Learn more about HPV-related cancers, the MS HPV Roundtable, and people on the front lines of HPV-related cancer prevention.
In 2020, the MS HPV Roundtable was created by professionals and healthcare organizations concerned that Mississippi was falling behind in HPV vaccination rates, ranking among the worst in the nation. This assembly of doctors, nurses, researchers, nonprofit professionals and parents knew we could do better for our children.
The roundtable was formed to work together to prevent HPV-related cancers and precancers by increasing HPV vaccination rates statewide. Today, the roundtable represents a statewide gathering of:
The Roundtable is dedicated to increasing HPV vaccination rates in Mississippi through coordinated leadership, strategic planning, education, research and collaboration. Our members include partners from diverse sectors across Mississippi including immunization, public health, academia, professional societies, cancer prevention and control organizations, industry, state and local agencies, and health systems.
More than 50 members from nearly 30 organizations
Catalyzes the work on key issues around increasing the HPV vaccination rates
Focuses on provider education, systems improvement, data & technology, and public awareness
The HPV vaccination can prevent six types of cancer when it’s given before a child is exposed to the virus. Increased vaccination rates happen when we all work together towards cancer prevention BOTH in the doctor’s office and in the community. Increasing vaccination rates to 80% among 9 to 12 year olds could prevent 90% of HPV-related cancers and 31,000 fewer people would hear the words “You have cancer” every year.Learn More
Throughout Mississippi, a variety of work is being done to address our state’s low HPV vaccination rates. Currently, MS ranks last out of 50 states for HPV vaccine rates among children ages 13-17. The MS HPV Roundtable was formed to enhance collaboration and communication among stakeholders, providers, academic researchers, professional organizations, and nonprofit agencies to ensure more young Mississippians are protected against HPV-related cancers.
The MS HPV Roundtable was created by professionals and healthcare organizations concerned that Mississippi was falling behind in HPV vaccination rates, ranking among the worst in the nation. This assembly of doctors, nurses, academic researchers, nonprofit professionals and parents knew we could do better for our children.
The roundtable is a catalyst to stimulate work on key issues around HPV vaccination. Through the efforts of the workgroups, the Roundtable will advance initiatives that focus on provider education, systems improvement, data & technology, and public awareness.