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A child getting an HPV shot

The Canadian Cancer Society is Taking Action on the #HPVvaccine

What: Webinar
When: February 18, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is a strong weapon in cancer prevention. One of the Canadian Cancer Society’s key priorities is to increase uptake of the HPV vaccine among Grade 8 girls through a public education campaign. The focus will be to increase awareness of the link between HPV and cancer and the important role vaccination plays in reducing cancer risk. The Canadian Cancer Society is also currently advocating for the inclusion of boys into the Ontario school-based HPV vaccination program.

In this webinar, the Canadian Cancer Society will describe their #HPVvaccine campaign with public health units, school boards and other like-minded organizations with hopes to:

  • Share the Canadian Cancer Society’s #HPVvaccine promotional kit
  • Discuss opportunities for collaboration
  • Educate the public on the importance of the #HPVvaccine and link to preventing cancer.

During this webinar, the importance of including boys in school-based HPV vaccination programs will also be discussed.

Jordan Prosper is Senior Coordinator, Cancer Prevention at the Canadian Cancer Society (Ontario Division). Jordan graduated from Brock University with a degree in Community Health Sciences in 2009. His expertise and interest in cancer prevention has been demonstrated in developing smoking cessation programs and other health promotion programs for youth and adult populations as well as advocating for healthy public policies. His recent interest promoting population based cancer screening programs at the regional and provincial level, has lead Jordan to the Canadian Cancer Society (Ontario Division) with a focus on early detection and screening and HPV. For more information on the campaign, please contact Jordan at: JProsper@ontario.cancer.ca

Links

Canadian Cancer Society website

HPV vaccine campaign website

Take Action website (www.takeaction.cancer.ca)

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