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.

For more information: 
Gretchen Forsell MPH, RDN, LMNT
Project Manager 
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Upcoming Webinar

May 21 3:00-3:30 pm ET
“There’s an App for That: Increasing HPV Vaccination Rates”
Learn the benefits of using the HPV Same Way Same Day app as a clinical training tool to increase HPV vaccination rates! Learn about the HPV vaccine and strategies for broaching it with parents; engage in a series of simulated role-play conversations with a fully animated parent and her child, while receiving personalized feedback from a virtual coach and access resources about HPV vaccinations and motivational interviewing. In this app, you will practice techniques to introduce and discuss the vaccine with parents and young patients, including those who may be hesitant to immunize. Register now!

Recent Webinar

"The 'Shoestring Budget' Plan for Doing HPV Vaccination Quality Improvement in Primary Care Offices"
Originally recorded on April 30, watch the recorded version now! Sharon Humiston, MD, MPH, FAAP and Rebecca Perkins, MD, MSc, FACOG focus on the highlights of quality improvement for primary care offices. Learn how your team can craft an aim statement and a set of measurements to propel you toward success. We’ll show how you can generate change ideas and utilize your office data to be even better! Watch on demand now!

We've recently reorganized all of our archived training on one page. You'll find the webinar title, speaker, original recorded date and a list of topics that the webinar covers. By clicking on the title, participants may register and view. Missed a webinar? It’s listed on this page! Send all of the health professionals in your area to this one page. Continuing education credit has expired however a certificate of completion is available upon request. State entities will receive information on participants (including the data needed for the HRSA report) each month.

Educational Resources

View educational webinars, handouts and more.

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

All it took was one contact — to reconnect with a former AHEC colleague — that led to much success for the Three Rivers AHEC in Georgia in their HPV Project work. 

Regional Success Stories

Partners Information

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CDC Resources

AHEC Resources

View resources for participating AHECs.


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