September 28, 2017
The National Task Force on Hepatitis B Focus on Asian and Pacific Islander Americans is currently searching for a co-Chair to co-lead the Task Force with Dr. Richard Andrews, M.D., M.PH.
The National Task Force on Hepatitis B Focus on Asian and Pacific Islander Americans is a volunteer-based national coalition that convenes 5 teleconferences and 1 face-to-face meeting each year with organizations, health care providers, and researchers across the United States that have a focus on providing outreach, education, screening, and/or linkage to care for patients who may be at-risk for hepatitis B and/or C.
The Task Force has been providing a continuing medical education (CME) team-based training to providers and their staff, as well as community leaders and other health care workers, in the geographical areas where they serve. This in-person Health Education for Liver Providers (H.E.L.P.) training program model allows participants to share and discuss best practices and lessons learned after receiving core knowledge training about hepatitis B and C. Core knowledge training is based on CDC guidelines on hepatitis B and C. This team-based training program model has been approved by CDC and accredited by the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Nominations for the co-Chair position is currently being accepted. Please contact the Task Force Administrator, Dr. Amy Trang, PhD, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to nominate a candidate for the Task Force co-Chair position. Please submit candidate’s CV or bio when nominating.
Hep B Task Force Co-Chair Job Description:
The co-Chair for the National Task Force on Hepatitis B Focus on Asian and Pacific Islander Americans will be expected to work with Dr. Richard Andrews, Hep B Task Force co-Chair, to seek health information updates relating to viral hepatitis policy and research to share with Task Force members. The co-Chairs will work with Task Force advisors to update the training curriculum as needed.
This is a 2-year term commitment. The co-Chair will have to commit 2 hours on the months when the Task Force convenes its teleconferences. The Task Force’s national teleconferences are held the 3rd Monday of the following months: January, March, June, September, and November. Teleconferences are held from 3PM – 4PM Eastern Time. There is also one face-to-face meeting each year; location and date TBD.
The co-Chair is also expected to convene a 1-hour Executive Board member teleconference the Friday before each national teleconference to discuss and finalize agenda items; meeting dates and times can be flexible.
The co-Chair must:
- support the Task Force’s mission
- possess either an MD (Doctor of Medicine) or MPH (Masters in Public Health) degree
- have at least 3 years of experience working with hepatitis B patients
- have reliable internet and phone access for the teleconferences
- be able to commit at least 2 hours on the months when teleconferences are held
- be able to attend the face to face meeting each year