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Me First


MeFirst aims to develop and refine a tailored risk communication intervention to improve HPV vaccination uptake in young adult women ages 18-26 when administered during a teachable moment. The teachable moment is a spontaneously occurring health event that serves as a natural educational gateway. 

The potential effects of this intervention on HPV vaccine utilization in a hard-to-reach age group enhances system-based interventions that can be more broadly applied or generalized to other health interventions targeted to young adults or other health settings.


Develop, refine and test a web-based tailored risk communication tool targeted at improving HPV vaccine uptake in young women 18-26, a traditionally difficult-to-reach group.


50 college-age women (age 18-26) seeking care at University of Michigan Health Services