#PreteenVaxScene Webinar #10: Partner Resource Showcase

#PreteenVaxScene Webinar #10: Partner Resource Showcase


SARAH CUTCHIN: Hello and good morning. My name is Sarah Cutchin and I am the partnership lead on the Adolescent Immunization Communications Team here at CDC, and so we are very excited that you can join us today for a partner resource showcase as part of our Preteen Vaccine Webinar Series. Before we get started,
I have a few housekeeping items to go over. As a reminder, there is no dial-in number
associated with this webinar and so all participants should access the audio through
their computer or internet mode. All participants are kept on mute, so if you
have any questions, please write them in the chat box. The chat box can be found in the corner of
the webinar screen and so please be sure to direct your question to the webinar staff
by selecting the option on the drop-down menu. As we’ll be addressing questions at the
end of the presentations, it would be super helpful if you could be sure to note which
presenter your question is for since we have multiple speakers today. So, with that in mind, today’s webinar features
a few different speakers as they’ll be sharing some of their newly created HPV vaccine resources. Are today have been funded to address
low HPV rates on multiple levels. And so, these approaches include bringing
HPV stakeholders together to create a national network through supporting local health departments
to increase HPV vaccine recommendations. And then, as well as by engaging professional
clinical organizations to strengthen the quality of the HPV vaccine
recommendations that are given. They’ve created a variety of resources that
they’d like to share with you all today and we’re excited to facilitate this. And so, with that in mind,
I will let them get to it. Today we’re going to start with Dana Bright
who’s at the American Academy of Pediatrics. [silence] DANA BRIGHT: Good morning, everyone.
Hello, my name is Dana Bright and I serve as a staff manager for immunization initiative at the American Academy of Pediatrics, otherwise
known as the AAP. And I also serve as the project director for
the HPV cooperative agreement between the AAP and the immunization services division
here at the CDC. And on behalf of the staff here at the AAP
who work on HPV, I want to extend my thanks to the CDC for including us in this webinar
and providing us the opportunity to share with you some of our HPV resources. So, with that I will dive right in and tell
you a little bit about the first resource that we have to highlight, which is our
HPV champion toolkit. And with that we can go to the next slide. So, this toolkit is a compilation of the best
resources available for clinicians, parents and caregivers and educators to help you educate
yourself and others to make necessary changes in practice to improve HPV vaccination rates. And by focusing on the ways
that you can make changes that will lead to improved HPV vaccination rates,
you all are champions for HPV. And this toolkit hosts resources developed
by us here at the AAP, as well as those developed by the CDC, the Immunization Action Coalition,
American Immunization Registry Association, among others. And there are two sections of the token in
particular that I wanted to highlight. Both the printable resources and the “What’s
New with HPV Vaccine” section. So, within printable resources,
here we have handouts for parents and caregivers from the CDC, such as the
easy-to-read adolescent immunization schedule. What parents should know about vaccines
for preteens and teens, and links to the vaccine information statement. For clinicians, we have printable materials
that target nurses and medical assistants. Information about HPV vaccine safety and information
on how to talk to parents about HPV, as well as tips on how to be an HPV champion. Also highlighted in this slide is you’ll
see is a screenshot of our “What’s New with HPV Vaccine” section of the toolkit. And in this area of the toolkit, we have posted
some of the latest updates regarding HPV vaccine from the CDC in the advisory committee on
immunization practice. And we also have posted information about
a recent webinar that the AAP did, our 2017 HPV vaccination update webinar,
which I will discuss in a few moments. And we encourage you to check back on this
particular section as we are continually updating the information about the latest
and greatest of HPV. Additionally, to help those who want to educate
other healthcare professionals about HPV and the vaccine, the HPV champion toolkit
includes videos, various social media posts, we have resources that can use for grand round presentations for resident teaching sessions. We also have links to information about continuing
medical education opportunities, as well as maintenance of certification opportunities. A couple more things I wanted to note about
the champion toolkit to assist clinicians in discussing HPV vaccination with
parents and caregivers. The toolkit includes patient, parent, and
caregiver focused handouts and social media posts for parents
and caregiver audiences. For those clinicians interested in looking
at making changes in practice, indoor systems to improve HPV vaccination rates,
the toolkit includes fact sheets and tip sheets and training guides
focused on topics such as reminder recall, the use of team huddles,
use of a state immunization registry, and various ideas
around quality improvement activities. Finally, the toolkit includes a set of some
key talking points that pediatric healthcare providers can use in discussions with patients,
parents, and family about each HPV vaccinations. One thing I wanted to note, we are in the
process of going through a pretty major review of all of the content in the toolkit. We know that once things go online, it’s
definitely a chore to keep that information updated. So, if you happen to see anything that you
know needs updating or have ideas for new information that we can add or better resources
that we can link to, please do let us know. And our contact information is listed at the
end of the presentation from the AAP. So, we’ll go on to the next slide. So, as I mentioned, the HPV toolkit includes
a link to a copy of slides or recording in the Q&A for our 2017 HPV vaccination update
webinar back in March to great acclaim. And you’ll hear soon from Dr. Sharon Humiston,
who served as the emcee of that webinar. And Dr. Humiston helped moderate for a panel
of experts in pediatric primary care, infectious diseases, obstetrics and gynecology,
and ear, nose, and throat. Our panel has covered the latest trends in
HPV disease prevalence, and prevention, including touching on the updated to the
two-dose HPV vaccine recommendations. Our panelists also covered various tools that
can assist pediatric office staff who may have questions about the timing or
the scheduling of the HPV vaccine. Our panelists also covered issues around safety
and effectiveness of the HPV vaccine, evidence-based techniques for increasing
HPV vaccination rates, which has a lot of us know how historically lagged behind other immunization rates. And finally, the webinar addressed
some commonly asked questions that providers may receive from parents. We had 700 individuals register and over 300
people participate in the live event. We received fantastic feedback. In fact, a couple people even said that this
had been the best HPV webinar they had seen to date. So, we were very excited to receive that positive
feedback. And the last thing I wanted to note about
our webinar is that we recently worked with the Boston University School of Medicine to make free continuing education credit
available for the webinar. And here on the slide, you can see, we included
a snapshot of that web page, as well as a hyperlink to that page. And we’ll go on to the final slide. And the final thing that we wanted to update
you all on in terms of resources from the AAP. So, we have information about
all things immunization from the AAP, can be found at AAP.org/immunization. This is really our go to place here on the
AAP website. And these pages within AAP.org contained
immunization content for pediatricians and other immunization providers. Specifically, our site includes info on vaccine
preventable diseases as well as the policies of the AAP around vaccination
against those diseases. We have information about the various immunization
campaigns that we participated in, including the National Immunization Awareness Month. Our website includes information about various
educational courses, practice change tools, a variety of resources specific to practice
management as it relates to HPV and other vaccinations. So, information about things like storage
and handling, vaccine administration, communicating with families to address their concerns and
vaccine hesitancy, financing, vaccine ordering, maintaining supply, you name it, the list
goes on and on. We certainly also have a link to our
HPV champion toolkit that I mentioned and other information about HPV. And finally, we link to information about
state immunization registry contacts, as well as the new infographics that the AAP developed,
which provides a snapshot of immunization coverage rates, exemption in
outbreak information by state. And you can see there a picture of the
map of the US, with a link to the infographics that I mentioned. So, the AAP.org/immunization web pages recently
went through a pretty major revision in the sense that we created a much cleaner outline
that allowed for more logical placement of our resources, so hopefully, that will allow
you and other users to navigate the information a little bit easier and more effectively. The final thing I wanted to mention is that
another area of our AAP.org website is information around payment related to vaccines, which
may be of particular interest to some of you on the webinar today. So, the Academy works with national payers
on an ongoing basis to advocate for adequate vaccine payment for the payers commercial
and Medicaid managed care plans. So, what we’ve done is created multiple
business case models to support physician practices and uploaded those to the website. And so, these resources include various tips
on analyzing and effectively negotiating with healthcare player contracts. So, I just wanted to be sure to put a plug
in for that information as well. So, I’m going to bring my comments to a
close, and we can go into the final slide
here from us at the AAP. So, we hope that these resources spark some
interest or excitement, and most importantly, we definitely hope that these are resources
that you all will find useful in kind of targeting some of the needs that you have in terms of
resources. So, I’ve listed here in the final slide
members of the wonderful team here who work on our HPV cooperative agreement between the
AAP and the CDC. As well as how you can contact us with any
questions about the resources that I mentioned on today’s webinar. So again, we really, really want to thank
the CDC for this opportunity. And with that, I will conclude my comments
and we’ll go on to the next presenter. SARAH CUTCHIN: Thank you so much, Dana. Excellent overview. So, next up we have Jen Sienko from the American
Cancer Society and the HPV vaccination Roundtable, Jen. JENNIFER SIENKO: Hi, yes, good morning and
thank you for inviting us to present on some resources today. So, I have a lot of slides. I’m going to go through them very quickly. We can go to the next slide. So, in our time today, I just want to introduce
some of our resources and encourage you to deploy these tools in your own work and hopefully,
these will not be the first time that you are hearing about or seeing these resources. Next slide. So, if I do go through this quickly,
you can find everything that I’m about to show you online. Either on our public facing SharePoint site
or on our cancer.org roundtable site. Now, I will say that the HPV vaccination roundtable
is in the process of designing a brand-new website, which will combine all of the information
on these two websites, but until that launches at the end of the summer, you should be able
to find everything between these two sites. Next slide, please. So, just a couple of resources,
social media resources. Next slide. We are on Twitter and we love to re-tweet
and favorite on our partners. So, if you are not following us, I would encourage
you to follow and we will shout out your resources and hope that you will follow up and shout
out ours. We do have a hashtag. It’s #TwoShotsToStopCancer. And we tag a lot of our resources with this
hashtag so that we can then go back and see who’s using it and gauge online social media
engagement, but we would encourage you to use this hashtag or include it as a tool for
your social media team. Next slide. We also have a Facebook page it’s a private
Facebook group for professionals who are communicating around HPV
and the HPV vaccine. This includes roundtable members,
but also local health educators or people from state health department. We would encourage you, if you are not a communicator
on behalf of your organization, to forward this link to maybe your social media team
or the person who has the responsibility for communicating about HPV and HPV vaccine online
or in print, so that we can all share resources and then sort of also have a forum for discussion
around what’s working, what’s not working and really just create community for communicators. Next slide. Hopefully, most of you are aware that we,
the roundtable, are running a social campaign over the summer. This is really provider focus and has a message
sort of back-to-school focus with this cheerleading, you’re a superhero, keep doing the great
job that you’re doing recommending HPV vaccines to your patient’s kind of messaging. You can get all 10 weeks of content at the
survey monkey link. And we will be doing a special bonus week
of materials for nationalization immunization awareness month pre-teen vaccination. I would love to talk more about this and if
you have questions. I would be happy to answer them
at the end of the presentation. Next slide. We also have traditional communication tools.
Next slide. We have developed a brand-neutral “We’re
in” symbol. And this is really to be used in addition
with your organization’s logo or to complement your organization’s activities in this space. It’s not a pledge, we’re not extracting
a promise from you to do a certain thing by certain time, but we would love for you to
use this symbol in conjunction with your work so that we can begin to individually brand
all of our activities toward this idea that HPV cancer prevention starts with HPV vaccination. You can download it at this Bitly link. And if you have any questions, I would be
happy to answer them. Next slide. These are just some ways that I have used
the symbol. I created coffee mugs and zip drives, I’ve
added it to my email signature, ASCCP added it to their website. So, there are a variety of ways you can incorporate
this symbol into your work. Next slide. we do have a monthly e-newsletter and I would
highly suggest that you sign up. We love to promote our partner resources,
so I know the AAP champions toolkit has been spotlighted in our newsletter, but we also
have updates on CME and MOC opportunities, as well as links to roundtable resources and
other resources. Next slide. We have the multimedia resources
for you to use. A big one is our survivor and provider videos. So, these are recorded vignettes, often between
two and five minutes of HPV cancer survivors and their providers. And so, these are very powerful to use if
you are not able to invite a speaker to your conference or your grand round your training. You can embed them in PowerPoint. You can embed these videos in social media. You can post them to your practice website. Next slide. If you are able to invite a speaker, we have
a database. We’ve tried to make it very easy for you
to find a speaker either in your area or for the cancer type by which you want to educate
people. And so, we list organizations and contact
information of those organizations that have speaker network of survivors willing to tell
their stories. Next slide. We have a very powerful video from our own
Dr. Debbie Saslow on explaining why it’s so important to vaccinate at this
11 and 12-year-old age. And this stand-alone video is available on
YouTube, and it really distinctly explains our position on why we focus on this age group. Next slide. We have some provider education tools including
a new CME video for pediatric and primary care providers on increasing
adolescent immunization coverage. This is an e-learning module that we encourage
you to check out, and it does have a CME credit. Next slide. We have an oropharyngeal video of Dr. Day,
out of South Carolina, narrated this for us and it really explains the link between oropharyngeal
cancers and the HPV causation factor there, and why he makes the case to pediatricians
specifically about why HP vaccination is so important to prevent kids from
becoming his patient. Next slide. We have a toolkit specifically for
school nurses. And this is really a whole health toolkit
that does include positive messaging around all vaccinations including HPV vaccinations. And we are talking with the National Association
of School Nurses, for them to take this on as a permanent feature. But, for now, you can find it at middleschoolhealth.org. Next slide. And that brings us to the end. So, if you have any questions you can contact
us at [email protected] It looks like the formatting there sort of
got— yeah. So, my colleague Jen Conga is also, she’s
a co-director with me. And if you have questions about health systems
or provider engagement you can contact her. If you have any questions about communication
or public engagement, you can contact me Jennifer Sienko. If you’re not quite sure you can email either
of us or the vaccination roundtable website— or excuse me, vaccination roundtable email
and we will be happy to get you connected to the most appropriate resource. And with that, my presentation is complete
and I shall turn this off. SARAH CUTCHIN: Awesome. Thank you so much, Jen, that was really helpful. Next up, we have Marcy Fisherborn who’s
also with ACS and their vax project. MARCIE FISHER-BORNE: Hi, everybody. My name is Marcie Fisher-Borne. I work with our health system staff within
the American Cancer Society. We have roughly 400 across the country who
work on a state level, work with clinical practices, work with commercial health plans
to increase HPV vaccination a variety of ways. Next slide. So, I gave a little overview of the vax project. I’ll say that following Jen Sienko and Dana
at this point, probably your brains are very full with the incredible amounts of resources,
all of which are extraordinarily high quality. So, it’s exciting to get to share two today,
from the vax program. Sarah, you can go to the next slide. One of the things that came up early in our
work with ACS and our staff around the country were how do we handle some of the misperceptions
that are out there around the vaccine. And so, we wanted to create a tool that we
first really created for our staff to go out when they were working with provider audiences
and in clinical practices to talk about, not the myth but what are the facts. And to do it in ways that have links to the
evidence and had really quick talking points. So, this document has 10 key facts about the
vaccine, small talking points. It’s been recently updated. And we find that it’s been a pretty important
short tool to use, to talk about all of the really key pieces about why this vaccine is
cancer prevention. Next slide. My second tool is actually a slight cheat
because it’s many. And Dana mentioned earlier the AAP toolkit,
that toolkit is within the document. We have a tool that we’ve been using with
our clinical level intervention called our “Step Guide for How You Increase
HPV Vaccination in Practice.” And on this slide, you’ll see a Bitly link
to that toolkit. And officially this tool is a roadmap, walking
through 4 key steps to increase vaccine rates and clinical practices and to give clinician
and clinic systems some evidence-based tools to do that work. We launched this tool in 2015. We have 30 FQAC systems, so roughly 300 clinics
that implemented this tool gave us feedback on this tool and we’re now working in over
500 clinics using this particular process. Next slide. So, overview of the steps guide is that walks
through foundations of quality improvement to help build toward intervention change. So, really the first three steps are about
capacity building. And that last step is about providing the
particular evidence-based interventions. And we have one pilot project, for example,
that would print off this page. This can both be an electronic and a print
resource. Print of this page and check off. Okay. So, we’ve identified her clinical champion,
we have our quality improvement team, who else can help us? What are some other great resources, some other great partners that we can pull in the practice? So, just to say, not only as a virtual electronic
resource, this has been something that people sort of pulled out and used as this sort of
action guide to move through the steps in that clinical systems change. Next slide, please. So, step one. I mentioned some, but do we know we have a
champion? Is there a team, whether it’s our existing
quality improvement team or would we want to form one specifically to look at our HP
vaccine rates? Who are those resources? Who are those organizations that are going
to help us along the way? Next slide. With each of these steps in the tool, you’re
taken to a SharePoint site that walks through the different resources that are available. So, I want to start a quality improvement
team, but I’m not quite sure how or what a QI plan might look like. So, in step one, you’ll find a link page
that will take you to a number of resources, not just ACS here on your screen. You see ASP, AHRQ, a number of different tools
that are going to help move through the process of assembling a team. Next slide, please. Step two is around how do we make a plan. What are the evidence we need internally? How do we understand our base line coverage? In our work with clinical systems, this had
been a real challenge. What are those ways that we determine our
vaccine baseline rate? So, again, with step two – next slide please,
Sarah – you would find electronic resources that would help you move through that plan. The third step is how do you engage
and prepare all staff? So, whether that’s your clinicians or
whether that’s your nonclinical staff. What are the tools that you need to do that? How do you prepare your clinical system? How do you prepare your patient? So, resources like the CDC print posters and
handouts are linked to in this particular step. Next slide, please. The fourth step is that are those evidence-based
strategies? How do you make an effective recommendation? What are the tools that are going to help
you get there? And again, with each step is a Bitly link
with numerous resources from numerous organizations to help get you there along the way. Next slide. All right. With that, I’ll turn it back over to Sarah. If you have any questions, we’ll them at
the end of the call. SARAH CUTCHIN: Thank you so much, Marcie. Excellent. So, next, we have Dr. Sharon Humiston . She’s
from the Academic Pediatric Association. DR.SHARON HUMISTON:So, APA is the Academic
Pediatric Association. We are all small but mighty. There’s almost 2000 members who are leaders
in sub specialties, including pediatric research, quality improvement, and medical education. Our journal is the Influential Academic Pediatrics. Not to be confused with the magazine. And I do want to say our children and our
[inaudible] may be distinguished from other people’s children and [inaudible]. Okay. Two key HPV vaccination resources that you
can use today, APA HPV speaker’s bureau and the toolkit of the National Immunization
Partnership with APA, also known as NIPA. So, our speaker bureau, this targets large
audiences primarily of healthcare providers. The speakers are primarily physician leaders
who have published in the field of HPV. A lot of them are pediatricians, some are
OB/GYN, and we even have some ENTs. We cover the cost of the travel and a small
honorarium and for more information contact [email protected] We also have a tool to— and like the other
tool kits you heard about, we have project references and tools and resources. But, the part I really want to focus on is
these strategies and protocol pages. You see here that there are three templates
at the top for protocol for provider prompting, protocol for standing orders,
and a protocol for reminder recall. Those are three main interventions that are
typically used in quality improvement. I’ve included in your handouts on the sidebar,
one of the templates, I think we used reminder recall as well as NIPNs menu
for practice changes. This is a listing of improvements
that a practice can make. At the bottom of the slide, you can see beneath
the training modules. Now, these are something different. These are four 15-minute quality improvement
videos that take a novice and help them through the initial what is quality improvement about. So, again, for novices that can learn the
essential concept and feel confident enough to launch a meaningful project
after watching these four. They’re cut into four brief videos so that you can watch them between patients or on lunch break. And all of the examples relate to
adolescent immunization. That was one of the things the other quality
improvement videos use a lot of examples from adult medicine, so we made these focus on
immunizations. You can register for CME for those four videos
through this website or you can go directly through APAs website shown here. I also want to point out, at the top of this
page there’s a Cornett project page and then NIPN project page. These are project pages for ways of quality
improvement that have happened through APA. NIPN is for primary care offices,
Cornett is for residency programs. And on these project pages, there are helpful
links to help you through, to see the examples of the timelines, how to collect data, the
webinars that we’ve used, quality improvement strategies, as well as the tools and resources. And so, those are useful if you’re starting
quality improvement in your own AAP chapter or your own office. But, if you want to actually join the next
wave, you can reach out to Holly, whose email address is shown here [email protected]
or you can reach out to Rachel who’s email address is shown there. Coming soon, Academic Pediatrics is going
to have a complete supplement just on HPV. Now, one of the things that we’re excited
about is that one of our special interest groups in the past has done virtual-reality
curriculum for pediatric residents to decrease influenza vaccine refusal. They are now working on a virtual-reality
curriculum for pediatric residents to use to help them with parents who are hesitant
or refusing HPV vaccine. To see more about that, you can go to the
YouTube link. So, then the other thing I wanted to show
you is, we are launching, after Labor Day, a suite of interactive online training modules
that learners can use on their phone tablet or computer. You can link to it directly yourself at that
link there, but I want to take you there now. So, what you’re going to see here…this
is what they look like. You can go through the lesson on a computer
and just see it’s full-size. And then, after a little bit of reading, there’s
usually interactive questions. So, we pick that answer and we submit the
answer and it tells us we are correct. And it tells us a little bit more about it. Now let’s go to lesson two. If we wanted to see this, though, on something
other than a full-size computer screen, you could see it on a tablet size screen, and
it can be that way or landscape. But, we can also do these kind of interactive
modules on your phone. And I love this because we know that a huge
proportion of people doing learning nowadays are doing it on their phone. So now, we just pick an answer to this,
we submit it. Whoops, and we’re incorrect. And we learn about how we’re incorrect. And then we moved to the next lesson. We’ve tried to make these really interactive
so that it’s not just reading or not just watching videos, you have to keep doing something
as your learning to keep things moving, or they won’t learn. All right. I think that’s it for me. I’m hoping that soon there’ll be an entire
suite of these. But the one that you saw today on the HPV
schedule is there now. Great. Thanks for your attention. SARAH CUTCHIN: Thank you so much, Sharon. Next up we have Kimberly from NACCHO. Kimberly, are you there? KIMBERLY SHARPE-SCOTT: Yes, I’m here. SARAH CUTCHIN: Excellent. Go ahead. KIMBERLY SHARPE-SCOTT: I was waiting for the
slides to transition back. SARAH CUTCHIN: I think they’re good on our end. You can go ahead. KIMBERLY SHARPE-SCOTT: Oh, okay.
I still see American Cancer Society up. Oh, there we go. Great, thank you. Again, my name is Kimberly Scott and I’m
a senior program analyst with the National Association of County and City Health Officials. I specifically work in the immunization program. NACCHO is member organization for local health
departments, and we aim to provide a voice for the nation’s local health departments
and their work. Next slide.
We can transition to the next slide. NACCHO’s HPV work and their focus largely
came out of our HPV demonstration sites project. The project aimed at increasing HPV vaccination
rates as a means of strengthening immunization infrastructure in local health departments
by working to increase their capacity to prevent and control vaccine preventable diseases. As a part of the HPV demonstration site project,
we funded two cohorts of local health departments. The first in 2014 and the second in 2015. Those cohorts included 10 local health department
awardees, all from states that were designated as having the lowest HPV vaccination rates. The site project was really four-pronged. We asked that the local health departments
develop community action plans to reflect six themes. The six themes were reinforcing the message
that HPV vaccine is cancer prevention, to work with schools to improve HPV education
about the vaccine, engaging partners as immunization champions, increasing access to the HPV vaccine,
identifying opportunities to improve data and evaluate progress, as well as to educate
and support providers in the community. So, NACCHOs work was really to provide technical
assistance and other capacity building support and help them to identify strategic focus
areas to guide a project and implementation while working with a variety of stakeholders
such as state immunization programs, cancer and immunities and coalitions, medical providers,
pharmacy, schools, and other faith-based organizations. Next slide.
Can we transition to the next slide? Great, thank you. Out of this project, we developed an advisory
board as well as hosted technical assistance and capacity building meetings. So, with the advisory board’s assistance,
we came up with a guide to HPV resources for local health departments. The main focus of this toolkit is to provide
a guide specifically for local health departments in their efforts to create an awareness campaign
to increase their HPV vaccination rates in their community. The HPV guide includes educational and communication tools that can be adapted for HPV project planning. Also, it encourages local health departments
to learn more about HPV content as well as share resources with providers, parents, and
adolescents in the community. The resource guide incorporates a variety
of resources for local health departments outreach to providers, parents, and adolescents,
and also coalitions as I stated. The guide to HPV resources for local health
department incorporates toolkits, websites, print materials, infographics, as well as
video and communication resources. Next slide. The guide is really divided into four main
sections. We offer a section engaging parents and adolescents,
engaging providers, engaging all audiences, as well as resources for collaborating with
roundtables and coalitions. The engaging parents and adolescents section
is really focused on utilizing resources, can be used to utilize to increase HPV vaccine
awareness and knowledge for parents and adolescents. The engaging providers resources promote information
for providers on the benefits of the HPV vaccine, tips for talking to parents and adolescents,
as well as strategies for increasing vaccination rates. The engaging all audiences section can also
be utilized for outreach to the greater community to improve HPV vaccination rates. And that really includes infographics, data,
and specific audio and video communication, print materials, guidance documents, websites
and other online tools. And the last section I mentioned was collaborating
with roundtables and coalitions. And this really is a review of information
about coalition work around the country and their efforts to improve vaccination rates. And will assist local health departments in
identifying potential opportunities for key partnerships. So, again, the guide was initially developed
earlier this year. However, we are currently in the process of
updating the resource guide and the toolkit and all of the other materials. As you can see on your screen, those are three
snapshots of some of the types of infographics that some of our local health departments
that first participated in the HPV demonstration site project, adapted and/or adapted to their
programs from the “You are the Key” or other CDC and some other national partner
messages. But, these are also tools that we’ve included
in our resource guide so that other local health departments know that these materials
can be accessed and adapted for their use and purposes as well. So again, the toolkit is available on our
NACCHO website and is in the resources toolbox section of the website. Next slide. Well, our next slide really is just contact
information for NACCHO immunization staff. We have Lily Kan, who is our senior director. Michelle Cantu, our director. Myself, Courtney Martin, and Nyana Quashie,
we are all immunization staff and can be contacted if anyone has questions or would like additional
information about the NACCHO HPV resource guide. So, that really wraps up my comments. And I will turn it back over to the organizers. SARAH CUTCHIN: Thank you so much, Kimberly. Last and certainly not least, we have Gretchen
Forsell who’s joining us from the National AHEC Organization. Gretchen, I just want to let you know that
we don’t have any questions that are super specific, so we’re good on time.
With that, go ahead. GRETCHEN FORSELL: All right. Thank you, Sarah. Yes, I’m Gretchen Foresell. So, the project director with the National
AHEC Organization on our CDC/HPV project. Next slide please. It’s probably important that I share a little
bit with you about what AHECs are and what the National AHEC Organization is in case
you’re not familiar. AHEC centers are located in 45 states across
our country, and the main purpose for an AHEC center is to enhance access to high-quality,
culturally competent health care through community-based interprofessional training of health profession students, continuing education for current health professionals, and health careers outreach
activities to improve and enhance the number of health professionals across the country. So, we’re a unique organization that works
to improve healthcare overall across the country with a special emphasis on rural and
underserved communities. The National AHEC Organization then is the
membership association that supports and advances the activities of AHEC across the country. And by doing that, we work nationally to provide
opportunities for our AHECs to be used by larger organizations and entities across the
country because of the fact that we do have so many locations for people
to have access to. Currently, in our 45 states there were over
300 AHEC locations, which are a variety of academic based program offices,
which support the activity of AHEC centers. There are a variety of AHEC centers
in each state. So, not every state will have the same number. But, for the most part, all counties or parishes
within a state will be covered with AHEC activities. So, hopefully that gives you a little overview
of who we are and it’ll make a little bit more sense about the opportunities
that we have. Next slide please. So, what we do in our in our CDC project is
basically a lot of provider education. At the state level we do provider training,
either like I, said, state level or local level. And that can include activities such as but
not limited to, webinars, face-to-face training, large or small-scale conferences,
regional conferences or even assisting with the national conference that might be held in a specific state. We also do a lot of lunch and learns and assist
with grand rounds with our academic AHEC partners. We also because of our unique niche in assisting
health professions training programs of the academic level, AHEX are doing HPV training
for students in health profession training program. This could be nursing students at an LPN or
BSN level, nurse practitioner, PA, pharmacy, medical students, particularly those who are
doing the third-year clerkship training in our rural or underserved sites to see what
actually happens when you’re out with the provider. So, those are exciting unique opportunities
that we have to actually train students just a little bit better and show them some of
the new things that are going on so that they’re ready to go once they’re out in practice. At a national level, NAO is doing a
variety of national webinars, which many times provide CE or CME. Not all of the programs do,
but a majority do. And then we have those archived and available
for folks on our website. We’re excited about one of our latest that
will come up on July 25th where we will be doing a presentation on the HPV cancer prevention,
“Give it a Shot or Two” with the Dr. Debbie Saslow from the American Cancer Society. And Jennifer showed you a little bit about
the short snippet that they have on their— and we’ve asked Debbie to help us and do
a little bit larger scale presentation. Because our AHECs are very interested and
most of the clinicians want to know how to get the information across
about why is it two, why is it three. Why do we need to do it at this age?
So, we’re excited about that. And there’s information on the handout that
we have available here today for you to download on how you can register for that. We also have online CME and CE study guides
that are available. One of our most exciting is that of vaccine
safety and can provide additional education and learning information on why the HPV vaccine
is as safe as it is, how it’s happened and can give you other resources, particularly
as a clinician to share with your patients and other staff. Next slide. We also have resources available on our website. These are just a couple copies. You’ll notice they look alike, but they’re
really not. These are our state fact sheets,
there’s one for every state, plus the District of Columbia. And these provide information such as on state
versus the US and HPV incidents. It includes information about coverage rates
for states versus the US and much more. They’re available for download and can be
used by anyone to provide for their staff or in training or even in meetings, etc. And so, those are available and they will
be updated in the coming year after the new information on
immunization rates comes out. Next slide please. We also have a vaccine resource book. This was originally developed to assist our
AHECs and others in the understanding of vaccination, and in particular HPV. But, it was found out very quickly that this
resource was of great interest by a variety of AHEC partners across the country, and
so we’ve expanded and have it available on our website. You see, under the couple of little pages
that showcase it is a lot of text, but it’s a great primer for folks on things such as
HPV coverage vaccine information and much more. And like I said this is available for you
on our website, which is in the handout. And you’re welcome to go download that. Next slide please. Here’s just a quick snapshot of the website
that we have available for the HPV project. There’s a variety of information available
there that you’re welcome to use. Again, our archived webinars are available
for viewing, there’s project highlights and you can check by each of the colored regions
that are noted on the map what AHECs have done and/or will be doing to provide provider
training partnership training or student training within the region. And all of the resources which I’ve shown
here today are available on that site. In addition, direct links to our free CME
information and our CME programs and also registration for our upcoming webinars
that we have available. So, there’s a variety of information there. And I’m finally on our last slide which
you can get on the handout is just some contact information for you to get in touch with us,
we’d be more than happy to assist you. And more importantly of all, direct you to
specific information that you would like to know related to the state that you are in
or the adjoining state where you might need to have educational opportunities. And with that, we’ll go back, and I imagine,
Sarah, there’s possibly questions that we could all answer as we move forward.
Thank you. SARAH CUTCHIN: Thank you, Gretchen. Actually, I think it might be official, we
have overwhelmed them with information. A lot of good information. So, as a quick reminder, if anyone has a specific
question, you guys can go to the chat box in the webinar platform and be sure to select
the webinar staff as the audience so that see your questions. For the few general questions that we have,
yes, this webinar’s being recorded, so we’ll have the recording available
to you in a few weeks. We are also planning on sending out the slides
as well as the handouts in an email to everyone who has registered. So, even if they were able to attend today
they will receive that information. And then finally, if you have any general
questions for the CDC our email addresses [email protected] We are happy to answer any of your questions or direct questions to
whoever can answer them the best. And then— oh, look, there are some questions
coming through. The two questions, one was is related to NIPA. DR. SHARON HUMISTON: This is Sharon.
I can’t see the question, so if you can read it to me
that would help me. SARAH CUTCHIN: Okay, sorry, I wasn’t sure
who that was directed to. So, the question is, will there be a new cohort starting with for NIPA, and if so, when will they start? DR. SHARON HUMISTON: I believe that the start
is in January, but the best way to find out the details is to reach out to Holly or Rachel. They can they can give you the exact date. Sorry to not have the exact date on hand. SARAH CUTCHIN: And then, Dana, there was a
question for you. Is there a PDF or the other hard copy version available
for the office strategies for improving rates? DANA BRIGHT: Office strategies for improving
rates. Let’s see. Let me just go back. SARAH CUTCHIN: The person is saying the website
is great, but many physician offices like to have print resources for staff to read
and utilize. DANA BRIGHT: Gotcha. Yeah, so, in our HPV Champion toolkit, like
I mentioned, there’s a section where we do have PDFs and other things to download
and print and handouts and things. But definitely, if they can contact us at
the email that we provided for just specific questions, we’d be more than happy to help. SARAH CUTCHIN: Okay, great. And then we have a question for Jen. She said that— so Lana said that she received
a button from the HPV roundtable, but she’s had providers ask how they could get them
for their staff. Is there a way that you can
distribute the buttons? JENNIFER SIENKO: So, thank you for that question. We’ve had a lot of interest in things like
buttons and pens and lanyards. And I will say that the roundtable does not
currently have any that we can give away. We are looking at some creative ways of being
able to do that for our members and their constituencies. However, you can download the like the “We’re
In” symbol put it on Zazzle store or café press or a service like that and then you
can have buttons, coffee mugs, zip drives, things like that made for you. So, if you think, oh, my constituencies might
really like pens, but maybe someone else’s constituencies would really like grocery bags
or lanyards. You can decide that. And then it’s one of those things where
you would then just purchase them on your own. So, currently, unfortunately, no, we don’t
have any that we can give away for free, but we have made the files available and hopefully
you all can use them to create things that would be of interest to your group. SARAH CUTCHIN: Cool. One more question for you, Jen. So, there’s a private Facebook group for
professionals. She’s asking can physicians and nurses working
in private offices join that group or is it more focused on state and nonprofit groups? JENNIFER SIENKO: Thank you for that question. Yeah, that Facebook group is really for communicators. So, when the group was sort of conceptualized,
we thought that our roundtable membership communicators, it would be a good forum for
them to share ideas and for us to create some collaboration and some feedback, but then
we quickly realized that there was interest from communicators outside of just the roundtable
membership, and so we’ve opened it up. We are really interested in recruiting people
to that group who have platforms. So, if these physicians are bloggers or if
they act on behalf of a local chapter and of their APA or APA or, you know, their speakers,
or they work within AHEC, we would love for them to join this group. If they are just really interested in connecting
and getting resources, we are in the process of launching a separate Facebook group.
It should launch at the end of this month. That will also be a private group
for all allies. So, parents, grandparents, allies, survivors,
individual physicians and healthcare providers who are interested in connecting with one
another sharing their stories, on getting feedback on what’s working, getting help
when things are not working. And so that Facebook group will be more broadly
focused around all allies. And like I said, it will launch at the end
of the end of— fingers crossed, at the end of July. And we’ll be pushing out information on
how to sign up for that in our newsletter, which will go out next week.
And then, on our Twitter additionally. So, hopefully, you’ll be able to get that
information in a lot of different ways. And I’ll be happy to send it to the organizers
of this webinar and they can push it out through their communications as well. That way, if you are not currently subscribed
to any of the round table resources, but you are you to getting CDC resources,
you can get it that way. SARAH CUTCHIN: Awesome,
thank you so much, Jen. It is 11 o’clock, so I think we’re going
to close everything out. But, there are a few more questions we did
not get to. We can answer these questions individually
as we can send out individual emails and make sure you have answers to what you’re looking for,
and we will do that hopefully no later than this week. Again, that being said, thank you to everyone. Thank you to the presenters for presenting
today and for all the participants. Like I said, we will have a recording out
in the next few weeks and we will be sending out
the slides hopefully in the next day or two. All right, thank you so much. You all have a great day.

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  1. 7 years of immunity maybe 14 for prevention of disease rarely seen in (un vaxed) woman under 40……how odd. You are Champions alright ….for what i daren't ponder.

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