Registry of Work

Partnering with schools and clinics to expand a highly successful HPV vaccination program for 9-17 year olds from Medically Underserved Areas

Project Description

The UTMB expansion project will increase the number of counties served from 2 to 25, including 13 that are both rural and full MUAs. We will also provide onsite HPV vaccination services to adolescents in 8 schools located in 4 MUAs with very low vaccination rates. The 25 counties to be served comprise 11 Texas Senate Districts and 12 Texas House Districts ensuring that a widely dispersed, diverse constituency benefits from our program. Participants represent priority populations as they are underinsured/uninsured, reside in medically underserved areas, and are from racial/ethnic groups at higher risk for HPV-related cancers.

Project Type

Prevention; dissemenation; vaccination

Target Population

9 to 17 years of age; underinsured; uninsured; racial/ethnic groups; high risk populations; Males; Females;

Related Cancers

Cervix Uteri; Head and Neck; HPV-related; Penis; Vagina; Vulva;

Project Lead

Berenson, Abbey

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Funded Organization

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Collaborating Organizations

UTMB clinics; County Medical Societies;

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