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Programs for Asian Pacific Islander Americans

 
San Francisco Hep B Free
Program name: San Francisco Hep B Free
Population served: Asian Pacific Islander Americans (APIA)
Eligibility: Any adult
Region served: City and County of San Francisco
Funding: varied
Program started: April 2007
Number of clients: Screened 600 people; educated 230 clinicians
Contact: Janet Zola
101 Grove Street, room 408
San Francisco, CA 94010
Phone: (415) 554-2790
Fax: (415) 554-2579
Email: janet.zola@sfdph.org
Website: www.sfhepbfree.org
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Description:
CAMPAIGN GOALS
  • To create public and healthcare provider awareness about the importance of testing & vaccinating APIAs for hepatitis B.
  • To promote routine hepatitis B testing and vaccination within the primary care medical community.
  • To ensure access to treatment for chronically infected individuals.

STRATEGIES
Public Awareness

  • Create a public awareness & education campaign via advertising, news stories, public service announcements and events.
  • Create citywide collaboration to eliminate the transmission of hepatitis B virus by improving access to services.
  • Create hepatitis B educational opportunities for primary care clinicians.

Screening

  • Provide free or low-cost testing at community and healthcare settings and events.
  • Promote testing for insured patients within the primary care medical community.

Vaccination

  • Provide free or low-cost vaccination through hospital programs, community clinics & special sites.
  • Promote vaccination of insured patients within the primary care medical community.

Treatment / Follow-up

  • Refer patients to their primary care physician or to appropriate clinical sites for follow-up & care.
  • Promote care of insured persons within the primary care medical community.
  • Support primary care clinicians with access to hepatitis B educational venues.

STEERING COMMITTEE

  • San Francisco Department of Public Health
  • Asian Liver Center at Stanford University
  • AsianWeek Foundation.

BACKGROUND

  • In Nov. 2006 the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed a resolution establishing a goal of universal hepatitis B testing and vaccination for all APIA residents of San Francisco. This was endorsed by the Health Commission in Dec. 2006.
  • APIA residents comprise 34% of San Francisco's population.

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