Improving human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates in our region

The Intermountain West HPV Vaccination Coalition brings together immunization program representatives with cancer control, pediatric, and primary care specialists as well as parents and community members. Vaccination is the best way to prevent cancer caused by the human papillomavirus virus (HPV). There are more than 150 types of HPV and the HPV vaccine prevents cancer-causing types of the virus.

The Coalition aims to improve HPV vaccination among boys and girls ages 11-12 in these ways:

  • Identifying barriers to HPV vaccination
  • Exploring current research activities related to HPV vaccination
  • Building partnerships with other organizations and individuals
  • Enable a strategic and efficient approach to combating low HPV vaccination rates in the region
  • Improve HPV vaccination rates through policy priorities, research efforts, and pediatric and family-practice initiatives

Individuals or organizations sharing this goal are welcome to join the Coalition.

Listen to the Scope Radio Podcast with Deanna Kepka, PhD
Utah Has the Lowest Vaccination Rate of This Cancer-Reducing Vaccine.

Our Members

The Coalition includes members from many cities, and we’re growing!
Representatives around the Intermountain West are coming together to improve HPV vaccination rates in our region. Members include more than 400 members in over 20 states:
  • Cancer control representatives
  • Health departments
  • Health Centers
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Professional Organizations
  • Pediatricians
  • Primary Care specialists
  • Parents
  • Community members
  • You can join us!!
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Contact Us

We invite you to join us! For more information on the Intermountain West HPV Coalition or to become a member:

Email: IMWHPV@hci.utah.edu

Social Media: LinkedIn Twitter: @IMWHPV

Deanna Kepka, PhD MPH
Project Leader, Huntsman Cancer Institute
Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, University of Utah
2000 Circle of Hope, Rm 4707
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Phone: 801-587-4565
Fax: 801-585-0900
Email: deanna.kepka@hci.utah.edu

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