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The O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB led the establishment of a coalition of organizations across Alabama to address barriers and improve human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination rates in the state.

Through a grant from the National Cancer Institute, the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center implemented a comprehensive assessment to identify needs and assets associated with HPV vaccination uptake in Alabama. The statewide assessment included interviews with pediatricians, nursing staff, parents, and other stakeholders. This led to the establishment of a statewide HPV Vaccination Coalition and comprehensive plan to improve HPV vaccination in the state.

Member Organizations

The coalition has also counted on the support of the Immunization Services Division at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.