May 2020

Hepatitis B Health Disparities in Refugee and Immigrant Communities

Equity, Health and Well-Being

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About this Independent Study

Expiration Date: This activity was originally released on May 27, 2020 and is available for continuing education credit until May 26, 2022.

About this Event

National data have identified large disparities in Hepatitis B incidence and prevalence in the United States, particularly among immigrants and refugees from hepatitis B endemic regions. This course will give you the tools you need to work with immigrant and refugee patients and ensure they are screened and effectively treated for hepatitis B. You will learn the most up-to-date information on hepatitis B transmission and epidemiology, prevention through vaccination, screening procedures, and treatment guidelines. The course also covers barriers that refugees and immigrants face with regards to hepatitis B and gives you communication tools to work with these populations.


Mohammed Abdul-Kadir, MPH, MA
Mr. Abdul-Kadir coordinates the Hepatitis B Coalition of Washington and is also a Northwest Regional Director for the National Task Force on Hepatitis B. He is passionate about raising awareness of hepatitis B infection in high-risk populations and advocating for improved linkage-to-care in underserved and under-resourced communities.

Chia Wang, MD, MS
Dr. Wang is an Infectious Diseases Specialist at International Community Health Services and Virginia Mason Medical Center. Additionally, she is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington. She divides her time between doing inpatient Infectious Diseases consult and a busy outpatient practice. Her outpatient clinical interests include hepatitis B and C, HIV/AIDS care, and travel health.

Continuing Education (CE) Credits

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the California Medical Association (CMA) through the joint providership of Cardea and WithinReach. Cardea is accredited by the CMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Cardea designates this enduring materials for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Nursing Education (CNE)

This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this CE activity 1.25 contact hour will be awarded.

Medical Assistants-American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)

This program has been granted prior approval by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) for 1.25 continuing education unit(s). Granting approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAMA of the program content or the program provider.

Successful completion of this CE activity includes the following:

  • Attending the entire CE activity
  • Completing the online evaluation
  • Submitting an online CE request


Chia Wang, MD was on an Advisory Board with Gilead in 2018. None of the other planners or presenters of this activity have any relevant financial relationships with any commercial entities pertaining to this activity.


This presentation is funded in part by International Community Health Services (ICHS)

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