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Tufts Medical Center
The goal of the Community Health Improvement Programs (CHIP) at Tufts Medical Center is to better reflect the Center’s aspirations to improve the health status of their core communities. CHIP is charged with coordinating and facilitating a range of community-oriented activities, promoting collaborative efforts, and providing technical assistance to Tufts Medical Center departments in their community health outreach and improvement efforts. Given its location in Boston’s Chinatown, the Asian Health Initiative makes up one of the main components of CHIP.
Pilot Project: Best Practices in Hepatitis B Screening: Improving
Screening Rates in the Greater Boston Asian Community
This project surveyed Boston area physicians to assess knowledge, identify hepatitis B screening practices, analyze and compare the results to national hepatitis B screening guidelines and to use the findings to identify potential tools and resources to improve education and awareness among physicians.