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Member Organizations

African Cultural Alliance of North America (ACANA), Philadelphia

The African Cultural Alliance of North America provides a wide range of services - immigration, legal, community development and health services to mainly African and Caribbean immigrants. Learn more at www.acanaus.org l nettiejohnson@acanaus.org l 215.729.8225

African Family Health Organization (AFAHO), Philadelphia

AFAHO provides health, human and educational services to African and Caribbean immigrants and refugees in the greater Philadelphia area. Learn more at www.afaho.org l caitlin@afaho.org
215.546.1232

African Health Coalition, Chicago

Established in 2019, African Health Coalition works to address the high rates of chronic health conditions and social determinants of health in African immigrant communities. Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/Africanhealthcoalition/ l gsarumi@gmail.com l 773.396.8582

African Services Committee, New York City

African Services Committee (ASC) is a non-profit human rights organization dedicated to improving the health and self-sufficiency of the African community and anyone who needs services. African Services Committee provides health, housing, legal, educational, and social services to more than 6500 newcomers each year in New York City. ASC has also worked on the frontlines of the global AIDS epidemic since 2003, operating three clinics in Ethiopia, and through advocacy and policy work in the U.S. and abroad. Learn more at www.africanservices.org | @africanservices | 212.222.3882 

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Philadelphia

American Academy of Pediatrics, Pennsylvania Chapter, Media, PA

Dedicated to the health and well-being of children in Pennsylvania. Learn more at www.paaap.org l smihailescu@paaap.org484.446.3040

American Liver Foundation

ALF’s mission is to promote education, advocacy, support services, and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease. Through creativity and hard work, they provide education for liver health and prevention of liver disease to diverse populations, accelerate the pace of scientific discovery, promote quality health care, stimulate community resources and services, advocate for favorable government policies, and are the world’s best source of information about liver disease. They strive to improve quality of life while searching for cures for all people coping with these diseases. Learn more at www.liverfoundation.org l 
iallison@liverfoundation.org l 215.764.7060

Asian American Health Coalition/HOPE Clinic

Asian Health Coalition, University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago

The Asian Health Coalition, established in 1996, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) with a mission to improve the health and wellness of Asian American and other ethnic minority communities through advocacy, technical assistance, community-based education, and research. Learn more at www.asianhealth.org l alia@asianhealth.org773.834.6599

Association of Nigerian Physicians in the Americas, Bronx, NY

The Association of Nigerian Physicians in the Americas (ANPA), was incorporated in 1995 for educational, scientific and charitable purposes as a tax-exempt non-profit organization under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. ANPA represents the professional interests of 4,000+ physicians, dentists and allied health professionals of Nigerian birth, ethnicity or empathy in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. It provides a platform for medical and scientific dialogue, on issues of health within North America, the Caribbean, and Africa, pertinent to persons of descent from the Nigerian Diaspora. With the vision of a healthier Nigeria and a healthier world, a focus on health including immigrant health, primary care and chronic diseases is key. Learn more at www.anpa.org l chinyere.anyaogu@nychhc.org

Bensther Development Foundation, Enugu, Nigeria

Bensther Development Foundation is a non-govermental organization focused in promoting and providing evidence-based solutions to public health problems. They work with general and key populations like PWUDs/PWIDs, inmates, and young people. They are based in Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria. Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/Bensther-Development-Foundation-674793409525430/ l benstherfoundation@gmail.com l +2348170140438

Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of Viral Hepatitis

Resources in African languages were developed to serve populations with high rates of hepatitis B. Learn more at https://www.cdc.gov/knowhepatitisb/materials-African.htm 

Columbus Department of Public Health, Columbus, OH

The mission of Columbus Public Health is to protect health and improve lives in their community. Learn more at https://www.columbus.gov/publichealth l oealuko@columbus.gov l 614.645.5308

Community Vision Group, Cameroon and Malawi

Community Vision Group (CVG) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to a poverty-free society, where children can live to their full potential. Their vision is to help transform communities through shared responsibility. Their core program is the “Feed the Child” initiative, emerging from a deep need to meet the food security, health, nutritional, and educational needs of primary-aged children in Cameroon and Malawi. The mainstream School Feeding program is accompanied by two critical health interventions: Hepatitis B education, screening, vaccination, and linkage to care, as well as primary eye care. Learn more at www.communityvisiongroup.org l 
g.miki@communityvisiongroup.org l +447453475815

Dallas/Fort Worth Hep B Free

Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health, Philadelphia

Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services (ETSS), Columbus, OH

Falcons Health Foundation, Accra, Ghana

Falcons Health Foundation provides urgent support, health education, general health screening, and health advocacy for people infected with viral hepatitis. We provide treatment guidelines and services, and aid in prevention and awareness among individuals, groups, and large organizations. Learn more by contacting samueladdaiuhas20@gmail.com or +233540700017.

Great Lakes Peace Centre, Kasese, Uganda

Great Lakes Peace Centre (GLPC) comes in handy to build an enabling environment for positive peace, starting with the Rwenzori region and growing to the entire Great Lakes region. GLPC develops programs and projects that are aimed at equipping the youth and women in the area with relevant life skills, growing their capacity, and advocating for platforms where they can ably share their demands and challenges so that their voices are heard. The aims and objectives of the GLPC are: a. To support HIV/AIDs-affected families, orphans and vulnerable children and grandmothers; b. Economic empowerment and capacity-building of youth and their communities; c. Promoting good health and well-being, and fighting gender-based violence and other social evils; d. Fostering international understanding and peace-building through trainings and use of international peace figures to change mindsets of youth and women; e. Supporting the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals in the region through working with community youth groups and other groups in collaboration with international agencies. Health promotion and disease prevention are strategic objectives of the organization with a focus on communicable and non-communicable diseases, such as hepatitis B, HIV/AIDS and many viral infections, bearing in mind that the biggest challenge in tropical Africa is adoption to modern health practices and universal health coverage. Learn more at http://www.greatlakespeace.org/ l bwambalearafat@yahoo.com l +256779501921

Hep Free NYC Network - CHIPO NYC Committee

Hep Free NYC's goal is to bring together NYC organizations, service providers and advocates who are dedicated to ending hepatitis B and C in African communities throughout the city. View their CHIPO-NYC Committee webpage on hepfree.nyc or email them at news@hepfree.nyc.

HEP Initiative, Lusaka, Zambia

HEP Initiative Zambia is a not-for-profit organization established in 2019, that specifically deals with hepatitis in Zambia by engaging Ministry of Health and other stakeholders to fight, control and prevent viral hepatitis.They engage in activities such as information, experience and medical advice sharing, and health promotion. They raise awareness of viral hepatitis, its prevention, diagnosis and treatment. They have created a platform for patients with viral hepatitis to share their experiences with the public to fight stigma and discrimination. Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/Hepinitiative/ l kennedychiso@gmail.com+260950449019

Hepatitis Alliance of Ghana, Accra, Ghana

Hepatitis Alliance of Ghana (HAG) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) established and incorporated on October 31, 2016 by the Registrar General Department of Ghana. Their network comprises over 500 healthcare providers in Ghana. These professionals include physicians, nurses, midwives, physician assistants, biomedical scientists, and public health specialists. In addition, about 900 patients with hepatitis B and C are in their network. HAG provides a comprehensive range of viral hepatitis services including awareness creation, capacity building of healthcare providers, patient support services, advocacy, and hepatitis-related research. Learn more here. l hepagh1@gmail.com l +233244712071

Hepatitis B Coalition of Washington, Seattle

Hepatitis B Foundation

The Hepatitis B Foundation is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a cure and improving the quality of life for those affected by hepatitis B worldwide. Their commitment includes funding focused research, promoting disease awareness, supporting immunization and treatment initiatives, and serving as the primary source of information for patients and their families, the medical and scientific community, and the general public. Learn more at www.hepb.org l beatrice.zovich@hepb.org l 215.489.4900

Hepatitis B Initiative of Washington, D.C. (HBI‐DC)

Founded in 2006 as the Hepatitis B Initiative of Washington DC, HBI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to mobilize communities to address health disparities, including preventing infectious diseases and liver cancer (by detecting HBV and HCV infections early) that affect vulnerable populations. Through collaborative partnerships, the organization provides culturally and linguistically appropriate outreach, education, screening, testing, vaccination, linkage to care, and patient navigation services for impacted communities to promote immigrant health equity. Learn more at https://hbi-dc.org/ l amy@hbi-dc.org l 571.274.0021

Hepatitis Education Project, Seattle

The Hepatitis Education Project offers free hepatitis B and C screening, free hepatitis A and B vaccines, medical case management for people diagnosed with hepatitis C, and harm reduction services, including a syringe service program, naloxone, and a suboxone clinic. Learn more at https://hepeducation.org/ l angelica@hepeducation.org l 206.732.0311

Horn of Africa Rescue Committee

Houston Department of Health and Human Services

Illinois Public Health Association, Springfield, IL

The Illinois Public Health Association is the oldest and largest public health association in the state of Illinois. As one of the largest affiliates of the American Public Health Association, IPHA is widely recognized as a leader in the field of public health advocacy, health education and promotion. Learn more at https://www.ipha.com/#gsc.tab=0 l tsmith@ipha.com 618.406.9415

International Community Health Services, Seattle

Jeneso Development Initiative, Yola, Adamawa, Nigeria

Jeneso Development Initiative is passionate about sensitization, screening, vaccination and treatment for hepatitis. To learn more, contact 
semenice0022@gmail.com l 08160587065

Maine Immigrant Access Health Network

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, MN

Midwest Asian Health Association, Chicago and Aurora, IL

Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL

Minnesota Department of Health

Montefiore Einstein Starfish Program, Bronx, NY

Montefiore Medical Center is a premier academic medical center and the primary teaching hospital of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York City. Its main campus, the Henry and Lucy Moses Division, is located in the Norwood section of the northern Bronx. The Starfish Program provides care in the liver clinic, such as testing for HBV and blood pressure, and linkage to care for vulnerable communities. Learn more at www.montefiore.org l alabaran@montefiore.org l 347-899-5446

Mount Sinai Medical Center/Project HONE, New York City

Hepatitis Outreach Network (HONE) is a community viral hepatitis prevention, screening and linkage to care study focused on adult minority groups in New York City who are at risk for chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) and chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV). HONE offers combined HBV and HCV screening at no cost at a variety of health fairs and other events throughout New York City. Learn more here or by contacting lovely.joseph@icahn.mssm.edu or 
929.544.5198.

Multicultural AIDS Coalition/Africans for Improved Access, Boston

The organization's efforts focus on ensuring high quality, accessible HIV/STI prevention, care, and treatment services. Its mission also includes accessing vital services and research projects for African immigrants living in the Greater Boston area. Learn more at www.mac-boston.org l aadigwe@mac-boston.org978.328.6017

National African Immigrant and Refugee HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis Awareness (NAIRHHA) Day

National African Immigrant and Refugee HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis Awareness (NAIRHHA) Day is celebrated annually on September 9th. Founded by advocates in Massachusetts, Washington D.C., and New York, NAIRHHA Day has been observed annually on September 9th by communities, advocates, healthcare professionals, government officials and other stakeholders since 2014. It takes place in September because this is the month that has been designated as National African Immigrant Month (NAIM) in the United States to celebrate the diverse and remarkable contributions African immigrants have made to enrich the United States, in spheres ranging from sports to writing to politics. Learn more at www.nairhhaday.orgcontactus@nairhhaday.org

National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD), Washington, DC

NASTAD is a leading non-partisan non-profit association that represents public health officials who administer HIV and hepatitis programs in the U.S. They work to advance the health and dignity of people living with and impacted by HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, and intersecting epidemics by strengthening governmental public health through advocacy, capacity building, and social justice. Learn more at www.nastad.org l bntiri-reid@nastad.org

National Organization for People Living with Hepatitis B, Kampala, Uganda

The National Organization for People Living with Hepatitis B (NOPLHB) is an NGO and a registered, pioneer, non-public actor in hepatitis response in Uganda. It provides the most comprehensive hepatitis services, and advocacy for the rights of patients, improvement of diagnostic and clinical services, and creating awareness about the disease. NOPLHB is a member of the World Hepatitis Alliance and International Alliance of Patient Organizations (IAPO), and an associate member of the Coalition to Eradicate Viral Hepatitis in Asia Pacific (CEVHAP). NOPLHB stands out as the first and largest Non-Governmental Organization in Uganda, providing the most comprehensive hepatitis knowledge on prevention, care and support services. Learn more at www.noplhb.org
kkabagambe@noplhb.org l +256702230051

National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable, Washington, DC

NVHR is a coalition of patients, health care providers, community-based organizations, and public health partners fighting for an equitable world free of viral hepatitis. Learn more at www.nvhr.org l adrienne@nvhr.org

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Viral Hepatitis Program

Hepatitis B and C navigation services, clinical practice transformation, surveillance registry and more. Visit their hepatitis webpage at https://nyc.gov/health/hepatitis or email us hep@health.nyc.gov.

New York City Hepatitis B Coalition - Hep Free NYC Network

Founded in 2009, NYC Hep B Coalition and Hep Free NYC Network convenes NYC hep B-focused stakeholders to prevent and manage hep B in NYC. Visit the NYC Hep B Coalition webpage at hepfree.nyc. Contact us at https://hepfree.nyc/contact-us/ or email news@hepfree.nyc

New York University School of Medicine

Obala Foundation, Taunton, MA

Ohio Asian American Health Coalition, Columbus, OH

ONG-ADILO, Yorosso, Mali

ADILO is a non-governmental organization under Malian law created on November 28th, 2018. Its goal is to contribute to the socio-economic development of the community through the implementation of local actions. The NGO-ADILO provides technical support to local and national initiatives in the following areas: Awareness raising, information, advocacy/lobbying, training, and project evaluation. Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/www.adilo.co/ l amadounta@gmail.com l +22374003756 l +224627355169

Organization for Medical Outreach to Communities, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

The Organization for Medical Outreach to Communities (OMOC) is a non-governmental, non-profit organization with a purpose to save poor people who are not able to incur costs (charges) for their health when they are sick. At OMOC, we do this because we know that our community is vulnerable and facing a lot of challenges mostly associated with health and health education. We are doing medical outreach to end hepatitis, non-communicable diseases, and Sefe representative health. Learn more at http://www.omocwebsite.org l shaibuissa60@gmail.com l +255659114754

PA Immunization Coalition, Media, PA

The Pennsylvania Immunization Coalition (PAIC) is an organization of volunteers consisting of individuals and organizations that have an interest in advancing the mission of timely and effective immunizations for all Pennsylvania residents. Mission: To promote timely and effective immunizations for all Pennsylvania residents across their life span. Vision: The PAIC is a diverse group of passionate, energetic, and committed partners working together to ensure that no one in Pennsylvania suffers from vaccine-preventable illnesses. PAIC believes this can be achieved through focusing efforts on education, advocacy, and access. Learn more at www.immunizepa.org l smihailescu@paaap.org l 484.446.3040

Partnerships for Health, Augusta, ME

Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH)

The viral hepatitis program at PDPH provides surveillance for hepatitis B and C. Learn more at www.phillyhepatitis.com l melissa.hobkirk@phila.gov l 717.644.2741

Philadelphia Department of Public Health - Immunization Program

The Philadelphia Immunization Program keeps Philadelphia healthy by averting vaccine-preventable diseases and increasing immunization coverage across the city. As part of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health Division of Disease Control, the program is federally funded to oversee the government purchase and local distribution of vaccines. By monitoring the use of these vaccines, it helps providers maintain their vaccination inventory. Learn more at https://vax.phila.gov/ l kenya.mack@phila.gov l 215.792.3254

Rise Against Hepatitis Global Initiative, Nigeria

Rise Against Hepatitis Global Initiative (RAHGI) is a non-profit organization that works to prevent liver cancer caused by hepatitis among people around the globe by employing the strategy of awareness and sensitization, testing, vaccination and treatment. RAHGI was created to combat the rejection and discrimination of people living with hepatitis, the ignorance of the existence of the virus, level of transference and its silent destruction of life. Learn more at www.rahgi.org. l 
riseagainsthepatitis.gi22@gmail.com l 08136660683

Somali Family Safety Task Force, Seattle

The Somali Family Safety Task Force is a nonprofit community-based organization (CBO) located in the NewHolly neighborhood in Seattle, WA that serves refugee and immigrant women and their families. The Somali Family Safety Task Force is not only is  community-based, but also community-driven. The founders, as well as the majority of the staff and volunteers are Somali and/or East African. The programs are created with input from the community and are often at their request. Programs range from computer literacy training to combating and preventing gender-based-violence. The Somali Family Safety Task Force takes pride in being an organization by and for the community. Learn more at www.somalifamilysafetytaskforce.org l farhiya@sfstf.org l 206.659.4755

St. Catherine University Public Health Department, St. Paul, MN

https://www.stkate.edu/academics/hssh/public-health-department lmunala@stkate.edu l 651.690.6265

United States Coalition for African Immigrant Health (USCAIH), Maryland

The United States Coalition for African Immigrant Health (USCAIH) began as the National African Immigrant Project (NAIP) in 2005 under the auspices of the U.S. Office of Minority Health. USCAIH was originally established to provide a platform for national and regional conferences on African immigrant health. Each of these conferences successfully attracted state and federal agencies, clinicians, academics, students and other stakeholders working with the African Immigrant (AI) population. In 2021, USCAIH further expanded its mission by establishing itself as a coalition in order to provide a broader platform for engaging stakeholders interested in the African diaspora. Learn more at https://www.uscaih.org/ l uscaih@uscaih.org

University of Maryland School of Medicine