You can't be a champion unless you practice. That's true in sports, but is there a way for a clinical practice to be a champion?
There certainly is, if your practice or one you know has been particularly successful in vaccinating against human papillomavirus (HPV) or in increasing parents' acceptance of the vaccine for their children.
Nominations are being accepted for a national award program associated with the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases' HPV Vaccine Is Cancer Prevention campaign.
The "HPV Vaccine Is Cancer Prevention" Champion Award Program will recognize "leaders in health care whose vaccination rates demonstrate their commitment to preventing HPV cancers through timely vaccination of adolescents," the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in announcing the awards.
You can nominate either your practice or one you know, but you have to do so quickly: Submissions must be emailed by Sept. 15.
The CDC’s website has plenty of details about the award — including ways to nominate and guidelines for submissions. It also has more details about the "HPV Vaccine Is Cancer Prevention" campaign.
While we're on the subject of HPV, check out TMA's HPV Resource Center, where you'll find information about the vaccine, ways you can help increase vaccination rates, and a trove of state and national HPV resources.
Action, Sept. 1, 2017
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April 26, 2018