MMWR: Community-Based Services to Improve HBV Testing and Linkage to Care

A Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) on “Community-Based Services to Improve Testing and Linkage to Care Among Non-U.S. Born Persons with Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection – Three U.S. Programs, October 2014 – September 2017” was released. The report features three programs funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to develop hepatitis B testing and linkage-to-care programs serving non-U.S. born populations during 2014-2017. Findings include 78% of persons living chronic hepatitis B infection found care with a community-based service and an 14% infection rate among household contacts of HBsAg-positive persons.

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About Kim Rodgers

Kim Rodgers serves as a Communications Specialist at NACCHO. Her work includes promoting local health departments' best practices, as well as partner tools and resources, in infectious disease and preparedness through NACCHO's communications channels, storytelling, and outreach to various audiences.

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