Community Involvement to Prevent Cervical Cancer
There are many ways to involve communities to make cervical cancer screening programs more effective.
Involving women and communities in developing, implementing, and evaluating cervical cancer prevention interventions is integral to a prevention effort's success. On this page you will find resources offering a range of information on strategies to involve community stakeholders, for instance:
- Involving various community stakeholders in screening project design and implementation planning activities. This is essential for building the capacity of local researchers, policymakers, and grass-roots groups to design, implement and advocate for cervical cancer screening programs.
- Participatory research methods and strategies to incorporate community and women's views into the different phases of screening activities. This participatory research approach is essential to remove barriers to screening and to develop implementation activities adapted to the local cultural and social environment.
Highlighted ACCP Community Mobilization Materials
ACCP Strategies for Supporting Women With Cervical Cancer. ACCP. (2004).
Women’s Frequently Asked Questions About Cervical Cancer
A presentation to help health care providers anticipate and answer women’s questions. Portable Document Format (pdf) | Microsoft PowerPoint Format (ppt)
Developing Cervical Cancer Screening Programs That Meet Women’s Needs
A presentation to help program planners and communities address women’s needs. Portable Document Format (pdf) | Microsoft PowerPoint Format (ppt)
Key Steps for Meeting Women’s Needs
A fact sheet outlining women’s needs and ways to address them.
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