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.
Planning Group Directory
Agendas of Planning Group Meetings:
Minutes of Planning Group Meetings:
Resources for Planning Group Members:
- Report on Cervical Cancer in South Carolina as a result of a Legislative Proviso South Carolina Cervical Cancer Study: A Report on the Status of Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control, Report to the Governor and General Assembly
- Example of Community Action Plans:
Action Plans for the State Baptist Young Woman’s Auxiliary developed at “A Call to Action” in March 2007
- Article on HPV in State Cancer Plans
Steele CB et al. (2008). Human Papillomavirus-Related Content in State and Tribal Comprehensive Cancer Control Plans. Journal of Women’s Health, 17(1), 5-10.
- SC Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan with Cervical Cancer Content Highlighted
The full plan (without highlighting) is available at:
http://www.sccanceralliance.org/UserFiles/SC Cancer Plan.pdf
- Abstract submissions to:
- Report on Excess Cervical Cancer Mortality:
Freeman HP, Wingrove BK. Excess cervical cancer mortality: A marker for low access to health care in poor communities. Rockville, MD: National Cancer Institute, Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities; 2005. Report: NIH Pub. No. 05-5282.
- Article on Cervical Cancer in South Carolina:
Brandt HM, Modayil MV, Hurley D, Pirisi-Creek LA, Johnson MG, Davis J, Mathur SP, Hebert JR. Cervical cancer disparities in South Carolina: An update of early detection, special programs, descriptive epidemiology, and emerging directions. J S C Med Assoc. 2006 Aug;102(7):223-30.
- Overview of Cervical Cancer Screening Recommendations
- Cervical Cancer Incidence (1996-2002) and Mortality (1995-2003) in South Carolina
- Cervical Cancer Incidence in the United States by Area of Residence, 1998-2001 (Benard et al., 2007)
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
- South Carolina HIV/STD Conference: Honoring Yesterday, Celebrating Today, Creating Tomorrow, October 15-17, 2008, Columbia, SC – MTA sponsored a Plenary Session on HPV and Cervical Cancer on October 16, 2008; keynote speaker - Dr. Mark Dignan (Video)
- Cervical Cancer Subcommittee of the Breast and Female Cancer Work Group Meetings
August 26, 2008 [Minutes of Meeting]
September 23, 2008 [Minutes of Meeting]
October 14, 2008 [See October 28th for detailed minutes]
October 28, 2008 [Minutes of Meeting]
November 25, 2008 [Minutes of Meeting]
December 16, 2008 [Minutes of Meeting]
February 26, 2009 [Minutes of Meeting]
- January 2009 Cervical Cancer Subcommittee Updates
- December 2009 Journal of the South Carolina Medical Association
Symposium Issue: Cervical Cancer in South Carolina
Click her to view the Journal
- For additional information about the Cervical Cancer Subcommittee future meetings and activities, visit http://www.sccanceralliance.org
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.