For a manuscript of this nature, there are many wonderful individuals and organizations that must be acknowledged. First, we want to thank our community and organizational partners listed in whose commitment and dedication to addressing HBV inspiring.
The authors thank the AAHBP Coalition for their substantial support in the development of AAHBP’s shared vision and framework, goals, and activities. We are deeply indebted to the New York City Office of the City Council, in particular the Honorable Alan J. Gerson, for mobilizing the coalition and bringing together partners from various sectors, disciplines, and organizations to address HBV disparities. We also acknowledge the key support of New York City Council members John Liu, Christine Quinn, Robert Jackson, Melinda Katz, and Joel Rivera, for their instrumental role in garnering city council support for the AAHBP. In the early years, we appreciated the support of Ben Chu, MD, MPH, and Benjamin Mojica, MD, of the New York City HHC.
Leadership of the AAHBP Coalition and Program included the following individuals: Thomas Tsang, MD MPH, Henry Pollack, MD, Alex Sherman, MD, Hillel Tobias, MD, PhD, Mariano Jose Rey, MD, Mary Ruchel Ramos, MA, Douglas Nam Le, and Chau Trinh-Shevrin, DrPH. We also appreciate the efforts of core program faculty and staff from Charles B. Wang Community Health Center (Alan Tso, MD, Kevin Lo, MPH, Perry Pong, MD, Su Wang, MD, Shao-Chee Sim, PhD, Christina Lee, MA), Korean Community Services (Jinny Park, Kay Chun, MD, Eunjoo Chung, MSW), American Cancer Society (Ming-der Chang, PhD, Arlene Chin), Gouverneur Healthcare Services (Pearl Korenblit, William Bateman, MD, David Stevens, MD, Mendel Hagler, MD), Bellevue Hospital Center (Chris Cho, Edith Davis, Vinh Pham, MD, Eric Manheimer, MD, Judy Aberg, MD, Helene Lupatkin, MD, Gerald Villaneuva, MD, Andrew Miller, MD, Michael Phillips, Cecilia Thang, Yvonne Ho, Chun Wong), New York Downtown (Eric Poon, MD, William Wang, Waiwah Chung, RN, and Charles Ho), Community Healthcare Network (Kameron Wells, ND, Catherine M. Abate, JD, Gloria Leacock, MD) and NYU (Keija Wan, MPH, Sindy Yiu, Ming-Xia Zhan, Paige Baker, Rona Luo, Jenny Bute, Chia-hui Peng, MPH, John Nolan, Neetu Sodhi, Madeline Kahn, and Eduardo Betancourt), and Allison Stark, MD. The AAHBP Coalition also wants to thank the many countless individuals who offered their time and assistance in outreach and health screening events, survey administration and data collection/entry efforts.
We also acknowledge the role of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in the oversight and evaluation of AAHBP, in particular Mary Bassett, Jackie Kellahan, Jane Zucker, Stephen Friedman, Isaac Weisfuse, and Kevin Mahoney. We appreciate their present efforts to move towards improving access to HBV screening and vaccination.
This publication was made possible by Grant Numbers P60 MD000538 (NCMHD) and U58DP001022 (CDC) and its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the NCMHD and the CDC. A grant from the New York City Office of the City Council supported the program development and disseminations efforts of the Asian American Hepatitis B Program.
The authors thank Rebecca Park for her tireless energy and hard work in assisting with the development and submission of this manuscript. We also thank Laura Wyatt, MPH, and Greta Elysée for their assistance.