HPV Resources

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common sexually transmitted infection (STI). In most people, the HPV infection clears up on its own and does not cause health problems. Nevertheless, even if a person doesn’t get sick from HPV, he/she can still infect another person with HPV. About 10-20% of the time, the HPV infection doesn’t clear up on its own and can turn into cancer.

As part of ongoing efforts to decrease cancer rates, the Chicago Department of Public Health launched a plan with partners across the city, including EverThrive IL, to increase HPV vaccination coverage levels among Chicago adolescents. Both males and females should get vaccinated at age 11 or 12 with three doses of the HPV vaccine.


HPV Social Media Toolkit

This toolkit for providers and local health departments offers tools, resources, and sample content to share the message about the HPV online and on social media.


HPV Webinars and CME Opportunities


Addressing HPV Concerns and Risks

This guide for providers offers different talking points in response to parent concerns about the HPV Vaccine.


Cervical Health Awarenss

Understanding the risks of HPV and how to prevent them.

National Cervical Cancer Coalition

Cervivor: HPV and Cervical Cancer

Voices for Vaccines Podcast: HPV Cancers, Vaccines, and Cervivors


Research: HPV vaccine-related risk perceptions are unlikely to lead to riskier sexual behaviors



HPV Resources - Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH)

What is HPV? - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

HPV Blog for health care providers

HPV blog for parents


News & Headlines

Press Release - CDPH Announces Record Jump in Chicago Teens Receiving HPV Vaccine


If you would like additional resources or are interested in a presentation, contact kmckenna@everthriveil.org.


Tuesday, November 18, 2014