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Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute are looking to recruit primary care clinics for a HPV vaccination initiative!

HPV is a sexually transmitted infection that causes cervical, anal, penile, vaginal, and oropharyngeal cancers as well as genital warts. In the U.S., more than 20,000 women and 12,000 men are diagnosed with HPV-associated cancers annually; yet, the number of HPV immunized people is significantly less than CDC goals.

What is the I Vaccinate initiative?
It is a 4-5 year multi-level HPV vaccination initiative intended to reduce missed opportunities for HPV vaccination rates.

Why is this initiative being started?
The HPV vaccine could substantially lower the burden of HPV-related cancers in the U.S., yet uptake is far below national goals.

What are the specific goals of this initiative?

  1. Identify facilitators and barriers for HPV vaccination among providers in primary care clinics.
  2. Implement the I Vaccinate initiative in the Intermountain West region and evaluate the effectiveness.

What kind of practices are eligible to participate in this initiative and what are the benefits to the clinic?
Urban and rural primary care clinics in the Intermountain West region. Clinics will receive HPV-related trainings and tools in addition to reimbursement for their time.

Where do I get more information?
If you would like more information about the I Vaccinate initiative, please contact the Principal Investigator, Deanna Kepka, at 801-587-4565 or email at Deanna.Kepka@hci.utah.edu.

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