Hep B United Philadelphia Lessons To Be Told At National Conference

The 2013 American Public Health Association (APHA) annual conference will take place in Boston from November 2 to November 6. Hep B United Philadelphia’s very own Chari Cohen and Daniel Chen will be representing the Hepatitis B Foundation and presenting four posters and a oral presentation to inform the rest of the nation about our efforts, successes, and lessons learned here in Philadelphia. Many of our local partners are also listed as co-authors.

Additionally, Chari Cohen’s abstract “A picture of chronic hepatitis B infection among Asian and Pacific Islanders in Philadelphia” has won the Asian Pacifc Islander Caucus (APIC) Best Student Abstract award. Congratulations to Chari!

Below is a list of the presentations. Click on the links to read about them in detail.

Abstract # 279860 Hep B United: National coalition building for addressing Asian and Pacific Islander health disparities. C. A. Cohen, MPH, DrPH(c); Joan Block, RN, BSN; Isha Weerasinghe, MSc; Melinda Martin, MPH; and Jeffrey Caballero, MPH.

Abstract # 279870 Innovative prevention & wellness efforts to address chronic hepatitis b in African immigrant communities in Philadelphia: Lessons from a pilot community program. C. A. Cohen, MPH, DrPH(c); Kuan-Lung Daniel Chen, MPH, CPH; and Amy B. Jessop, PhD, MPH.

Abstract # 279874 A picture of chronic hepatitis B infection among Asians and Pacific Islanders in Philadelphia. C. A. Cohen, MPH, DrPH(c); Kuan-Lung Daniel Chen, MPH, CPH;  Amy Hueber, BS; Joan Block, RN, BSN; A.A. Evans, ScD.

Abstract # 282563 Hepatitis b knowledge and perception of stigma. Kuan-Lung Daniel Chen, MPH, CPH; C. A. Cohen, MPH, DrPH(c); Changying Wang, MPH; Frances Shofer, PhD; and Rosemary Frasso, PhD, MSc, CPH.

Abstract # 287683 Multi-campus and multi-disciplinary student coalition: A unique opportunity for learning and service. Kuan-Lung Daniel Chen, MPH, CPH; C. A. Cohen, MPH, DrPH(c); Ho-hin Choy, MD(c); Pandora Chua, MD(c); Amelia Kermis, MPH(c); Raymond Lum, MPhil, MS.

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