Utilizing Peer Teen Advocates to Increase HPV Vaccination Rates Among Adolescents

Project Overview

7th Funding Cycle Development Award
     Project Start Date: 1/1/2012
     Project End Date: 12/31/2013

Project Goal Statement: To increase awareness of HPV among urban adolescents in Milwaukee who are high risk for HPV infection morbidity and mortality. The innovation lies in the utilization of peer health advocates and the power of social media.

Award Amount: $200,000

Community Partners:
Primary Community Partner: Angie Hagy, City of Milwaukee Health Department
Additional community partner organization name: Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee

Academic Partners:
Primary Academic Partner: Denise Uyar, MD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Additional Academic Partner: Staci Young, PhD, Department of Family and Community Medicine

Project Progress Summary Reports:
     Project Progress Report Summary 1/1/2012 - 8/31/2012
     Project Progress Report Summary 9/1/2012 - 8/31/2013
     Project Final Report Summary

Affiliated Web Pages:
     Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee
     City of Milwaukee Health Department

Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)

  • Outreach Materials
    • Youth developed brochures, billboards, and videos, with the assistance of project mentors, for the social media campaign directed towards their peers
    • Hosted the 2nd Annual Spread the Word Public Service Announcement (PSA) event
    • Exhibited at local community-focused health fair events with final brochures and had billboards on display during July in select Milwaukee zip codes (53206, 53210, 53216)
    • Conducted community marketing at the 2013 Milwaukee Health Department Immunization Symposium
  • Presentations
    • Presentation at the HWPP 7th Community Engagement in Research (CEnR) Conference
    • Abstract accepted for the Wisconsin Research and Education Network (WREN) Wisconsin Health Improvement and Research Partnership Forum
    • Poster presentation at the Society of Gynecology Oncology National Conference (March 2014)
    • Presentation at the YTH Live Conference 2014 (April 2014)
    • Presentation at the AHW 10th Anniversary Conference (May 2014)
  • Publication
    • Article accepted into the International Public Health Journal (January 2014)
  • Project Website: http://www.itsjust3hpv.org/
Contact Us

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Research and Education Program (REP)
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Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP)
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