The Hepatitis B Initiative of Washington, DC (HBI-DC)
2018 Spirit of Community Award Recipient
HBI-DC is a nonprofit organization that works to eliminate viral hepatitis - one prevention, screening, and treatment at a time.
HBI-DC’s mission is to mobilize communities to prevent liver diseases caused by viral hepatitis among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, African immigrants, and other high-risk groups. Through collaborative partnerships, the organization provides culturally and linguistically appropriate viral hepatitis outreach, education, screening, Hep B vaccination, linkage to care, and patient navigation services for impacted communities.
Today, HBI-DC is a leading force in the liver cancer prevention services in the DC area. Under Jane Pan’s leadership, HBI-DC has transformed into a major grassroots movement that harnesses the power of community collaboration to provide liver cancer prevention services.