Cervical Cancer-Free NC (Chapel Hill, NC)


  • Name:Mrs. Schatzi McCarthy
  • Title:Associate Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Cervical Cancer-Free NC
  • Address:Department of Health Behavior
    University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
    Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7440
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:919-966-3761
  • Main fax:919-966-2921

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User Phone

  • Direct phone:919-843-8962

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  • Mission:
  • Cervical Cancer-Free North Carolina is a statewide initiative to eliminate or substantially reduce cervical cancer in NC. Through strong collaborations, we aim to increase HPV vaccination rates among teens and increase pap screening among women who have not been screened in the past 4 years.

  • Overview:
  • We can end cervical cancer, because vaccination prevents most infections that cause the cancer, screening can detect cervical cancer, and doctors can treat it effectively. So why are women still dying from a fully preventable disease? About half of women who die from cervical cancer were never or rarely screened. Another 29% of cervical cancer deaths are among women who were screened but whose cancer was not detected due to screening errors; 12% of cancer deaths were to women who did not complete treatment.

    The challenges of screening for early detection make HPV vaccination an especially powerful way to prevent cervical cancer, as the vaccine’s protection may potentially last a lifetime. However, despite the release of highly effective HPV vaccines beginning in 2006 and the millions spent on consumer marketing, rates of HPV vaccine initiation and completion of the three-dose series remains far too low. In 2007, 27% of girls ages 13-17 in the US had initiated the vaccine; although rates rose to 53% by 2011, they have reached a plateau and in some groups have actually begun to decrease. Research suggests several reasons for this decline:
    • Although awareness of HPV vaccines is high, action by respected public agencies and organizations that “own” the issue and highlight it as a major public health concern has been sporadic at best. Such action is likely to be seen as more motivating and credible by parents than advertisements alone, according to UNC research.
    • National guidelines for HPV vaccination are not well understood by many health care providers, and the impetus to increase vaccination coverage is currently limited due to the absence of relevant health care quality performance measures.
    • Cost – particularly co-pays – remains a barrier, although this problem will hopefully disappear as affordable health care reform takes hold.

    The Strategy for Action
    CCFNC is based in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Through our large body of research work on the HPV vaccine, UNC has developed an evidence-based framework for sustainable action against these needless cervical cancer deaths. This Carolina Framework focuses on: 1) increasing HPV vaccination, 2) increasing Pap test use, 3) increasing Pap test accuracy, and 4) improving access to treatment.

    Our programs targets the first two actions in the framework since these will potentially have the greatest impact on cervical cancer deaths. As a result, program goals are:

    • To increase HPV vaccination among young female adolescents ages 11-18.

    • To increase cervical cancer screening among women ages 25-70 who have not been screened in the last four years.

    Because UNC is a research organization which values translational research, we will create a manual for leading the workshops to share this model with other states, based on project success. We will also disseminate the materials through organizations like the National Association of County and City Health Officials as well as our state’s NC Association of Local Health Directors.

  • History:
  • CCFNC Vaccination Initiatives
    UNC aims to increase HPV vaccination among female adolescents ages 11-18. We hope to help lay the groundwork for widespread voluntary HPV vaccination in schools. The following are examples of our works in this area:

    • In 2010, UNC partnered with the NC School Community Health Alliance, NC Immunization Branch, and NC Healthy Schools to interview representatives from 33 NC school health centers and learn more about their HPV vaccination services, challenges and opportunities. In 2011, UNC used findings from this survey to design, implement and evaluate an evidence-based intervention to increase immunization rates at 4 partnering school health centers.

    • UNC conducted interviews with 5 school-located vaccine programs across the US, including one in Guilford County, NC. We hope to use lessons learned from these programs to inform future planning for similar programs across the state.

    • In 2012, UNC attended the NC School Community Health Alliance annual conference and learned of three model school-located mass vaccination programs in NC. As a result of conference participation, UNC interviewed program leaders and prepared an in-depth practice report to share the results with the community partners.

    Cervical Cancer Screening Promotion Activities
    UNC aims to increase cervical cancer screening among women ages 25-70 who have not been screened in the past four years, and to reduce screening disparities. Screening initiatives that we have worked on are as follows:

    • UNC collaborated with the American Cancer Society and other project advisors to create a directory of free or low-cost cervical cancer screening resources in North Carolina. In 2011, we worked with community stakeholders to disseminate this resource and connect uninsured and underinsured women to screening services. This resource can be accessed at www.ccresourcedirectory.org.

    • UNC also partnered with Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program staff in August 2012 to discuss new US Preventive Services Task Force guidelines and to share information about the CCFNC resource directory.

    Partner-led initiatives that CCFNC has been involved with are as follows:

    • NC Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program and UNC have conducted focus groups with women who are not up-to-date on cervical cancer screenings. Lessons learned will be used to design interventions to improve screening uptake.

    • The NC Immunization Branch has invited UNC to analyze and publish results of its evaluation of the adolescent AFIX program, a quality improvement strategy to increase adolescent immunization coverage among NC vaccine providers. The results of this research study have the potential to impact the CDC’s AFIX practices for providers across the US.

    • The Cervical Cancer-Free Initiative collaborated with UNC and Local Health Departments in interviewing rarely or never screened women in NC to learn more about barriers to screening and interventions to improve screening uptake.

    • UNC is partnering with Health Net Federal Services to work on initiatives to increase preventive screening rates for cervical cancer among military dependents. Lessons learned will be used to improve practice for military dependents across the Health Net coverage area (22 states and the District of Columbia).

    Through program initiatives like these CCFNC is working with our community partners to eradicate or substantially reduce cervical cancer in NC.

  • Year established:2010
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:15
  • Advisory board size:18
  • Staff size:3


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:509(a)(1)
  • Tax ID:56-6001393

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:566001393
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  • Organization Address:CB 1260 104 AIRPORT DR STE 3600
  • Organization City:CHAPEL HILL
  • Organization State:NC
  • Organization Zip:27599-0001
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):2
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Educational Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:June, 1929
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:11
  • Foundation Code Desc.:School 170(b)(1)(A)(ii)
  • Activity Code(s):030
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):School, college, trade school, etc.
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:14 (990 - Not required to file (instrumentalities of states or political subdivisions))
  • Accounting Period:June
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  • Asset Amount:$0
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  • Income Amount:$0
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  • 990 Revenue Amount:$0
  • Last Updated:2/25/2018 5:08:21 pm

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