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Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2011 Fall;5(3):261-71. doi: 10.1353/cpr.2011.0039.

The Asian American hepatitis B program: building a coalition to address hepatitis B health disparities.

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NYU School of Nursing, USA.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Community coalitions are increasingly recognized as important strategies for addressing health disparities. By providing the opportunity to pool resources, they provide a means to develop and sustain innovative approaches to affect community health.

OBJECTIVES:

This article describes the challenges and lessons learned in building the Asian American Hepatitis B Program (AAHBP) coalition to conduct a community-based participatory research (CBPR) initiative to address hepatitis B (HBV) among New York City Asian-American communities.

METHODS:

Using the stages of coalition development as a framework, a comprehensive assessment of the process of developing and implementing the AAHBP coalition is presented.

LESSONS LEARNED:

Findings highlight the importance of developing a sound infrastructure and set of processes to foster a greater sense of ownership, shared vision, and investment in the program.

CONCLUSION:

Grassroots community organizing and campus-community partnerships can be successfully leveraged to address and prevent a significant health disparity in an underserved and diverse community.

PMID:
22080774
PMCID:
PMC3369315
DOI:
10.1353/cpr.2011.0039
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