Meeting Archive:
Saving Face: What You Need to Know about Hepatitis B and A&PI Communities

Meeting Description:

Are you aware that 1 in 10 people living with Hepatitis B is Asian or Pacific Islander? This presentation provides an overview of Hepatitis B among A&PIs and examines the connection between Hepatitis, HIV, and other STIs. We will also discuss ways to integrate hepatitis and HIV education and services and provide real-life examples.

Date: Wed, Jan 26, 2011
Time: 12:00 PM PST
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Host(s): Sapna Mysoor
 Presenter Information
Sapna Mysoor

Sapna Mysoor has worked for eight years in the public health sector focusing on sexual health and HIV/AIDS. For the past four years, she has provided local and national level capacity building assistance to CBOs and health departments, and conducted community-based research at Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center. Currently she manages the Banyan Tree Project, a national CBA program to increase leadership and decrease HIV-related stigma among A&PI communities. She has held prior positions at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, where she provided training and technical support to CBOs. She is also a certified HIV Test Counselor and has extensive experience working with diverse populations. Sapna has a Master of Public Health degree from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and a Bachelor degree in Integrative Biology from University of California, Berkeley.

Heather Lusk

Heather Lusk is the Adult Viral Hepatitis Coordinator in at the Hawai`i Department of Health. She has over 16 years of experience developing and facilitating trainings on HIV/STDs, sexual health, harm reduction and viral hepatitis for health and social service providers.  Heather has spent the past eight years focusing on the integration of viral hepatitis into HIV, STD, harm reduction and other related programs. She is on the board of directors of the Drug Policy Forum of Hawai`i, Harm Reduction Hawai`i and the Hawai`i Immunization Coalition and is dedicated to helping improve the health and well-being of the residents of Hawai`i.