Cancer Council Victoria's Cervical Cancer Prevention Program combines PapScreen Victoria recruitment activities and Cancer Council initiatives to address HPV vaccination.
The program's goal is to decrease the incidence and mortality of cervical cancer among Victorian women.
PapScreen Victoria is a communications and recruitment program funded by the Victorian Department of Health as part of the National Cervical Screening Program and is coordinated by the Cancer Council Victoria.
Cancer Council Victoria has delivered PapScreen's Communications and Recruitment Program since 1991. In 2007, the National HPV Vaccination Program commenced in Australia and since this time the Cancer Council has had a role in educating the community about the vaccine and encouraging uptake.
A Victorian community with minimal cervical cancer.
- Individuals should have access to information and support in their first language, that is suited to their literacy level and is culturally appropriate.
- Individuals should have access to services and service providers of their choice.
- Service providers should have access to accurate information, advice and training.
- Factors such as age, cost, geographic location, language, literacy, cultural diversity, sexuality and disability should not preclude access to cervical screening or HPV immunisation.
- Factors such as cost and geographic location should not preclude service providers from accessing information and training.
- Individuals have the right to a high quality screening service and equitable access to the funded HPV immunisation program.
- Cancer Council Victoria supports service providers to strive for excellence in providing an effective, high quality and accessible service.