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VU BreakThru: Leveraging quality improvement efforts to increase HPV vaccination rates in Tennessee

May. 31, 2018, 9:25 AM

Although HPV vaccination in adolescence can successfully prevent six kinds of cancer, rates in Tennessee remain relatively low, while occurrence of these cancers remains relatively high compared to the rest of the country.  Pamela Hull, assistant professor of medicine, and her colleagues are conducting a study funded by the HPV ACTIVE TIPs award, in collaboration with the Cumberland Pediatric Foundation (CPF) to test a model for disseminating a web-based quality improvement coaching program to pediatric clinics. Additionally, they have been examining regional disparities in vaccination rates. Read more about TIPs grants and other internal faculty funding programs—including University Courses, Research Scholar Grants and Discovery Grants—at the VU BreakThru blog.

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