Putting an end to HPV related cancers in Tennessee!

HPV Cancer-Free Coalition

Outreach on cervical cancer prevention, screening and HPV vaccination:

June-July 2014: Presentations to Overton, Clay and Jackson Health Councils
June 2014: Walks-A-Lot Kick Off
November 2014: Van Buren County Health Fair
January 2015: Presentations at Warren, White and Putnam County Senior Centers
January 2015: Macon County Senior Citizens Center Health Fair
January 2015: Cumberland County Housing Authority food bank distribution

“Ask Me” Campaign

Education about annual cervical cancer screening and HPV vaccine

The Tennessee Cancer Coalition partnered in 2013 and 2015 with area hair salons and a local school of cosmetology to provide training for hair stylists and nail technicians on how to deliver health education messages which included cervical cancer awareness and prevention to their clients.   A grant has been written to expand the program to other areas during 2015-2016 if awarded.

Teal for Two

Workshop targeting healthcare providers

Held in Middle Tennessee Region (Nashville) on May 30, 2013


Caree McAfee, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Bethany Scalise, Tennessee Department of Health

HPV Vaccine Planning Grant
Regional Committee Co-Chairs

HPVCF-Middle TN collaborated with Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) on a one-year planning grant from National Cancer Institute.  The partners implemented a process of coalition building and research planning focused on increasing HPV vaccine uptake in the state of Tennessee (TN), with initial specific attention to the VICC catchment area (see figure below). In response to the 2014 President’s Cancer Panel report on HPV vaccination, our goal was to leverage existing partnerships and address local research priorities for increasing HPV vaccination in pediatric care settings.  Contact person: Pamela Hull, PhD

Aim #1:
Conduct an environmental scan and planning process to identify local priorities, challenges and opportunities for research focused on increasing HPV vaccine uptake.
Aim #2:
Enhance the existing linkages amongst the VICC and the Tennessee Immunization Program, the HPV Cancer Free Coalition, Vanderbilt Affiliate Health Network (VHAN) and the Cumberland Pediatric Foundation (CPF).

This project lead to increased capacity of VICC, HPVCF, and their partners in developing and testing strategies for increasing HPV vaccine uptake and to conduct HPV vaccine research within the context of primary pediatric care. In conclusion of the grant period, we completed: 1) an environmental scan report, 2) a research agenda report, and 3) submission of a new grant application to National Cancer Institute to address these research priorities.

HPV Vaccination in Primary Care Settings in Middle Tennessee:  An Environmental Scan

HPV Vaccination in Primary Care Settings in Middle Tennessee:  An Environmental Scan (Executive Summary)

NCI HPV Cancer Center Supplement Final Report

Middle Tennessee Region