B Free CEED Presentations - Look for us in October & November!

October 01, 2009

B Free CEED partners have been presenting at various conferences this past summer and will also be presenting at more conferences this fall. Here’s a quick update on our presentations.

August 12, 2009
Laureen Hom, Project Coordinator, gave an oral presentation at the 3rd Annual CDC National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media in Atlanta, GA. The conference had over 1000 attendees and provided information on innovative strategies for effective health communication. Laureen presented on preliminary data on preferred channels for receiving health information from our social marketing formative research.

September 11, 2009
Henry Pollack, Scientific Principle Investigator, presented a poster on preliminary data and ideas for our social marketing campaign at the Viral Hepatitis Summit, The Dawn of a New Era: Transforming our Domestic Response to Hepatitis B & C in Washington, DC. The summit brought together hepatitis B professionals from across the U.S. to discuss current strategies on the management of hepatitis B and C.

September 23, 2009
Simona Kwon, Program Manager, and Laureen Hom gave oral presentations at the California REACH US Conference in Long Beach, CA. Both presentations were about our social marketing campaign; Laureen provided an overview of how B Free CEED developed our formative research data collection plan using community-based participatory research and social marketing and Simona presented on the preliminary data from the formative research.

B Free CEED Year 2 Legacy Grantees, Guam Communications Network (GCN), also presented on the findings from their Legacy Project: knowledge and perceptions of hepatitis B in the Pacific Islander communities in Southern California.

Laureen Hom, Simona Kwon, and GCN Staff at the CA REACH US Conference
B Free CEED will also be presenting at the following conferences in October and November:

October 8-9, 2009: CSAAH Asian American Health Conference, New York, NY
B Free CEED is hosting the Hepatitis B Networking Mixer and Roundtable Session on Friday, October 9.

November 7-11, 2009: APHA Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA
November 9, 2009
Medical Care Section: Health Economics Panel (Oral Presentations)
Evaluating costs and benefits of expanding access to comprehensive care for chronic hepatitis B infection

Asian Pacific Islander Caucus: Asian & Pacific Islander Disparities in Infectious/Communicable Disease (Poster Presentations)

  • B Free CEED Legacy Pilot Projects: Promoting best practices and capacity-building for hepatitis B programs in Asian American communities across the United States
  • Understanding health information preferences of individuals with chronic hepatitis B infection
  • Development of culturally and linguistically appropriate hepatitis B health education messages: Focus group findings from Chinese and Korean immigrant communities in New York City
  • Contextual factors influencing hepatitis B knowledge and perceptions: Understanding the similarities and differences among the Chinese and Korean communities in New York City

Public Health Education and Health Promotion Caucus: Social Marketing Perspectives (Oral Presentations)
Applying social marketing principles to develop an evidence-based hepatitis B awareness campaign in Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders

November 10, 2009
Community Health Planning and Policy Development Caucus: Cultural Competency and Health Literacy (Poster Presentations)
Identifying best practices for formative data collection in Asian Pacific Islander immigrant communities

Community Health Planning and Policy Development Caucus: Evaluating Community Partnerships and Other Collaboration-Based Programs (Oral Presentations)
A Mixed Methods Approach to Evaluation of a Community-Academic Partnership:The Hepatitis B Center for Excellence in Eliminating Health Disparities among Asian Pacific Islanders in New York City

Please look for us at the CSAAH Conference and APHA Annual Meeting to learn more about what we’re doing!