Essay on Community Group Meeting Observation For Hepatitis B

1480 Words Apr 21st, 2015 6 Pages
Community Group Meeting Observation for Hepatitis B One of the major ways of promoting personal involvement in health policy issues is through involvement in community group meeting. Personal involvement in health policy issues regarding Hepatitis B is also facilitated through participation and observation in a community group meeting. While they are not professional meetings, community group meetings influence policy formulation through discussions on various issues relating to the community in relation to the disease, treatment measures, and effectiveness of the treatment measures in the community. Through discussing various issues relating to a specific health issue, community group meetings develop certain goals that influence health planning and/or policy development. An example of the impact of a community group meeting in policy development for Hepatitis B is a Hepatitis B community meeting that was sponsored by Korean Community Services in New York.
Hepatitis B Program Hepatitis B meeting was held on April 17, 2015 in Flushing by James Ha, MD and sponsored by Korean Community Services in New York. The meeting was held because of the increased vulnerability of Korean Americans and recently emigrated immigrants to this public health issue. Actually, Korean Americans and recently emigrated immigrants are part of higher risk groups relating to Hepatitis B infection as well as chronic liver diseases in comparison to the general American population. Given this…

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