Communication Training Tools

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Our communication training tools give information and resources for a one-hour training about making HPV vaccine recommendations using announcements. The training is designed to be led by a physician educator and delivered to other vaccine providers in a clinic setting.

“Providers already use announcements as part of routine clinical care, such as when they tell patients that they’ll take their temperature and blood pressure. Using an announcement for HPV vaccination can help normalize it and make it part of routine clinical care.”

One of the best motivators for parents and patients considering HPV vaccination is a strong, clear recommendation from a healthcare provider. Training healthcare providers to use “announcements,” or brief statements that assume parents are ready to vaccinate, can help parents of young adolescents agree to HPV vaccination.

Provider recommendations are uniquely influential. What we say matters!