January National Health Observance: Cervical Cancer Awareness

Each month, we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that support our mission to improve health across the United States. In January, we’re raising awareness about the importance of screening for cervical cancer.We’ve listed some resources below that you can use to promote this NHO with your networks. Cervical Health Awareness MonthMore than 11,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year. The good news: vaccination and regular screening can prevent the disease. During Cervical Health Awareness Month, help…

 

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