Kentucky’s human papilloma virus (HPV) and cancer prevention stakeholders were early champions of efforts to increase HPV education, awareness and vaccination. Convening under various umbrella entities since 2006, partners have completed a statewide environmental scan, produced a sizeable media campaign, developed a state-level HPV initiatives plan, and taken particular care to target Appalachian youth. In Fall of 2017, the American Cancer Society and the Kentucky Cancer Consortium partnered to host an HPV Workgroup meeting in Louisville. Over 40 participants — made up of partners both “old and new” — were charged with refocusing collective HPV efforts by revisiting the state plan goals and assessing the impact of activities to date. Attendees agreed to work on improving coordination and collaboration between existing partners, aid in identification of new connections in disparate communities, and further align goals and objectives to improve HPV vaccination uptake and completion among adolescents and young adults in Kentucky.
- Eliminating HPV Related Diseases as a Public Health Problem: Let’s Start with Cervical Cancer presented by Dr. Anna Giuliano at the American Cancer Society HPV Roundtable in March 2018
- HPV & Cancer webinar with Dr. Emily Messerli, 1/17/18
- Kentucky HPV Related Cancers: 11/15/17 Data presentation
- Kentucky Cancer Action Plan: Excerpt containing HPV related goals and objectives
- Kentucky HPV Strategic Plan: June 2016
- CDC MMWR, August 2017 article: National, Regional, State and Selected Local Area Vaccination Coverage Among Adolescents Aged 13-17 — United States, 2016.
- CDC: Clinician HPV & Cancer webpage
- ACS’s Steps to Increasing HPV Vaccines in Practice
- ACS’s HPV Just the Facts
- WHO: Improving vaccination demand and addressing hesitancy.