Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.
Community Benefits programs furthers DFCI’s community outreach mission by addressing the needs of medically underserved and at-risk populations to reduce health disparities in cancer and to increase awareness about prevention, screening, early detection and clinical trials. Working under the supervision of the Director of Community Benefits, the Sr. Community Outreach Specialist will demonstrate expertise in working with medically underserved populations and communities.
The Senior Community Outreach Specialist is responsible for leading the HPV and HPV-Related Cancers strategies and tactics to reduce the incidence of HPV and HPV related cancers and by increasing the statewide HPV vaccination rates by working to 1. Expand and strengthen the HPV and Associated Cancers Outreach Program to increase awareness and education of HPV-associated cancers, and increase vaccine uptake, particularly among Black and Latino youth who have lower vaccination rates and higher rates of HPV-associated cancers. 2. Continue supporting the annual HPV Summit with MA HPV/cancer Coalition designed to educate primary care providers and other clinicians about HPV and HPV-related cancers with the goal of increasing the HPV vaccination rate in Massachusetts. 3. Take leading role in the MA HPV/Cancer coalition to increase the HPV vaccination rate in Massachusetts consistent with the Healthy People 2020 goal of an 80% vaccination rate among eligible youth.
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