Chronic infection with the Hep B and Hep C viruses are the most common risk factors for liver cancer in the United States. Despite the significant decline in viral hepatitis B infection in the U.S. since the 1990s, hepatitis B remains a significant cause of health disparities in communities of color, especially in Asian and Pacific Islander (API) and African American communities. This webinar focuses on addressing these health disparities and highlight prevention efforts for these priority populations.
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Accompanying slides for this webinar can be downloaded here .
Webinar Topic: Hepatitis B Health Disparities in Priority Populations
In this webinar, participants will learn:
- How hepatitis B disproportionately affects API and African American communities
- Campaigns to increase Hep B awareness, screening, and vaccination
- Risk factors for Hep B and liver cancer, including tobacco
- Health provider education on Hep B prevention
Kate Moraras, Hepatitis B Foundation
Dr. Richard Andrews, HOPE Clinic Houston
Farma Pene, NYC Health Department