Because of its strength and ability to affect change on a national scale, the NAO National Training Center has been awarded many national scale projects. The National Training Center currently manages the 'Improving HPV Immunization Rates on a National Scale Utilizing the National AHEC Network Project' through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This project aims to improve HPV immunization rates of 11- and 12-year-old males and females throughout the nation by improving clinician training and understanding of the vaccine.
One AHEC entity per state and the District of Columbia will be selected to carry out state and local HPV project training activities. Four larger states – Texas, Florida, California and New York - will have two AHEC awards each. Each state AHEC entity will work closely with HPV Regional Coordinators to develop and maintain contact with immunization organizations, as well as provide continuing education on HPV immunization to primary care providers and distribute promotional messages.
The National AHEC Organization supports
and advances the Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Network to improve
health by leading the nation in recruitment,
training and retention of a diverse health work
force for underserved communities.