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Dallas/Fort Worth Hepatitis B Free Project
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2 Hepatitis B screenings will take place in the Dallas/Fort Worth area:
Screening #1: March 26 @ CCHC
110 N. McKinney St, Richardson, TX 75081
Screening #2: April 23 @ Saigon Mall
3212 North Jupiter Road # 201 Garland, TX 75044

Goals for this project:
- Raise awareness about Hepatitis B and its consequences in the community
- Provide free screening for high risk populations
- Provide free vaccines for those who test negative
- Provide access and linkage to further care for those who test positive

Volunteer responsibilities:
The volunteers are a crucial component that will make sure these goals are accomplished. The volunteers will obtain samples from participants so that they can be tested, help manage the flow of those being screened, help participants understand more about Hepatitis B during the educational sessions, and take part in vaccinating and connecting participants to further care during a post-screening session that will follow a few weeks later.

Schedule:
For Screening #1: March 26 @ CCHC
8:00 am Volunteers arrive for on-site training. Snacks and drinks provided.
9:00 am Register up to 60 people for Hepatitis B screening
9:30 am First Hep B talk: Dr. Judy Tsai
10:00 am Screening begins
10:00 am Second Hep B talk: Dr. Judy Tsai
---Post Screening April 9, 9am @ CCHC

For Screening #2: April 23 @ Saigon Mall
8:00 am Volunteers arrive for on-site training. Snacks and drinks provided.
9:00 am Register up to 60 people for Hepatitis B screening
9:30 am First Hep B talk: Dr. Judy Tsai
10:00 am Screening begins
10:00 am Second Hep B talk: Dr. Judy Tsai
---Post Screening May 14, 9am @ CCHC

Sign up
Please go to the following Google document and add your name and e-mail address to this list. Once you sign up, I will contact you for further details.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AltJxAA40QPydHhuZGxHdG5jekZ0U3VSaXFsTzI5NVE&hl=en

Please indicate which dates you wish to participate in and if you know any other languages.

Project Background and Purpose
Approximately two million Americans are chronic HBV carriers. Of those, 50% are of Asian origin; 1/10 Asian Americans are infected with the virus. Active HBV screening of immigrants from endemic areas, mainly Asia and Africa, has not been implemented. Therefore, the true prevalence of the HBV carrier state in the US is unknown. Additionally, knowledge of HBV disease in community is inadequate. We are developing the DFW Hepatitis B Free Project to raise the awareness and screen for HBV primarily focusing in high-risk Asian communities in the DFW Metroplex.

One last thing, since Asians are the most likely to be affected by this virus, we ask anyone of Asian descent to make these screening sessions known to their parents and other family members so that they can be tested, especially if they are unsure if their status.

Thank you for your time and consideration!

Carlos Gonzalez
Albert Ho
Volunteer Recruiter, APAMSA Project Hep B Free

If you have any questions, please email Albert Ho.

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