HPV Vaccination

HPV Vaccination

Task Force

Task Force Mission

The HPV task force is committed to improving HPV vaccination rates and lowering the burden of HPV associated disease and cancer, through collaboration among diverse partners. By bringing together public health professionals, clinicians, academics, community members and others, the task force is identifying areas of overlap, gaps and opportunities to improve HPV vaccination.

Meeting Information

  • Date and Time

    1st Thursday of the month from 9-10 am w/ the exception of December 7th.

    • August 3rd
    • September 7th
    • October 5th
    • November 2
    • December 7 (10-11 am)
  • Address

    Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
    4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, Denver, CO 80246
    Building C, C1E

  • Web and Phone Conference

    Join the virtual meeting using zoom (https://zoom.us/j/555865203).

    Callin information: 1-408-638-0968 w/ meeting ID – 555 865 203

Co-Chair Information

Chelsea Yost

Sexual Health Programs Manager, Metro Community Provider Network

Justin Tarr

Immunization Health Education Coordinator, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Member Organizations

  • American Cancer Society
  • Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
  • Denver Health
  • Metro Community Provider Network
  • St. Mary’s Cancer Center
  • US Department of Health and Human Service

Task Force Meeting Minutes

Task Force Action Plan

The Task Force created a 2 year action plan in May of 2016.

Join the HPV Vaccination Task Force

Use the button below to sign up for updates from the HPV Vaccination Task Force and the Colorado Cancer Coalition.

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HPV Vaccination Task Force Current Work

The HPV task force is currently working to finalize its two year action plan, as well as an environmental scan of HPV activities throughout Colorado.

HPV Vaccination Task Force Successes

More info coming soon….


National HPV Vaccination Resource Clearinghouse
Most comprehensive HPV vaccination resource site, with tools for patient and provider education, statistics and vaccine information, news and media resources and recent research.

CDC’s ‘HPV Vaccine is Cancer Prevention’
Includes an explanation of HPV, symptoms and health consequences, the link between HPV and cancer, HPV cancer screening, HPV vaccines and vaccine safety.

CDC’s ‘You Are the Key to Cancer Prevention’
Includes facts about HPV cancers and vaccination, ways to improve HPV vaccination rates, and how to successfully communicate about the HPV vaccine with patients and their parents.

HPV Vaccination Rates by County – Colorado
Includes vaccination rates by county for HPV, MCV4, and Tdap.

The Community Guide’s ‘Increasing Appropriate Vaccination’
Details interventions for increasing appropriate vaccination reviewed by the Community Guide, such as client reminder and recall systems and provider assessment and feedback, among others.

American Academy of Pediatrics ‘HPV Champion Toolkit’
Includes resources to educate other healthcare professionals, discuss HPV vaccination with parents, and make necessary changes in your practice to improve HPV vaccination rates.

The answer to “What Can We Do?”
Details what specific partners can bring to the table.