Newsworthy! Projects In Knowledge's poster on HBV Management Among U.S. Clinicians presented at DDW
Projects In Knowledge designed and conducted an online survey to determine if clinicians were knowledgeable and competent in the area of HBV infection or if they needed new educational interventions that would improve practice performance. A total of 591 clinicians from all over the country participated. Co-authors Elaine Rudell, CCMEP, and Patty Peterson, CCMEP, from Projects In Knowledge, along with Adrian M. Di Bisceglie, MD, FACP, and Robert G. Gish, MD, published the results in the form of a poster that was presented at the 2009 DDW meeting.
Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO)
This organization is dedicated to promoting advocacy, collaboration, and leadership that improves the health status and access of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders, primarily through their member community health centers.
B Free CEED – NYU Langone Medical Center
National Center of Excellence in the Elimination of Hepatitis B Disparities
B Free CEED is a national resource and expert center committed to eliminating hepatitis B disparities in Asian and Pacific Islander communities. B Free CEED develops, evaluates, and disseminates evidence-based practices. A partnership of New York University School of Medicine and local and national coalition members, B Free CEED is one of eighteen Centers of Excellence in the Elimination of Disparities funded in 2007 under the Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health Across the U.S. (REACH U.S.) program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC)
The CPMC's liver disease management and transplant program offers a continuum of care for adult end-stage liver disease.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC Patient Education Materials
An online source for health information, and one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services.
The Chinese American Physicians' Society (CAPS)
CAPS was formed by a group of concerned physicians of Chinese descent in 1977 in the San Francisco area. Their current membership consists of various ethnic groups and races. They are one of the corporate members of the Federation of Chinese American and Chinese Canadian Medical Societies (FCMS).
European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL)
Main page: www.easl.ch
New guidelines: www.easl.ch/easl_cpg.asp
In the forty plus years since this organization was founded, it has grown to become the leading liver association in Europe. EASL attracts the foremost Hepatology experts as members, and has an impressive track record in promoting research in liver disease, supporting wider education and promoting changes in European liver policy.
Hepatitis B Foundation
The only national non-profit organization solely dedicated to the global problem of hepatitis B. They are dedicated to finding a cure and improving the quality of life for those affected by hepatitis B worldwide.
HIV and Hepatitis.com
HIV and Hepatitis. com is the leading Internet website for timely, accurate, and comprehensive information on treatment for HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, hepatitis B and coinfection with these viruses. The website is one of the top 10 websites recommended by the International AIDS Society (IAS).
The Mayo Clinic has a wonderful MELD (Model for End-Stage Liver Disease) Score calculator available on their website, which is modeled from the version that the United Network of Organ Sharing uses. MELD uses the patient's values for serum bilirubin, serum creatinine, and the international normalized ratio for prothrombin time (INR) as a scoring system for assessing the severity of chronic liver disease to predict survival and can be used for prioritizing allocation of liver transplants instead of the older Child-Pugh score. Click the link above to access it.
A professional clinical journal in which the articles cover topics that physicians encounter in daily practice.
San Francisco Medical Society (SFMS)
Founded in 1868, the SFMS is a membership-based nonprofit organization that unites and supports the local physician community and works to improve the health of all San Francisco residents.
The SFMS mobilizes its members to act as legislative advocates for physicians and patients and to work on community health programs that improve access and quality of care. The SFMS also serves as a resource for news and information about local health care issues, holds events and creates educational opportunities for physicians, sponsors a physician referral service for the public, and provides peer review of complaints and disputes. SFMS distributes the following publications: San Francisco Medicine, a journal published ten times per year; Action News, a bimonthly e-mail/fax alert; The Annual Membership Directory and Desk Reference; and the SFMS Blog.
Seattle STD/HIV Prevention Training Center
This program is provided as a free education service from the Seattle STD/HIV Prevention Training Center and the University of Washington. The site is intended for health care workers involved with the care of patients at risk for infection with hepatitis.