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September 28, 2017

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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 amytrang@social-csi.com 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.

Time commitment:

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.

Qualifications:

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

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