Increased cases of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) related cancers and low HPV vaccine uptake are public health concerns that directly affect young adults and adolescents around the country. The HPV vaccine is recommended to prevent HPV associated cancers. Increased awareness and health education interventions are needed to promote the importance of the HPV vaccine and to achieve an HPV vaccine completion rate of 80% as outlined by the Healthy People 2020 goal. The Michigan Cancer Consortium HPV vaccine Priority Workgroup is working to improve vaccine uptake in Michigan through statewide projects that promote health education resources and address barriers associated with low HPV vaccine uptake.
Cole, Courtney and McFall, Angela
"Working to Improve Human Papilloma Virus Vaccination Uptake in Michigan,"
Michigan Journal of Public Health: Vol. 9
, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarworks.gvsu.edu/mjph/vol9/iss1/6