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Moving to Action: Addressing Cervical Cancer in South Carolina

South Carolina is a state with excess cervical cancer mortality, a disease closely associated with high-risk or cancer-causing types of genital human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. Recent innovations in HPV prevention and control, including HPV testing and vaccination, have raised the profile of HPV in cervical cancer prevention and control efforts. The audience has expanded to include pediatricians, parents, policymakers, and many others. As a result, stakeholders, including researchers, public health practitioners, clinicians, community- and faith-based leaders, survivors, and advocates, from across the state have started an effort, “Moving to Action: Addressing Cervical Cancer in South Carolina,” to develop, implement, and evaluate a strategic plan to address excess cervical cancer mortality from prevention, control, and policy perspectives while continuing to support discovery work in the field of cervical cancer. “Moving to Action: Addressing Cervical Cancer in South Carolina” is supported by funds received by the USC Institute for Partnerships to Eliminate Health Disparities and USC-Claflin EXPORT Center. A statewide event was held June 2008 to bring together a diverse group of stakeholders to identify ways to address cervical cancer and most importantly implement such solutions on the local level. Below are the events and activities that have occurred as a result of the Moving to Action initiative.

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Moving to Action Strategic Planning Meeting held June 13 -14, 2008

Meeting participants included clinicians, public health professionals, policymakers, survivors, advocates, and others committed to preventing and controlling cervical cancer in South Carolina.

Moving to Action Registration Flyer                      Click here to view meeting photo gallery

Results of the Moving to Action Strategic Planning Meeting

Moving to Action Items - June 13, 2008
Moving to Action Items - June 14, 2008
Moving to Action Items - Summary

Moving to Action Meetings, Updates & Conferences on Cervical Cancer & HIV

The EXPORT Center for Partnerships to Eliminate Disparities in Cancer and HIV (A Partnership between the University of South Carolina and Claflin University) is supported by a research grant from the National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities of the National Institutes of Health (1P20MD001770-01). “Moving to Action: Addressing Cervical Cancer in South Carolina” is an effort undertaken by many dedicated individuals representing several organizations and agencies from across the state and nationally.