With support from the NYC Hepatitis B Coalition, Team HBV NYC seeks to:

  • Identify High School, College, and Graduate Students concerned about hepatitis B in their communities who want to take a leadership role in generating awareness and improving health outcomes in NYC.
  • Establish a network of student leaders at educational institutions throughout NYC to be part of Team HBV and the national Jade Ribbon Campaign.
  • Provide training, volunteer & internship opportunities to student leaders so as to develop expertise in HBV among emerging public health leaders.

Advocacy & Outreach Projects

  • For NYC World Hepatitis Day 2012, the NYC Hepatitis B Coalition and Team HBV partnered up to encourage student and youth volunteers to participate in the World Hepatitis Alliance’s Guinness World Record Attempt in Union Square! (which we helped to successfully set, by the way)
  • World Hepatitis Day 2013!! Am I Number 12?

There are numerous opportunities available for students to assist NYC Hepatitis B Coalition member organizations through internships and volunteer projects.

  •  H+EAL presentation 12-13-2012  Founded by Arline Loh. Contact: Paula Wong, H+AL (paula.w.wong@gmail.com)
  • American Cancer Society – Asian Initiatives (ACSAI):
    • Recruiting volunteers to assist with screening in-take and follow up calls for event-based hep B screening and workshops throughout the year, annually screening at least 400 people.
    • Recruiting college students to assist with the development and promotion of an online hep B educational video for young professionals to promote hep B awareness among second generation immigrants.
    • Recruiting high school students to continue B Free Station, an outreach project initiated last year to raise awareness among local businesses and stores in ethnic Asian American communities.
  • Charles B. Wang Community Health Center (CBWCHC):
    • Recruiting for Project AHEAD, an 8-week summer program designed to provide training and experience in community health for college students who are interested in pursuing a career in the health care field.
  • NYU Center for Study of Asian American Health (CSAAH):
    • Recruiting for Center Student Investigator Seminar Series, a summer program designed to provide students an increased awareness about health issues, gaps in health status indicators, and barriers to both care delivery and research for Asian American populations.
    • Recruiting for Health Disparity Research Training Program, a research training opportunity for students and health professionals to develop and implement a community-based research project, as well learn strategies to analyze, compile, and disseminate results for academic and policy communities.
  • New York City Health Dept

    • Contact: Julie Lazaroff, Bureau of Immunization, Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention (PHBP) Program (jlazaroff@health.nyc.gov)
    • Recruiting undergraduate and graduate students to assist the NYC DOHMH Bureau of Immunization in the case management of the children born to hepatitis B positive mothers to help prevent perinatal hepatitis B and ensure immunization. The position requires contacting patients to remind them about the vaccination and testing schedule for their children and to assist in scheduling appointments as well as obtaining vaccination and testing records from providers.
    • For more information, see the full notice here. If interested, please send your resume to Julie Lazaroff.


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