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Hot Topics: You are the Key to HPV Cancer Prevention
Monday, June 12, 2017, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM AKDT
Category: Community Webinars

You Are the Key to HPV Cancer Prevention
Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2016                Time: 8:30am to 9:30am
DESCRIPTION: Low HPV vaccination rates are leaving another generation of boys and girls vulnerable to devastating HPV cancers. Vaccination could prevent most of these cancers. CDC is looking to you to make an effective recommendation for HPV vaccination when kids are 11 and 12 years old. Provided in this presentation is up-to-date information on HPV infection/disease, HPV vaccine, and ways to successfully communicate with patients and their parents about HPV vaccination. Find out how to reduce missed opportunities by recommending HPV vaccine the same way and same day you recommend other routinely recommended adolescent vaccines.
After participating in this webinar, you will be able to:
  • Describe the burden of HPV disease.
  • Define the importance of HPV vaccination for cancer prevention.
  • Explain the rationale for vaccinating youth at ages 11 or 12.
  • List the CDC recommendations for HPV vaccine for girls and for boys. 
  • Provide useful and compelling information about HPV vaccine to parents to aid in making the decision to vaccinate.
PARTICIPANTS: This webinar is designed for healthcare and human service providers including physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, nurses, counselors, social workers, case managers, and other staff who interact with patients, who work in multiple types of settings including primary care, geriatric care, maternal and child health care, Head Start programs, STD/HIV & reproductive health care, mental health, addictions, health departments, hospitals, health centers, schools, and community health settings.

FACULTY: Jill B Roark, MPH

Ms. Roark is a Health Communication Specialist of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where she has focused on HPV vaccine communications for the past six years, leading the adolescent immunization communications team for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Jill witnessed the devastation of HPV disease firsthand, in a college-town Planned Parenthood while managing the abnormal pap follow-up process, as well as the colposcopy clinic. Jill has given more 150 presentations on HPV infection, disease, vaccination, and communicating successfully about HPV vaccine. Jill has worked in public health for 20 years and received her degrees from the University of Florida.