The National AHEC Organization (NAO) received funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for a project to provide continuing education to health professionals about the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. The Maine AHEC Network was awarded a grant to facilitate this effort in Maine.
The objectives of this project are to:
- Define the importance of HPV vaccination for cancer prevention and the rationale for vaccinating at ages 11 or 12.
- Make providers aware of recommendations for HPV vaccine for girls and for boys.
- Provide useful and compelling information about HPV vaccine to parents to aid in making the decision to vaccinate.
- Provide resources relevant to current immunization practice.
- HPV Vaccine Materials for Providers
- ACS "Take a Shot at Cancer" Infographic
- CDC HPV Iceberg Infographic
- #HowIRecommend Flyer
- Expanded 2017 HPV Resource Guide
- Maine HPV Profile
- HPV 2-Dose Decision Tree
- Clinician FAQ: CDC Recommendations for HPV 2-Dose Schedules
- Top 10 Recommendations for Improving Practice
- 2017 Recommended Immunizations for Children 7–18 Years Old
- Special Report: NAO and the AHEC Network Working to Increase HPV Immunization Rates
- 5 Key Steps to Improve HPV Vaccination Rates
- Action Guide: Steps for Increasing HPV Vaccination in Practice
- Hospitals and Cancer Centers: Vaccinate Adolescents against Cancers
- On-Hold Phone Message Scripts
- National Immunization Partnership with the APA’s Virtual Toolkit
- American Academy of Pediatrics HPV Champion Toolkit
- Fact Sheet: What Parents Should Know about the HPV Vaccine
- HPV Vaccine Resources
- For Providers: Talking with Parents
- FAQs about HPV Vaccine Safety
- HPV Fact Sheet
- HPV Vaccine: Myth Busting
- Vaccine Schedule
- HPV Associated Cancers
- 9-Valent HPV Vaccine Guidance
- Short Video for Health Care Providers: Just Another Shot – Reframing the HPV Vaccine
- FAQ about HPV and the Vaccine
- American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Poster
- Free CME Self-Study Course: “You Are the Key to HPV Cancer Prevention: Understanding the Burden of HPV Disease, the Importance of the HPV Vaccine Recommendation, and Communicating About the HPV Vaccination”
- CME credits available for this course include: 1.5 ACCME credit hours for physicians, 1.4 ANCC contact hours for nurses, and 1.4 ACPE contact hours for pharmacists.
- Countering HPV Vaccination Opposition Webinar
- Immunity Community: Evidence-Based Strategies to Address Vaccine Hesitancy
- Using IIS to Increase HPV Vaccination Uptake
- HPV Vaccination as Cancer Prevention: Give It a Shot (or 2)
News and Reports
- MMWR Report on 2015 Immunization Coverage
- CDC MMWR 2015: National, Regional, State, and Selected Local Area Vaccination Coverage Among Adolescents Aged 13–17 Years — United States, 2014
- NPR Story: Doctors, Not Parents, Are the Biggest Obstacle to the HPV Vaccine
- MMWR Report on HPV Vaccination Coverage