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“School Nurses’ Role within HPV Vaccine Uptake: A Model for Interprofessional Collaboration”
Wednesday, July 25, 3 p.m. ET
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Presented by: Brittany L. Rosen, University of Cincinnati; and Kim Toole, Xavier University
This webinar will provide an in-depth review of school nurses’ HPV vaccine knowledge and attitudes, along with their perception of their role as opinion leaders for the HPV vaccine and their professional practice in providing HPV vaccine education and recommendations to parents. In addition, we will identify barriers preventing school nurses from providing HPV vaccine education and recommendations, including time constraints, job requirements, and school policies. Next, we will examine how to address these barriers through implementing a model for interprofessional collaboration offering examples from local (Ohio) school nurses. Last, we will review resources and toolkits school nurses and partners can use to educate and recommend the HPV vaccine to parents.

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Gretchen Forsell MPH, RDN, LMNT
Project Manager

Trisha Schulz, BS
Project Coordinator

Project Evaluation

Project Evaluation

The National AHEC Organization received funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for a project to provide education to health professionals regarding the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. Selected AHEC entities in all 50 states will work to increase awareness as well as train health professionals about the HPV vaccine, in an overall effort to increase HPV vaccination rates.

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Educational Resources

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Resources for Health Professionals

Project Participants

View a list of those currently participating in the program. One AHEC entity per state has been selected to carry out state and local HPV project training activities. Each state will work closely with HPV Regional Coordinators to develop contact with immunization organizations, provide continuing education to health professionals and distribute promotional messages.

Project Resources

Success Stories

Greater Valley AHEC (GVAHEC) in Arizona hosted an in-person viewing of the NAO webinar, “HPV-Associated Oropharyngeal Cancer and Survivors’ Experiences of Treatment-Related Toxicity” at the University of Arizona-Phoenix campus April 25. Immediately following the webinar, the AHEC lead an inter-professional guided discussion attended by fourth-year undergraduate and graduate level health professions students from the University of Arizona and Arizona State University.

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Partners Information

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AHEC Resources

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