Operation Wipe Out – Driving Cervical Health in Alabama

Nov 28, 2023

Originally posted on TogetHER for Health’s website on November 28, 2023.

Operation Wipe Out is a collaboration aiming to tackle Alabama’s disproportionately high rates of cervical cancer – some of the highest in the United States.

Operation Wipe Out partners have been working tirelessly since late 2021 to engage communities, build a network across public, private, and academic sectors, and make cervical cancer prevention a priority. For a great example, watch our recent video profiling Ms. Linda Hayes, a local community health promoter and advocate bringing important information about cervical cancer prevention to Chambers County, Alabama.

The initial phase of this work culminated in May of 2023 with the launch of the groundbreaking Strategic Action Plan for Cervical Cancer Elimination as a Public Health Problem in the State of Alabama, the first such plan in the United States.

The true impact of this partnership will be measured as the rates of HPV vaccination and cervical cancer screening and treatment increase in the State, and as new cases and  – most importantly- preventable deaths from cervical cancer begin to fall.

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