3016.0 Hepatitis B: A Community Health Problem and A Community Solution

Monday, October 31, 2011: 8:30 AM
In the US, an estimated 800,000 to 2 million people are living with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV). Rates of chronic HBV range from 5% - 15% among Asian and Pacific Islanders (APIs) and constitute 50% of all chronic HBV despite representing less than 5% of the total US population. This session will foster a comprehensive discussion around Hepatitis B as a community health problem for API communities and effective interventions.
Session Objectives: At the end of the session, participants will be able to: (1) Describe at least three barriers to hepatitis B screening, access to care, and treatment in API communities in the U.S.; (2) Discuss two community mobilization strategies; and (3) Identify at least two components of a collaborative model of hepatitis B care.
Giang T. Nguyen, MD, MPH

8:30 AM
A Model of Comprehensive Hepatitis B Care at a Community Health Center
Su Wang, MD, MPH, Kevin C. Lo, MPH, Shao-Chee Sim, PhD, Henry Pollack, MD and Perry Pong, MD
9:10 AM
Is chronic hepatitis B being undertreated in the U.S.?
C. A. Cohen, MPH, Scott D. Holmberg, MD, MPH, Brian J. McMahon, MD, Joan Block, RN, BSN, Carol L. Brosgart, MD, Robert G. Gish, MD, W.T. London, MD and T. Block, PhD
9:30 AM
Community engagement councils: Sustaining hepatitis B grassroots action
Kim Nguyen, MSW, Michael B. McKee, MEd and Xuan Man, BA

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health
Endorsed by: APHA-Equal Health Opportunity Committee, American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus, Community Health Workers

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)