Grant Program: Community Partnerships to Eliminate Health Disparities, FY 2007
Organization Name: The Asian Liver Center at Stanford University
Organization Address: 300 Pasteur Drive, H3680, Stanford, CA 94305-5655
Phone Number: (650) 723-0348
Fax Number: (650) 723-0006
Title of Project: Building the Community Partnership for San Francisco: Hep B Free Campaign
Project Director: Dr. Samuel So
Description of Organization:
The Asian Liver Center at Stanford University was the first non-profit organization in the United States to address the high incidence of hepatitis B (HBV) and liver cancer in Asians and Asian Americans. Founded in 1996, the center uses a three-pronged approach to fight hepatitis B through outreach, education and research. Specifically, the Asian Liver Center spearheads educational outreach and advocacy efforts in the areas of hepatitis B and liver cancer prevention and treatment, serves as a resource for both the general public and health practitioners and implements clinical and research programs.
Description of project:
San Francisco Hep B Free is a citywide campaign to turn San Francisco into the first hepatitis B free city in the nation. This unprecedented two-year campaign will endeavor to screen, vaccinate and treat all San Francisco Asian and Pacific Islander (API) residents against hepatitis B by providing convenient, free or low-cost testing opportunities at partnering health facilities. The steering committee for this campaign is made up of Dr. Samuel So from the Asian Liver Center at Stanford University, Ted Fang from the AsianWeek Foundation, and Dr. Susan E. Fernyak from the San Francisco Department of Public Health. More than 30 groups and organizations are actively participating partners. Activities for the campaign include creation and distribution of health educational materials, designing and running PSAs and advertisements on print, radio and online sources along with screening and vaccination events.
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