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Lead Partner

Gynecologic Cancer Foundation

The mission of the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation (GCF) is to ensure public awareness of gynecologic cancer prevention, early diagnosis and proper treatment as well as supports research and training related to gynecologic cancers. GCF advances this mission by increasing public and private funds that aid in the development and implementation of programs to meet these goals. GCF was established by the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (SGO) in 1991 as a not-for profit charitable organization to raise funds to support philanthropic programs to benefit women who have, or who are at risk for, developing a gynecologic cancer. GCF joined the Campaign as the lead partner in 2003.

Campaign Partners

America Online

America Online, Inc., a division of Time Warner, is the world’s leader in interactive services, Web brands, Internet technologies, and e-commerce services. With its hallmark focus on providing convenient, easy-to-use services for mass-market consumers, America Online has played a major role in creating the consumer online experience worldwide and is leading the development of the next-generation Internet.

American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society (ACS) is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has state divisions and more than 3,400 local offices.

American Cancer Society—South Atlantic Division (formerly Mid-Atlantic Division) DE, MD, DC, WV, VA, NC, SC and GA

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

American College of Nurse-Midwives

With roots dating to 1929, the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) is the oldest women’s health care organization in the U.S. ACNM provides research, accredits midwifery education programs, administers and promotes continuing education programs, establishes clinical practice standards, creates liaisons with state and federal agencies and members of Congress. The mission of ACNM is to promote the health and well being of women and infants within their families and communities through the development and support of the profession of midwifery as practiced by certified nurse-midwives, and certified midwives. The philosophy inherent in the profession states that nurse-midwives believe every individual has the right to safe, satisfying health care with respect for human dignity and cultural variations.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is dedicated to the advancement of women’s health through education, practice, research, and advocacy. Founded in 1951, ACOG is a membership organization representing over 47,000 members who provide health care for women. ACOG provides patient education materials on a variety of topics, including gynecologic cancer. Information about these materials is available on the ACOG website or by calling 202.863.2518 or e-mailing a request to In addition, ACOG provides an online physician directory as a public service to women who wish to locate an obstetrician-gynecologist in their area. This service is available at

American Medical Women’s Association, Founding Lead Partner

The American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) is an organization of 10,000 women physicians and medical students dedicated to promoting women’s health, improving the professional development and personal well-being of its members, and increasing the influence of women in all aspects of the medical profession. AMWA members represent all medical specialties, from primary care to surgical subspecialties, and career roles including private individual and group practice, academia, administration, research and managed care. The American Medical Women’s Association is an organization which functions at the local, national, and international level to advance issues such as smoking prevention and cessation, osteoporosis, violence against women, heart disease, gender equity, breast cancer, and reproductive health.

American Social Health Association

The American Social Health Association is dedicated to improving the health of individuals, families, and communities, with a focus on preventing sexually transmitted diseases and their harmful consequences. The American Social Health Association has been working with government and agency leaders, community-based organizations and private industry to build coalitions to improve the public health and health seeking behaviors in the general population as well as among at-risk communities, including women, teens, Hispanics, African Americans and same-sex partners.

American Society for Cytotechnology

The American Society for Cytotechnology (ASCT), founded in 1979 is an association of cytotechnologists and pathologists. Cytotechnologists are medical practitioners who screen and provide interpretations on the Pap test. As the collective voice for the profession, the mission of the ASCT is defining and promoting the profession of cytotechnology. ASCT develops practice standards, monitors, and evaluates legislative/regulatory issues and emerging technologies affecting the profession. ASCT also provides unique, practical educational opportunities pertinent to the practice of cytotechnology.

Association of Reproductive Health Professionals

The Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP), founded in 1963, is a multidisciplinary association of professionals who provide reproductive health services or education, conduct reproductive health research, or influence reproductive health policy. ARHP educates healthcare professionals, policy makers and the public. The organization fosters research and advocacy to improve reproductive health.

Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses

The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) is a leader among the nation’s nursing associations, serving more than 22,000 health care professionals in the U.S., Canada and abroad. Members include neonatal nurses, APRNs, women’s health nurses, OB/GYN and labor and delivery nurses, nurse scientists, childbirth educators and nurse practitioners. AWHONN members are committed to delivering superior health care to women and newborns in hospitals, home health and ambulatory care settings. The association’s activities are focused in three areas: Childbearing and the Newborn; Women’s Health across the lifespan and Professional Issues. AWHONN has a long-standing commitment to promoting excellence in clinical practice, and supports nurses, and the women and families they care for, by providing a wide range of resources that enhance health care practices unique to women and newborns.

Business and Professional Women/USA

Business and Professional Women/USA (BPW/USA), founded in 1919, promotes equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education and information. BPW/USA is the leading advocate on work-life balance and workplace equity issues. BPW/USA sponsors events that benefit local communities, aid in the personal and professional development of young women, and raise awareness of issues affecting working women. BPW/USA has been a leader in promoting and passing legislation affecting workingwomen ever since endorsing the Equal Rights Amendment. In addition, BPW/USA educates its members on policy issues and encourages them to become involved in policy development in their own workplaces, and in grassroots efforts at the local, state and federal government levels.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people—at home and abroad—providing credible information to enhance health decisions, and promoting health through strong partnerships.

Coalition of Labor Union Women

The Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) is the only national organization of union women. Its goals, set forward at its founding in 1974, include promoting affirmative action in the workplace; strengthening the role of women in unions; organizing unorganized women; and increasing the involvement of women in the political and legislative process. It is one of six AFL-CIO constituency groups; however, membership is open to all union women. CLUW has a long history of promoting women’s health and wellness � with a particular focus on working women � which it views as part of its commitment to organizing. Through its Cervical Cancer Prevention Works program (, CLUW is dedicated to raising awareness of HPV, cervical cancer and its prevention to the 6.5 million union women in the labor movement in the United States.

National Alliance for Hispanic Health

The National Alliance for Hispanic Health is the oldest and largest network of health and human service providers servicing over 10 million Hispanic consumers throughout the U.S. The Alliance’s mission is to improve the health and well being of Hispanics in the United States. Members are organizations (e.g., community-based organizations, provider organizations, government, national organizations, universities, and for-profit corporations) and individuals. Members are united with others to build strong healthy Hispanic communities whose contributions are recognized by a society that fosters the health, well-being, and prosperity of all its members. To achieve this vision, our members are committed to informing, educating and advocating for Hispanic consumers (children, adolescents, adults, older adults, families, and communities), and working to strengthen communities and their health and social infrastructures.

National Asian Women’s Health Organization

The National Asian Women’s Health Organization (NAWHO) was founded in 1993 to achieve health equity for Asian Americans. NAWHO’s goals are to raise awareness about the health needs of Asian Americans through research and education, to support Asian Americans as decision-makers through leadership development and advocacy, and to strengthen systems serving Asian Americans through partnerships and capacity building. Through its innovative programs, NAWHO is increasing knowledge of breast and cervical cancers, training violence prevention advocates, expanding access to immunizations, changing attitudes about reproductive health care, and breaking the stigma around depression and mental health.

National Black Nurses Association

The National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a forum for collective action by African American nurses to investigate, define and determine what the health care needs of African Americans are and to implement change to make available to African Americans and other minorities health care commensurate with that of the larger society. The NBNA is committed to excellence in education and conducts continuing education programs for nurses and allied health professionals throughout the year. The association provides annual scholarships for students. The NBNA collaborates with private and public agencies/organizations that share common concerns for improving the health status of all people, particularly African Americans and other minority consumers.

National Cancer Institute

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is a component of the National Institutes of Health, one of eight agencies that compose the Public Health Service in the Department of Health and Human Services. The NCI, established under the National Cancer Act of 1937, is the Federal Government’s principal agency for cancer research and training.

National Cervical Cancer Coalition

The National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC) is a growing coalition of women and family members/caregivers battling cervical cancer issues, women’s groups, cytotechnologists, pathologists, laboratories, technology companies, cancer researchers, hospitals, organizations providing cervical cancer screening programs, other related associations, both national and worldwide, that are interested in a grass roots campaign to educate the public about cervical cancer prevention and outreach, new screening and treatment options, cervical cancer screening and follow-up programs, HPV, the limitations of the Pap smear AND its overwhelming success as a screening tool for clinicians. The NCCC places a very special and personal focus on providing outreach support to women and family members going through the battle against cancer.

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship

NCCS is the oldest survivor-led cancer advocacy organization in the country and a highly respected authentic voice at the federal level, advocating for quality cancer care for all Americans and empowering cancer survivors. NCCS believes in evidence-based advocacy for systemic changes at the federal level in how the nation researches, regulates, finances and delivers quality cancer care. In 2004, NCCS launched Cancer Advocacy Now!™, a legislative advocacy network that seeks to involve constituents from across the country in federal cancer-related issues. Patient education is also a priority for NCCS. Access to credible and accurate patient information, such as NCCS’s award-winning Cancer Survival Toolbox®, is what NCCS believes is key to demanding and receiving quality cancer care.

National Council of La Raza

The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan, tax-exempt organization established in 1968 to reduce poverty and discrimination, and improve life opportunities for Hispanic Americans. NCLR is the largest constituency-based national Hispanic organization, serving all Hispanic nationality groups in all regions of the country. NCLR provides organizational assistance in management, governance, program operations, and resource development to Hispanic community-based organizations in urban and rural areas nationwide, especially those that serve low-income and disadvantaged Hispanics. NCLR provides a Hispanic perspective on issues such as education, immigration, housing, health, employment and training, and civil rights enforcement, to increase policy-maker and public understanding of Hispanic needs, and to encourage the adoption of programs and policies which equitably serve Hispanics.

National Education Association Health Information Network

As the non-profit health affiliate of the National Education Association, the NEA Health Information Network (NEA HIN) provides health information to 2.7 million educational employees and the more than thirty million students it serves. NEA HIN distributes information nationally through NEA’s 53 state/territory affiliates as well as 13,000 local education associations. NEA HIN serves as a link between public school employees; local, state, and national health organizations; and government agencies. Since its inception, NEA HIN has addressed numerous health issues that affect NEA members and students, including HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, cancer, teen pregnancy, mental wellness, nutrition, school safety, asthma and environmental hazards in schools. NEA HIN’s mission is to improve health, safety, and student achievement by providing school employees with vital, effective, and timely health information through parent, community, public, and private partnerships.

National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association

The National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA), founded in 1971, is a non-profit membership organization established to ensure access to voluntary, comprehensive and culturally sensitive family planning and reproductive health care services and to support reproductive freedom for all.

Native WEB

The Native WEB mission is to eliminate unnecessary breast and cervix cancer deaths among underserved women. WEB stands for “Women Enjoying the Benefit,” which refers to the benefit of participation in early cancer detection and prevention programs. While Native WEB’s original mission was to assist American Indian women, over the last 10 years Native WEB has expanded its programs, and has provided training in American Samoa, Guam, Saipan and Palau, as well as training for several state Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Programs.

Office on Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Office on Women’s Health (OWH) was established in 1991 within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Its Vision is to ensure that “All Women and Girls are Healthier and Have a Better Sense of Well Being.” Its mission is to “provide leadership to promote health equity for women and girls through sex/gender-specific approaches.” The strategy OWH uses to achieve its mission and vision is through the development of innovative programs, by educating health professionals, and motivating behavior change in consumers through the dissemination of health information.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America

The mission of Planned Parenthood is to provide comprehensive reproductive and complementary health care services in settings which preserve and protect the essential privacy and rights of each individual; to advocate public policies which guarantee these rights and ensure access to such services; to provide educational programs which enhance understanding of individual and societal implications of human sexuality; to promote research and the advancement of technology in reproductive health care and encourage understanding of their inherent bioethical, behavioral, and social implications.

Prevent Cancer Foundation

The Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation is a national, non-profit health foundation with a single mission: the prevention and early detection of cancer through scientific research and education. The Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation focuses its energies and resources on those cancers-including lung, breast, prostate, colorectal, cervical, skin, testicular and oral-that can be prevented through lifestyle changes or detection and treatment in their early stages.

Society for Women’s Health Research

The Society for Women’s Health Research is the nation’s only non-profit advocacy group whose sole mission is to improve the health of women through research. The Society was founded in 1990 when it brought to national attention the problem of the exclusion of women from major medical research studies and the resulting need for greater funding for research on conditions experienced by women. The Society works to increase public and private funding for research on women’s health, promote the inclusion of women in medical research studies, and encourage the scientific examination of the basic biological and physiological differences between men and women.

Society of Gynecologic Nurse Oncologists

The Society of Gynecologic Nurse Oncologists (SGNO) is dedicated to the advancement of patient care, education, and research in gynecologic oncology and women’s health care. SGNO provides members with opportunities to increase their knowledge, their skills, and their understanding of professional issues.

Society of Gynecologic Oncologists

The Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (SGO) is a national medical specialty organization of physicians who are trained in the comprehensive management of women with malignancies of the reproductive tract. Its purpose is to improve the care of women with gynecologic cancer by encouraging research, disseminating knowledge which will raise the standards of practice in the prevention and treatment of gynecologic malignancies and cooperating with other organizations interested in women’s health care, oncology and related fields. The Society’s membership is primarily comprised of gynecologic oncologists, as well as other related medical specialists such as, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and pathologists. SGO members provide multidisciplinary cancer care including chemotherapy, radiation therapy, supportive care and surgery. The SGO formed the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation (GCF) in 1991 to ensure public awareness of gynecologic cancer prevention, early diagnosis and proper treatment.

Women In Government

Women In Government is a bi-partisan, non-profit 501(c)(3) educational association for elected women in all state governments. Women In Government promotes informed policymaking and the leadership role of women by providing issue education and opportunities for idea and information exchange.

YWCA of the USA

The mission of the Young Women’s Christian Association of the United States of America is to empower women and girls and to eliminate racism. The YWCA of the USA is a women’s membership movement nourished by its roots in the Christian faith and sustained by the richness of many beliefs and values. Strengthened by diversity, the Association draws together members who strive to create opportunities for women’s growth, leadership and power in order to attain a common vision: peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all people. The Association will thrust its collective power toward the elimination of racism wherever it exists and by any means necessary.

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