Grant ID PP140208
Awarded On August 20, 2014
Title Increasing HPV Vaccinations in Harris and Jefferson Counties Using Combined Evidence-Based Approaches in a Federally Qualified Health Center
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Evidence-Based Prevention Programs and Services
Institution/Organization Legacy Community Health Services
Principal Investigator/Program Director Tina Megdal
Cancer Sites Cervix Uteri, Head and Neck, Vagina, Vulva
Contracted Amount $1,500,000
Lay Summary

Need: HPV infection is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in young sexually active populations and represents a serious public health problem as certain types (predominantly HPVs 16 and 18) have been associated with cancer of the cervix, vulva, vagina, anus, penis, oral cavity, and oropharynx. The economic burden of HPV infection is very high. At $127 per dose and nearly $400 per series, costs associated with initiating and completing the quadrivalent HPV vaccination schedule present significant barriers to service delivery especially for underinsured clients.

Between 2005 and 2010, both the age adjusted incidence and mortality rates of cervical cancer for the Houston-Sugar ...

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