Advocates for Youth
Advocates for Youth provides information, training, and assistance to youth-serving organizations, policymakers, youth activists, and the media on reproductive and sexual health matters.
American Academy of Pediatrics
The American Academy of Pediatrics is a membership organization that provides information on pediatric and practice guidelines, policy statements, publications, and other resources.
American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization that addresses a number of cancer issues. The site contains facts and cancer research news, as well as advocacy and public policy information pertaining to various cancers.
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is a private, voluntary nonprofit membership organization consisting of professionals that provide reproductive health care for women.
American Medical Women's Association
The American Medical Women's Association works with women in medicine on professional leadership development as well as education, advocacy, and mentoring.
American Social Health Association
The American Social Health Association is a nonprofit organization that focuses on providing in-depth information about sexually transmitted infections.
Association of Reproductive Health Professionals
The Association of Reproductive Health Professionals is a membership association of professionals who provide health services and conduct research on reproductive health policy.
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials is a national nonprofit organization representing the state and territorial public health agencies of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and the District of Columbia.
GlaxoSmithKline, a multinational pharmaceutical company, is the maker of Cervarix, an HPV vaccine undergoing experimental trials.
The Guttmacher Institute is a nonprofit research organization that focuses on sexual and reproductive health research, public education, and policy analysis.
Immunization Action Coalition
The Immunization Action Coalition works to increase immunization rates and prevent disease by creating and distributing educational materials to the public as well as health professionals. The group provides information about safety, efficacy, and use of vaccines within larger communities.
Merck & Co., Inc.
Merck, the maker of Gardasil, develops, manufactures, and markets vaccines and medicines. Merck also sponsors the “Tell Someone” campaign that provides information on HPV, the Pap test, and the HPV test.
National Cervical Cancer Coalition
The National Cervical Cancer Coalition is a coalition of women and family members/caregivers that are concerned about cervical cancer. Their mission is to educate the public about cervical cancer.
National Cervical Cancer Public Education Campaign
The National Cervical Cancer Public Education Campaign, led by the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation, gives women and their doctors information about causes of cervical cancer and the best ways to prevent or detect it.
National Conference of State Legislatures
The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the United States, its commonwealths, and territories. NCSL provides research, materials, and briefings for policymakers to exchange ideas about state issues.
PATH is an international, nonprofit organization that helps provide appropriate health technologies and sustainable, culturally relevant strategies in improving global health. Produced by PATH, RHO Cervical Cancer is an online information resource on cervical cancer for health program managers in low-resource settings.
Reproductive Health Technologies Project
The Reproductive Health Technologies Project is a nonprofit organization that provides public education and policy development around existing reproductive health technologies.
Society for Adolescent Medicine
The Society for Adolescent Medicine is a multidisciplinary organization of health professionals who work to raise public and professional awareness of adolescent health issues among families, policymakers, educators, youth-serving organizations, students, and health professionals.
Women In Government
The Women In Government is a nonprofit organization of women state legislators. They launched the Challenge to Eliminate Cervical Cancer campaign in January 2004 to call for an elimination of cervical cancer in ten years. The website contains legislative information as it relates to the HPV test and cervical cancer.
World Health Organization
The World Health Organization (WHO) is the United Nations specialized agency for health. WHO's primary objective is the attainment of the highest possible level of health by all people in the world.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)The CDC is one of 13 components of the Department of Health and Human Services, the principal agency in the U.S. government that protects the health and safety of Americans. The Center conducts surveillance, research, and analysis on numerous health topics. Within the CDC is the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the Vaccines for Children program that helps families by providing free vaccines to eligible children, and data on sexually transmitted infections. The CDC also houses the Office of Minority Health that overlooks matters related to racial and ethnic health disparities.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services administers Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP programs.
National Cancer Institute
Sponsored by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, the National Cancer Institute, addresses cervical cancer treatments, clinical trails, research, and more. The Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities is housed within the National Cancer Institute.
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS)
The DHHS develops health policies and programs aimed at eliminating health disparities in minority populations. Several agencies within DHHS administer programs related to implementation of the HPV vaccine.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is responsible for protecting the public's health by assuring safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, the food supply, cosmetics, and radiation-emitting products. As the regulatory arm of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the FDA determines which food and drugs are approved for consumption by the American public.