Your Health System is Invited to Join We’re In! 2020 for HPV Cancer Prevention

Healthy People 2020 is here! This year, we are calling upon U.S. health systems to protect adolescent population health by preventing HPV cancers.

Only 51% of teens are fully vaccinated against HPV cancers. We can do much better.

Your health system is part of the solution. The National HPV Vaccination Roundtable invites your organization and public health partners to join us in a national movement to prioritize and improve HPV vaccination. Sign on today for a year of learning, networking, and improving health through cancer prevention. Click here to view the slides from the Jan. 28, 2020 launch webinar or here to watch the recording.

What is We’re In! 2020?

The We’re In! 2020 Initiative for HPV Cancer Prevention is a national movement to catalyze and support U.S. health systems in protecting adolescents from future cancers. By joining, your organization will be recognized as a cancer prevention leader among peer organizations. The National HPV Vaccination Roundtable would like all health systems to say “We’re In!” when it comes to prioritizing HPV vaccination in 2020.

We’re In! 2020 is open to any health system in the U.S. that wants to prioritize HPV vaccination, including Integrated delivery systems, community health centers, medical groups, accountable care organizations, and private practices. There is also a role to play for state health organizations, public health partners and HPV/cancer prevention coalitions.

We recognize the unique role health systems play in protecting the public’s health. The Healthy People HPV vaccination goal won’t be achieved by individual healthcare professionals alone. It will take the power of integrated systems, working together, to achieve national vaccination goals and protect a generation of children from HPV-diseases, including cancer.

Leadership Engagement

To raise HPV vaccination rates to levels on par with other adolescent vaccines, an organizational imperative is critical.  We have several tools to facilitate engaging your system leaders:


Benefits of Joining We’re In! 2020:

Participating systems will have access to unique resources and learning opportunities, including:

COMMUNICATIONS TOOLKIT: Get all you need to communicate about your cancer prevention work with our Communications Toolkit. This kit includes pre-written content and ideas to promote your We’re In! 2020 participation.

EVALUATION: Share data through pre- and post-initiative evaluations to help benchmark our collective progress.

EXPERT BLOGS: Access expert blog posts and peer-to-peer learning.

HEALTH SYSTEM RESOURCES:  We have created a new resource page to support this work, accessible to any organization at

LINKEDIN: Connect with peers through the We’re In! 2020 LinkedIn Group, a great way to share resources and expertise.

LOGO USAGE: Receive exclusive use of the We’re In! 2020 symbol to promote your work.

NEWS: Receive monthly e-updates showcasing events, staff and patient education tools and inspiring stories of health systems work.

RECOGNITION: Get increased visibility and recognition of your health system for prioritizing HPV vaccination by listing on the National HPV Vaccination Roundtable website. Health systems will also have the opportunity for their progress to be showcased on HPV Roundtable online platforms and social media. Systems progress may be recognized nationally in the Hall of Fame in early 2021.

VIDEOS:  Access videos for leadership guidance and staff training on our Youtube playlists for providers and health systems.

WEBINARS: Join a webinar series showcasing the latest evidence and promising practices from national experts and thought leaders.

What is the Commitment?

  • Joining the initiative is an honorary pledge to focus on increasing HPV vaccination rates in 2020 among adolescents by age 13.
  • Organizations agree to determine their current HPV vaccination rates and set a 2020 performance improvement goal.
  • Organizations are not required to share their data.  We will ask you to share simple, high-level data on baselines, mid-year, and final progress.  This is optional. We will not monitor your data or expect you to develop specific IT reports. We will rely on your self-reporting of progress.
  • Organizations will be granted permission to use the We’re In! 2020 logo and materials based on the usage agreement.
  • While 80% completion rate for boys and girls by age 15 is the Healthy People 2020 goal*, we know not all health systems can attain that completion rate in one year. We are encouraging all partners to increase from where they are. This is not a race to 80%– it’s a movement towards rapidly increasing HPV rates to protect more of our youth from cancer.

*NOTE: HEDIS measure is 2 HPV shots by age 13. ACIP guidelines are two shots by age 13.  Your system should align your goals to the most appropriate measures used or prioritized by your organization.

How does my Health System join We’re In! 2020?

If your organization is in for cancer prevention, you can commit to increasing your HPV vaccination rates in 2020 by signing the We’re In! 2020 HPV Vaccination Commitment. After signing the agreement, you will have access to the We’re In! 2020 symbol and communications files.

Health Systems & Public Health Orgs That Have Said “We’re In! 2020

Allina Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York
Blue Shield of Northeastern NY
California Health Collaborative
Carver County Public Health, MN
Community Health Care Association of New York State (CHCNYS)
Cook Children’s Health Care System, TX
Dubois County Health Department, IN
East Hill Medical Center, NY
Erie County Department of Health, NY
Evergreen Family Medicine, OR
Finger Lakes Community Health, NY
Global Initiative Against HPV and Cervical Cancer (GIAHC)
Greater Beaumont Pediatrics and Family Medicine
Health Partners/Park Nicollet
Horizon Health Care, SD
Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah
Immunize Nevada
Indiana Immunization Coalition
Integris Medical Group
Lehigh Valley Physician Group, PA
Louisiana Dept. of Health, Immunization Program
Mercy One Medical Group, IA
Michigan HPV Cancer Prevention Alliance (MIHCPA)
Montana Immunization Program
Nebraska Methodist Health System
Oklahoma Primary Care Association
Oklahoma State Department of Health, Immunization Services
Pennsylvania Dept. of Health, Division of Cancer Control and Prevention
Sanford Health, SD
Saratoga County Public Health Services, NY
Scotts Bluff County Health Department, NE
Shoshone Family Medical Center, ID
South Central Public Health District, ID
Southern Illinois Cancer Action Network
Stigler Health & Wellness Center, Inc., OK
Surfing for Hope Foundation, CA
University of Louisville- Gynecologic Oncology, KY
Wichita Falls-Wichita County Public Health District, TX


Last updated June 22, 2020