Cervical Health Awareness
Every year, January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. Cervical Health Awareness Month raises awareness of the importance for women to protect themselves from human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer. According to the National Cervical Cancer Coalition, close to 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer every year. However, the good news is cervical cancer is preventable with vaccination as well as Papanicolaou (Pap) smears and HPV tests.
NJPCA would like to recognize the following Federally Qualified Health Centers in New Jersey for their efforts to increase cervical health awareness:
Jewish Renaissance Medical Center distributed information on Cervical Health Awareness Month in their patient newsletter;
Monmouth Family Health Center provides Cervical Cancer Health Articles on their website. The information shared is also made available in area magazines and newspapers;
CompleteCare Health Network shared information on the importance of Pap smears on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter; and
Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey Community Health Center posted a video on their Facebook page on Cervical Cancer Statistics and how to prevent the disease from the National Cancer Institute.