News and Updates
We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 Task Force grants! We had 18 proposals this year, a record for us. All of the proposals were well written and innovative. The four projects that were chosen had strong and feasible goals, reached out to an important affected community, and had great evaluation plans. All of the recipients are doing projects in locations where our grant money will help make a significant impact.
We look forward to working with the following groups in 2012-2013:
Tulane University APAMSA: HepB Free NOLA: Screening and Management of Hepatitis B in New Orleans East
University of Wisconsin APAMSA: Hepatitis B Screening and Awareness Campaign in the Milwaukee Hmong Community
UT Southwestern APAMSA: Hepatitis B Education, Screening and Referral in APIs in Fort Worth/Dallas
Chinese American Citizens Alliance Youth Council: Everyday is Hepatitis B Awareness Day Youth Art Contest
- This petition calls on President Obama to retain the current level of funding for prevention in the US, as well as to include hepatitis B in global disease control plans. $60 billion has been allocated for the U.S. Global Health Initiative, yet not a single cent is for hepatitis B. Please help in the fight against hepatitis B by signing the petition!Here’s the petition: https://www.change.org/petitions/campaign-hep-b
- World Hepatitis Day is on July 28th, 2012. Read the Presidential Proclamation about viral hepatitis here.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published Updated CDC Recommendations for the Management of Hepatitis B Virus-Infected Healthcare Providers and Students on July 6, 2012. This is an update to the recommendations published in 1991, to further promote safety and reduce discrimination. Francis Deng, former co-chair of Team HBV, was published on KevinMD.com in his follow-up commentary on the CDC updates with “Discrimination Against Providers and Students with Hepatitis B.”
To join the National Task Force on Hepatitis B: Focus on Asian and Pacific Islander Americans, please send an email to the Task Force Secretary (Chari.Cohen@hepb.org) with your contact information. You will be enrolled in our listserv and included in our monthly conference calls.