Opportunity for Denver Metro Providers to Improve Practice-Level HPV Vaccination Rates

Date: Friday, September 30, 2016

Jan 01 2017

This opportunity is open to providers in Adams, Arapahoe, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson Counties.

We are seeking your help in an innovative initiative to prevent HPV-associated cancers in all Colorado men and women. Both locally and nationally, HPV vaccination rates lag far behind the Healthy People 2020 goal of at least 80% coverage among adolescents with completion of the series. As a trusted source of information for your patients, we encourage your practice to consider becoming a participant in a project being carried out by the Denver Metro Alliance for HPV Prevention to increase HPV vaccination uptake throughout the Denver-metro area in Colorado.

This project will pilot the use of a toolkit adapted from researchers at the University of Colorado, the CDC and major medical associations, that will help guide you through implementation of customizable, evidence-based quality improvement strategies to increase HPV vaccination uptake. If your practice chooses to implement this toolkit you will receive free Maintenance of Certification and/or Continuing Medical Education credits, ongoing support from a local public health nurse, your practice’s vaccination rates, and access to free communication materials.

For more details regarding what is expected of participants, please view the project flyer. Additionally, a brief introductory webinar is available for a more in-depth overview. Listen to and view the webinar teaser here.

For questions and to confirm your interest in this project, please contact Nicole Steffens, HPV Program Coordinator at Denver Public Health, at 303-602-7262 or Nicole.Steffens@dhha.org.

The Denver STD/HIV Prevention Training Center (PTC) is accredited by the Colorado Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Denver STD/HIV Prevention Training Center designates this educational activity for a maximum of 25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.