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Webinar: Give birth to the end of Hep B

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Published on Jul 18, 2013

Healthcare professionals are invited to watch this archived webinar (originally broadcast on July 16, 2013) about strategies and tools for increasing hepatitis B birth dose coverage in birthing settings.
The webinar features Trudy V. Murphy, MD, medical epidemiologist, Division of Viral Hepatitis, National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, CDC. Also speaking are Lynn Pollock, RN, MSN, perinatal hepatitis B coordinator, New York State Department of Health; Mary Miller, RNC, nurse manager, Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY; and Deborah Wexler, MD, executive director, Immunization Action Coalition (IAC). Debra Blog, MD, MPH, director, Bureau of Immunization, New York State Department of Health, moderates.
The webinar included the launch of IAC's comprehensive e-book Hepatitis B: What Hospitals Need to Do to Protect Newborns and its new Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll.
IAC's new project urges hospitals and birthing centers to Give birth to the end of Hep B. For more information, visit www.immunize.org/protect-newborns.
The project is aimed at increasing implementation of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices' recommendations to vaccinate every newborn against hepatitis B before hospital discharge. The initiative is endorsed by the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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