Public invited to workshop during Cervical Health Awareness Month

01.12.2018 | By Jeannie Peng Mansyur

PASADENA, Texas – January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, and San Jacinto College is partnering with Legacy Community Health to provide information on how to prevent the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and cervical cancer through regular checkups.

Nearly 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year, according to the National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC). Legacy Community Health and the College’s Community Education Center will host a free Well Woman Workshop to provide information about vaccinations and cervical cancer screenings. Refreshments and giveaways will be available. The event is scheduled from 12 to 1 p.m., on Wednesday, Jan. 31, in the Interactive Learning Center, building 1, room C-1.108, on the San Jacinto College Central Campus.

Participants are encouraged to register for free by calling 281-478-2786 or emailing community.education@sjcd.eduSan Jacinto College Central Campus is located at 8060 Spencer Highway in Pasadena. 

The Community Education Center is a part of the Continuing and Professional Development division at San Jacinto College.

About the Continuing and Professional Development division
This division at San Jacinto College provides continuing education and training for both current and future employees in the professional and technical job sectors, as well as provides the public with noncredit open enrollment course options to enhance their lives. Professional and technical training is available through contract training, open enrollment, and grant funding. For more information, call 281-476-1838 or visit the Continuing and Professional Development division website

About San Jacinto College

Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. As a fiscally sound institution, the College currently holds bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s, respectively. San Jacinto College is a 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Rising Star Award recipient and an Achieving the Dream Leader College. Approximately 45,000 credit and non-credit students each year benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success. The College offers eight areas of study that prepare a diverse body of students to transfer to four-year colleges or universities or enter the workforce with the skills needed to support the growing industries along the Texas Gulf Coast. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.

For more information about San Jacinto College call 281-998-6150, visit sanjac.edu or join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.