HPV Initiatives

Kentucky’s human papilloma virus (HPV) and cancer prevention stakeholders were early champions of efforts to increase HPV education, awareness and vaccination. Convening under various umbrella entities since 2006, partners have completed a statewide environmental scan, produced a sizeable media campaign, developed a state-level HPV initiatives plan, and taken particular care to target Appalachian youth. In Fall of 2017, the American Cancer Society and the Kentucky Cancer Consortium partnered to host an HPV Workgroup meeting in Louisville. Over 40 participants -- made up of partners both “old and new” -- were charged with refocusing collective HPV efforts by revisiting the state plan goals and assessing the impact of activities to date. Attendees agreed to work on improving coordination and collaboration between existing partners, aid in identification of new connections in disparate communities, and further align goals and objectives to improve HPV vaccination uptake and completion among adolescents and young adults in Kentucky.



National resources



Colorectal Cancer in Kentucky Factsheet

The Kentucky Cancer Consortium and their partners have developed a factsheet highlighting the state's progress to increase colorectal cancer screening rates and reduce mortality for this preventable, treatable disease. The new two-page snapshot outlines the impact of colorectal cancer in Kentucky and shares both continuing challenges as well as opportunities for collective action.

Presentations for Your Next Events

Utilize this PowerPoint presentation at your next health education event, or print this postcard sentiment in your local media, thanking health care providers and community champions for their efforts in increasing colorectal cancer screening rates in Kentucky.

HPV and Cancer Webinar

KCC hosted a webinar in January 2018 on "HPV and Cancer", with Dr. Emily Messerli from the University of Kentucky's College of Nursing. Listen to the archived presentation here.

Tobacco Treatment in Kentucky: Best Practices Webinar

On January, 24, 2018, KCC hosted a webinar featuring Dr. Audrey Darville who provided an overview of the latest best practices for tobacco treatment, information about the BREATHE online Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training opportunity and some policy recommendations. Click here to watch the recording.

KCC Summits

KCC and their partners hosted two Summits in 2017. The Kentucky Cancer Summit was held in March in Louisville. Download presentations and resources from the Summit here. The "Kentucky Cancer Summit - Fall Lung Workshop" was held in October in Frankfort. Download presentations from that statewide event here.

KCC's Lung Cancer Communication Toolkit

Check out the KCC Lung Cancer Network's Communication Toolkit released on November 3, 2017. Please use it within your organizations and share it with your partners.

Tools for Caregivers

KCC's ACA and Cancer Team has recently developed new tools that are designed to support caregivers of those with cancer in finding answers on where to get help in paying for cancer treatment and care for their loved ones.

Kentucky "State of the State" Cancer Control Data Webinar

The Burden of Cancer in Kentucky (2000 - 2013)

ACA and Cancer New and Updated Documents

ACA y Cáncer Versión Pública Detallada en Español - Updated November 10, 2016
ACA y Cáncer Versión Pública Básica en Español - Updated November 10, 2016
ACA and Cancer Español (Spanish) - Updated November 10, 2016
ACA and Cancer Basic Public Version - Updated November 10, 2016
ACA and Cancer Detailed Public Version - Updated November 10, 2016
ACA and Cancer Health Professionals Version - Updated November 10, 2016

Pathfinders: The Kentucky Cancer Program (KCP)

BOTH KCP-East & KCP-West-has launched an easy-to-use online tool with the capacity to search for cancer resources in local communities, counties, the state, & across the nation. For more information about Pathfinder and the Kentucky Cancer Program visit Kentucky Cancer Program, or contact the KCP Regional Cancer Control Specialist serving that area.

Nutrition, Physical Activity, Excess Weight/Obesity and Cancer Risk

Foundation Aims to Fund Cancer Services

The Kentucky Cancer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to ensure that all Kentucky citizens have access to life-saving preventative and early detection cancer services, regardless of their financial situation. Their work supports the priorities of the Kentucky Cancer Action Plan and Resource Plan.