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Recent Publication in Pediatrics

Questions and Concerns About HPV Vaccine: A Communication Experiment was recently published in the journal Pediatrics. We found that parents were more confident in the vaccine when they received messages addressing lack of HPV vaccine knowledge and cancer prevention. The paper provides research-tested messages for providers to address parents’ questions on 7 common topics. It also describes findings about how to increase message effectiveness.

Read the full paper here.

Announcement Approach Training with the NC Pediatric Society

On January 26, 2019, our team had an Announcement Approach training with members of the North Carolina Pediatric Society. About 65 physicians attended the training, led by Karen Todd. As part of the training, physicians practice making strong recommendations for the HPV vaccine, as shown below. To learn more about the Announcement Approach, see the materials on our Communication Training Tools page.

New CDC-funded studies are underway

We are learning so much as we collaborator with state health departments in Arizona, New York and Wisconsin. We’re looking at whether physician communication trainings can supplement QI visits. 12/1/18

A new “train-the-trainer” module for the Announcement Approach physician educators is now available. Send us a note if interested. 10/1/18

Tell us what you think

We want your feedback

If you’ve used the HPVIQ tools and resources, we’d love to hear about your experience.  Send us your feedback to jenmackinnon@unc.edu or click on the Contact Us page.