Iowa HPV Vaccination Project

The Iowa Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination Project started in 2007. The project’s main goal is to reduce the incidents of cervical cancer in Iowa through development and implementation of programs to provide the HPV vaccine to women, 19-26, who cannot afford it. During the initial phase of this project, research was completed to gather data pertaining to this goal and the data was analyzed. Funding is being sought, at the local, state, and national levels to support HPV-related programming across Iowa. It is our hope that this project’s completion is one more step toward providing access to quality reproductive healthcare to all who want it in our state. While this project has come to an end, the tools and resources created through it are still available.

Iowa HPV Vaccination Project Research Report

The Iowa HPV Vaccination Research Report showcases our findings from research completed from 2008 to 2009. This report outlines several recommendations pertaining to HPV vaccination programming.

Iowa HPV Vaccination Project Media Advocacy Toolkit

Iowa HPV Vaccination Project research outcomes suggest that women in Iowa ages 19-26 have a mixed level of understanding about HPV and its connection to cervical cancer & genital warts. In order to address the gaps in knowledge identified in our research, the HPV Advisory Group has worked to create an Iowa HPV Vaccination Project Media Advocacy Toolkit.

The toolkit includes a step-by-step plan that will help you and your organization ease into the media world without trepidation. The main goal in this media outreach is to educate the community about HPV, cervical health, and the HPV vaccine. It is our hope that with increased understanding comes increased support. Make the most of this opportunity and get the word out about HPV-related disease & prevention.


Iowa HPV Vaccination Project Fund Seeking Toolkit

One of the major goals of the Iowa HPV Vaccination Project is to increase access to the HPV vaccine to vulnerable populations across our state. Research completed suggests that pharmaceutical patient assistance programs and supplemental program funding will be needed to increase HPV vaccination rates, especially among low-income, uninsured/underinsured clients.

As a means to that end, this Fund Seeking Toolkit is intended to serve as a supplement to site-specific grant/fund seeking materials already compiled at most family planning agencies in Iowa. The toolkit contains details about how to find and secure funding that will enable your agency to provide the HPV vaccine to all clients, regardless of their ability to pay.