|Awarded On||August 17, 2022|
|Title||Increasing the use of HPV vaccination services among medically underserved young adults|
|Award Mechanism||Evidence-Based Prevention Programs and Services|
|Institution/Organization||University of Houston - Downtown|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Angelica Roncancio|
Need. The Centers for Disease Control reported that between 2014and 2018, approximately 24,886 females and 19,113 males were diagnosed with HPV-associated cancers. The HPV-associated cancer incidence rate for Texas between 2013 and 2017 was 11.7/100,000. Oropharyngeal cancers and cervical cancer are the most commonly diagnosed HPV-associated cancer among males and females, respectively. Brazoria and Galveston County (PHR 6) have been designated as Medically Underserved Areas (MUAs) and Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs). The incidence of cervical cancer is in these counties is 8.3/100,000. This is the same as the overall HPV-associated cervical cancer incidence rate in Texas (i.e., 8...