HPV Vaccination: Education and Research

Community Research and Outreach

The Johns Hopkins Center to Reduce Cancer Disparities (CRCD) is expanding its cancer outreach and research in Baltimore City and Prince George’s County to help increase the rate of HPV vaccination among African American preteens and teens.  CRCD will conduct community assessments among African American caretakers of preteens and teens about their attitudes, knowledge, awareness, behavioral intentions, barriers, concerns, and provider recommendations regarding HPV vaccination.  Our partners include the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Johns Hopkins Community Advisory Groups in Baltimore City and Prince George’s County, All Shades of Pink, and Supporting our Sisters International.

Facts About Human Papilloma virus (HPV)

Genital human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States, and results in around 14 million new cases each year. Around fifty percent of new HPV infections occur among persons aged 15-24 years old. The most recent data from the 2013 National Immunization Survey-Teen (NIS-Teen) found that only 50% of Maryland females aged 13-17 years and only 34.2% of Maryland male adolescents reported beginning the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine series.

Vaccinate your kids at 11-12 years - Watch Video


More information about HPV vaccination, including its safety and recommendations

Funding is provided by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Maryland Cancer Fund.