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Corinna Dan Joins the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO) as new Hepatitis B Policy Fellow

April 20, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

[Archive] Stacy Lavilla
Director of Communications
(510) 272-9536 x110
slavilla@aapcho.org

The Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO) is pleased to announce that Corinna Dan is its new Hepatitis B Policy Fellow. Mrs. Dan will lead AAPCHO’s efforts to advance healthcare policy and practices that improve screening, treatment, and prevent transmission of hepatitis B among Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders (AA & NHOPIs).

In the United States, an estimated two million people are living with chronic hepatitis B, with a disproportionate impact on the AA & NHOPI community. It is believed that over 800,000 Asian Americans in total are living with the disease, comprising more than 40 percent of all cases in the U.S.

Prior to joining AAPCHO as a policy fellow, Mrs. Dan worked at the Hepatitis Foundation International as its chief operating officer. She is also a registered nurse who worked in the Chicago Department of Public Health, coordinating a viral hepatitis prevention program for hepatitis A, B and C. Throughout her career she has been involved in policy-related efforts at both the national and local level.

Mrs. Dan will focus on federal viral hepatitis B legislation, legislation that leads to greater access to care and treatment for individuals suffering or at risk for hepatitis B, as well as more funding that strengthens this country’s federal response to the hepatitis B epidemic.

Mrs. Dan is based in Washington, D.C. For more information on AAPCHO’s policy-related efforts on hepatitis B, please contact Mrs. Dan at cdan@aapcho.org.

More on AAPCHO: AAPCHO is a national association representing 27 community health organizations dedicated to promoting advocacy, collaboration and leadership that improves the health status and access of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders in the United States. For more information on AAPCHO and its Guiding Principles and Values, please visit us at: http://www.aapcho.org.

Financial support for the fellowship program has been provided by the Gilead Foundation.

Media Relations

Beverly Quintana
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bquintana@aapcho.org

Kristine Cecile Alarcon
(510) 671-5054
kalarcon@aapcho.org

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