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Maryland Area Health Education Center West, also known as "AHEC West," is a rural, community-based organization serving Appalachian counties in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. To fulfill our mission to improve access to and promote quality in health care through educational and other partnerships, we collaborate with local, state, federal, and private organizations working toward mutual goals of a fair national distribution of health professionals and the elimination of health disparities due to rurality, poverty, race, and culture.

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You are the Key to HPV Cancer Prevention

Register for the upcoming satellite conference and live webcast, You are the Key to HPV Cancer Prevention. This program will be broadcast on Wednesday, August 31, 2016; 12:00-1:30 p.m. (Central Time). The webcast is jointly presented by: PIM, Alabama & Mississippi AHECs in collaboration with the AL-MS Public Health Training Center, Alabama Department of Public Health, the Deep South Center for Occupational Health & Safety, and the American Cancer Society.

The program will provide up to date information on HPV infection/disease, HPV vaccine, and ways to successfully communicate with patients and their parents about HPV vaccination. Find out how to reduce missed opportunities by recommending HPV vaccine the same way and same day you recommend other routinely recommended adolescent vaccines.

The target audience is health professionals who provide and/or promote immunizations, including physicians, registered nurses, and pharmacists; health educators and other public health professionals
To register please click here. For more information about the HPV project please see the HPV site at the AHEC West Website. [READ MORE]
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