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American Cancer Society Partners with Federally Qualified
Health Care Centers to Increase HPV Vaccination Rates

(Montgomery, Alabama – March 30, 2016)

The American Cancer Society Human Papillomavirus Vaccinate Adolescents against Cancers, or HPV VACs, project is being implemented across the nation to increase HPV vaccination rates for adolescents, particularly among boys and girls ages 11 and 12.

With a multi-year grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Cancer Society has expanded current cancer prevention and early detection activities through a pilot program that began July 1. Health Services, Inc. is one of 30 federally qualified health care centers that received $90,000 for its collaborative efforts to increase HPV vaccination rates in Montgomery.

“HSI is excited to expand our educational and cancer prevention reach in the community. This will aid in early detection, reducing cancer disparities among patients, says Gilbert Darrington, Health Services, Inc., CEO.“

The American Cancer Society would like to recognize Health Services, Inc. which shares the goal to increase HPV vaccination through improved provider awareness, education and improved system-wide processes,” says Kimberly Williams, American Cancer Society Health Systems Manager, Primary Care.

Health Services, Inc. will host a community awareness press conference on April 5, 2016 from 10 am to 12 noon, at the corporate offices of Health Services, Inc. located at 1845 Cherry Street. HSI will be presented with an oversized representation of the grant check.