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Programs for other populations at risk

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Prevention Programs
Arizona Department of Health Services
Provides free hepatitis A and B vaccination for uninsured individuals testing positive for hepatitis C. Posted 3/16/01

HepTalk Project, Migrant Clinician’s Network and Community Health Education Concepts
Developing viral hepatitis training modules for clinics providing services to migrant clients. Posted 7/13/05

Lafayette Consolidated Government, Wellness and Safety (Louisiana)
Provides free hepatitis A and B vaccine to parish employees who might be at risk of exposure. Posted 6/13/02

Minnesota Department of Health Hepatitis A Vaccine Program for American Indian Children
Provides a "Hepatitis A Clinic Kit" to all IHS and tribal health clinics in the state. Posted 5/4/01

StopHep in San Francisco, San Francisco Department of Public Health
Actively promotes hepatitis A and B immunization to the MSM population through outreach and education, including provision of vaccine at a Gold's Gym. Posted 6/13/02

The Mommy Van (Palo Alto, CA)
Provides vaccination and other health services to low-income and immigrant women in a mobile health clinic. Posted 3/25/02

Texas Department of Health Hepatitis A Vaccine Initiative
Requires children in 32 high-incidence counties to be vaccinated against hepatitis A and recommends the vaccine for children in another 22 counties. Updated 5/09/03

Texas Department of Health (TDH), Hepatitis C Initiative
Provides testing and counseling for hepatitis C at state HIV/STD clinics, education for the public, and professional training for health providers. Posted 11/27/01

Wenatchee Valley Medical Center (Washington)
Uses Nursing Case Management to provide quality and efficient treatment and vaccination services to patients with hepatitis C infection. Posted 5/22/02

 
 
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, 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

“Control Measures for Hepatitis B in Dialysis Centers”
Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention-Viral Hepatitis Investigations and Control Series, November 1977
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/hip/control.htm

 
 
More Resources for Providers

"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

"Eye of the Needle"
Surveillance of Significant Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Viruses in Healthcare Workers. Centre for Infections; England, Wales and Northern Ireland Seven-Year Report: January 2005
Source: Health Protection Agency
www.hpa.org.uk/infections/topics_az/bbv/pdf/eye_of_the_needle.pdf

 
 
Related Organizations

Migrant Clinicians Network
www.migrantclinician.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.
 

"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

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)

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)

Protect yourself against hepatitis A and hepatitis B... a guide for gay and bisexual men
A brochure for men who have sex with men.

Protéjase contra la hepatitis A y la hepatitis B... una guía para los hombres gay y bisexuales
A Spanish-language brochure for men who have sex with men.

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)

Shots for adults with HIV
A visual table of shots recommended for HIV-infected adults.

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

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

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

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 B information for adults and children from endemic areas
Encourages testing and vaccination. Also available in the following language(s):

Amharic
(Ethiopian) (PDF)
Arabic (PDF)
Cambodian (PDF)
Chinese (PDF)
Farsi (PDF)
Hmong (PDF)
Korean (PDF)
Laotian (PDF)
Russian (PDF)
Somali (PDF)
Tigrinya
(Eritrean) (PDF)
Vietnamese (PDF)

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 A in Hispanic Children Who Live Along the United States-Mexico Border: The Role of International Travel and Food-Borne Exposures"
Source: Pediatrics, July 2004, Vol. 114(1):e68073
Click here for PubMed abstract

""Hepatitis A Incidence and Hepatitis A Vaccination Among American Indians and Alaska Natives, 1990-2001"
Source: American Journal of Public Health, June 2004, Vol. 94(6):996-1001
www.ajph.org/cgi/content/abstract/94/6/996

Journal articles from previous years.


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