Project H+EAL — Health and Education for the Asian Liver

Our Project Team – H+EAL

Project H+EAL, or Health and Education for the Asian Liver, uses a unique model to provide Hep B Awareness and Education, and improve Hep B Screening in Asian communities.

Goal

To reach a target population with the following characteristics:

  1. high risk Hepatitis B population that is nonmigratory
  2. A stable home life
  3. Have time to take care of their health
  4. Have some form of medical insurance
  5. Access to regular medical check ups – Linkage to care
  6. Ask for screening at their own initiative

Team

  • Hepatologists
  • Transplant Surgeon
  • PA & NP
  • Epidemiologist  APAMSA students recruited annually from all 5 boroughs of NYC
  • MPH, Undergrad and Grad students from Columbia and Cornell
  • Coordinator

Goals

  • Students receive Hep B education and awareness in class room
  • Motivate them to take the message home to their household
  • Discuss and educate the Adults (household) primary target
  • Ultimate goal is Hep B screening for the household
  • Awareness to test for HBsAB (5% failure rate for Hep B vaccination)

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