|Awarded On||August 17, 2022|
|Title||Advancing Implementation of Evidence-Based Strategies for Tobacco Prevention and HPV Vaccination in Pediatric Safety Net Settings|
|Award Mechanism||Expansion of Cancer Prevention Services to Rural and Medically Underserved Populations|
|Institution/Organization||Baylor College of Medicine|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Jane R Montealegre|
|Cancer Sites||HPV-related, Tobacco-related|
Need Most cancers are diagnosed in adults; however, many cancer risk factors, including exposure to human papillomavirus (HPV) and initiation of tobacco product use, occur during adolescence. Moreover, while healthcare providers play a critical role in promoting health behaviors, healthcare provider visits become increasingly infrequent as children and adolescents become young adults. There is thus growing recognition of the essential role of pediatric providers in addressing lifelong cancer prevention. In particular, pediatric providers can play an important role in HPV vaccination and tobacco prevention. In the case of HPV vaccination, the most important factor influencing parents� decisi...