Model Programs for
Hepatitis A, B, and C Prevention

 

 Drug treatment and needle exchange programs 

    


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BESTD (Brady EAST STD) Clinic
Offers their clients free screening and immunization for hepatitis A and B.
Posted 1/26/01

Chicago Recovery Alliance
The second largest needle exchange program in the country also offers free hepatitis A and B vaccine to clients. Posted 1/4/01

Fenway Community Health
Offers screening and testing for hepatitis A, B, and C and hepatitis A and B vaccination.
1/28/01

Florida Department of Health
Established a comprehensive hepatitis and liver failure prevention and control program.
Posted 5/4/01

Illinois Department of Public Health, Viral Hepatitis Integration Program
Assists six local health departments in integrating hepatitis A, B, and C prevention services to at-risk clients in STD/HIV clinics.
Posted 10/25/01

Louisiana Office of Public Health, Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Offers residents of a long-term drug treatment facility testing, counseling, vaccination, and referral for treatment for hepatitis B and C.
Posted 5/22/02

Macon County Health Department, Hepatitis Pilot Project
Offers screening and hepatitis A and B vaccine to all MSM, injectors, snorters, and hepatitis C positive clients. Posted 8/22/01

Minnesota Department of Health, Community Clinic Immunization Program
Works with community clinics to offer free hepatitis B vaccine to high-risk uninsured adults. Posted 5/04/01

Minnesota Viral Hepatitis Integration Project (MN VHIP)
Supports HIV prevention organizations working with persons at risk for viral hepatitis due to injection drug use. Posted 3/25/02

Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services
Provides free hepatitis C testing and counseling to all high-risk state residents.
Posted 3/30/01

Montrose Clinic
Offers free testing for hepatitis C during its HIV testing hours.
Posted 3/27/01

Multnomah County Health Department
Offers services to IDU and people in recovery including screening for hepatitis C and vaccination against hepatitis A and B.
Posted 2/1/01

New Mexico Health Care for the Homeless
Provides many services for the homeless injecting drug user, including syringe exchange and hepatitis A and B vaccination. Posted 5/25/01

Positive Health Project
Educates current and former IDUs about viral hepatitis and provides syringe exchange and other harm reduction services.
Posted 3/29/01

San Diego County
Developed a comprehensive 'one-stop' integrated prevention services package for hepatitis A, B and C.
Posted 3/26/01

Background Information
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Recommendations:

“Hepatitis B Virus: A Comprehensive Strategy for Eliminating Transmission in the United States Through Universal Childhood Vaccination: Recommendations of the Immunization Practices Advisory Committee (ACIP)”
Source: MMWR, November 22, 1991, Vol. 40 (RR-13):1-19
http://aepo-xdv-www.epo.cdc.gov/wonder/prevguid/m0033405/m0033405.asp

“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
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr4812a1.htm

“National Hepatitis C Prevention Strategy: A Comprehensive Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Hepatitis C Virus Infection and its Consequences”
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Summer 2001
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/hepatitis/c/plan/index.htm

“Frequently Asked Questions and Answers About Coinfection with HIV and Hepatitis C Virus”
Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pubs/facts/HIV-HCV_coinfection.htm

Journal Articles:

“Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Young, Low-Income Women: The Role of Sexually Transmitted Infection as a Potential Cofactor for HCV Infection”
Source: American Journal of Public Health, April 2002, April 2002, Vol. 92(4):670-6
http://www.ajph.org/cgi/content/abstract/92/4/670

“Incidence and Risk Factors for Acute Hepatitis B in the United States, 1982-1998: Implications for Vaccination Programs”
Source: The Journal of Infectious Diseases, March 15, 2002, Vol. 185:713-719
http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/JID/journal/issues/v185n6/011066/brief/011066.abstract.html

"Seroprevalence and Risk factors for Hepatitis A Among Montreal Street Youth"
Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health, January-February 2002, Vol. 93(1):52-53
(Click here for PubMed abstract)

"Predictors of Hepatitis B and C Infection in Injecting Drug Users both In and Out of Drug Treatment"
Source: Addiction, December 2001, Vol. 96(12):1787-1797
(Click here for PubMed abstract)

"Providing Hepatitis B Vaccination to Injection Drug Users: Referral to Health Clinics vs. On-Site Vaccination at a Syringe Exchange Program"
Source: American Journal of Public Health, November 2001, Vol. 91:1791-2
http://www.ajph.org/cgi/content/full/91/11/1791

"Past Infection with Hepatitis A Virus Among Vancouver Street Youth, Injection Drug Users and Men Who Have Sex with Men: Implications for Vaccination Programs"
Source: Canadian Medical Association Journal, August 7, 2001, Vol. 165(3):293-7
(Click here for article)

“Public Health and Injection Drug Use”
Source: MMWR, May 18, 2001, Vol. 50(19):377
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5019a1.htm

“Trends in Injection Drug Use Among Persons Entering Addiction Treatment”
Source: MMWR, May 18, 2001, Vol. 50(19):378-381
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5019a2.htm

“Update: Syringe Exchange Programs”
Source: MMWR, May 18, 2001, Vol. 50(19):384-8
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5019a4.htm

“Hepatitis B Vaccination for Injection Drug Users”
Source: MMWR, May 18, 2001, Vol. 50(19):388-390, 399
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5019a5.htm

"Methadone-Maintained Former Heroin Addicts, Including Those Who Are Anti-HIV-1 Seropositive, Comply with and Respond to Hepatitis B Vaccination"
Source: Addiction, April 1999, Vol. 94(4):489-493
(Click here for PubMed abstract)

"Hepatitis B Vaccination of Adolescent and Adult High-Risk Groups in the United States"
Source: Vaccine, November 1998, Vol. 16, Supplement:S27-29
(Click here for PubMed Abstract)

"The Public Health Impact of Needle Exchange Programs in the United States and Abroad"
Source: School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley and the Institute of Health Policy Studies, University of California, San Francisco, 1993
http://www.caps.ucsf.edu/publications/needlereport.html

Related Organizations:

National Institutes of Health--National Institute on Drug Abuse
http://www.drugabuse.gov

North American Syringe Exchange Network (NASEN)
http://www.nasen.org

Center for AIDS Prevention Studies
http://www.caps.ucsf.edu

American Society of Addiction Medicine
http://www.asam.org

Resources for Providers

"Preventing Blood-borne Infections Among Injection Drug Users: A Comprehensive Approach"
Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/idu/pubs/ca/comprehensive-approach.htm

“Hepatitis C Prevention Counseling Training”
Source: Texas Department of Health
http://www.tdh.state.tx.us/hivstd/educate/hepc/default.htm

“HIV Prevention Among Injection Drug Users”
Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/idu/

“Compendium of HIV Prevention Interventions with Evidence of Effectiveness”
Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention-HIV/AIDS Prevention Research Synthesis Project, November 1999 (Revised on August 31, 2001)
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pubs/hivcompendium/hivcompendium.htm

“Hepatitis C Community Drug Alert Bulletin”
Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse
http://165.112.78.61/HepatitisAlert/HepatitisAlert.html

“Facts About Drug Abuse and Hepatitis C”
Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse
http://165.112.78.61/NIDA_Notes/NNVol15N1/tearoff.html

“The NIDA Community-Based Outreach Model: A Manual To Reduce the Risk of HIV and Other Blood-Borne Infections in Drug Users”
Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse
http://165.112.78.61/CBOM/Index.html

“HIV Prevention Fact Sheets”
Source: Center for AIDS Prevention
http://www.caps.ucsf.edu/FSindex.html

Information for Clients
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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.

Are you at risk for hepatitis A?
Use this questionnaire to assess your patients' risk factors.

Are you at risk for hepatitis B?
Use this questionnaire to assess your patients' risk factors.

Are you at risk for hepatitis C?
Use this questionnaire to assess your patients' risk factors.

Questions Frequently Asked About Hepatitis B
IAC's most popular piece on hepatitis B. Also available in the following language(s):

Spanish      

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

Spanish Vietnamese (PDF)    

Vaccinations for adults with hepatitis C
This one-page sheet describes vaccinations that HCV-positive adults need.

Immunizations . . . not just kids' stuff
Adult immunization brochure. Also available in the following language(s):

Spanish      

Vaccinations for adults—you're never too old to get shots!
A visual table covering all adult vaccinations.
Also available in the following language(s):

Spanish (in revision)      

Hepatitis A Vaccine Information Statements
Download camera-ready copies of CDC's hepatitis A VIS in a choice of 25 languages.

Hepatitis B Vaccine Information Statements
Download camera-ready copies of CDC's hepatitis B VIS in a choice of 24 languages.


 
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Hepatitis Prevention Programs

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