HBI-DC provided organization and logistic support bringing together a diverse group of college students, public health workers, pharmacists, medical students and concerned individuals from throughout the Washington-Baltimore area. The group represents the ideal private/public partnership necessary to help us achieve our mission of mobilizing communities to prevent liver disease caused by hepatitis B among Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, African newcomers, and other high-risk groups in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area by providing culturally and linguistically appropriate hepatitis B outreach, education, screening, vaccination, linkages to care, and patient navigation services for impacted communities.
This effort coincides with HHS Strategic Action Plan for the Prevention, Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis particularly:
- Educating Providers and Communities to Reduce Health Disparities
- Improving Testing and Linkage to Care to Prevent Hepatitis B related Liver Disease and Cancer
- Eliminating Perinatal Transmission