|Awarded On||November 19, 2015|
|Title||Dissemination of an Evidence-Based HPV Vaccination Intervention in Community and Clinical Settings|
|Award Mechanism||Dissemination of CPRIT-Funded Cancer Control Interventions|
|Institution/Organization||The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Maria E Fernandez|
|Cancer Sites||Cervix Uteri, Penis, Vulva|
The HPV vaccine provides protection against HPV infection and protects against 90% of cervical cancers. Uninsured and Medicaid-eligible children younger than 19 years old may receive free HPV vaccination through the Vaccines for Children program. If used appropriately, the vaccine has the potential to decrease cervical cancer-related health disparities among Hispanics yet HPV vaccination rates in Texas are much lower than Healthy People 2020 targets (80% of girls 13 to 15 years received three doses of the HPV vaccine).
The CDC estimates that fewer girls (ages 13 to 17) in Texas receive one or more doses of the HPV vaccine compared to girls nationwide (about 56%) and in Houston even few...