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API Task Force
The Washington State API Hepatitis B Task Force was developed in 1997 as a statewide initiative, working to raise awareness about hepatitis B and the impact of the infection and disease in the API community. The Task Force is a network of community partners supported by DOH and Within Reach.
Posted 9/14/07

Hepatitis Web Study
This site provides interactive, case-based modules related to the clinical care of persons with viral hepatitis. Reviewed 9/8/08

Illinois Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Program
The primary objective of the Illinois State Perinatal Hepatitis B Program is to prevent the acquisition of hepatitis B virus infection by at-risk infants born to hepatitis B surface antigen-positive women. The program does this by promoting and ensuring routine maternal screening and birth dose vaccination policies in all 108 birthing hospitals in downstate Illinois. Reviewed 9/6/07

New Hampshire Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Program
This program provides thorough perinatal hepatitis B program coverage for HBsAg-positive pregnant women, their babies, and their sex and household contacts. Education of the hospital staff is also a focus of this program. Posted 6/27/07

New Mexico Hepatitis Prevention Program
Provides viral hepatitis testing and prevention activities at all state public health STD clinics and syringe exchange sites. Since 2006, an extensive perinatal education program has been in place. Reviewed 7/10/08

North Dakota (ND) Perinatal Hepatitis B Program
North Dakota describes their perinatal hepatitis B prevention program and provides contact information for interested users. Reviewed 9/11/08

Perinatal Hepatitis B Program (Massachusetts)
Perinatal hepatitis B prevention program for HBsAg positive pregnant women, their infants and household contacts. Posted (4/5/08)

Rhode Island Perinatal Hepatitis Prevention Program
The program provides multiple services for Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and Hepatitis C virus (HCV) –positive pregnant women and new mothers. Posted 1/11/07

Viral Hepatitis Services within the Community Immunization Services of Palm Beach County Health Department
Palm Beach County FL offers a perinatal hepatitis B program and an adult hepatitis B program in various venues within the county. Posted 4/4/08

Washoe County District Health Department Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Program
The Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Program (PHBPP) is a surveillance and reminder program for infants and household contacts of pregnant women who are HBsAg positive in Washoe County, NV. Reviewed 9/11/08

Recommendations for Identification and Public Health Management of Persons with Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection
Source: MMWR, September 19, 2008; 57(RR--8):1-20

Integrating Viral Hepatitis Prevention into Public Health Settings
Guest Editors: Buffington J, Jones TS, Harris JL
Public Health Reports, May 2007; 122(suppl. 2): 1-104

A Comprehensive Immunization Strategy to Eliminate Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States. Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Part 1: Immunization of Infants, Children and Adolescents.
Source: MMWR, December 23, 2005, Vol. 54(RR-16):1-39

Please note: Be sure to access the following 3 important appendices to get the complete document.
Appendix A: Case Management - www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5416a2.htm
Appendix B: Immunization Management - www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5416a3.htm
Appendix C: Postexposure Prophylaxis - www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5416a4.htm

ACIP Recommendations: A Comprehensive Immunization Strategy to Eliminate Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States. Part II: Immunization of Adults
Source: MMWR, December 8, 2006;55(RR-16):1-25
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5516a2.htm - Appendix A
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5516a3.htm - Appendix B
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5516a4.htm - Appendix C
Please note: If you are using the HTML version of this document, be sure to access all four HTML links to get the complete content of the document, which includes 3 important appendices.

AAP Endorsed Policy Statement: A Comprehensive Immunization Strategy to Eliminate Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States
Source: Pediatrics, July 2006, Vol. 118:404

Dear Colleague Letter: Universal Infant Hepatitis B Vaccination Should Begin At Birth, January 18, 2006
Authors: Lance Rodewald and John Ward
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

General Recommendations on Immunization
Source: MMWR, December 1, 2006; 51(RR-2):1-48

Resources for Healthcare Professionals and Program Managers

Breastfeeding-Related Maternity Practices at Hospitals and Birth Centers - United States, 2007
Source: MMWR, June 12, 2008

HRET Disparities Toolkit
A toolkit that is potentially useful for data collection issues related to chronic HBV screening, perinatal hep B prevention, and the ability to develop NQF and HEDIS measures for HBsAg screening. Access at: www.hretdisparities.org The updated HRET Disparities Toolkit gives hospitals, health systems, clinics, and health plans the information and resources needed for collecting race, ethnicity, and primary language data from patients. In order to make this invaluable Toolkit more accessible to all health care providers, the Toolkit is now available free of charge If you have any questions or would like additional information please feel free to contact Jennifer Reiter at jreiter2@aha.org

2007 Perinatal Hepatitis B and HIV Grantees' Meeting
May 1, 2007 Hepatitis B Discussion Sessions
Ideas that you might use in your program

Perinatal Hepatitis B Coordinator Resource Center
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Division of Viral Hepatitis

Recommended Childhood Immunization Schedule
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Summary of Recommendations for Childhood and Adolescent Immunization
This three page reference table discusses the appropriate use, scheduling, and contraindications of childhood vaccines.
Source: Immunization Action Coalition

Hepatitis Web Study
This site provides interactive, case-based modules related to the clinical care of persons with viral hepatitis.
The Seattle STD/HIV Prevention Training Center and the University of Washington announced the release of Hepatitis Web Study, a website designed for healthcare workers who provide clinical care to persons with viral hepatitis. This project was funded by CDC's Division of Viral Hepatitis. The website features:

  1. Fourteen interactive, clinically-relevant case studies, each with a discussion, high quality illustrations and graphics, and links, that highlight and illustrate key recommendations from national guidelines;
  2. Free continuing education credits, including an easy way to print CME/CNE documentation and an electronic CE tracker;
  3. Numerous high quality figures that the user can easily download into PowerPoint slides;
  4. Reference linked to Pub Med abstracts, federal guidelines sites, and/or CDC MMWR documents.

Viral Hepatitis Serology from A-E
This program offers continuing education credits for doctors and nurse.  The program provides a guided journey through the complexities of viral hepatitis serology.

Managing a Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Program: A Guide to Life as a Program Coordinator
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines for standing orders in labor & delivery and nursery units to prevent hepatitis B virus transmission to newborns.
Source: Immunization Action Coalition

Standing Orders for Administering Hepatitis B Vaccine to Children & Teens
Source: Immunization Action Coalition

Standing Orders for Administering Hepatitis B Vaccine to Adults
Source: Immunization Action Coalition

Hepatitis A and B vaccines . . . Be sure your patient gets the correct dose!
Source: Immunization Action Coalition

Hepatitis B facts: Testing and Vaccination
A list of high-risk groups, interpretation of the hepatitis B panel, and a glossary of hepatitis B terminology.
Source: Immunization Action Coalition

Give the birth dose...Hepatitis B vaccine at birth saves lives!
Source: Immunization Action Coalition

States Report Hundreds of Medical Errors in Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention
Source: Immunization Action Coalition

Unprotected Babies: Two more infants chronically infected with HBV . . . the medical errors continue
Source: Immunization Action Coalition

Medical errors put infants at risk for chronic hepatitis B virus infection - six case reports
Source: Immunization Action Coalition

Hospitals & Doctors Sued for Failing to Protect Newborns from Hepatitis B Virus Transmission
Source: Immunization Action Coalition

HIPAA and Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention
Source: CDC Office of General Counsel

Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention, Program Manual 2006
Source: New York State Department of Health
Click here to view this resource.

2007 Physician’s Guide to Hepatitis B
Source: Asian Liver Center

Your patient is relying on YOU to protect her baby from hepatitis B (brochure for physicians)
Source: Ohio Department of Health Immunization Program

Related Organizations

Hepatitis B Foundation

American Liver Foundation

Hepatitis Foundation International

State Perinatal Hepatitis B Coordinators

American Academy of Pediatrics’ Childhood Immunization Support Program

American Academy of Family Physicians immunization web section

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Asian Liver Center at Stanford University

Information for Clients
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Hepatitis B shots are recommended for all new babies (brochure)
Source: Immunization Action Coalition

All Kids Need Hepatitis B Shots (brochure)
Source: Immunization Action Coalition
English www.immunize.org/catg.d/4055kidb.pdf
Cambodian www.immunize.org/catg.d/4055ca.pdf
Chinese www.immunize.org/catg.d/4055ch.pdf
Hmong www.immunize.org/catg.d/4055hm.pdf
Japanese www.immunize.org/catg.d/4055jp.pdf
Korean www.immunize.org/catg.d/4055ko.pdf
Laotian www.immunize.org/catg.d/4055la.pdf
Tagalog www.immunize.org/catg.d/4055ta.pdf
Vietnamese www.immunize.org/catg.d/4055vn.pdf

Hepatitis B and Moms-to-Be (brochure)
Source: Asian Liver Center at Stanford University
English http://liver.stanford.edu/brochures/preg_brochure_english%20v2.pdf
Chinese http://liver.stanford.edu/brochures/preg_brochure_chinese.pdf
Vietnamese http://liver.stanford.edu/brochures/PregBrochure%20(Viet%20v2).pdf
Korean http://liver.stanford.edu/brochures/PregBrochure%20(Korean).pdf
Lao http://liver.stanford.edu/brochures/PregBrochure%20(Lao).pdf
Tagalog http://liver.stanford.edu/brochures/PregBrochure%20(Tagalog).pdf

Protect Your Baby for Life from Hepatitis B (brochure)
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
English: www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/hepatitis/b/hbv_protect_baby.pdf
Chinese: www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/hepatitis/b/hbv_protect_baby_chi.pdf
Marshallese: www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/hepatitis/b/hbv_protect_baby_marsh.pdf
Tagalog: www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/hepatitis/b/hbv_protect_baby_tag.pdf
Vietnamese: www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/hepatitis/b/hbv_protect_baby_viet.pdf

Hepatitis B and You
A health education program designed to educate women who test positive for the hepatitis B virus during pregnancy.
English www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/hepatitis/b/education/hbv_and_you.pdf
Chinese: www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/hepatitis/b/education/hbv_and_you_chi.pdf
Korean: www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/hepatitis/b/education/hbv_and_you_korean.pdf
Vietnamese: www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/hepatitis/b/education/hbv_and_you_viet.pdf

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