Alabama’s Cervical Cancer Elimination Plan

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On Monday, May 8th, 2023, the Alabama Department of Public Health launched the Strategic Action Plan for Cervical Cancer Elimination as a Public Health Problem in the State of Alabama. Read the full plan here.

This makes Alabama the first state in the United States to lay out a strategy to end cervical cancer deaths. It’s an incredible, lifesaving commitment by the state, made possible through partnership and evidence-based advocacy from across communities and sectors.

The 30-minute news conference featured speakers from the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center, TogetHER for Health, the Rotary Club of Birmingham, and the American Cancer Society.

Operation Wipe Out partners look forward to doing our part to take the Plan forward – and to watching these commitments translated into lives saved across Alabama.

For more on the launch and the plan, visit the Alabama Department of Public Health website. A blog on the new plan authored by Alabama State Health Office Dr. Scott Harris can be accessed here.

Watch the news conference