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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

The HPV vaccine and Aboriginal communities (2008)

Author

Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health

Publisher

Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health

City

N/A

Type

Factsheet

 

Description

This fact sheet describes a collaborative research project undertaken by the Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health (CRCAH) that sought to identify issues among parents and guardians from different cultures (including Aboriginal descent) towards the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in order to find the best ways to educate different communities and administer the vaccine in those communities.

The results from the study showed uptake of the vaccine in the two participating Aboriginal regions was high but the education resources developed for one of the regions were not culturally or linguistically appropriate for the other region. The findings from this study highlight the importance of ensuring health promotion resources meet the needs of the target audience.

Abstract adapted from Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health

Contact details

Margaret Heffernan
Principal Researcher
Email: m.heffernan2@pgrad.unimelb.edu.au
Email: margaret.heffernan@rmit.edu.au

CRCAH
Arwen Pratt
Program Manager
Email: arwen.pratt@crcah.org.au

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Last updated: 25 March 2014
 
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