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San Diego Protecting Against HPV (SD PATH)

The goal of SD PATH is to reduce the incidence of HPV-related cancers in San Diego County and surrounding areas by increasing HPV vaccinations to 80% by 2026, through clinical interventions,


 education and training, and advocacy/public policy engagement.


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What is the San Diego HPV Vaccination Call to Action Report?

In 2019, UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center (MCC) partnered with the San Diego Immunization Program (SDIP) to conduct 38 interviews as part of an environmental scan to identify strategies to improve local HPV vaccine rates. Results showed gaps and opportunities within the health care, pharmacy, and school sectors. 

A summary of HPV vaccination knowledge, awareness, and practices by clinical staff, pharmacists, and school/university medical staff in San Diego County to help community collaborators to identify opportunities to increase HPV vaccinations. We encourage you to review the document and find opportunities to increase HPV vaccinations within your own organizations.



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Check out our annual summary of the inaugural year of SD PATH! We are looking forward to more opportunities to make San Diego HPV cancer free.




Helpful Links 




 Check it out! HPV Vaccination: Open Forum Webinar for Parents and Guardians, Recorded 8.2.21 hpv-webinar-image.jpg

Moderator: Pamela Tom, Founder of HPV and Me
Panelists: Melissa Rose, MD- Director of Pediatrics, Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center; Pamela Kahn, MPH, BS, RN, NCSN, California School Nurses Organization; Mike West, JD- Head & Neck Cancer Survivor


SD PATH in the Community

Community Outreach & Engagement Staff Leads

Jesse Nodora, DrPH
Karina Moyano, MPH
Margaux Stack-Babich, MPH

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