Grant ID PP160051
Awarded On November 19, 2015
Title Dissemination of an Evidence-Based HPV Vaccination Intervention in Community and Clinical Settings
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Dissemination of CPRIT-Funded Cancer Control Interventions
Institution/Organization The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Principal Investigator/Program Director Maria E Fernandez
Cancer Sites Cervix Uteri, Penis, Vulva
Contracted Amount $299,778
Lay Summary

The HPV vaccine provides protection against HPV infection and protects against 90% of cervical cancers. Uninsured and Medicaid-eligible children younger than 19 years old may receive free HPV vaccination through the Vaccines for Children program. If used appropriately, the vaccine has the potential to decrease cervical cancer-related health disparities among Hispanics yet HPV vaccination rates in Texas are much lower than Healthy People 2020 targets (80% of girls 13 to 15 years received three doses of the HPV vaccine).

The CDC estimates that fewer girls (ages 13 to 17) in Texas receive one or more doses of the HPV vaccine compared to girls nationwide (about 56%) and in Houston even few...

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