|Awarded On||August 16, 2023|
|Title||Continuation and expansion of a highly successful postpartum HPV vaccination program|
|Award Mechanism||Primary Prevention of Cancer|
|Institution/Organization||The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Abbey Berenson|
This application is to fund a fourth cycle of the highly successful postpartum HPV vaccination program at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) conducted in collaboration with the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV). In the next cycle, we will expand our catchment area to 32 counties which span four Public Health Regions (PHR 4/5N, 6/5S, 7, and 11) in east and south Texas. Seven of the counties we will serve are federally recognized medical underserved areas (MUAs) and 18 are MUA/Rural. Many of these women are at higher risk of cervical cancer than the rest of Texas (10.6 cases per 100,000 population in PHR 5/east Texas and 10.4 in PHR 11/Rio Grande Valley as comp...