Project Overview +

Healthy Moms Healthy Daughters investigates the efficacy of an individually tailored web-based intervention to improve human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates among adolescent daughters of African American women. This study has potential high impact in reducing racial disparities in cervical cancer incidence and mortality. It addresses a significant public health issue by improving HPV vaccination in an at-risk population with a disproportionate incidence of (HPV) caused cervical cancer.

Aims +

Develop and test a tailored website to educate participants about HPV vaccination, and ultimately increase HPV vaccination initiation rates

Participants +

50 African American mothers of daughters who are between 9 and 17 years old

Intervention +

This tailored, web-based intervention delivers information about what HPV is, who gets it, and the safety of the vaccine. It also reinforces some of the reasons the mothers give for wanting to vaccinate their daughters. Participants also get feedback tailored to some of their main concerns. The program talks about cost, insurance, and what steps to take to get their daughter vaccinated. The intervention is designed to appeal to African Americans, and the statistics are targeted to African American women and teen-aged girls.

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