January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month: please join NLIRH by participating in our blog carnival!
¡Acábalo Ya! Working Together to End Cervical Cancer. This is one fight we can win.
Every year in the United States alone, more than 12,000 women are diagnosed and more than 4,000 die of cervical cancer, a disease that is 100% preventable. A disproportionate number of those who suffer from this deadly disease are Latinas and other women of color. This is unjust and unacceptable. We believe the number of deaths from cervical cancer should be zero, and we invite you to join us in making this a reality.
Starting next week on January 9th, we will be hosting a blog carnival, “¡Acábalo Ya! Working Together to End Cervical Cancer.” This effort is aimed at educating Latinas about this disease and how to protect our health, raising the profile of cervical cancer prevention as a national reproductive justice and women’s health priority, and advocating for greater access to the tools and care needed to prevent, detect, and eventually end cervical cancer.
We hope you will be able to join us!
What can you do? Write a post on your blog (or a guest post on ours) that answers the question: “What will it take to end cervical cancer?” Examples of topics include: combating barriers to prevention, diagnosis and treatment; the unique challenges faced by women of color, immigrants, queer women, and transgender men in accessing the care they need; the HPV vaccine; HPV stigma; and the potential impact of the Affordable Care Act on reducing cervical cancer incidence and death. Need more ideas? Contact us and we’ll provide resources and info.
How? Email Natalie D. Camastra, Policy Fellow, at firstname.lastname@example.org with the link to your blog post. If your organization does not have its own blog, please contact Natalie via email or at (202) 621-1434 and we will work with you to get your contribution posted.
When? Blog posts will be accepted and links posted from January 9-13. The earlier you can submit, the better!