Action Plan

Increasing HPV Vaccination Rates


HPV is a common virus that causes at least six types of cancer in both women and men. The HPV vaccine dramatically reduces cancer risk — yet the vaccination rate among Wisconsin youth is alarmingly low. The goal of this Action Plan is to increase the HPV vaccination rate among adolescent girls and boys across Wisconsin.

The bottom line: The HPV vaccine is cancer prevention, for girls and for boys.


  • Examine the data available through the WI Immunization Registry; identify differences by county, urban/rural, and insurance type.
  • Disseminate vaccination data; update vaccination graphics.
  • Participate in the WI HPV Roundtable.
  • Explore neighboring states’ best practices; convene tri-state conference to share HPV best practices.
  • Pursue policy-related activities to support HPV vaccination, with support from WI Cancer Council’s Policy Committee.

Download the full Action Plan to see details, dates, and success measures.


HPV Fact Sheet — This fact sheet offers a helpful snapshot of HPV vaccination rates in Wisconsin, and offers action steps you can take to make a difference.

HPV Flyers & Posters — Download and share these free flyers and posters, geared toward pre-teens, teens, and parents. Perfect for sharing with patients, clients, and community members. Available for Spanish-speaking, English-speaking, and American Indian audiences.

HPV Infographic — Learn how we can protect Wisconsin youth from HPV-related cancers. This tool is perfect for sharing online, or print it and post in your office, school, or exam room.

2019 County Cancer Profiles — See how your county’s HPV vaccination rates compare to other counties, as part of a larger snapshot of cancer outcomes, risk factors, and demographic data for every county in Wisconsin.

Cancer Prevention How-To Sheet: This cancer prevention handout was designed to help educate patients and families who may have financial, educational, and/or language barriers.



The WI Cancer Council has embarked on its first set of Action Plans — a targeted approach to cancer control efforts in Wisconsin, to better address areas of greatest need. Learn more about this Action Plan and how you can get involved.



Contact Allison Antoine | [email protected]