How We Work
The Texas HPV Coalition is a catalyst to stimulate work on key issues around increasing the HPV vaccination rates. Our work will be guided by a strategic plan with direction and input from an active Steering Committee, which will oversee all workgroups. Through the efforts of the workgroups, the Coalition will advance initiatives that focus on provider education, systems improvement, data and technology and awareness.
Impact through collaboration
A fundamental premise of the Coalition is that collective action among the member organizations will lead to an increase and sustainability of HPV vaccination rates that we would not realize by working alone. The Coalition will focus on efforts where we can have a bigger impact through collaboration, communication and coordination. Member organizations will continue to maintain their projects and programs outside of this collaborative space.
Together, members will work to share information, identify needs and opportunities, and enhance programs, activities, and services relating to HPV vaccination. The strength of our partnership, united in mission, will enhance the work of each member and thus effectively further the case of eliminating HPV vaccine-preventable cancers in Texas.
Texas HPV Vaccine Champion Award Program
The Champion Award Program was established to recognize leaders in health care whose vaccination rates demonstrate a commitment to preventing HPV cancers through timely vaccination of adolescents. The program also serves to reinforce parental audiences that HPV vaccination is an important part of cancer prevention and serves to motivate clinicians to adopt effective recommended practices.
HPV Team-Based Learning Module in Texas Schools
Through collaboration and influence this project seeks to increase medical provider education around HPV while they are still in training. Dr. Lois Ramondetta and her colleagues published the HPV Team-Based Learning Module on MedEdPORTAL. MedEdPORTAL serves as a clearinghouse for high-quality, peer-reviewed health education tools. This allows Medical Schools across the nation to download the curriculum and implement it in their programs. The Provider Education workgroup continues to target the 11 Medical Schools in Texas to encourage them to include the HPV TBL in their curriculum. Our member organization, Texas Medical Association co-wrote a letter with Dr. David Lakey, another member of the TX HPV Coalition and past-commissioner of Texas Department of State Health Services, to all the deans of the medical schools in Texas, encouraging them to adopt the HPV TBL curriculum.
Texas School Nurse Organization Annual Conference
Key members from the TX HPV Coalition presented on a panel discussion at the annual meeting for Texas School Nurses. Over 300 school nurses from across Texas were in attendance and received information regarding: a compelling survivor story, what school nurses can do, overview of HPV, how UT Houston has been able to partner with Houston ISD, and then effective and engaging messages.
Featured Member Organizations
Meet the dedicated organizations leading Texas to a future without HPV-related cancers.
See the Workgroups advancing HPV prevention
Through the efforts of the workgroups, the Coalition will advance initiatives that focus on provider education, systems improvement, data and technology, and awareness.
Read endorsements by the top HPV cancer prevention organizations in Texas and across the country. If you are interested in requesting a Letter of Support from the Texas HPV Coalition, please contact us.