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School-based programs for adolescents

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Prevention Programs

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

Mid America Immunization Coalition (Kansas City, MO)
Provided hepatitis B immunization to 46,749 students from 195 schools in 23 school districts in Kansas and Missouri.
Reviewed 2/4/08

Oakland County Children’s Village (Pontiac, MI)
Offers hepatitis B vaccine to adolescents being screened for gonorrhea and chlamydia. Reviewed 10/19/07

Stop Hepatitis Mobile Theatre/Viral Hepatitis Education Targeting Youth
An inspirational interactive educational theatre performance that educates youth about the prevention of hepatitis A, B, and C virus infections. Reviewed 10/19/07

 

Recommendations
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
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5708a1.htm
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/rr/rr5708.pdf

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/rr5516a1.htm
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
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/rr/rr5516.pdf
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.

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
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/rr/rr5416.pdf

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

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
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr4812a1.htm

 

More Resources for Providers
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
www.publichealthreports.org/userfiles/122_SUP2/2_PHR122_Sup2_1-5.pdf

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:

  • 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;
  • Free continuing education credits, including an easy way to print CME/CNE documentation and an electronic CE tracker;
  • Numerous high quality figures that the user can easily download into PowerPoint slides;
  • Reference linked to Pub Med abstracts, federal guidelines sites, and/or CDC MMWR documents.

The site will be maintained and updated on an ongoing basis and will continue to be expanded. Please visit the site and share the address with your colleagues! To access this valuable resource, go to: www.hepwebstudy.org

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

American School Health Association (Publishes the popular manual/video kit for implementing school-based vaccination programs: "Roll up BOTH sleeves")
www.ashaweb.org/store/products (there is a charge for this publication)

 

Related Organizations
Society for Adolescent Medicine
Site includes their position paper on hepatitis B vaccination.
www.adolescenthealth.org

American College Health Association
www.acha.org

Center for Health and Health Care in Schools
www.healthinschools.org

National Assembly on School Based Health Care
www.nasbhc.org

AAP Committee on School Health
www.schoolhealth.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", a booklet developed by the Hepatitis B Foundation for persons infected with HBV. This helpful resource includes information on test interpretation, finding a liver specialist, monitoring hepatitis B virus infection, available treatments and treatment issues, healthy life choices, pregnancy, health insurance and employment, support groups, and more.
To download this booklet in ready-to-print (PDF) format, go to:
www.hepb.org/pdf/patient_info_packet.pdf

Living with Hepatitis B
(interactive online guide for people with chronic hepatitis B virus infection)
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.

Should you be tested 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

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.

Every week hundreds of sexually active people are infected with hepatitis B.
A hepatitis B brochure for adults.

Vaccinations for adults—you're never too old to get immunized!
A visual table covering all adult vaccinations.

Are you 11–19 years old? Then you need to be vaccinated!
Covers all vaccinations for teenagers.

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.


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