Contributing to Healthy Communities Current/Best Practices Abstract UME - Clinical

Mobile Clinic Initiative to Increase Hepatitis Outreach, Education, and Screening

Posters - S - Student Posters
Contributing to Healthy Communities
Intended Audience Track
Undergraduate Medical Education - Clinical Education Faculty
Presentation Type
Current/Best Practices Abstract
Sarah Li, OMS-III, TouroCOM-NY
Christine Lomiguen, MD, LECOM

Not presenting
Peter J Wan, OMS-III, TouroCOM-NY
Gregory Yim, OMS-III, TouroCOM-NY
YaQun Zhou, OMS-III, TouroCOM-NY

Poster Rating


Hepatitis B is a major health concern with approximately two billion people, around 30% of the world’s population, who have been infected, and is disproportionately diagnosed in Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) in the United States. On average, one in three Asian Americans are unaware of their condition. According to the Center for Disease Control, AAPIs account for less than 5% of the US total population yet comprise greater than 50% of the approximately one million Americans with HBV. In this session, we will explore various barriers that many face in attaining appropriate screening and education surrounding this diagnosis and a possible solution to address these barriers to hopefully reduce the disease burden of HBV infections.