The ABC’s of Viral Hepatitis: Update for Public Health Professionals

The ABC’s of Viral Hepatitis: Update for Public Health Professionals

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This is a live webinar scheduled for October 18, 2022 at 12PM CT.

This webinar will provide a snapshot of viral hepatitis epidemiology and an overview of the 2021-2025 US National Strategic Plan/Roadmap for Elimination which is highly relevant to the public health community. We will include a discussion about current surveillance data that reveals trends, challenges and opportunities, prevention through vaccination and approaches to treatment.

Learning Objectives: By the end of this webinar, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe key approaches to stopping the spread of viral hepatitis, eliminating it as a public health threat, and saving lives
  2. Discuss key strategies to increase vaccination and improve care and treatment of viral hepatitis
  3. Describe the social determinants of health that contribute to the viral hepatitis epidemic and the unequal burden of viral hepatitis in the United States

Speaker: Barbara DeBaun, MSN, RN, CIC, Improvement Advisor at Cynosure Health

Barbara DeBaun has over 40 years of experience in the field of infection prevention and quality improvement. She is currently an Improvement Advisor with Cynosure Health where she provides vision and leadership in the development, implementation and facilitation of infection prevention and quality improvement initiatives for healthcare organizations. Barbara is a certified Infection Control Practitioner and holds a Bachelor’s degree in nursing from Pace University in New York and a Master of Science Degree in Nursing from San Francisco State University. Barbara served two years as an elected member of APIC Board of Directors. Barbara has lectured nationally and internationally on a variety of patient safety and infection control topics and has published over a dozen articles and several book chapters. In 2008, she was selected as Infection Control Today’s Educator of the Year.

This webinar is co-sponsored by Alabama Regional Center for Infection Prevention and Control Training and Technical Assistance and the Region IV Public Health Training Center.


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