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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
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Organized by: Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health
CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)
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