumer resources are also available in other languages, large print and braille.

In addition to the National resources, WA specific resources have also been developed. The full list of WA resources can be found in the resource ordering catalogue (PDF 834KB) or Word 5.2MB

To order these WA specific resources please complete the resource order form (PDF 119KB) or Word 382KB and then return it to the WACCPP via fax or email via the contact details below. 

Please contact the WACCPP if you have any queries related to resources via the contact details below. 

Resources for Aboriginal women

The WACCPP has a range of specific resources for Aboriginal women in WA that can be accessed free of charge in hard copy and/or selected items by digital download. Resources include:

Name Download Order
Cervical Screening Flipchart Resource Sample Copy (PDF 21MB)
Contact WACCPP for complete digital copy
Order form (PDF 119KB)
A4 poster Download (PDF 4MB) Order form (PDF 119KB)
A3 poster Download (PDF 4MB) Order form (PDF 119KB)
A4 editable activity poster Download (PDF 3.1MB) Order form (PDF 119KB)
Postcard Not available for download Order form (PDF 119KB)
Banner loan Not available for download Order form (PDF 119KB)
Bunting kit (Aboriginal artwork) Download (PDF 2.3MB) Not available for order

The full list of resources can be found in the resource ordering catalogue (PDF 834KB) or Word 5.2MB.

To order these resources please complete the resource order form (PDF 119KB) or Word 382KB and then return it to the WACCPP via fax or email via the contact details below.

Contact the WACCPP to discuss other resources and support available from the WACCPP to assist working with Aboriginal women.

Cervical Screening Flipchart Resource

The Cervical Screening Flipchart Resource has been produced to support healthcare providers in WA to engage with Aboriginal women about the importance of regular cervical screening. The resource has been developed in consultation with the WACCPP and BreastScreen WA Aboriginal Women’s Reference Group, WA Aboriginal women and healthcare providers.

Equipment loans

The WACCPP can loan banners and gynaecological models to support events that promote cervical cancer prevention in the community. Both can be couriered to and from your workplace free of charge.

To make use of this service please complete the equipment loan request form (PDF 219KB) or Word 687KB and then return it to the WACCPP via fax or email via the contact details below.

Presentations

If you are holding a session or event in the Perth metropolitan area and need a presenter, the WACCPP can help organise the attendance of a presenter.

If your session or event is to be held in regional WA, please contact the WACCPP via the contact details below for advice on an appropriate presenter. 

Alternatively email the WACCPP to access a PowerPoint presentation for consumers (PDF 47KB) that you can deliver yourself.

Tools and activities

The WACCPP has prepared some tools and activities that you may like to use during your session or event to help engage women and encourage discussion about cervical cancer prevention:

Stakeholder support

WACCPP newsletter

Become part of the WACCPP stakeholder group by signing up to the free e-newsletter. To subscribe, send the WACCPP an email that includes your contact details.

The newsletter will provide you with ideas on how the WACCPP can support you in preventing cervical cancer in your community. It will also keep you updated on developments and showcase the great work that is occurring throughout Western Australia.

Small grants program

The WACCPP offers a small grants program to support local communities across WA to encourage women to participate in regular cervical screening. Information about the next round of funding will be available from this webpage. 

Research and statistics

Are you interested to know how your local area or region compares to the rest of the state in terms of cervical screening?

Contact the WACCPP to discuss what information you are interested in, such as:

  • Screening participation rates
  • The number of women:
    • Screened per month
    • Screened by five or ten-year age groups

For further information visit the Cervical Screening Registry webpage

BreastScreen WA mobile service

Cervical and breast screening are often combined, particularly in regional areas.

Find out when the BreastScreen WA mobile service (external site) is next visiting your rural area.

More information

Western Australia Cervical Cancer Prevention Program (WACCPP)

Opening hours: 8.00am – 4.30pm, Monday to Friday
Phone: 9323 6788 or 13 15 56 (cost of a local call)
Email: cervicalscreening@health.wa.gov.au
Fax: 9323 6711
Address: 1070 Hay Street, West Perth WA 6005

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WA Cervical Cancer Prevention Program