How does HBI-DC work with community partners to provide hep B education, screening, and prevention? Here's a typical example: On April 7th, we hosted a hep B screening at the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association in Chinatown, D.C. A few weeks later, on April 28, we followed up with vaccinations for at-risk individuals.
In Laurel, Maryland, Laurel First Baptist Church has an incredibly diverse congregation, hailing from El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Columbia, Mexico, Peru, Honduras, Jamaica, and Cuba. Thanks to the church, we were able to outreach to Latino and Caribbean-American communities.
On April 14, we conducted hepatitis B and C screenings at the Mingalarma Buddhist Temple in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Previous screenings have revealed an alarmingly high hepatitis prevalence in our local Burmese community, so we were grateful that the temple facilitated the delivery of health services to its congregants.
Today marked a lay health Worker Training at University of Maryland. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is training 75 bilingual lay heath workers for Hepatitis B outreach and education in the Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean communities.
On March 23, we shared the message of hepatitis B education and awareness to the Virginia Philippino community.