Recent data indicate that there has been an increase in the rate of new hepatitis B infections in the U.S., which many largely attribute to increasing injection drug use. To address this, Hep B United and NACCHO are excited to present this webinar as part of a three-part series on the current state of HBV in the U.S. and local health department efforts and model programs to increase HBV testing, vaccination, and linkage to care.
To coincide with National Infant Immunization Week (April 27 – May 4) and Hepatitis Awareness Month (May), this webinar will focus on perinatal hepatitis B transmission. Participants will hear from CDC’s Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention program and a local health department that NACCHO has recognized for its innovative strategies to prevent perinatal HBV transmission. At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
Communicate the importance of perinatal hepatitis B prevention to the larger goal/strategy of hepatitis B elimination
Characterize national efforts to address perinatal hepatitis B prevention in collaboration with state and local departments of health
Describe a local health department’s innovative strategy to increasing the identification of infants born to chronic hepatitis B infected mothers