Meeting Archive:
Evaluating the CDC Adult Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Vaccination Initiative

Meeting Description:

In 2007, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) distributed $20 million of HBV vaccine through the Adult HBV Vaccination Initiative (the Initiative), enabling Local health departments (LHDs) to vaccinate clients at disproportionate risk for HBV infection. However, monies for implementing the Initiative were not available.  NACCHO conducted a formative evaluation of select LHDs and their partners to identify strategies, challenges and lessons learned through the Initiative. This webinar will feature presentations from LHDs about their HBV vaccination strategies and results from ICF, International's survey of state and local level experiences with the Initiative

Date: Wed, Aug 11, 2010
Time: 02:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Host(s): NACCHO
 Presenter Information
Hope King
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Ms. Hope King is currently the Team Leader/Health Scientist for the Program Operations Team in the Division of Viral Hepatitis at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Her top priorities include working with state and local health departments to improve their delivery of viral hepatitis prevention services in programs known to serve adults at high risk for infection and evaluating the effectiveness of different strategies to deliver recommended hepatitis preventive services. Prior to her career at CDC/ATSDR, Ms. King worked with the Georgia Department of Human Resources/Division of Public Health as a Statistician compiling, analyzing, interpreting, and preparing written documents, and oral presentations using vital statistics data. Hope King earned an undergraduate degree in Social Sciences from the University of California at Irvine in 1993 and her M.S P.H. in Biostatistics from Loma Linda University in 1995.

Justine Uhlenbrock
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Justine joined the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) in November 2008 as a Program Associate on the Public Health Preparedness Team on the Medical Reserve Corps project.  She is currently the Senior Analyst for the Adult Hepatitis B Vaccination Initiative Evaluation project and the Adolescent HIV/STI and Unintended Pregnancy Prevention project. Her primary responsibilities include program evaluation and qualitative data collection and analysis; report writing; translating findings into tools and resources; communication of findings to the field; program and budget management; and project promotion. She collaborates with other staff, associated professional organizations and groups, and state and local health departments. Justine received her BS in Psychology from the University of Georgia.  She received her MPH with a concentration in community oriented primary care from the GWU School of Public Health and Health Services.

Ali Stirland
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Dr. Stirland obtained her medical degree from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.  She trained as a family practitioner before specializing in family planning and genitourinary medicine.  Dr. Stirland studied for her Masters in sexually transmitted diseases at University College London and the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.  She has worked at the Los Angeles County STD Program for 7 years, where her roles have included coordinating hepatitis vaccine and STD screening projects and working with the County's STD clinics.

Vivian Levy
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Dr. Levy is an Infectious Diseases physician who has worked in the Sexually Transmitted Infection/HIV field in California for the last 10 years. Dr. Levy currently oversees STI activities for a northern California county of 750,000. Dr. Levy is the current Chair of the California STD Controllers Association and in this capacity communicates daily with state and local public health officials on STI surveillance, clinical and public health research issues including viral hepatitis. Dr. Levy is also an adjunct Clnical Assistant Professor at Stanford University and works with residents and medical students in the clinical setting and on HIV/STI related research projects.

Allen Salton
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Allen D. Salton has a Masters Degree in Public Administration and 20 years of experience in STD prevention with the Centers for Disease Control. He is currently is the Hepatitis Coordinator for the STD Program, Palm Beach County, for the state of Florida.