CURRENT HEPATITIS B PROJECTS 

According to 2010 census data, there are 812,989 Asian Americans living in New Jersey, or 9.2% of the state’s total population.  Asian Americans are noted as the fastest growing major racial and ethnic group in New Jersey, increasing by 52% during the past decade. More than 67% were foreign-born.

As a newly formed coalition we continue to ramp up our visibility and increase our resources. In addition to quickly establishing our coalition as a proud member of Hep B United, we are currently working on the following:

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 3-year grant award to our coalition member- St. Barnabas Health System’s Chinese Medical Program which operates under the leadership of Su Wang M.D. in collaboration with our sister coalition Charles B. Wang CHC in New York City to deliver screening and linkage to care to 1,000 Asian Americans per year.  
  • Collaboration with the New Jersey Hospital Association to improve hospital hepatitis B vaccine birth dosing. We are working with our coalition member- NJ Hospital Association (NJHA) for the provision of a webcast with expert participation from Barnabas Health System’s Chinese Medical Program and the NJ Department of Health’s Infectious & Zoonotic program that will be made available to the entire NJHA membership while targeting OB and pediatric departments.
  • Identification and distribution listing all pharmacies that have Asian language/ linguistically appropriate services available.
  • Participation in the Hep B United’s Peer to Peer mentoring program.
  • Continually identifying organizations/agencies across the state to extend an invitation to join our Coalition.