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HPV Immunization Project: You Are the Key to Cancer Prevention

 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is so common that almost everyone will be infected with it at some point in their lives - though most will never know it.  In the United States, HPV causes thousands of cancers in both men and women every year.  Vaccination of boys and girls, ages 11 to 12, could prevent many of these cancers, but low vaccination rates are leaving many children at risk of HPV cancers.  

Southeast Regional AHEC is taking part in a nationwide effort, supported by funds awarded to the National AHEC Organization, to help increase awareness among healthcare professionals about the HPV vaccine. Our staff is reaching out to all healthcare professionals to offer seminars and provide educational resources to help increase awareness about the HPV vaccine in effort to help increase the HPV immunization rate.

Those who want more information or wish to schedule a one-hour seminar for their organization can contact our office at sercahec@gdahc.org or 313.965.4129.  Our staff will be hosting a webinar and other presentations throughout our region, as well as the State of Michigan.