Putting an end to cervical cancer in Tennessee!
Cervical Cancer-Free Tennessee
June-July 2014: Presentations to Overton, Clay and Jackson Health Councils
June 2014: Walks-A-Lot Kick Off
November 2014: Van Buren County Health Fair
January 2015: Presentations at Warren, White and Putnam County Senior Centers
January 2015: Macon County Senior Citizens Center Health Fair
January 2015: Cumberland County Housing Authority food bank distribution
Education about annual cervical cancer screening and HPV vaccine
The Tennessee Cancer Coalition partnered in 2013 and 2015 with area hair salons and a local school of cosmetology to provide training for hair stylists and nail technicians on how to deliver health education messages which included cervical cancer awareness and prevention to their clients. A grant has been written to expand the program to other areas during 2015-2016 if awarded.
Workshop targeting healthcare providers
Held in Middle Tennessee Region (Nashville) on May 30, 2013
Caree McAfee, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Bethany Scalise, Tennessee Department of Health
CCFTN-Middle TN collaborated with Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) on a one-year planning grant from National Cancer Institute. The partners implemented a process of coalition building and research planning focused on increasing HPV vaccine uptake in the state of Tennessee (TN), with initial specific attention to the VICC catchment area (see figure below). In response to the 2014 President’s Cancer Panel report on HPV vaccination, our goal was to leverage existing partnerships and address local research priorities for increasing HPV vaccination in pediatric care settings. Contact person: Pamela Hull, PhD
Conduct an environmental scan and planning process to identify local priorities, challenges and opportunities for research focused on increasing HPV vaccine uptake.
Enhance the existing linkages amongst the VICC and the Tennessee Immunization Program, the Cervical Cancer Free Tennessee coalition, Vanderbilt Affiliate Health Network (VHAN) and the Cumberland Pediatric Foundation (CPF).
This project lead to increased capacity of VICC, CCFTN, and their partners in developing and testing strategies for increasing HPV vaccine uptake and to conduct HPV vaccine research within the context of primary pediatric care. In conclusion of the grant period, we completed: 1) an environmental scan report, 2) a research agenda report, and 3) submission of a new grant application to National Cancer Institute to address these research priorities.