Model Programs for
Hepatitis A, B, and C Prevention






Chinatown Pediatric Services
Adolescent Chinese Hepatitis B Project

Program name: Chinatown Pediatric Services, Adolescent Chinese Hepatitis B Project 
Population served: Chinese 
Eligibility: Adolescents 14-18 years old 
Region served: Philadelphia, PA 
Funding: CDC-National Task Force on Hepatitis B Immunization 
When did program begin?: 2001 
Number of clients: 3,000 
Contact: Alice Y. Ho, MSN or Philip Siu, MD
Chinatown Pediatric Services
216 North 9th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 627-8000
Fax: (215) 627-9265
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Chinese Pediatric Services (CPS) Adolescent Hepatitis B Project provides hepatitis B awareness, education, vaccination and screening opportunities to Philadelphia’s Chinese community. The project functions out of a large (> 3000 client) pediatric office situated in the heart of Philadelphia Chinatown, amidst a rapidly growing and diverse Chinese immigrant community.

Seed funding from the National Task Force on Hepatitis B Immunization has resulted in collaborative projects with local parochial and public schools in the Philadelphia area that serve a large Chinese adolescent population and with the Fox Chase Cancer Center.

In the first year of the project CPS has provided bilingual (Chinese and English) school-based workshops on hepatitis B at a local school and has begun working with the schools to identify immunization delayed Chinese adolescents. Collaborative with the Fox Chase Cancer Center has enabled screening of hepatitis B naïve adolescents seen at CPS. In the first year, the project has seen a 10% hepatitis B positivity rate among the Chinese adolescent community.

The CPS – Hep B project is conducted in partnership with the National Task Force on Hepatitis B Immunization, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health’s Vaccines for Children Program, Fox Chase Cancer Research Center, Holy Redeemer Catholic School, South Philadelphia High School, and the Asian American Health Care Consortium of Philadelphia.

Immunization Action Coalition

Hepatitis Prevention Programs

1573 Selby Avenue, Ste. 234
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