The Hep B Project is a collaboration among students, free clinics, and the Alameda County Public Health Department to educate the at-risk Asian and Pacific Islander (API) population for hepatitis B, a virus that can lead to liver cancer. According to research studies, 1 in 12 APIs are chronically infected with hepatitis B. However, a hepatitis B vaccine has been available for quite some time so it is absurd that anyone should be infected with hepatitis B these days when a vaccine has been available for more than 2 decades.
The Hep B Project seeks to address this issue, especially in the East Bay where hepatitis B services are unavailable. Students with an interest in public health, preventative medicine, patient interaction, community outreach, translation, health disparities, or community organizing are highly encouraged to consider joining. This is an ideal opportunity for students interested in learning what it takes to start a new health initiative and incorporate it into the community.
Volunteers should be able to attend out meetings to help the project run smoothly. No prior experience is needed! Check out our Membershippage for more details!