Educating and Empowering Youth and Families with HPV Vaccine Information - May 2, 2024

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The Washington School Based Health Alliance hosted a webinar on Wednesday, May 2 from 9-10:30am. The topics included knowledge and insights around Washington state’s HPV trends and vaccination data. The presenters offer guidance and tips on how adolescent and school-based health providers can effectively communicate with diverse youth and families around HPV prevention, while also empowering youth and families with resources and knowledge to make informed decisions and be advocates in their health care. Moreover, the presenters speak to the Washington state ‘HPV at Nine’ initiative and elaborate on how their efforts to educate and raise awareness extend to the community level. Continuing education credits are available for nurses. 

Learning Objectives

  • List the six types of cancer and other diseases that the HPV vaccine protects against. 
  • Name at least three reasons why vaccinating for HPV at age nine is beneficial. 
  • Describe the three steps to the announcement approach.
  • List at least one resource for HPV education.

Target Audience 

School-based health center providers, adolescent health providers, and those serving adolescents/youth in schools, including school district staff (e.g., nurses, counselors, social workers, teachers) 


Nicole Rhodes, CHES
Vaccine Health Educator, Washington State Department of Health
Washington HPV Free Taskforce

Sherri Zorn, MD, FAAP
Washington HPV Free Taskforce
National HPV Vaccination Roundtable, Best Practices Taskgroup

Carrie Jenner, MD, FAAP
Washington HPV Free Taskforce
Medical Director of Pediatrics, Franciscan Medical Group

Continuing Education

  • There is no charge for continuing education (CE) credit. 
  • CE expires August 2nd, 2024
  • CE is available for nurses for attending the live webinar OR watching the recording. 
  • Even if you attend the live webinar or watch the recording as a group, everyone must watch the webinar and complete the evaluation as an individual prior to receiving CE. 

How to receive CE credit

  • Attend the live webinar and complete the evaluation. We will email certificates a few weeks after the live webinar.
  • Watch the webinar recording and complete the evaluation. We will email certificates a few weeks after August 2nd, 2024.

Continuing Nursing Education 

Continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Montana Nurses Association. MNA is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 1.0 contact hours will be awarded for successful completion of this activity. 

Commercial Support 

This learning activity is not funded by any commercial entity.