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Perinatal Related

 
Illinois Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Program
Program name: Illinois Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Program
Population served: Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)-positive pregnant women, their infants, and household contacts residing in downstate Illinois (excluding Chicago)
Eligibility: HBsAg-positive pregnant women, their infants, and household contacts residing in downstate Illinois (excluding Chicago)
Region served: Downstate Illinois (excluding Chicago)
Funding: Support from State funds and Federal Immunization Grant
Program started: 1995
Number of clients: 219 in 2005; 243 in 2006; 137 to date in 2007
Contact: Kathryn Kucera, RN, MSN
Perinatal Hepatitis B Coordinator
Illinois Department of Public Health
525 West Jefferson Street
Springfield, IL 62761
Phone: (217) 785-1455
Fax: (217) 524-0967
Email: kathryn.kucera@illinois.gov
Website: www.idph.state.il.us
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Description:

The primary objective of the Illinois State Perinatal Hepatitis B Program is to prevent the acquisition of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection by at-risk infants born to HBsAg positive-women. We do this by promoting and ensuring routine maternal screening and birth dose vaccination policies in all 108 birthing hospitals in downstate Illinois.

Our program goals are to:

  • promote prenatal HBsAg testing of every pregnant woman, with each pregnancy;
  • educate local health departments (LHD) and birthing hospitals;
  • increase case finding;
  • provide case follow-up and management of household contacts;
  • develop strategies to increase the birth dose administration;
  • assess and expand perinatal hepatitis prevention initiatives in collaboration with the Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics;
  • develop strategies for administration of the full hepatitis B vaccine series for each child;
  • promote postvaccination testing of babies born to HBsAg-positive mothers;
  • promote surveillance by LHDs, state programs or private practitioners;
  • create complete and reliable case files within state electronic record systems of Illinois' National Electronic Disease Surveillance System- (I-NEDSS), Tracking our Toddlers Shots (TOTS), and Illinois Comprehensive Automated Immunization Registry Exchange (I-CARE);
  • provide lab supplies from the State lab for LHDs that do blood draw onsite;
  • track serology lab results from private labs;
  • promote collegial relationship with private providers in order to maintain and sustain accurate and timely reports (sharing of vaccine administration dates and serology retesting reports/dates);
  • provide ongoing education of regional and LHD staff;
  • develop a collegial relationship with City of Chicago Perinatal Hepatitis B Coordinator; and
  • provide ongoing utilization of data from case files for accountability, QA, focus of efforts, and research.

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