Tuesday, May 2, 2023 (Honolulu, HI) – Last month, we successfully trained Community Health Workers and Volunteers in Guam as part of the Pacific Against Cervical Cancer (PACe) Project! The projectĘ»s overall goal is to decrease the morbidity and mortality of cervical cancer in the U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPI). The primary objective is to increase the capacity of healthcare workers to prevent and control cervical cancer via enhanced evidence-based public health screening practices in Guam and Yap State (Federated States of Micronesia). This project focuses on clinician and self-collection primary HPV DNA testing targeting un/under-screened women aged 30-64. The program is guided by the principles of community-based participatory engagement, implementation science, and capacity building.

To learn more about the PACe project, visit the Cancer Council of the Pacific Islands (CCPIs) website at www.pacificcancer.org.