HPV Immunization Educational Opportunities : NAO HPV Prevention Project

The CDC released its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) with the official policy statement regarding the two-dose HPV vaccine schedule. Here is a direct link to the HPV information: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm6549a5.htm?s_cid=mm6549a5_w.

Vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) is recommended to prevent HPV infections and HPV-associated diseases, including cancers. Routine vaccination at age 11 or 12 years has been recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) since 2006 for females and since 2011 for males (1,2). This report provides recommendations and guidance regarding use of HPV vaccines and updates ACIP HPV vaccination recommendations previously published in 2014 and 2015 (1,2). This report includes new recommendations for use of a 2-dose schedule for girls and boys who initiate the vaccination series at ages 9 through 14 years. Three doses remain recommended for persons who initiate the vaccination series at ages 15 through 26 years and for immunocompromised persons.

Selected AHEC entities in all 50 states will work to increase awareness as well as train health professionals about the HPV vaccine. Each State entity will tailor their approach to clinician training based on needs in their states. Activities planned to date include:

• Grand Rounds presentations

• Webinars and Online learning modules

• Educational presentations at local, regional and state health profession conferences Texas Nurses Association, Indiana Association of Physician Assistants)

• Dissemination of CDC “You are the Key” materials to AHEC preceptors, educating health professional students in rural and underserved communities.




Continuing Education Opportunity for physicians, nurses and pharmacists!
HPV CE Self-Study Guide
A Continuing education training titled, “You are the Key to HPV Cancer Prevention Continuing Training Self-Study Guide” is being offered to you by the National AHEC Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center.  This self-study guide was designed to meet the educational needs of health professionals who provide and/or promote immunizations including physicians, registered nurses and pharmacists.  This training is offered through the Post-graduate Institute of Medicine’s on-line CE system called CME University.
Please click on the HPV Immunization Link above to access the link to the training.  There are simple instructions included on how to receive your credit.  Please contact Jennifer Berkman, Continuing Education Coordinator at:
jberkman@esahec.org with any questions.
Credits available:  1.5 ACCME credit hours for physicians
                                   1.4 ANCC contact hours for nurses
                                   1.4 ACPE contact hours for pharmacists

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Additional Links to Information

Tips & Time Savers for Discussions

HPV Cancer Prevention

HPV Vaccine for Preteens and Teens

Vaccine- Preventable Diseases

Vaccines for Preteens and Teens

Immunizations for Children 7-18

MWWR Article

HPV Vaccination Coverage

HPV Vaccination Coverage Maps

Social Work CEU Training Sponsorship for Outside Agencies

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month Social Media Counts


Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center is partnering with the National AHEC Organization on the CDC HPV vaccination project.  This free continuing education opportunity is being offered to you if you are interested in HIV and HPV Cancer Prevention.

Overcoming Barriers to HIV Prevention

Morehouse School of Medicine, Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare, and Haymarket Medical Education will host webinars on June 20th (8 – 9 pm EST) and on June 22nd (3 – 4 pm EST) to support providers managing the care of individuals at risk for HIV infection.

Despite the important strides made in HIV management over the past 2 decades, African-American and Latino men who have sex with men still face a hugely disproportionate risk for HIV infection relative to that of other populations. Unfortunately, uptake of HIV prevention strategies has been relatively low among those most likely to benefit. These patients face a host of challenges to the delivery of effective health care due to variety of social and structural barriers. In light of the recent data on continuing disparities in HIV transmission, overcoming obstacles to accessing prevention strategies is more critical than ever.

Webinar presenters will discuss how to use prevention strategies to work with at-risk, underserved populations in AHEC communities. Your participation by sharing these webinar details locally is appreciated.

Jason Halperin, MD
New Orleans, LA

Alfred Loupe, LPN
New Orleans, LA

Reginald Vicks, RN, MBA
Chief Operations Officer
New Orleans, LA

Continuing Education
Continuing education credit is available from Haymarket Medical Education. Estimated time to complete this activity is 1 hour.

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Sign up for the no-cost webinar at http://www.mycme.com/HIVwebinars2017. Upon completion of registration, you will receive a confirmation email with webinar event details.