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FY 2019 Grant Awards

OMH Hepatitis B Demonstration Grant Program

Grant period: 2019-2022

The OMH Hepatitis B Demonstration Grant Program seeks to test the implementation of comprehensive, culturally competent community-based hepatitis B education, screening, vaccination and treatment programs in disadvantaged and racial and ethnic minority communities. The program was created in consultation with the HHS Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Division of Viral Hepatitis. An estimated 850,000 to 2.2 million people in the United States are living with Chronic Hepatitis B (CHB). Just one third of people living with CHB are diagnosed.

OMH’s awards are intended to identify best practices that can be adopted by other government, community and private organizations to help reach HHS’ ultimate goal of ending hepatitis B virus (HBV) transmission and reducing morbidity and mortality attributable to associated HIV infection. The funded projects will implement strategic partnerships between community-based organizations serving communities at risk, departments of health, perinatal hepatitis B programs, safety net providers, research centers, and healthcare facilities consistent with strategic actions recommended by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Exit Disclaimer.

The demonstration grants will focus on persons born in countries where HBV infection is endemic; U.S.-born persons not vaccinated as infants whose parents were born in countries with a very high prevalence of HBV infection; household contacts or sexual partners of persons with HBV infection; and infants/children/adolescents who might otherwise go untreated.

The Hepatitis B Demonstration Grant Program projects begin July 2019 and end June 2022.

Grantees City State Award
Asian Health Coalition Chicago IL $485,490
Charles B. Wang Community Health Center, Inc. New York NY $500,000
Philadelphia Department of Public Health Philadelphia PA $499,980
The George Washington University Washington DC $467,764
The Regents of the University of California (Davis) Davis CA $500,000
Vietnamese American Cancer Foundation Fountain Valley CA $500,000
Total  $2,953,234
Last Modified: 7/15/2019 3:13:00 PM