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Programs for Asian Pacific Islander Americans

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Prevention Programs

API Task Force
The Washington State API Hepatitis B Task Force was developed in 1997 as a statewide initiative, working to raise awareness about hepatitis B and the impact of the infection and disease in the API community. The Task Force is a network of community partners supported by DOH and Within Reach.
Posted 9/14/07

Asian Health Coalition of Illinois
Works with many community agencies to increase hepatitis B vaccination rates among local APIA children and adults Reviewed 9/6/07

B-Wise Project, NICOS Chinese Health Coalition (San Francisco, CA)
Provide hepatitis B awareness, education, and screening opportunities to the Chinese community of San Francisco. Reviewed 8/9/07

Hepatitis B Foundation B Informed Patient Conference
Annual conference for people with chronic hepatitis B. Reviewed 9/8/08

Hepatitis B Initiative (Boston and DC metro area)
A coalition of students from Harvard Medical School, Boston University Medical School, Tufts Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard College, MIT, and Wellesley College, collaborating with other organizations to prevent hepatitis B. Reviewed 9/8/08

Hepatitis B Prevention Work, Asian Pacific Health Center (San Diego)
Works to decrease the incidence of hepatitis B infection and resulting liver disease among Asian and Pacific Islander (API) youth in San Diego. Reviewed 9/24/07

Hepatitis Web Study
This site provides interactive, case-based modules related to the clinical care of persons with viral hepatitis. Reviewed 9/8/08

Korean American Hepatitis B Church Project (Colorado Springs, CO)
Worked with two ethnic Korean churches to assess hepatitis B knowledge and provide free screening and hepatitis B vaccination. Reviewed 9/29/07

National Task Force on Hepatitis B: Focus on APIA
A national volunteer task force that has monthly conference calls and shares resources on screening, vaccination, education, and treatment of hepatitis B. Reviewed 8/17/07

San Francisco Hep B Free
To create public and healthcare provider awareness about the importance of the risk of hepatitis B virus infection among Asian Pacific Islander Americans in San Francisco. This includes vaccination, screening, testing, treatment and follow-up. Posted 10/14/07

WA State Asian Pacific Islander Task Force: Focus on Hepatitis B Immunization
Uses multiple strategies to increase hepatitis B immunization of Asian and Pacific Islander children in Washington State. Reviewed 9/29/07

The Wisconsin HIV/STD/Hepatitis Information & Referral Center
A toll-free 24-hour hotline for WI resident that provides general information on the prevention, transmission and treatment of HIV and AIDS, sexually transmitted infections and viral hepatitis. Posted 10/8/07

Youth Leadership Conference on Asian and Pacific Islander Health
The goals of the conference are to educate high school students about hepatitis B, to teach them about running outreach events, and to inspire them to lead the effort while giving them the tools to accomplish community-based efforts. Posted 9/7/07

 
 
Recommendations

Recommendations for Identification and Public Health Management of Persons with Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection
Source: MMWR, September 19, 2008; 57(RR--8):1-20
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5708a1.htm
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/rr/rr5708.pdf

ACIP Recommendations: A Comprehensive Immunization Strategy to Eliminate Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States. Part II: Immunization of Adults Source: MMWR, December 8, 2006;55(RR-16):1-25
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5516a1.htm
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5516a2.htm - Appendix A
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5516a3.htm - Appendix B
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5516a4.htm - Appendix C
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/rr/rr5516.pdf
Please note: If you are using the HTML version of this document, be sure to access all four HTML links to get the complete content of the document, which includes 3 important appendices.

A Comprehensive Immunization Strategy to Eliminate Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States. Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Part 1: Immunization of Infants, Children and Adolescents.
Source: MMWR, December 23, 2005, Vol. 54(RR-16):1-39
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/rr/rr5416.pdf

Please note: Be sure to access the following 3 important appendices to get the complete document.
Appendix A: Case Management - www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5416a2.htm
Appendix B: Immunization Management - www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5416a3.htm
Appendix C: Postexposure Prophylaxis - www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5416a4.htm

Prevention of Hepatitis A Through Active or Passive Immunization: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
Source: MMWR, May 19, 2006, 55(RR07);1-23
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5507a1.htm

A Comprehensive Immunization Strategy to Eliminate Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States. Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Part 1: Immunization of Infants, Children and Adolescents.
Source: MMWR, December 23, 2005, Vol. 54(RR-16):1-39
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/rr/rr5416.pdf

Prevention of Hepatitis A Through Active or Passive Immunization: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
Source: MMWR, October 01, 1999, Vol. 48(RR12):1-37
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr4812a1.htm

 
 
More Resources for Providers

The Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research and Training
AANCART is a cooperative agreement between the National Cancer Institute and the University of California, Davis. It is the first-ever national cancer awareness research and training infrastructure intended to address Asian American concerns. The overall mission of this organization is to reduce cancer health disparities by conducting community-based participatory education, training, and research by, for, and with Asian Americans. For more information go to:
www.aancart.org

Clinical Consult Cases offering CMEs
The purpose of each case is to reinforce key issues surrounding screening, diagnosis, and treatment for HBV in API communities.
www.hepb.org/cc/clinical_consults/index.php

2007 Physician’s Guide to Hepatitis B
The 2007 edition of this popular handbook features new updates to provide physicians with the latest information on the incidence, transmission, detection, prevention, and management of HBV infection and liver cancer.
http://liver.stanford.edu/files/2007Handbook.pdf

Integrating Viral Hepatitis Prevention into Public Health Settings
Guest Editors: Buffington J, Jones TS, Harris JL
Public Health Reports, May 2007; 122(suppl. 2): 1-104
www.publichealthreports.org/userfiles/122_SUP2/2_PHR122_Sup2_1-5.pdf

The Seattle STD/HIV Prevention Training Center and the University of Washington announced the release of Hepatitis Web Study, a website designed for healthcare workers who provide clinical care to persons with viral hepatitis. This project was funded by CDC's Division of Viral Hepatitis. The website features:

  • Fourteen interactive, clinically-relevant case studies, each with a discussion, high quality illustrations and graphics, and links, that highlight and illustrate key recommendations from national guidelines;
  • Free continuing education credits, including an easy way to print CME/CNE documentation and an electronic CE tracker;
  • Numerous high quality figures that the user can easily download into PowerPoint slides;
  • Reference linked to Pub Med abstracts, federal guidelines sites, and/or CDC MMWR documents.

The site will be maintained and updated on an ongoing basis and will continue to be expanded. Please visit the site and share the address with your colleagues! To access this valuable resource, go to: www.hepwebstudy.org

Hepatitis B Disease Burden Model and Advanced Immunization Management (AIM)
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
This is a web-based computer model developed by CDC to estimate country-specific hepatitis B disease burden and reduction in disease burden with different vaccination strategies.
www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/hepatitis/model.htm

Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA) Hepatitis B Outreach How-To-Guide (47-page guide)
www.apamsa.org/files/APAMSA%20HepB%20Guide.pdf
For information about APAMSA visit: www.apamsa.org

A Physician's Guide to Chronic Hepatitis B Treatment
Source: Asian Liver Center at Stanford University
www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/hepatitis/b/hbv_silent_killer.pdf

Viral Hepatitis Serology A-E online training (continuing education credits offered)
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/hepatitis/serology/index.htm

Information on viral hepatitis A, B, and C (posters, brochures and more)
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/hepatitis/resource/index.htm

ThinkB
Source: American Liver Foundation
www.thinkb.org

Disease Burden from Hepatitis A, B, and C in the United States
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/hepatitis/resource/PDFs/disease_burden.pdf

Asian Pacific Islander Hepatitis B Posters and other information
Source: WithinReach
www.withinreachwa.org/forprof/materials/hepb_posters.htm (for posters)
www.withinreachwa.org/forprof/API_HepB/home.htm (for further information about WithinReach)

Asian Liver Center at Stanford University (Information about the "Jade Ribbon Campaign")
http://liver.stanford.edu/

 
 
Related Organizations

Asian Liver Center at Stanford University
http://liver.stanford.edu

National Task Force on Hepatitis B: Focus on APIA
www.hepbtaskforce.org/aboutus.htm

Live Long, Live Healthy, B Free campaign, Asian American Hepatitis B Program
The website features hepatitis B educational videos in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Korean.
www.bfreenyc.org

Hepatitis B Initiative
www.hepbinitiative.org

Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations
www.aapcho.org

Asian Pacific Islander American Health Forum, Inc.
www.apiahf.org

Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA)
www.apamsa.org

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services consumer health website
www.healthfinder.gov/justforyou
(click on the "Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders" link)

National Institutes of Health's "Asian American Health" website
http://asianamericanhealth.nlm.nih.gov

Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center
A community center for sexual health and HIV/AIDS services
www.apiwellness.org

The Banyan Tree Project
The Banyan Tree Project is a national campaign to fight HIV/AIDS discrimination and stigma in APIA communities.
www.banyantreeproject.org

 
 
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The Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research and Training
AANCART is a cooperative agreement between the National Cancer Institute and the University of California, Davis. It is the first-ever national cancer awareness research and training infrastructure intended to address Asian American concerns. The overall mission of this organization is to reduce cancer health disparities by conducting community-based participatory education, training, and research by, for, and with Asian Americans. For more information go to:
www.aancart.org

Viet Hep B Free
Founded in 1986, Suc Khoe La Vang! Vietnamese Community Health Promotion Project develops and evaluates culturally appropriate public health programs in collaboration with Vietnamese communities throughout the United States. They have been a leader in educating Vietnamese Americans on topics such as tobacco control, breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening, and hepatitis B. Visit www.viethepbfree.org for both Vietnamese and English information on their current hepatitis B prevention program.

A video on hepatitis B: End of the World Hepatitis B
www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTX2rHTvW-E

"Living with Hepatitis B", a booklet developed by the Hepatitis B Foundation for persons infected with HBV. This helpful resource includes information on test interpretation, finding a liver specialist, monitoring hepatitis B virus infection, available treatments and treatment issues, healthy life choices, pregnancy, health insurance and employment, support groups, and more.
To download this booklet in ready-to-print (PDF) format, go to:
www.hepb.org/pdf/patient_info_packet.pdf

HepB.tv Offers Hepatitis B Programming For Asian Americans
HepB.tv is the first online television network for hepatitis B. It offers original and syndicated video and audio programming to educate Asian Americans about hepatitis B

Brochure: Know HBV: What Every Asian and Pacific Islander Should Know About Hepatitis B and Liver Cancer
Source: Asian Liver Center at Stanford University

Information on where to get hepatitis A and hepatitis B vaccination
Source: Stophep.com in San Francisco

Video Clip - Another Life - the Untold Story of an Asian Epidemic
Source: Asian Liver Center at Stanford University
The moving stories of 8 families in China and the United States affected by the hepatitis B epidemic.
Note: This video is in Windows Media Video (.wmv) format.

Brochure: Hepatitis B and Moms-To-Be
Source: Asian Liver Center at Stanford University

Hepatitis B information available in non-English language on-line chapters
Source: Hepatitis B Foundation

ThinkB
Source: American Liver Foundation

Living with Hepatitis B
(interactive online guide for people with chronic hepatitis B virus infection)
Source: Hepatitis B Foundation

HBF Drug Watch: Compounds in Development for Chronic Hepatitis B
Source: Hepatitis B Foundation

Hepatitis A, B, and C: Learn the Differences

Do I need any vaccinations today?
A 2-page screening questionnaire for adult patients to find out about what shots they need.

Hepatitis B information for Asian/Pacific Islander Americans
How to prevent hepatitis B and take care of yourself if you have chronic disease.

After the shots...what to do if your child has discomfort

All kids need hepatitis B shots!
A brochure that tells parents all children 0–18 years old need hepatitis B shots. Also available in the following language(s):
Cambodian (PDF)
Chinese (PDF)
Hmong (PDF)
Japanese (PDF)
Korean (PDF)
Laotian (PDF)
Tagalog (PDF)
Vietnamese (PDF)

Hepatitis A is a serious liver disease . . . should you be vaccinated?
A brochure for all ages. Also available in the following language: Vietnamese (PDF)

Ask the experts: Hepatitis B

Every day, teens are infected with hepatitis B.
A brochure for teens and parents.

Hepatitis B shots are recommended for all new babies

You are not alone! Information for young adults who are chronically infected
Article for teens with chronic HBV infection.

Do you have chronic hepatitis B?
How to take care of yourself if you are chronically infected with HBV.

If you, your parents, or your children were born in any of these places...
Encourages testing and vaccination. Also available in the following language(s):
Cambodian (PDF)
Chinese (PDF)
Hmong (PDF)
Korean (PDF)
Laotian (PDF) Vietnamese (PDF)

Should you be vaccinated against hepatitis B?
Use this questionnaire to assess your patients' risk factors.

Hepatitis A Vaccine Information Statements
Download camera-ready copies of CDC's hepatitis A VIS in a choice of 28 languages.

Hepatitis B Vaccine Information Statements
Download camera-ready copies of CDC's hepatitis B VIS in 31 languages. This VIS is also offered in audio format in English, Spanish, and Russian.

Toll-Free HBV Information and Assistance Line for the Asian Community (888) 888-0981
(Sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline, this line provides information, physician referrals, and screening sites in Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, and English)


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