On August 23rd, Hep B volunteers met in Oakland Chinatown in anticipation for an on-site screening event. For those of you who don't know, an on-site screening event tries to bridge the gap between the outreach of at-risk individuals and the screening of said individuals. Usually, efforts are focused towards only one or the other process, and it is logistically difficult to facilitate both effectively at the same time. When many potentially at-risk individuals come together, which is the case in Streetfest, the time is ripe to combine these two processes and put efforts towards expediting the overall process of outreach, screening, and subsequent vaccination.
Overall, volunteers had a great time and screened 7 individuals while referring 8 to other medical practitioners.
The outreach team and all volunteers who attended would like to give a big shout-out to Michelle from Alta Bates and Dr. Luong for facilitating the event!