HPV vaccination is cancer prevention
Children's Mercy General Academic Pediatrics, in participation with the Missouri Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics, received grant funding from the Centers for Disease Control to boost HPV vaccination rates. The funds sponsored a multisite QI project and Maintenance of Certification opportunity for Providers locally and throughout Missouri. Twenty-four providers from 7 practices participated in the project. The project helped each practice look at their system surrounding the HPV vaccine and identify opportunities for improvement. From improving staff messaging, to improved patient education materials, practices have implemented various PDSA cycles resulting in improved vaccination rates.
Check out the following videos featuring Dr. Barbara Pahud and Dr. Emily Goodwin for more information on the safety and importance of the HPV vaccine. Together, we can help increase HPV awareness and prevent HPV infections and HPV related cancers.