Category Archives: hpv

Cervical Health Awareness Month: Resources and Lessons from LHDs

By LaMar Hasbrouck, MD, MPH, Executive Director, NACCHO

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, a time when local health departments (LHDs) can increase awareness of cervical cancer, the role of human papillomavirus (HPV) as the leading cause of cervical cancer, and the importance of prevention and early detection in their communities.

Although the number of cervical cancer cases has decreased over time in the United States, thousands of women and their families, friends, and caregivers are affected by cervical cancer each year. Continue reading

Barren River District Health Department Partners with Western Kentucky University for HPV Prevention Efforts

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Partners, including WKU students and administrators, brainstorm activities for their HPV action plan

By Alyson Jordan, MPA, Communications Specialist, NACCHO

To strategize how to increase vaccination rates for human papillomavirus (HPV), NACCHO worked with the Barren River District Health Department (KY) to host an action planning meeting on April 30 and May 1. This meeting is one of ten action planning meetings with local health departments (LHDs) selected by NACCHO to identify strategies to improve vaccination rates against HPV, the leading cause of cervical and several other types of cancers.  Continue reading

NACCHO Helps Three West Virginia Health Departments Strategize How to Increase HPV Vaccination Rates

By Alyson Jordan, MPA, Communications Specialist, NACCHO

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Participants brainstorm the community’s strengths for increasing HPV vaccination rates

On March 26–27, NACCHO hosted the first of 10 strategic action planning meetings in Shepherdstown, WV, with health departments from Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan counties. Each strategic action planning meeting is focused on identifying or developing strategies to increase human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates. NACCHO’s HPV project has awarded 10 local health departments (LHDs) funding to identify strategies to improve vaccination rates for HPV, the leading cause of cervical and several other types of cancers. Continue reading