Implementation of Evidence-Based Strategy (PC TEACH) for the Optimization of HPV Vaccination in Rural Primary Care

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Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center




Human Papillomavirus Infection


Other: Educational Intervention

Study type


Funder types



R01MD016850 (U.S. NIH Grant/Contract)
I 1998021 (Other Identifier)
NCI-2021-12381 (Registry Identifier)

Details and patient eligibility


This study evaluates the implementation of evidence based strategies to optimize HPV vaccination in rural primary care settings. Some of the largest disparities in human papillomavirus vaccination (HPVV) rates exist in rural communities, which represent missed opportunities for cancer prevention. Primary care provider visits in these communities serve as a crucial opportunity to communicate the importance of timely vaccination that is essential to effective cancer prevention. This study implements and tests a practice-level intervention (PC TEACH) using practice facilitation of evidence-based strategies to expand reach to rural community-based primary care settings to optimize delivery and increase HPVV rates. PC TEACH program may help rural communities overcome access and awareness factors that keep them from receiving HPVV.

Full description


I. Identify practices from across 20 rural counties in central and western New York (CWNY) using registry data from New York State Immunization Information System.

II. Leverage established community network contacts of primary care practices across 20 rural counties in CWNY to support and enhance recruitment and retention activities.

III. Establish a Rural Cancer Health Equity Community Advisory Board (CAB) to enhance capacity to implement evidence-based cancer prevention activities in rural primary care settings (like primary care practice-level, medical office-based intervention [PC-TEACH] for Human Papilloma Virus Vaccine [HPVV]).

IV. Recruit rural primary care practices to implement PC TEACH intervention and contribute practice, provider, and patient-level data including adolescent vaccination rates.

V. Implement systematic practice-level changes (i.e., PC TEACH strategies) in rural community-based primary care practices.

V. Evaluate effectiveness of PC TEACH intervention and quality improvement within the practices using process and outcome evaluation measures.


Primary practice providers sites receive PC TEACH over 3.5 hours for 12 months.

After completion of study, primary care provider sites are followed up for 3-6 months.


16 estimated patients




18+ years old


Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • PRACTICES: Are located in the 20-county target region
  • PRACTICES: Have an adolescent patient population >= 150 (aged 9-18)
  • PRACTICES: Administer adolescent vaccines (e.g., HPV, Tdap, MCV4)
  • PRACTICES: Are willing to share aggregate practice and patient-level data (e.g., electronic health record [EHR], surveys)
  • PARTICIPANTS: Medical providers and medical staff >= 18 years of age
  • PARTICIPANTS: Primary care providers and medical office staff who deliver adolescent care at community-based primary care practice sites across 20 rural counties in central and western New York
  • PARTICIPANTS: Age >= 18 years of age (no upper limit)
  • PARTICIPANTS: English speaking
  • PARENT/GUARDIAN SURVEY: Adult accompanying a child or children aged 9 to 17
  • PARENT/GUARDIAN SURVEY: English speaking
  • PARENT/GUARDIAN SURVEY: Presenting to the participating clinic for an outpatient well child visit or regular checkup
  • PARENT/GUARDIAN SURVEY: Willing to complete an anonymous survey while visiting the clinic

Exclusion criteria

  • Unwilling or unable to follow protocol requirements
  • Adults unable to complete study measures in English
  • Individuals who are not yet adults (infants, children, teenagers)
  • Cognitively impaired adults/adults with impaired decision-making capacity
  • Prisoners

Trial design

Primary purpose




Interventional model

Single Group Assignment


None (Open label)

16 participants in 1 patient group

Health services research (PC TEACH)
Other group
Primary practice providers sites receive PC TEACH over 3.5 hours for 12 months
Other: Educational Intervention

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