HBU Webinar: Innovative Strategies for Using Health IT to Identify and Manage Disparities in High Risk Populations

This session presents a community health center-based health information technology and electronic health record system designed to increase hepatitis B screening, vaccination, and treatment. Panelists also discuss a pilot project that examines the collection of non-clinical or social determinants of health data and the potential impact on patients living with hepatitis B.

Video recording: Innovative Strategies for Using Health IT to Identify and Manage Disparities in High Risk Populations
Presentation Slides:
Collecting Social Determinants of Health Data Using PRAPARE; Rosy Chang Weir
Reducing Hepatitis B Disparities Through Health IT at Community Health Centers: HIT-B Project; Mariko Toyoji

HBU Webinar: Clinical Trials – What They Mean for the Hepatitis B Community

In Part 2 of this 2-part webinar series, expert speaker Dr. Moon Chen, Professor and Director for Cancer Control, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses strategies to motivate individuals with hepatitis B and their providers to participate in clinical trials.

Video recording: Clinical Trials – What They Mean for the Hepatitis B Community
Presentation Slides:
HBV Clinical Trials and Why They Are Important; Moon Chen and Robert Gish

HBU Webinar: Current and Future HBV Treatment and Research Towards Finding a Cure

In Part 1 of this 2-part webinar series, expert speaker Dr. Timothy M. Block, Co-Founder and President of the Hepatitis B Foundation and President and Director of the Baruch S. Blumberg Institute, discusses hepatitis B drugs in development.

Video recording: Current and Future HBV Treatment and Research Towards Finding a Cure
Presentation Slides:
Understanding New Medicines to Treat Chronic Hepatitis B: Toward a Cure; Timothy M. Block



HBU Webinar: Bring it Home! Strategies to Work with Your Local Policymakers on Hepatitis B

In this interactive session learn about advocacy strategies at the city and state levels on policies that impact hepatitis B, including best practices from New York City’s hepatitis B advocacy initiatives.

Video recording: Strategies to Work with Your Local Policymakers on Hepatitis B
Presentation Slides:
How to Work with State/Local Policymakers on Hepatitis B; Isha Weerasinghe
Best Practices from NYC’s Hepatitis B Advocacy Initiative; Niki Bannister
Template Letter – Policymaker Site Visit Request
Template Letter – Requesting a Meeting with Policymaker

Recap of 2016 Hep B United Summit

In late July, during World Hepatitis Day 2016, the fourth annual Hep B United Summit convened in Washington D.C. and dozens of advocates met with federal officials and brainstormed strategies to increase screening, immunization and linking people to care to eliminate hepatitis B across the country. Read the summit report here.

Presentation Slides:
The State of HBV in the WorldBrian J. McMahon, MACP, FAASLD, Medical Director, Liver Disease & Hepatitis Program, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
Joint Hep B United and Know Hepatitis B Campaign Accomplishments; Cynthia Jorgensen, DrPH and Sherry Chen, MPH, CHES, CDC Division of Viral Hepatitis; Chari Cohen, DrPH, Director of Public Health, Hepatitis B Foundation

Developing New Partnerships and Increasing Awareness
Circles within Circles: Opportunities for Intersections; Thaddeus Pham, MPH, Co-Director, Hep Free Hawaii

Leveraging Data and Evaluating Impact
The ABC’s of Data Collection and Dissemination; Moon Chen, PhD, Director, AANCART and Chari Cohen, DrPH, Director of Public Health, Hepatitis B Foundation

Building and Sustaining Local Hepatitis B Coalitions
Lessons from the Hepatitis B Coalition of Washington; Mohammed Abdul-Kadir, MPH, MSIS, Coordinator, Hepatitis B Coalition of Washington, International Community Health Services

Navigating Patients and Linkage to Care Strategies
Navigating Strategies & Linkage to Care for Hepatitis B; Karen Jiobu, DLM (ASCP), Asian American Community Services (Columbus, OH)
NYC Check Hep B Patient Navigation Program; Nirah Johnson, LCSW, Director, Capacity Building & Program Implementation, Viral Hepatitis Program, New York City Dept. of Health

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 Pictures from HBU’s 2nd Annual Summit

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HBV Articles and Blogs

Increasing Hepatitis B Awareness and Testing Among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders; Ronald Valdiserri

African Immigrants at Increased Risk for Hepatitis B; Susannah Amiteye

Hepatitis is Still the Silent Killer | Commentary; Sen. Mazie K. Hirono, Reps. Michael M. Honda, Hank Johnson, and Bill Cassidy

Breaking the Silence of Viral HepatitisRonald Valdiserri & Howard Koh (HBU is noted in this article found in the Annals of Internal Medicine!)

Cambodian Orphan Finds New Life in MinnesotaMatthew Stolle

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