Programs | Cervical Cancer Interventions

Health-related programs for cervical cancer screening

Employee programs refer to activities that include active employee involvement, such as classes, seminars or competitions. Employee programs are frequently provided on-site at the workplace.

Employee health surveys in the workplace provide assessment and implementation opportunities

  • Information from employee health surveys can be used to identify the percent of women employees that have received appropriately timed cervical cancer screening. Women who are in the appropriate age group and have not received screening should receive screening education and information on employee health benefits related to screenings

One-on-one patient education is recommended to increase cervical cancer screening

  • One-on-one education is defined as communication of information to individual clients by telephone or through face-to-face encounters, conducted by a healthcare or allied health professional (e.g., health educator) or by a lay health advisor or volunteer
  • The education sessions can occur in clinical settings, homes, or worksites
  • The education content can address a general target population or be tailored to the unique circumstances and characteristics of specific individuals that are identified through individual assessments
  • One-on-one education can be supplemented by the use of:
    • Brochures
    • Informational letters, or
    • Reminders (printed or telephone)

Worksite-wide education campaigns increase use of screening services

  • Improving communications about the availability and coverage of preventive services is recommended to increase their use. For example, flyers or brochures about the screenings could be placed in employee break rooms and on bulletin boards. Additional strategies to consider include mailing information and reminders to employees’ homes and company-wide e-mails to employees
  • The Task Force on Community Preventive Services reports that use of cancer screening services increases when employees receive consistent communication and reminders about cancer screening