HPV Vaccination

Cohort-based program for CHWs | 12-1:15 p.m.

Registration Closed 

Being held in partnership with the American Cancer Society and High Sierra Area Health Education Center (AHEC), this eight-part ECHO series will consist of 75-minute teleconference sessions focused on supporting Community Health Workers (CHWs) with HPV vaccination and prevention. Sessions will focus on addressing myths related to the HPV vaccine, reviewing guidelines for the age of administration, and techniques for communicating effectively with parents and clients. Our goal is to create a safe space for CHWs in Nevada to collaborate with each other and other subject matter experts to share challenges, successes, and best practices in implementing HPV vaccinations for their community.

Series Schedule/Topics:

  • Session #1: Intro and Orientation
  • Session #2: Role of CHWs in Immunizations
  • Session #3: HPV 101: What You Need to Know
  • Session #4: Cultural Humility and Social Determinants of Health
  • Session #5: Communicating with Parents
  • Session #6: HPV Myths
  • Session #7: Addressing Parental Hesitancy Around the HPV Vaccination
  • Session #8: Implementation Science: CHW’s as HPV Champions

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Our team

  • Jose Cucalon-Calderon, M.D.
  • Liz Partida, CHW.
  • Karen S. Schwind, BSN, RN, NCSN.
  • Lauren Zion, PharmD.


To request copies of didactics and reference materials, please contact us at ProjectECHO@med.unr.edu.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Accreditation

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical
Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine approves this program for 1.25 hour of nursing continuing education credit. Nevada State Board of Nursing provider number 120894-1.

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is a provider of continuing education credit through the Nevada State Board of Pharmacy. This program is approved for 1.25 hours of continuing education credit for pharmacists.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) 

The Nevada Certification Board for Community Health Workers approves this program for 1.25 hours of CEU per session.