NACCHO announced on December 11 that ten local health departments received funding to host an action planning meeting with stakeholders to determine strategies to address local HPV vaccination rates. In addition, NACCHO extended additional funding to its first cohort of health departments, selected in 2014, to support the implementation of their HPV action plans. Local media outlets across the United States have featured stories about the selected local health departments; view the news stories below to learn more.
- County wins grant to increase HPV vaccination; Niagara County wins grant to fight HPV virus; and Niagara County Department of Health receives national award to promote HPV vaccine (Niagara County Department of Health, New York)
- Orange DOH awarded grant to increase HPV vaccinations and County Health Department gets funding for HPV vaccinations (Orange County Department of Health, New York)
- Jackson County Health Department receives grant for preventing HPV, New director tackles health challenges, New grant aimed at helping Jckson County encourage HPV vaccinations, and Jackson County receives grant to promote HPV vaccination (Jackson County Health Department, Missouri)
January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, a time when local health departments can promote awareness of cervical cancer, the role of HPV as the leading cause of cervical cancer, and the importance of prevention and early detection in their communities. Download digital resources for Cervical Health Awareness Month and view NACCHO’s suite of HPV resources to promote the importance of the HPV vaccine in your community.