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News Category: North Carolina

New Study Reveals Pockets of High Cervical Cancer Rates in NC

Colleagues from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Cervical Cancer-Free America have identified pockets of high cervical cancer rates in NC in a new study published March 12. Read about the details here.

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New Resource Directory for Uninsured and Underinsured Women in NC

Cervical Cancer-Free North Carolina has put together this remarkable resource for women in NC. It allows women to search county by county for places to go for screening (pap test) services and the HPV vaccine. The directory can be found below.

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NC BCCCP Check Off Box Passes House

House Bill 160, a bill to establish a check off box on the NC income tax return allowing taxpayers to make a voluntary contribution to breast and cervical cancer screening through the Cancer Prevention and Control Branch, passed the House to the Senate.  An amendment makes the act effective for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2011 and expires for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2015.  Click here for the latest updates.

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New Research-to-Practice Reports on HPV Vaccination in Schools

Cervical Cancer-Free North Carolina (CCFNC) is excited to announce two new Research-to-Practice Reports that underscore the potential of school-based immunization as a strategy for increasing adolescent vaccine coverage.  The first report summarizes findings from a survey of all 33 North Carolina school health centers that stock the HPV vaccine.  The second report highlights findings from interviews with 5 school-located vaccination programs that offer HPV vaccine in US schools without school health centers.

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Experts Join Forces for a “Cervical Cancer-Free America”

Public Health Experts Join Forces to Create a “Cervical Cancer-Free America”
January 20, 2011

Tracy Morris

Chapel Hill, NC: As our country observes National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month in January, a growing number of public health experts are working to stamp out this preventable disease – state by state – once and for all. The Cervical Cancer-Free America (CCFA) initiative, led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, announced today ...

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UNC’s Cervical Cancer Initiative

UNC leads initiative to eradicate cervical cancer; N.C. Governor applauds plan E-mail Monday, February 15, 2010

Asserting that no one should die from cervical cancer, public health researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are leading a multi-state initiative to prevent – or even eradicate – the disease.

The Cervical Cancer-Free Initiative is a multi-year project aimed at preventing the disease through vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) and effective screening for early signs of cervical cancer. Initial funding for the ...

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