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Homeless programs and Stem Cell Doctors Near Me

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Prevention Programs
Community Health Care Van (New Haven, CT)
Provides free services via a mobile clinic, including hepatitis B and C screening and hepatitis A and B vaccination. Posted 2/15/06

Crossroads Rhode Island Viral Hepatitis Prevention Program
Provides hepatitis prevention, outreach, and education to homeless youth and young adults aged 13-24. Posted 8/10/05

El Centro Del Barrio Health Care for the Homeless (Bexar County, TX)
Provides hepatitis A, B, and C education and prevention services for persons who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Bexar County, Texas. Updated 5/26/05

Health Care for the Homeless, Baltimore, MD
Tested clients for hepatitis C and studied their risk factors, and now provides immunization against hepatitis A and B for their hepatitis C positive clients. Posted 11/27/01

H.O.P.E. (Louisville, KY)
Uses private funds to screen indigent patients for hepatitis A, B, and C and to provide appropriate vaccination and treatment. Posted 8/26/02

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

Next Stop Care Program (Boston)
Provides HAV, HBV, influenza, pneumococcal, and tetanus vaccines to needle exchange program clients, in collaboration with senior nursing students and faculty. Posted 1/19/06

Street Targeted AIDS & Addiction Reduction, Outreach Community Care Network (Daytona Beach, FL)
Provides testing and counseling for HIV on-site and on the street, including screening for hepatitis C and case-management of co-infected (HIV and HCV) patients. Posted 8/26/02

 
 
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, May 19, 2006, Vol. 55(RR07):1-23
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/rr/rr5507.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
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

"Guidelines for Laboratory Testing and Result Reporting of Antibody to Hepatitis C Virus"
Source: MMWR, February 7, 2003, Vol. 52 (RR-3):1-24
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/rr/rr5203.pdf

 
 
More Resources for Providers

"Syringe Disinfection for Injection Drug Users"
http://www.cdc.gov/idu/facts/disinfection.htm

"Brief Sex History Questionnaire"
Source: Immunization Action Coalition
http://www.immunize.org/sxhx/index.htm

"Disease Burden from Hepatitis A, B, and C in the United States"
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/hepatitis/resource/dz_burden02.htm

"Viral Hepatitis Compendium"
Source: Disease Control Newsletter, Minnesota Department of Health, Vol. 30(7):45-56
http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/idepc/newsletters/dcn/0211dcn.pdf

"Vaccines to Prevent Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B"
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/idu/hepatitis/vaccines.pdf

Provider education section
Source: National Hepatitis C Program, Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.va.gov/hepatitisc/pved/pved.htm

"Hepatitis C Virus and HIV Coinfection"
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/idu/hepatitis/hepc_and_hiv_co.pdf

"Medical Management of Chronic Hepatitis B and Chronic Hepatitis C"
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/idu/hepatitis/manage_chronich_hep_b-c.pdf

"Viral Hepatitis and Injection Drug Users"
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/idu/hepatitis/viral_hep_drug_use.pdf

"Management of Hepatitis C: 2002"
Consensus Development Conference Statement
Source: National Institutes of Health, June 10-12, 2002
http://www.hepprograms.org/drug/hepcconfer.pdf
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"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/train/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

"Outreach Competencies: Minimum Standards for Conducting Street Outreach for Hard-to-Reach Populations"
Source: National Advisory Board for Outreach Standards
www.ceattc.org/OtherPDF/Counselor_competencies.PDF

“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

 
 
Related Organizations

Health Care for the Homeless Clinicians' Network
www.nhchc.org/Network/aboutnetwork.htm

Health Care for the Homeless Program
http://bphc.hrsa.gov/homeless/
(The following organizations can be accessed from the "Additional Links" section of this website: National Network for Youth, Homelessness Information Exchange, National Alliance to End Homelessness, National Association of Community Health Centers, National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, National Coalition for the Homeless, National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty)

National Health Care for the Homeless Council
http://www.nhchc.org/

National Network for Youth
http://www.nn4youth.org

Hepatitis C Advocacy
www.hepcadvocacy.org

 
 
Information for Clients
All IAC education materials are copyright free and we encourage you to use them! Documents designated by "(PDF)" are in Adobe Portable Document Format.
 

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

"Prevent Hepatitis A" (brochure)
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

Educational material for clients with hepatitis C
National Hepatitis C Program, Department of Veterans Affairs

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.

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

Should you be vaccinated against 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 (in revision)

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)

If you have hepatitis C, what vaccinations do you need?
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 28 languages.

Hepatitis B Vaccine Information Statements
Download camera-ready copies of CDC's hepatitis B VIS in 30 languages. This VIS is also offered in audio format in English and Spanish.

 
 
Journal Articles

"Hepatitis B Vaccination Coverage Among Adults --- United States, 2004"
Source: MMWR, May 12, 2006, Vol. 55(18):509-511
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5518a3.htm

"The Health of Street Youth: A Canadian Perspective"
Source: Can J Public Health, November-December 2005, Vol. 96(6):432-7
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"Public Health Perspective on Vaccine-Preventable Hepatitis: Integrating Hepatitis A and B Vaccines into Public Health Settings"
Source: Am J Med, October 2005, Vol. 118(Suppl 10A):100S-108S
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"Hepatitis C Virus Infection, Substance Use and Mental Illness Among Homeless Youth: A Review"
Source: AIDS, October 2005, Vol. 19(Suppl 3):S34-S40
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"Provider Assessment of Eligibility for Hepatitis C Treatment in HIV-Infected Homeless and
Marginally Housed Persons"
Source: AIDS, October 2005, Vol. 19(Suppl 3):S208-S214
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"Susceptibility to Hepatitis A in Patients with Chronic Liver Disease Due to Hepatitis C Virus Infection: Missed Opportunities for Vaccination"
Source: Hepatology, September 2005, Vol. 42(3):688-695
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"Hepatitis B Vaccination Rate of Homeless Children in Baltimore"
Source: J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr, August 2005, Vol. 41(2):225-9
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"Management of Hepatitis C Virus in Special Populations: Patient and Treatment Considerations"
Source: Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol, April 2005, Vol. 3(4):311-8
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"Impact of a Positive Hepatitis C Diagnosis on Homeless Injecting Drug Users: A Qualitative Study"
Source: Br J Gen Pract, April 2005, Vol. 55(513):263-8
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"Exploring Risk Perception and Behaviour of Homeless Injecting Drug Users Diagnosed with Hepatitis C"
Source: Health Soc Case Community, January 2005, Vol. 13(1):75-83
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"Correlates of Hepatitis C Virus Infections in Homeless Men: A Latent Variable Approach"
Source: Drug Alcohol Depend, July 15, 2004, Vol. 75(1):89-95
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"Co-occurring Hepatitis C, Substance Use, and Psychiatric Illness: Treatment Issues and Developing Integrated Models of Care"
Source: Journal of Urban Health, December 2004, Vol.81(4):719-734
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"Hepatitis C Virus Infection in San Francisco’s HIV-Infected Urban Poor"
Source: J Gen Intern Med, April 2004, Vol. 19(4):357-365
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"An Economic Assessment of Pre-vaccination Screening for Hepatitis A and B"
Source: Public Health Reports, Nov-Dec 2003, Vol. 118(6):550-558
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"Outbreak of Hepatitis A in the Injecting Drug User and Homeless Populations in Bristol: Control by a Targeted Vaccination Programme and Possible Parenteral Transmission"
Source: European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, August 2003, Vol. 15(8):901-6
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"Prevalence of Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C Among Homeless Persons with Co-Occurring Severe Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders"
Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry, July-August 2003, Vol. 44(4):293-302
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"Prevalence of Hepatitis C Virus Infection in a Sample of Homeless Veterans"
Source: Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol, July 2003, Vol. 38(7):396-401
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"A Review of the Case for Hepatitis B Vaccination of High-Risk Adults"
Source: The American Journal of Medicine, March 2003, Vol. 114(4):316-8
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"Hepatitis A and B Vaccines"
Source: MMWR, January 24, 2003, Vol. 52(RR01):34-6
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5201a2.htm

"Human Immunodeficiency Syndrome and Hepatitis B and C Infections Among Homeless Adolescents"
Source: Seminars in Pediatric Infectious Diseases, January 2003, Vol. 14(1):12-19
Click here for PubMed abstract

Journal articles from previous years.


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