B Free CEED

Who we are

The B Free CEED is a national resource and expert center committed to eliminating hepatitis B disparities in Asian and Pacific Islander communities. A partnership of New York University School of Medicine and local and national coalition members, B Free CEED is one of eighteen Centers of Excellence in the Elimination of Disparities funded in 2007 under the Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health Across the U.S. (REACH U.S.) program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Mission

To serve as a national resource and expert center on the elimination of hepatitis B health disparities among Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) through the development, evaluation and dissemination of multi-level, evidence-based best practices and activities.

Goals

  • Serve as a national clearinghouse of information and repository of data on AAPI populations at risk for hepatitis B.
  • Refine and evaluate the effectiveness of programs and models designed to address the elimination of hepatitis B-related disparities including the development and refinement of evidence-based education and screening programs, and collaborative care and treatment models.
  • Develop novel education and training programs and forums for targeting all stakeholders on the prevention, treatment, and the causes of hepatitis B-related health disparities and the best practices for their elimination.
  • Develop and operationalize innovative strategies for the dissemination of evidence-based best practices to reduce hepatitis B disparities among AAPIs.
  • Provide pilot project funding opportunities and support to further community-, local-, and national-level integrative, collaborative approaches to addressing hepatitis B and AAPIs. Provide local and national leadership and coordination to promote the elimination of hepatitis B-related disparities affecting AAPIs.
  • Conduct other relevant activities to promote promising practices and programs in the elimination of hepatitis B disparities among AAPIs.

Please visit the B Free CEED site to learn more.