Understanding HPV Disparities in Rural Communities & Addressing HPV Vaccine Hesitancy


WithinReach and the Immunization Action Coalition of Washington (IACW, an initiative of WithinReach) hosted a webinar to discuss HPV vaccination in Washington.

Date and time: June 28, 2023, 12 – 1pm

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Flyer – The Announcement Approach for Increasing HPV Vaccination

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe reasons for HPV vaccination disparities in rural communities, including provider-specific barriers to HPV vaccination
  2. Review ways to address barriers to vaccination
  3. Discuss common HPV vaccine questions and concerns and how to address them
  4. Identify effective approaches to the HPV vaccine conversation

Target Audience

Healthcare providers, pharmacists and pharmacy techs, local public health, and anyone interested in learning more about this topic.

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Continuing Nursing Education

This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 1.0 contact hours will be awarded for successful completion of this activity.

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1.0 administrative continuing education unit was approved by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA). Granting approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAMA of the program content or the program’s sponsor.

Continuing Education for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians 

This knowledge-based activity was approved by the Washington State Pharmacy Association for 1.0 contact hours.

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The Washington State Pharmacy Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.


Commercial Support

This learning activity is not funded by any commercial entity.


Katie Treend, MPH
Comprehensive Cancer Control Program Coordinator
Office of Healthy and Safe Communities
Prevention and Community Health
Washington State Department of Health

Gretchen LaSalle, MD, FAAFP
Family Medicine Provider, MultiCare Rockwood Quail Run Clinic
Clinical Associate Professor, WSE Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
AAFP Vaccine Science Fellow
Author of “Let’s Talk Vaccines: A Clinicians Guide to Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy and Saving Lives

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