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HPV Webinar
HPV Vaccination: Insights from States with Highest and Lowest HPV Vaccination Rates
Over the past year, CSTE has worked with the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) on a project to highlight the importance of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine as a public health priority. NFID and CSTE convened subject-matter experts to talk about the long-term health impact of HPV and the role of immunization.
CSTE has conducted interviews with the states that have the highest and lowest HPV vaccination rates. CSTE members identified and conducted calls with state epidemiologists and immunization program staff to discuss successes and barriers with regard to vaccines for children and public clinics, HPV vaccination compared with other adolescent vaccination, and communication efforts toward healthcare practitioners and the public.
The outcomes of these interviews were presented by representatives from states in the CSTE/NFID cohosted webinar “HPV Vaccination: Insights from States with Highest and Lowest HPV Vaccination Rates,” which took place on November 4, 2014.
Featured Speakers:
Joseph A. Bocchini, Jr., MD and Jeffrey Engel, MD will review highlights of the NFID Call to Action, “HPV Vaccination as a Public Health Priority.” Nichole McLaughlin, HPV Coordinator, Philadelphia Department of Public Health, and Jennifer Dillaha, MD, Medical Director for Immunizations Arkansas Department of Health will present successes and challenges of HPV vaccination in their respective states. Susan J. Rehm, MD, NFID medical director, will moderate.
Target Audience:
Pediatricians, family physicians, epidemiologists, immunization managers, and allied health professionals who provide immunization services to preteens and adolescents.
Educational Objectives:
At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
  1. Describe why HPV vaccination is a public health priority.
  2. Describe the role of epidemiologists in vaccine-preventable diseases.
  3. List factors that have contributed to successes in HPV vaccination promotion by state and local health departments.
  4. List challenges and barriers to increased HPV vaccination rates by state and local health departments.
  5. Locate online resources for improving HPV vaccination rates.
Continuing Medical Education (CME):
The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
NFID designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
The speakers, planners, and content reviewers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Certificates of Attendance:
To receive credit for this CME activity, each participant must participate in the entire webinar and receive a minimum passing score of 80% on the post-test. You may repeat the post-test until you successfully receive a passing score. No fee is required. Please allow 7 to 10 business days after successfully passing the post-test to receive a CME or participation certificate via email. All inquiries should be directed to or (301) 656-0003.
This project was funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Cooperative Agreement Number 1U38 OT0000143-01. The content of this publication is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of CDC.

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