The Washington State Asian/Pacific Islander (API) Hepatitis B Task Force
works to prevent hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, to increase hepatitis B
screening and immunization rates, and to reduce complications from HBV
infection, through public awareness and education to and with the API community.
A Steering Committee is responsible for the overall direction and work of the
Task Force and oversees three working Committees: Community Outreach, Provider,
and Teen/Young Adults. The Task Force is supported by the Washington State
Department of Health and is a program of WithinReach. It is a network of local,
state, and national partners, community based organizations, health care
providers, academia, volunteers, and concerned individuals.
1. Asian Pacific Islander Hepatitis B poster: Culturally specific posters that
promotes hepatitis B screening. Features a mother and young children from each
culture. Size is 12" X 18" Eng/Chinese, Eng/Korean, Eng/Samoan,
Eng/Cambodian, Eng/Tagalog, Eng/Laotian. To order please visit:
2. "Can You Tell Which of These Teens has Hepatitis B?" poster: Promotes
hepatitis B screening among teens. Size is 11" X 17". To order please visit:
3. Bilingual Asian Pacific Islander Hepatitis B posters encouraging
screening, vaccination and treatment of hepatitis B are available in Cambodian,
Chinese, Korean, Laotian and Vietnamese. To order please visit
4. It Could Be You: Asian-American Teens and Hepatitis B A 15 minutes
educational video/DVD produced by Asian-American teens on hepatitis B and its
impact in the API community. To order please call (206) 830-5156
Collaboration with multiple community members, organizations, and public and
private partners have been essential to our outreach efforts, especially with
our recent screening events.
Limited staffing and resources prevent the Task Force from being able to
successfully assess the impact of our strategies and activities. Also, HBV
infection data are not readily available by race and ethnicity.