Cervical cancer prevention in the community

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.

2019 Cervical Cancer Prevention Campaign

The 2019 Cervical Cancer Prevention Campaign which will coincide with National Cervical Cancer Awareness Week (11-17 November 2019).

Key dates

Key dates you may want to consider for cervical cancer prevention activities include:

  • World Cancer Day: 4 February 2019
  • International HPV Awareness Day: 4 March 2019
  • Women's Health Week: 2 - 6 September 2019
  • International Gynaecological Awareness Day: 10 September 2019
  • National Cervical Cancer Awareness Week: 11 -17 November 2019

Resources

Printed resources

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

The WACCPP also offers resources specifically developed for WA women, including 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.

Presentations

Contact the WACCPP to access a cervical screening presentation or for help to organise a suitable presenter

Tools and activities

The WACCPP has prepared some tools and activities to help engage women and encourage discussion about cervical cancer prevention:

Stakeholder newsletter

Become part of the WACCPP stakeholder group by signing up to the 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.

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

More information

Western Australia Cervical Cancer Prevention Program (WACCPP)

Phone: 6458 1740 or 13 15 56 (cost of a local call)
Email: cervicalscreening@health.wa.gov.au
Fax: 6458 1755
Address: O Block, King Edward Memorial Hospital 374 Bagot Rd, Subiaco 6008

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