HELP PROTECT YOURSELFAGAINST DISEASES CAUSED BY HPV
INTRODUCTIONTEAM AWAKENING IS A PR GROUP ON THE UNF CAMPUSSPREADING AWARENESS ABOUT HPV AND CERVICAL CANCER.THIS IS A MAJOR CONCERN BECAUSE MEN AND WOMENBETWEEN THE AGES OF 18 AND 24 ARE BEING AFFECTED.Each day in the US, 30 women are diagnosed with cervicalcancer (about 11,000 women per year.)You can get the virus through any kind of genital contact withsomeone who has HPV--intercourse isnt nessary.Many people who have HPV dont even know it, because thevirus often has no signs or symptoms. That means you can getthe virus or pass it on to your partner without knowing it.
RESEARCH Cervical cancer forms in the cells cervix. Human Papillomavirus (HPV), which is a sexually transmitted disease plays a role in causing cervical cancer. Risks for cervical cancer are: Many sexual partners Early sexual activity A weak immune system Cigarette smokingmayoclinic.com
Research What is Cervical Cancer? Cervical cancer is a cancer of the cervix. Unlike some other cancers, cervical cancer is not considered to be passed down through family genes. When a woman is infected with certain types of HPV and the virus doesnt go away on its own, abnormal cells can develop in the lining of the cervix. If these abnormal cells are not found early and treated, precancers and then cervical cancer can develop.UNF Health Services Department
GOALSOUR GOAL IS TO MAKEUNF STUDENTS ANDOTHER MEN ANDWOMEN AWARE OF THECAUSES AND EFFECTS OFHPV/CERVICAL CANCER.
OBJECTIVESOBJECTIVE 1: TO REACH ABOUT 100 PEOPLE BYDECEMBER 2, 2011.OBJECTIVE 2: TO MAKE 50 MEN AWARE OFHPV/CERVICAL CANCER.OBJECTIVE 3: TO MAKE 50 WOMEN AWARE OFHPV/CERVICAL CANCER.
STRATEGIESTO INCREASE AWARENESS OF HPV/CERVICALCANCER THROUGH VARIOUS CHANNELS SUCH AS: SOCIAL MEDIA RADIO TELEVISION FACE TO FACE INTERVIEWS
TACTICS WE USED SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITES TO SPREAD AWARENESS FACEBOOK- www.facebook.com/TeamAwakening1 TWITTER- www.twitter.com/TeamAwakening YOUTUBE WE USED OSPREY RADIO TO BROADCAST OUR TEAM AWARENESS PSA WE USED OSPREY TV TO BROADCAST OUR TEAM AWAKENING COMMERCIAL PSA We Conducted 50 face to face interviews while making this commercial where we asked each person what they knew about HPV/Cervical Cancer and then we shared 8 important facts with them. By the time they left us they were aware of:1. What is Cervical Cancer?2. What are the causes of Cervical Cancer?3. Prevention.4. Statistics.5. Protection
TACTICS CONT.AT THE END OF EACH FACETOFACE INTERVIEW EACHPARTICIPANT RECEIVED ATEAL HPV/CERVICALCANCER AWARENESSRIBBON TO SHOW THEIRAWARENESS. WE ASKEDTHEM TO WEAR ITPROUDLY DURING THEMONTH OF JANUARY:CERVICAL CANCERAWARENESS MONTH
EvaluationOur objective was to reach 50 peoplethrough Social Media from October throughNovemeber 2011 Twitter- gained 15 followers Facebook-45 likes YouTube- Our YouTube site will run our PSA commercial in support of Cervical Cancer Month which is January 2012. Commercial is in production stage.
EVALUATIONOur radio PSA was broadcaston Osprey Radio withunlimited potential through itsstreaming radio over theinternet and cable tv at UNF.Our commercial PSA will alsohave unlimited potential withinthe UNF community because itis expected to run on OspreyTV.
CONCLUSIONALTHOUGH THIS IS A CLASS ASSIGNMENT TEAMAWAKENING SAW AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE AGREAT GRADE BUT ALSO TO MAKE AGREAT CONTRIBUTION TO THE UNF STUDENTBODY. IN THE ONE MONTH PERIOD WEVE HAD TOPLAN AND EXECUTE THIS ASSIGNMENT WEVESUCCESSFULLY REACHED OUR GOALS INSIDE THECLASSROOM AND CREATED THE TOOLS NECESSARYFOR UNF STUDENTS TO MAKE THEMSELVES AWAREOF HPV/CERVICAL CANCER.