- Screening Matters Newsletter
The National Screening Unit newsletter
In this issue:
- Rome hearing well, couldn’t wait to start school
- Chloe’s experience highlights the importance of HPV vaccine, regular smears
- Position statement recommends women participate in BreastScreen Aotearoa
- Communicating abnormal cervical smear results
- Disclosing NCSP participant information
- The importance of quality ethnicity data
- Feedback sought on Cervical Screening Awareness Month
Feedback sought on Cervical Screening Awareness Month
As in previous years, the National Screening Unit undertook national radio advertising, and provided posters, other media resources and small incentives for local promotions to help encourage women, particularly those in our priority groups, to get up-to-date on their cervical smears.
We'll soon be doing a campaign evaluation so are keen to get feedback about the campaign from providers and others interested in cervical screening. The evaluation will inform our future approach to CSAM in particular, but also to other cervical screening programme activities. We'll be contacting providers soon, or anyone can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are a few things we already know that will feed into the evaluation, including:
- some very positive comments about the campaign's focus on whānau and loved ones
- improving timing and other aspects of distribution for promotional materials
- the related activity we get from radio stations on their Facebook pages can be a great way to spread the word. Hundreds of people ‘liked’ or shared CSAM-related posts and women urged other women to get up to date.
There's still more work to be done but we'd like to thank everyone who played a role in supporting CSAM.
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