AACI Partners with CDC, ACS on Vaccination Campaign

AACI, the American Cancer Society, Inc. (ACS), and the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center For Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, have established a partnership around CDC’s HPV Vaccine Is Cancer Prevention campaign. The campaign is designed to reward pediatricians and pediatric practices (as well as family practices and other clinicians who care for patients age 11-12) who adopt effective HPV recommendation practices that incorporate key campaign messages and recommendations and have a positive impact on HPV vaccination rates among patients.

CDC is in the final stage of developing selection criteria and a nomination form. A panel of CDC reviewers will select one awardee in each of the 10 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services regions. AACI will identify a member cancer center or collaborating centers in each region to serve as an award presentation site, with the goal of incorporating the presentation into an existing event at the cancer center.

Public announcement of awardees and ongoing promotion of the campaign is scheduled for September December, 2017, including sessions or announcements at the annual meetings of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Family Practitioners, and AACI.