|Awarded On||August 20, 2014|
|Title||Increasing HPV Vaccinations in Harris and Jefferson Counties Using Combined Evidence-Based Approaches in a Federally Qualified Health Center|
|Award Mechanism||Evidence-Based Prevention Programs and Services|
|Institution/Organization||Legacy Community Health Services|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Tina Megdal|
|Cancer Sites||Cervix Uteri, Head and Neck, Vagina, Vulva|
Need: HPV infection is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in young sexually active populations and represents a serious public health problem as certain types (predominantly HPVs 16 and 18) have been associated with cancer of the cervix, vulva, vagina, anus, penis, oral cavity, and oropharynx. The economic burden of HPV infection is very high. At $127 per dose and nearly $400 per series, costs associated with initiating and completing the quadrivalent HPV vaccination schedule present significant barriers to service delivery especially for underinsured clients.
Between 2005 and 2010, both the age adjusted incidence and mortality rates of cervical cancer for the Houston-Sugar ...