Increasing information-seeking about human papillomavirus vaccination through community partnerships in African American and Hispanic communities.
ABSTRACT This study tested the feasibility of promoting 1-800-4-CANCER through partnerships with organizations serving African American and Hispanic communities. Small-media and client reminders about human papillomavirus vaccination were made available through local agents to 28 community organizations. Organizations ordered 79 932 resources and distributed them to young women and parents of girls-;African Americans in St Louis, Missouri, and Hispanics in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Pre- to postintervention calls to 1-800-4-CANCER increased 38% in these communities, while declining 15% in comparison communities of Kansas City, Missouri, and El Paso, Texas (F = 8.6, P = .004) and 1.4% in the United States as a whole.