Graph: prevalence of low and high risk HPV types among women of different ages in the United States. 2004 data. Highest prevalence among younger population.
Socioeconomic factors – lack of access to care; cultural/behavioral factors
1. 2. 3. Could start a dialogue about HPV in their community.4. Vaccines for Children for those who qualify will help offset the cost.
Comprehensive paper Devy Emperador 11/10/11 PH264
Idea: Policy/Position PaperHPV vaccination requirement for school entrance
Policy Paper Outline Introduction Describing the problem Context/History/Overview Sides of the debate Presentation of problem Government approaches Past/Present Current Laws/Policies Proposed solution How the solution addresses the problem Conclusion
WHY?My emotional plea of why HPV vaccination is important.
5 HPV and Cervical Cancer Important FactsHPV is…Highly prevalent among women in the United States. Low risk: genital warts High risk: cervical cancer Source: CDC
6 HPV and Cervical Cancer Important FactsCervical cancer is…The second most common cause of cancer worldwide. In the US,11,000 women are diagnosed each year and approximately 4,000will die from the disease. Source: CDC
7 HPV and Cervical Cancer Important FactsCervical cancer is…The 12th most common cancer diagnosed among women (allraces) in California… Source: CMA Foundation
8 HPV and Cervical Cancer Important FactsIf we break it down by ethnic groups: 7th most common cause of cancer in the Latina and Vietnamese populations 9th most common cause of cancer in the Filipino population 10th most common cause of cancer in the Japanese population Mortality rates from cervical cancer are highest among the Hispanic and African American population Source: CMA Foundation
9 HPV and Cervical Cancer Important FactsCervical cancer……is PREVENTABLE! How? Annual pap smears and vaccination. Source: CMA Foundation
Why HPV vaccination requirement forschool entry could work in CA:1. Already a precedence with Tdap immunization requirement for entering school.2. Quadrivalent HPV vaccine is recommended for boys and girls.3. Populations at high risk for HPV infection/cervical cancer would get the vaccine.4. There are programs that can help with the cost of the vaccine.
What I still need to work on… Opposing side of the argument Precedence of HPV vaccination requirements in the US (possibly abroad) Resources for funding HPV vaccinationIf I can find it… Cost-benefit analysis of vaccination versus current preventative measures (or a mixture of both) Efficacy of 1 dose, 2 doses versus all 3 doses