B Strong – B Free CEED Legacy Project

Introduction and Background

There are 159,773 Asian American Pacific Islander‘s (AAPI) living in the State of Ohio (2000 U.S. Census); it is estimated that 16,000 of them are living with Hepatitis B. Linguistically and culturally relevant resources and services are not readily available and vary from region to region. Thus many isolated AAPI ethnic communities are not aware of the full health impact of the disease. Additionally, the communities in Ohio are widely dispersed across the state, and are not afforded the benefits of or access to centralized health resources .

B Strong will identify, gather, and inventory local Hepatitis B resources to develop a statewide directory and translate it into languages in key Asian ethnic communities.

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