In the COVID-19 Pandemic, Community Health Centers Are the Front Line for High-Risk, Medically Underserved Communities

By Jessica Sharac, Peter Shin, Maria Velasquez, and Sara Rosenbaum

Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative Update

March 24, 2020

Legislative Action Aims to Secure A Comprehensive Public Health Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Current as of March 19, 2020. This post is a work in progress and will be updated with new developments.

By Maria Velasquez, Alexander Somodevilla and Morgan Handley

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GW Researchers Awarded $1.5 Million by the Office of Minority Health to Study Hepatitis B-associated Liver Disease

An estimated 850,000 to 2.2 million people in the United States are living with Chronic Hepatitis B. Just one-third of people living with Chronic Hepatitis B are diagnosed. A research team from the George Washington University (GW) received a $1.5 million grant from the Office of Minority Health of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to reduce and evaluate liver diseases attributable to Hepatitis B virus (HBV) through screening, vaccination and follow-up in the Washington, D.C./Baltimore metro area. The team is led by Y.

Blog: The Power of Convening and Early Lessons from Accountable Communities for Health

By Clese Erikson, Dora Hughes, Janet Heinrich, Helen Mittmann and Jeffrey Levi

 

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