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Cervical Cancer: 5 Steps to Effective Cancer Control Planning

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Step 1: Assess program priorities  
  State Cancer ProfilesExternal link (CDC, NCI) - Statistics for prioritizing cancer control efforts
      Screening & Risk Factors Report: Had a Pap Smear in Past 3 Years and no HysterectomyExternal link
      Screening & Risk Factors Report: Ever Had a Pap Smear, All Women 18+External link
      Cervical Cancer Incidence ReportExternal link
      Cervical Cancer Incidence MapExternal link
      Cervical Cancer Mortality ReportExternal link
      Cervical Cancer Mortality MapExternal link
Step 2: Identify potential partners
  Program Partners in Cancer Control - Contact information by state and region
  Research Partners in Cancer Control - Contact information by state and region
Step 3: Determine effectiveness of different intervention approaches
  Guide to Community Preventive Services (Federally sponsored) - Recommendations for population-based intervention approaches
      Cervical Cancer ScreeningExternal link  
  Guide to Clinical Preventive Services (AHRQ) - Task Force recommendations on screening, counseling and medication regimens
      Cervical Cancer, ScreeningExternal link  
Step 4: Find research-tested programs and products
  Research-tested Intervention Programs (NCI, SAMHSA) - Summary statements, ratings and program materials from cancer prevention and control studies
      Cervical Cancer ScreeningExternal link  
  Sample program:
      "The Forsyth County Cancer Screening Project (FoCaS)" - Designed to improve the beliefs, attitudes and behaviors regarding breast and cervical screening among low-income, predominantly African American women age 40+  
Step 5: Plan and evaluate your program
  Guidance for Comprehensive Cancer Control Planning (CDC) - Guidance for linking research to practice
  State Plans for Comprehensive Cancer Control
  Put Prevention Into PracticeExternal link (AHRQ - Guidance for linking research and practice)

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