Eradication of Hepatitis B: A Nationwide Community Coalition Approach to Improving Vaccination, Screening, and Linkage to Care

@article{Cohen2013EradicationOH,
  title={Eradication of Hepatitis B: A Nationwide Community Coalition Approach to Improving Vaccination, Screening, and Linkage to Care},
  author={Chari A. Cohen and Jeffrey B Caballero and Melinda J Martin and Isha Weerasinghe and Michelle Ninde and Joan M. Block},
  journal={Journal of Community Health},
  year={2013},
  volume={38},
  pages={799-804}
}
Infection with the hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a significant public health concern in the US, disproportionately affecting Americans of Asian, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander descent, despite the availability of a simple blood test, approved treatments, and an effective vaccine. Hep B United, a national campaign to support and leverage the success of community-based HBV coalitions, convened a partner summit in 2012 to develop a strategic response to the HHS Action Plan for the Prevention… CONTINUE READING
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