Virus del Papiloma Humano (Human Papilloma Virus)
Target audience: The target audience for this video is the 24 de Diciembre community, particularly parents and adolescents.
Video development: A video format was selected for this intervention after conducting interviews in the Centro de Salud with patients and healthcare providers. In Panama, there is a strong cultural preference to receive information through a video format rather than a print source. A script was developed that would educate adolescent girls and parents about HPV and the HPV vaccine. The film’s messages were supported through facts collected from interviews and literature reviews that included information from many sources including the CDC and Ministry of Health. The information was narrated by a local, well-respected nurse and educator that works closely with the community.
Budget: No funding was available to produce this video. The nurse that narrated the film was a volunteer and all recording and editing was done by ourselves using a basic digital camera.
Accompanying materials: The video is meant for educating members of the 24 de Diciembre community about HPV and HPV vaccinations. An accompanying handout was designed to be distributed after viewing the video. The handout summarizes the key points from the video that the viewers should remember and share with their peers.
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Protection of the public in relation to communicable diseases including prevention or control
Provision of health care to the public
Public health or related education
Explain relevant Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination information List when adolescent girls are able to receive the HPV vaccine at no cost
Keyword(s): Public health or related education
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: As a MD/MPH student I have received training in public health education and intervention development. As one of the lead investigators for this HPV awareness and education project, I have worked closely with the 24 de Diciembre community of Panama City, Panama on two public health trips. Additionally, I have the support of Panamanian and American public health professionals as well as the Centro de Salud in the 24 de Diciembre community.
Any relevant financial relationships? No