The HPV Cancer Prevention Program celebrated the week leading up to International HPV Awareness Day on March 4th, 2023.
Watch the week-long series of virtual seminars aimed at increasing HPV vaccination awareness and coverage, especially among key populations for which disparities exist. Questions? Email preventHPV@stjude.org
This virtual seminar addressed gaps in HPV vaccination coverage in southeastern states with a focus on opportunities for action. It was co-organized with the HPV Vaccination Roundtable of the Southeast and Memphis and Shelby County HPV Cancer Prevention Roundtable. Presented February 27, 2023
This virtual seminar focused on understanding and improving gaps in HPV vaccination coverage among childhood cancer survivors by discussing strategies to strengthen provider recommendations following cancer-directed therapy. Presented February 28, 2023
This virtual seminar discussed promoting HPV vaccination coverage among people who identify as LGTBQIA+. Presented March 1, 2023
This virtual seminar will focus on actions to improve HPV cancer prevention – and specifically HPV vaccination – with rural communities in the U.S. The seminar will feature two presentations on efforts to improve HPV vaccination with rural communities, an engaging Q&A session between a physician and HPV cancer survivor, and conclude with a moderated discussion. Presented March 3, 2023
The HPV Vaccination Roundtable of the Southeast hosted the first of three virtual meetings to reconvene southeastern states and improve HPV vaccination coverage. The meeting included a presentation overview of HPV Vaccination and HPV cancer data in the Southeast given by Bob Bednarczyk, PhD. Additionally, the meeting included Southeastern state updates: South Carolina (Beth Poore, Med and Kim Hale), Mississippi (Amy Ellis), Tennessee (Dorothy (Dee) Sinard, MD, FAAP and Heather M. Brandt, PhD), and West Virginia (Lindsay Barr and Elaine Darling, MPH), moderated by Nikki Hayes, MPH. The session concluded with a moderated discussion by Heather M. Brandt, PhD and action steps by Gabrielle Darville-Sanders, PhD, National HPV Vaccination Roundtable and Jennifer Nkonga, MS, American Cancer Society.
The HPV Vaccination Roundtable of the Southeast hosted the second of three virtual meetings to reconvene southeastern states and improve HPV vaccination coverage. The meeting included Southeastern state updates: Alabama (Nancy Wright, MPH, Alabama Department of Public Health, Francine Walton, MPH, O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham), Arkansas(Heather Mercer, Immunize Arkansas), Georgia (Robert Bednarczyk, PhD, Emory University, Gabrielle Darville-Sanders, PhD, National HPV Vaccination Roundtable) and Virginia: Victoria Zwicker, MPH, Virginia Department of Health moderated by Nikki Hayes from the CDC. The session concluded with a moderated discussion and action steps by Jill Pait, MS, CHES, American Cancer Society.