HPV Information for Providers
The Denver Metro Alliance for HPV Prevention
The Denver Metro Alliance for HPV Prevention is a regional collaborative led by Denver Public Health to increase human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates across five counties in the Denver metropolitan area. Members include Denver Public Health, Jefferson County Public Health, Tri-County Health Department, the Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition, and the Adult and Child Consortium for Health Outcomes Research and Delivery Science. The project is funded by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Amendment 35 grant program to address cancer, childhood obesity, and tobacco use and exposure statewide.
The Alliance aims to increase HPV vaccination rates in Adams, Arapahoe, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson Counties through four approaches:
- Forming an Advisory Council to promote and champion HPV vaccine education, promotion and awareness.
- Developing sustainable analytic infrastructure to measure HPV vaccination rates and CIIS penetration
- Developing and implementing a practice intervention to increase adherence to national HPV vaccination guidelines
- Developing and implementing a targeted communications plan to increase knowledge about and demand for the HPV vaccine among parents/guardians of adolescents aged 11 to 17 years
Overview of Practice Intervention Opportunity
We are seeking your help in an innovative initiative to prevent HPV-associated cancers in all Colorado men and women. Both locally and nationally, HPV vaccination rates lag far behind the Healthy People 2020 goal of at least 80% coverage among adolescents with completion of the series. As a trusted source of information for your patients, we encourage your practice to consider becoming a participant in a project being carried out by the Denver Metro Alliance for HPV Prevention to increase HPV vaccination uptake throughout the Denver-metro area in Colorado.
This project will pilot the use of a toolkit adapted from researchers at the University of Colorado, the CDC and major medical associations, that will help guide you through implementation of customizable, evidence-based quality improvement strategies to increase HPV vaccination uptake. If your practice chooses to implement this toolkit you will receive free Maintenance of Certification and/or Continuing Medical Education credits, ongoing support from a local public health nurse, your practice’s vaccination rates, and access to free communication materials.
For more details regarding what is expected of participants, please view the project flyer. Additionally, a brief introductory webinar is available for a more in-depth overview. Listen to and view the webinar teaser here.
Joe's HPV-Related Cancer Experience
Joe's Call to Providers
In the News
- CDC recommends only two HPV shots for younger adolescents
CDC Resources for Providers
- Addressing Parents’ Top Questions about the HPV Vaccine
- HPV Vaccine Information for Clinicians
- Fact sheet for parents:
- Request printed materials for your office
- How to become a Vaccines for Children provider
- If you provide medical care to Medicaid patients and are not a Vaccines for Children (VFC) provider, we can help you become one or help you refer your patients to a local immunization partner to provider your patients vaccines.
To view resources for parents and families, please view our Parents and Families HPV Prevention page.