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Where to get it

The vaccine is 98% effective in stopping the four types of HPV that are linked to certain types of cancers and genital warts.

Contact your primary care doctor or your child’s pediatrician to schedule an appointment.

Educational Programs

Continuing Medical Education Opportunity on 11/2/2016: Learn About the Science and Public Health Implications of HPV, Practice-Based Vaccination Strategies

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) and the Allegheny General Hospital Department of Pediatrics, in partnership with the Allegheny County Health Department, American Academy of Pediatrics, the Eye and Ear Foundation of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, and UPMC Health System will hold a continuing medical education (CME) event on the science and public health implications of the human papillomavirus (HPV), and practice-based strategies to prevent certain cancers by increasing HPV vaccination rates.

The event, which supports JHF’s community-wide campaign to prevent cancer by boosting HPV vaccination rates, will be held on Wednesday, November 2 from 5:30PM to 9 PM at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square (300 W. Station Square Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15219). This CME course is intended for physicians, doctors of osteopathic medicine, certified registered nurse practitioners, physician assistants, practice managers, and dentists from primary care practices, federally qualified health centers, and school-based clinics.

To register for the event, visit cmetracker.net/AHN/Catalog, then scroll to find the HPV Conference. For additional information, please visit the JHF website and contact AHN Continuing Medical Education Department Manager Cheri Jackel at cjackel@wpahs.org or 412-359-3396.

For Organizations

If you have a group that would like to learn more about HPV and the HPV vaccine, we can provide information sessions to parent groups, teachers, religious leaders, social service agencies, civic, and community organizations. Contact Sue Steele at 412.586.6710 or steele@jhf.org

For Teachers

A two-lesson HPV vaccination module (for middle and high school­‐aged students) that you can use in your own classrooms. To download the material, click here to fill out a short survey, a logon and password will be sent to you for access to the material, or if you would like to be trained and receive the module to supplement your curriculum, please contact Katie Horowitz at 412.258.9535 or khorowitz@ppwp.org

GETTING INVOLVED & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Are you a grandma, or do you know of a grandma who wants to make a difference in the lives of Pittsburgh’s grandchildren? The Jewish Healthcare Foundation is looking for grandmothers to join the new Pittsburgh chapter of Grandmother Power!

Grandmother Power! is not an organization, but a movement. It is a group of activist grandmothers in countries that include the United States, Kenya, Canada, India and Finland. They’re working on separate issues in different countries and communities, but they all have a common goal: providing a better future for grandchildren around the world. Grandmother Power! harnesses the power of passionate women who care deeply about the health of their grandchildren and all grandchildren. They are a powerful tool in our campaign to reduce cervical and other cancers caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) by increasing the vaccination rate. Grandmothers in the Pittsburgh area are volunteering in their own communities to increase awareness of the urgent need for an increase in HPV vaccination rates for our children.

Want to know more? Contact Sue Steele at 412.586.6710 or steele@jhf.org

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