The HPV Immunization Project is a nationwide effort to increase HPV vaccination rates. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention funds the project through the National AHEC Organization to train health professionals about the importance of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. The Eastern Montana Area Health Education Center at RiverStone Health is the coordinator for the NAO/HPV grant for Montana.
Studies consistently show that a strong recommendation from a healthcare provider is the single best predictor of vaccination. A clinician’s recommendation is the Number One reason parents decide to protect their children with vaccinations.
The best and most effective way to recommend the HPV vaccination is when it is introduced in the same way and the same day as other vaccines recommended for girls and boys at ages 11 and 12.
CDC resources for health professionals include handouts, Power Point presentations and a video series that includes information on how clinicians can help parents understand the importance of HPV vaccination and how healthcare providers can answer questions about vaccination safety.
How do I sign up for a PowerPoint Presentation?
If you are a healthcare provider and want to find out more or schedule a group Power Point presentation, contact Mary Helgeson, director of Eastern Montana AHEC at RiverStone Health, by calling 247.3279 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
PowerPoint Presentations for Clinicians
Two PowerPoint presentations are available for use by healthcare providers.
Download a 30-minute PowerPoint presentation on the HPV vaccine
Download a 60-minute PowerPoint presentation
Flyers, Handouts & other HPV information
Offer parents this flyer with “Six Reasons to Get HPV Vaccine For Your Child.”
Handout this flyer from the American Cancer Society, “Take a Shot at Cancer!”
Find out the most effective way to talk to parents about HPV vaccine and answer common questions
Use a decision tree to determine whether your patient needs two or three doses of HPV vaccine
Clinician FAQ on CDC recommendations for HPV Vaccine 2-dose schedules
Find out the top 10 ways you can reach and maintain high HPV vaccination rates
Handout for parents containing recommended immunizations for Children 7-18Eastern MT AHEC at RiverStone Health
Billings, Montana 59101
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm