Year of Publication



Public Health

Degree Name

Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)

Committee Chair

Angela Carman

Committee Member

Jerod Stapleton

Committee Member

Marc Kiviniemi

Committee Member

Aaron Kruse-Diehr


Appalachian counties within Kentucky have higher rates of HPV-related cancers, including cervical cancer. HPV vaccines are effective at reducing the risk of cervical cancer, but vaccination coverage in Appalachia remains low. The proposed program relies on recommended strategies to improve vaccine uptake by increasing access and demand for HPV vaccines. This will be done through school vaccine clinics and parent education on HPV, cervical cancer, and HPV vaccines.

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