Cervical Cancer-Free North Carolina (CCFNC) is a statewide initiative with a vision to reduce cervical cancer in our state. This collaborative effort aims to unite public, private, academic, and community partners in promoting HPV vaccination, screening, testing and treatment. By working together to promote scalable and effective approaches, CCFNC is improving cervical cancer policies, programs, and outcomes throughout North Carolina.
At the 2013 North Carolina Cervical Cancer Coalition Summit in Raleigh, North Carolina, key stakeholders evaluated ways to improve health programs and systems for cervical cancer prevention. In preparation for the Summit, CCFNC prepared a report on the status of cervical cancer prevention in North Carolina. The report presents data from coalition partners on cervical cancer burden, screening and vaccination, as well as opportunities for recommendations to strengthen cervical cancer prevention efforts.
Read the President’s Cancer Panel’s report, “Accelerating HPV Vaccine Uptake: Urgency for Action to Prevent Cancer” and click here to learn how to share it via social media. We encourage you to join us in improving cervical cancer policies, programs, and outcomes throughout North Carolina.
Visit the NC Cervical Cancer Resource Directory to find places that offer free or low-cost screening (the Pap test) and HPV vaccination services.
Together, we can reduce cervical cancer in North Carolina!
Noel T. Brewer, PhD
Noel Brewer, PhD, is Associate Professor of Health Behavior at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Dr. Brewer is an expert in medical decision making who studies risk communication about vaccination as well as the psychological impact of medical tests. Dr. Brewer’s Lab has done extensive work on HPV and cervical cancer prevention.
Megan E. Hall, MPH
Assistant Program Director
Megan Hall, MPH, is responsible for the planning and implementation of community-based practice and research efforts to support statewide and regional efforts to substantially reduce cervical cancer. She coordinates several research studies as part of a broader program to increase HPV vaccination and cervical cancer screening. Hall’s prior research focused on Latino health, colon cancer prevention in diverse, vulnerable populations, and female sexual and reproductive health.