NIMHD Webinar: Leaving No One Behind: Community Partnerships in Reducing Hepatitis Disparities

Event Start Date: June 20, 2024 - 10:00 AM EDT

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National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)


“Moving from Hepatitis Discovery to Elimination: NIH Research Advancing Hepatitis Elimination” series

To reduce disparities in hepatitis, research and community partnerships have been essential in reaching at-risk and underserved populations by addressing the adverse social determinants that are responsible for these disparities. For example, successful collaborations often simplify and facilitate access and linkage to care. In many cases, communities are considered as program recipients or research subjects instead of critical partners who should be significant contributors to the design and implementation of an initiative. In this webinar, researchers and community leaders will share how to best approach, develop, and maintain trust, value, and collaboration to produce high quality community services and research that have been shown to be effective in reducing the burden of hepatitis. Research-community partnerships addressing Hepatitis B (HBV) and C (HCV) elimination in populations with health disparities will be featured. Panelists will provide commentary and a moderated discussion will include important and timely considerations of innovative community-based care models that are needed to help advance progress to reach HCV elimination targets by 2030 among all populations in the U.S. and its territories.

  1. Partnership between the University of California San Francisco, End Hep C SF, and SF Hep B Free
    -Tung Nguyen, MD, University of California San Francisco
    -Jordan Akeley, Liver Cancer Task Force/End Hep C SF
    -Richard So, MPH, SF Hep B Free
  2. Partnership between Purdue University and IU Health Positive Link
    -Monica Kasting, PhD, Purdue University
    -Emily Brinegar, MSW, LW, IU Health Positive Link
  3. Discussion with panelists
    -Chari Cohen, DrPH, MPH, Hepatitis B Foundation
    -Adrienne Simmons, PharmD, MS, BCPS, National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable
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