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Prevention Programs
Carver County Minnesota’s Hepatitis B Vaccination Program (Carver County, MN)
Hepatitis B vaccination program for incarcerated inmates Posted 7/28/06

Connecticut (CT) Department of Public Health
An inspirational interactive educational theatre performance that educates youth about the prevention of hepatitis A, B, and C virus infections. Posted 7/19/06

Hampden County Correctional and Community Health Program (Massachusetts)
Used a public health model to develop a program to prevent, detect, and treat hepatitis A, B, and C in county correctional facilities. Posted 7/09/01

Indiana Women's Prison and State Juvenile Correctional Facility Hepatitis and Immunization Education Program
A viral hepatitis educational program for Indiana women’s prison and juvenile correctional facilities is available upon request. (juvenile correctional facilities) Updated 7/6/06

Oakland County Children’s Village (Pontiac, MI)
Offers hepatitis B vaccine to adolescents being screened for gonorrhea and chlamydia. Posted 10/23/01

State of Connecticut Immunization Program
Provides hepatitis B vaccination to all inmates <19 years of age in two prisons. Posted 1/26/01

Wisconsin Department of Corrections, Division of Juvenile Corrections
Provides all needed immunizations to adjudicated juveniles in Wisconsin correctional facilities. Posted 5/28/01

Yakima County Health District (Washington)
Partners with the community to provide services to youth incarcerated in juvenile detention, including hepatitis A and B vaccine. Posted 3/2/01

 
 
Recommendations

Sexually transmitted diseases treatment guidelines, 2006
Source: MMWR August 4, 2006 Vol 55(RR11);1-94
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5511a1.htm

Prevention and Control of Infections with Hepatitis Viruses in Correctional Settings
Source: MMWR, January 24, 2003, Vol. 52(RR-1):1-44
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/rr/rr5201.pdf

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

Health Care for Children and Adolescents in the Juvenile Correctional Care System
Source: American Academy of Pediatrics, April 2001, Vol. 107(4):799-803
http://aappolicy.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/pediatrics;107/4/799

Health Services to Adolescents in Adult Correctional Facilities
Source: National Commission on Correctional Health Care, May 17, 1998
http://www.ncchc.org/resources/statements/adolescents.html

Management of Hepatitis B Virus in Correctional Facilities
Source: National Commission on Correctional Health Care
http://www.ncchc.org/resources/statements/hepb.html

Management of Hepatitis C Virus in Correctional Facilities
Source: National Commission on Correctional Health Care
http://www.ncchc.org/resources/statements/hepc.html

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

The Infectious Diseases in Corrections Report (formerly called HEPP Report) is a forum for correctional problem solving
http://www.idcronline.org/about.html

Driving the Point Home: A Strategy for Safer Tattooing in Canadian Prisons
Source: Prisoners' HIV/AIDS Support Action Network (PASAN)
www.pasan.org/Publications/Driving_The_Point_Home.pdf

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

A Public Health Model for Correctional Health Care
Source: The Hampden County Correctional Center and the Massachusetts Public Health Association
http://www.mphaweb.org/hccc.html

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 and the Criminal Justice System
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/idu/hepatitis/viralhep_crimhal_just.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

Hepatitis C Prevention Counseling Training
Source: Texas Department of Health
http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/hivstd/default.shtm

HIV Prevention Fact Sheets
Source: Center for Aids Prevention Studies, Updated April 19, 2002
http://www.caps.ucsf.edu/pubs/FS/

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

 
 
Related Organizations

Prisoners' HIV/AIDS Support Action Network (PASAN)
Canadian community-based network of prisoners, ex-prisoners, organizations, and activists working together to provide advocacy, education, and support to prisoners on HIV/AIDS, HCV, and related issues. Has resources on injection drug use and tattooing.
www.pasan.org

Society of Correctional Physicians
Site includes their position paper on "The Management of Hepatitis C in Correctional Institutions."
http://www.corrdocs.org

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
http://ojjdp.ncjrs.org

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

National HCV Prison Coalition
www.hcvinprison.org

HIV & Hepatitis Education Prison Project (Sponsored by the Brown Medical School Office of Continuing Education and the Brown University AIDS Program)
http://www.HIVcorrections.org

National Coalition of Youth Law and Advocacy Organization
http://www.buildingblocksforyouth.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

Tattooing and You: The Safeguards within Prison
Source: Prisoners' HIV/AIDS Support Action Network (PASAN)

Safe Tattooing
Prisoners' HIV/AIDS Support Action Network (PASAN)

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

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.

Ask the Experts: Hepatitis B

Every day, teens are infected with hepatitis B
A brochure for teens and parents.

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)

Every Week Hundreds of Sexually Active People Are Infected with Hepatitis B.
A hepatitis B brochure for adults. 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)

Are you 11–19 years old? Then you need to be vaccinated!
Covers all vaccinations for teenagers. Also available in the following language(s): Spanish

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 31 languages. This VIS is also offered in audio format in English, Spanish, and Russian.

 
 
Journal Articles

"Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Incarcerated Adolescents"
Source: Curr Opin Infec Dise, February 2006, Vol. 19(1):44-8
Click here for PubMed abstract

"Tattoos, Incarceration and Hepatitis B and C Among Street-Recruited Injection Drug Users in New Mexico, USA: Update"
Source: Epidemiol Infect, December 2005, Vol. 133(6):1146-8
Click here for PubMed abstract

"Seroprevalence of Hepatitis B and C in Juvenile Detention Entrants, Oregon, 1994-1996"
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health, November 2005, Vol. 37(5):410-3
Click here for PubMed abstract

"Hepatitis B Vaccination in Correctional Health Care Workers"
Source: Am J Inf Control, November 2005, Vol. 33(9):510-8
Click here for PubMed abstract

"Prevalence and Risk Factors for Hepatitis C Virus Infection Among Adolescents in Detention"
Source: Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med, November 2005, Vol. 159(11):1015-8
Click here for PubMed abstract

"Sexually Transmitted Infection and Blood-Borne Virus Screening in Juvenile Correctional
Facilities: A Review of the Literature and Recommendations for Australian Centres"
Source: J Clin Forensic Med, August 3, 2005, Epub
Click here for PubMed abstract

"Vaccine Coverage Levels after Implementation of a Middle School Vaccination Requirement, Florida, 1997-2000"
Source: Public Health Reports, March/April 2004, Vol. 119(2):163-9
www.journals.elsevierhealth.com/periodicals/phr/article/PIIS0033354904000378/abstract

"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
Click here for PubMed abstract

"Hepatitis A and B Vaccines"
Source: MMWR, January 24, 2003, Vol. 52(RR01):34-6
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5201a2.htm

"Prevalence of Hepatitis C Virus Infection and Risk Factors in an Incarcerated Juvenile Population: A Pilot Study"
Source: Pediatrics, January 2003, Vol 111(1):153-7
www.pediatrics.org/cgi/content/abstract/111/1/153

Journal articles from previous years.


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