Destigmatizing Hepatitis B in the Asian American Community: Lessons Learned from the San Francisco Hep B Free Campaign
Published Date:Mar 2012
Source:J Cancer Educ. 27(1):138-144.
Asian Continental Ancestry Group
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Hepatitis B, Chronic
Hepatitis B Vaccines
Hepatitis B Virus
Pubmed Central ID:PMC4537654
Funding:5U58DP001022-03/DP/NCCDPHP CDC HHS/United States
P20 MD000544/MD/NIMHD NIH HHS/United States
Description:Compared to any other racial/ethnic group, Asian Americans represent a population disproportionately affected by hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, a leading cause of liver cancer. Since 2007, the San Francisco Hep B Free (SFHBF) Campaign has been actively creating awareness and education on the importance of screening, testing, and vaccination of HBV among Asian Americans. In order to understand what messages resonated with Asian Americans in San Francisco, key informant interviews with 23 (n = 23) individuals involved in community outreach were conducted. A key finding was the ability of the SFHBF campaign to utilize unique health communication strategies to break the silence and normalize discussions of HBV. In addition, the campaign's approach to using public disclosures and motivating action by emphasizing solutions towards ending HBV proved to resonate with Asian Americans. The findings and lessons learned have implications for not only HBV but other stigmatized health issues in the Asian American community.
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