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The asian american hepatitis B program: building a coalition to address hepatitis B health disparities.

Trinh-Shevrin, Chau and Pollack, Henry J and Tsang, Thomas and Park, Jihyun and Ramos, Mary Ruchel and Islam, Nadia and Wang, Su and Chun, Kay and Sim, Shao-Chee and Pong, Perry and Rey, Mariano Jose and Kwon, Simona C (2011) The asian american hepatitis B program: building a coalition to address hepatitis B health disparities. Progress in community health partnerships : research, education, and action, 5 (3). pp. 261-271. ISSN 1557-0541

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Abstract

Background: Community coalitions are increasingly recognized as important strategies for addressing health disparities. By providing the opportunity to pool resources, they provide a means to develop and sustain innovative approaches to affect community health. Objectives: This article describes the challenges and lessons learned in building the Asian American Hepatitis B Program (AAHBP) coalition to conduct a community-based participatory research (CBPR) initiative to address hepatitis B (HBV) among New York City Asian-American communities. Methods: Using the stages of coalition development as a framework, a comprehensive assessment of the process of developing and implementing the AAHBP coalition is presented. Lessons Learned: Findings highlight the importance of developing a sound infrastructure and set of processes to foster a greater sense of ownership, shared vision, and investment in the program. Conclusion: Grassroots community organizing and campus-community partnerships can be successfully leveraged to address and prevent a significant health disparity in an underserved and diverse community.


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Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available at the publisher’s Web site. Access to the full text is subject to the publisher’s access restrictions.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Asian Americans, community-based participatory research, community health services, healthcare disparities, hepatitis B
Subjects: Health > Disparities
Research > methodologies
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Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2011 10:42
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2011 11:15
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/3537

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