While young people in Australia are lucky enough to receive the HPV Vaccine for free through the School-based National HPV Vaccination program, the vaccine does not ensure complete protection against all cancer-causing HPV types. Even if you’ve received the vaccine, it is essential to stay up-to-date with regular routine Cervical Screening Tests, every 5-years (from the age of 25).
Alarmingly 43% of Australian women are not up-to-date with their regular Cervical Screening Test. Unfortunately 90% of women who die from cervical cancer have not had regular cervical screening.
ACCF’s Education Programs provide evidence-based information targeted to all levels of the community, to educate men and women about the preventability of cervical cancer. Improve the health literacy of your School, Community or Workplace by booking a highly trained ACCF Awareness Presenter to provide an engaging and respectful education program.
The Cervical Cancer Awareness Program for Schools (CCAPS) is a free educational presentation aimed at high school aged students (both males and females), to raise awareness about the preventability of cervical cancer. The program educates students about the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) which is responsible for almost all cases of cervical cancer as well as other HPV-related cancers in both men and women. Arm your students with the information they need to take care of their health, both now and into the future.
Community Groups can also take part in ACCF’s Community Education Program. Delivered by trained and passionate Volunteer Presenters, we can deliver a free Community Education Presentation at your next community group or club meeting.
ACCF offers an informational support and referral program for women affected by cervical cancer and their families. To find out more please click here.
At the Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation (ACCF), we want to reduce the number of Australian women who don’t screen regularly. Get the Text is a FREE National SMS Reminder Service, designed to keep you up-to-date with your Cervical Screening. Register now to get your personal SMS reminder in the month you nominate.