The Southwest region of the Pennsylvania AHEC organization is coordinating a grant from the National AHEC Organization (NAO) and the CDC to increase rates of HPV vaccination in the U.S. We are building partnerships with other organizations working in this arena, including the Allegheny County Immunization Coalition

 

As part of this grant, we are able to offer free HPV materials for primary care offices as well as a "You Are the Key" presentation with Continuing Medical Education credits. Please contact us if you would like us to bring the presentation to you. Our number is (412) 408-3485 or email Lynne Williams at lwilliams@southwestahec.org.

 

Pennsylvania HPV Fact sheet
Information about HPV statistics within the state of Pennsylvania has been compiled.  Tips for providers in their conversations with patients and parents is also included. Please click here to view.

 

Non-Credit Archived Webinars:

1. "Countering HPV Vaccination Opposition" - a brief history of the anti-vaccine movement, highlights contemporary sources of misinformation and offers strategies for providing valid information.
2. "Using Social Media to Reach Healthcare Providers" - webinar presented by George Washington University.
 

Useful Links:

The following are links to some excellent HPV work done by the CDC & NAO:

2016 Binational Immunization Schedule - (Side-by-side comparison of recommended vaccines in Mexico and the United States to help healthcare professionals identify vaccines needed by children now in the U.S. who received some vaccines in Mexico)
5 Key Steps to Improve HPV Vaccination Rates
HPV Poster - from the American College of Obstetrician and Gynecologists

Tips & Time-Savers for Talking with Parents  
HPV Vaccine Information for Clinicians
How PA compares to the US in HPV vaccination