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The following list includes international and national organizations with a focus on public health and cancer. While we believe the sources below to be wholly reliable, the Spirit Foundation does not control the content on any of the pages below. The descriptions are those provided by the organizations.
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Cervical Cancer Treatment, Prevention and Screening

NIH National Cancer Institute: Cervical Cancer Page: relays important facts and images depicting procedures and tests for patient understanding of HPV and cervical cancer.
American Cancer Society‘s Cervical Cancer Patient Information Page: details valuable information on HPV and cervical cancer prevention, early detection, treatment, support, research and more.

Communities for Patients and Survivors

Cervical Cancer Cancer Survivors Network: forums hosted by the American Cancer Society for cancer survivors to connect and join support groups.
Cervivor: an organization working to prevent cervical cancer through patient education and survivor empowerment.

International Organizations 

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO): PAHO, founded in 1902, is the world’s oldest international public health agency that provides technical cooperation and mobilizes partnerships to improve health and quality of life in the countries of the Americas.
The World Health Organization (WHO): is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system and is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.
Union of International Cancer Control (UICC): unites the cancer community to reduce the global cancer burden, to promote greater equity, and to integrate cancer control into the world health and development agenda.

National Organizations

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): has been dedicated to protecting health and promoting quality of life through the prevention and control of disease, injury, and disability and is committed to programs that reduce the health and economic consequences of the leading causes of death and disability, thereby ensuring a long, productive, healthy life for all people.
American Cancer Society (ACS): is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Together with our millions of supporters, ACS saves lives and creates a world with less cancer and more birthdays by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back.
National Cancer Institute (NCI): is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and is the Federal Government’s principal agency for cancer research and training. The National Cancer Institute coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients. Description.
CancerQuest: CancerQuest is a cancer education and outreach program at Emory University. CancerQuest presents the biology of cancer, cancer prevention, detection, treatment, survivorship and current news. Description.

Georgia Resources

Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University: Winship participates in the robust research environment of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center of Emory University, a national leader in life sciences.  Emory’s primary focus on translational research, fuels the rapid development of discoveries in the laboratory into advances in patient care.
 
Emory University School of Medicine: The Emory University School of Medicine is a leading institution with the highest standards in education, biomedical research, and patient care. We are committed to recruiting and developing a diverse group of students and innovative leaders in biomedical science, public health, medical education, and clinical care.
Northside Hospital Cancer Institute: The Northside Hospital Cancer Institute offers the best of both worlds: clinical excellence on par with academic-based programs, along with the personalized and attentive care typically associated with a community hospital. Northside, which has been offering cancer care services since 1978, is one of the largest and most respected providers of cancer care services in the Southeast.
Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM): Morehouse School of Medicine is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of individuals and communities; increasing the diversity of the health professional and scientific workforce; and addressing primary health care needs through programs in education, research, and service, with emphasis on people of color and the underserved urban and rural populations in Georgia and the nation.