CCIC Provider Education: Hepatitis B in Immigrant Populations - The Need for Improved Testing, Vaccination and Ongoing Care
Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Children's Hospital Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus Mt. Harvard, Conference and Education Center (2nd Floor) 13123 E 16th Ave., Aurora, CO 80045
In this presentation, Dr. Janine Young, Medical Director of the Denver Health Refugee Clinic, will discuss key health concerns in refugee and immigrant populations, including hepatitis B. Dr. Young will provide an overview of the epidemiology of hepatitis B and the importance of hepatitis B testing, vaccination, and treatment, and will review strategies to improve screening and vaccination for refugees to ensure a healthy transition from abroad. This educational seminar is being presented for physicians, nurses, healthcare providers, students, educators, and stakeholders interested in immunization, refugee and immigrant health, and global and public health.
This presentation will:
- Describe the epidemiology of hepatitis B in immigrant populations.
- Discuss hepatitis B screening and vaccination approaches for refugees overseas and at US arrival.
- Review strategies to improve hepatitis B screening and vaccination in immigrant populations.
About the Presenter
Janine Young, MD, is a board-certified general pediatrician at Denver Health and Hospitals and an Associate Professor of General Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Janine has presented talks nationally regarding the development of standard care medical screening guidelines for these populations, including for unaccompanied minors from Central America. She is the lead author of the American Academy of Pediatrics Immigrant and Refugee Toolkit screening guidelines and has consulted for the Office of Refugee Resettlement. Dr. Young is currently the Medical Director of the Denver Health Refugee Clinic and Co-Medical Director of the Human Rights Clinic at Denver Health.