Please join Hep B United on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 EDT for a webinar on Community-Based Services to Improve Hepatitis B Testing and Linkage to Care Among Hard-to-Reach Populations.
In the U.S., up to 2 million people are living with chronic hepatitis B infection, only 25 percent are aware of their infection, and less than 10 percent of infected individuals are able to access care and receive treatment. Among those chronically infected with hepatitis B, an estimated 70 percent are non-U.S. born and face unique barriers in accessing health care services.
Join this session to learn about three hepatitis B testing and linkage to care programs funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2014 to 2017. Panelists from Chicago, Livingston, New Jersey/New York City, and Sacramento will share innovative strategies and partnerships to improve testing and linkage to care among high-risk populations, including patient navigation programs, using electronic medical records, and educating health care providers.
Paul Weidle, PharmD, MPH, Acting Director, Division of Viral Hepatitis, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Aaron M. Harris, MD, MPH, Medical Epidemiologist, Division of Viral Hepatitis, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Karen E. Kim, MD, MS, Director, Center for Asian Health Equity – University of Chicago Medicine and Board President, Asian Health Coalition, Chicago, IL
Duke LeTran, COE Coordinator, Office of Community Outreach and Engagement, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, Sacramento, CA
Su Wang, MD, Medical Director, Center for Asian Health, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ