Hepatitis B in Immigrant Populations - The need for improved testing, vaccination and ongoing care
Janine Young, MD
Medical Director, Denver Health Refugee Clinic
Medical Co-Director, Denver Health Human Rights Clinic
Medical Advisor, Colorado Refugee Services Program
Associate Professor, Dept. of General Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine
• Describe the epidemiology of hepatitis B in immigrant populations.
• Discuss hepatitis B screening and vaccination approaches for refugees, overseas and at US arrival.
• Review strategies to improve hepatitis B screening and vaccination in immigrant populations.
About the presenter:
Janine Young, MD, is a board-certified general pediatrician at Denver Health and Hospitals and an Associate Professor of General Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She was an undergraduate at Columbia University, received her medical training at Harvard Medical School, and pediatric residency training at the Boston Combined Program and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland.
Her career focus has been in providing care for new immigrants and refugees and she has presented talks nationally regarding the development of standard care medical screening guidelines for these populations, including for unaccompanied minors from Central America. She is the lead author of the American Academy of Pediatrics Immigrant and Refugee ToolKit screening guidelines and has consulted for the Office of Refugee Resettlement.
Dr. Young is currently the Medical Director of the Denver Health Refugee Clinic and Co-Medical Director of the Human Rights Clinic at Denver Health.
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