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HBI-DC Screening

FREE hybrid screening model online via Telehealth

HBI-DC is using a hybrid screening model.  Please fill out our online registration and consent form and a staff member will reach out to you for scheduling an appointment for a test at the nearest to you LabCorp location.

Hybrid screening process:

  1. Fill out online registration form.
  2. Our staff member will be in touch with you over the phone.
  3. While on the call, our staff member will make an online appointment at your nearest Lab.
  4. On the appointment date/time, you must wear a mask and have no COVID-19 symptoms when arriving at LabCorp. You scan the QR code you received by email at the express check-in tablet.
  5. HBI-DC will call you with your results after 3-5 days. The results will either be sent via encrypted email or regular postal mail.
  6. For those who test positive for Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C or HIV, we will do our best to link you to appropriate care.
  7. We will also refer those who need Hepatitis B vaccination.

Find a FREE health screening event in your area

HBI-DC offers free hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV screenings in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. We utilize our diverse partnerships to offer our services at health fairs, community events, and religious gatherings. 

Become a Partner

Partnerships

HBI-DC has created public-private partnerships among community-based organizations (CBOs), faith-based (FBOs), medical associations, clinics, hospitals, and health departments, while maintaining grassroots activities. For over 10 years, HBI-DC has served economically disadvantaged individuals who do not have adequate access to health care.

We have worked with trusted leaders and physicians from the Asian and Pacific Islander and African communities. Over the years we have built the capacity to reach country-level ethnic groups in order to address unique health disparities and improve health equity and continue to reach new ethnic groups each year. Through collaborative partnerships, HBI-DC participates in over 50 community events (health fairs, walks, health days at places of worship, designated screening events) annually to screen over 2,000 individuals for HBV and HCV.

When patients have been identified as testing positive for hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and/or HIV, we link them to care and/or treatment services. Our partnerships extend to physicians in DC, Maryland, and Virginia who provide their services pro bono at our health screening events. These physicians are a part of HBI-DC’s leadership circle.

With these collaborations, HBI-DC serves as a community connector for resources. Although we do not convene a formal coalition meeting for viral hepatitis in the DC metropolitan area, our approach has proven to be efficient and effective in addressing the specific needs of the communities that we serve.

Our Partners

HBI-DC partners with community-based (CBOs) and faith-based organizations (FBOs) to design culturally and linguistically appropriate education materials for its target population. We have linguistic expertise and provide education materials in English, Vietnamese, Korean, Mongolian, Chinese (traditional and simplified), Arabic, Amharic, French, Cambodian. By working with CBOs and FBOs, we are able to serve the target population as well as guarantee a good turn-out at education seminars and screening events. We also work with local clinics, physician networks, hospitals, and research institutions to link patients to care and treatment services. To deliver services, we collaborate mostly with CBOs that serve niche communities, such as ethnic and faith-based community members. Most of these organizations are also grassroots volunteer-based organizations. We work with over 70 different organizations each year, engaging their community leaders in outreach efforts to ensure culturally and linguistically appropriate education materials. We also partner with local health departments and clinics to coordinate free vaccinations for at-risk patients.
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Quest Diagnostics
  • LabCorp
  • Gilead Sciences
  • Dynavax Technologies
  • Eiger Pharmaceuticals
  • George Mason University
  • George Washington University
  • Georgetown University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Thomas Jefferson University
  • University of Maryland
  • Office of Minority Health, US Department of Health and Human Services Resource Center
  • Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Minority Outreach and Technical Assistance (MOTA), Maryland Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities (MHHD)
  • DC Department of Health, HAHSTA
  • DC Mayor’s Office on African Affairs
  • DC Mayor’s Office on Asian American and Pacific Islanders Affairs
  • Fairfax County Health Department (Virginia)
  • AASuccess
  • ACHN Clinic Health Fair
  • Albert Schweitzer Fellowship
  • Arlington Free Clinic
  • Asian American Center of Frederick
  • Asian American Health Initiative
  • Bethel Korean Presbyterian Church
  • Bethel World Outreach Church
  • Boat People SOS
  • Burmese Community Church
  • Calvary Baptist Church
  • Cambodian Buddhist Society
  • Chinese American Health Services
  • Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association
  • Chinese Culture and Community Service Center (CCACC)
  • Church of Christ at Manor Woods
  • Church of the Living God
  • The Church of the Pentecost of Maryland
  • The Coordination Council of ChineseAmerican Associations
  • DSK Mariam Ethiopian Church
  • Ebenezer Church of God
  • Ester Ministries of African Women in the Community 
  • Ethiopian Evangelical Church
  • Giac Hoang Temple
  • Gospel Baptist Church
  • Hep B United
  • Hepatitis B Foundation
  • The Islamic Center of Washington, DC
  • Ky Vien Buddhist Temple
  • Long Branch Community Center
  • Mariam Ethiopian Orthodox Church
  • Mingalarama Temple
  • Muslim Community Center Medical Clinic
  • National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR)
  • National Task Force on Hepatitis B Focus on Asian and Pacific Islander Americans
  • New City of Abrahams Church
  • NOVA Day Care of Virginia
  • Our Lady of Lavang Church
  • Pan Asian Volunteer Health Clinic
  • People’s Community Lutheran Church
  • Phi Delta Sigma – University of Maryland
  • Presbyterian Church of Ghana
  • Providence Community Center
  • Quan Am Pho Chieu Temple
  • Rajdhani Mandir Hindu Temple
  • Raza E Mustafa Islamic Center
  • Redeemers Church of Christ
  • Royal Garden Adult Medical Daycare Center
  • SOM 1 Stop and Urgent Care
  • Seoul Presbyterian Church
  • Seven Locks Baptist Church
  • St. Columbus Church
  • Southern Asian Seventh-day Adventist Church
  • Team HBV-University of Maryland
  • Victory House DC
  • Vien An Temple
  • Viet Center of Virginia
  • Watt Buddhacheva Mongol Cambodian Temple
  • World Shine Senior Center

Our Champions

  • Mungunzaya Coughlin
  • Dr. Khin Rupa Maung, M.D.
  • Dr. Lydia S. Tang, M.D.
  • Dr. Sang V. Tran, M.D.
  • Dr. Y. Tony Yang, ScD., MPH
  • D.C. Department of Health – HAHSTA
  • Maryland Department of Health – Center for Viral Hepatitis
  • Maryland Department of Health – Minority Outreach and Technical Assistance
  • Fairfax County Health Department
  • Dr. Benson W. Yu, M.D.
  • Chinese American Community Health Services
  • D.C. Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs
Past Awardees

HBI Champions – Sean ByrneSean Byrne, representing Gilead, has always understood the importance of hepatitis awareness within our target communities. Through Gilead’s technical assistance and logistical expertise, we have been able to develop smarter programs and more targeted outreach interventions to reach our populations.

HBI Champions – Boatemaa Ntiri-ReidBoatemaa Ntiri-Reid leads the Viral Hepatitis Department at the Maryland Department of Health. Boatemaa has remained a champion of HBI-DC through the provision of Hepatitis C screening kits, technical assistance, and trainings. She has also championed the continued funding of viral hepatitis programs throughout the state of Maryland, resulting in our sustained services to patients in Montgomery, Howard, Prince George’s, and Baltimore City counties.

HBI Champions – Ray BridgewaterRay Bridgewater is a friend and ally. Ray has proven to be a reliable contact within the community; assisting with events; referring HBI-DC to external organizations; and promoting awareness of viral hepatitis. He has single-handedly been the cause of several screening events resulting in successful identification of positive patients for linkages, and provides encouragement and support needed to communities looking to build trust with our organization.

HBI Champions – Mamadou-SambaMamadou Samba is operating as the Director of the Mayor’s Office on African Affairs for DC (MOAA). Mamadou’s partnership with HBI-DC has grown over recent years with the united vision of increasing the reach to African immigrant populations within the District. As a leader within his community, he has brought his expertise of the nuances of community engagement enabling us to find new positives and link them to care.

HBI Champions – Michael KharfenMichael Kharfen is the Senior Deputy Director at the DC Department of Health’s HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD, and TB Administration (HAHSTA). Michael saw the potential for additional programming within HBI-DC and aided us in expanding our services to include HIV screening, education, and linkage-to-care in 2017. Through his team’s guidance and encouragement, we will continue building this model as we service new groups of patients within the District over the coming years.

HBI Champions – Kate MorarasKate Moraras is the Senior Program Director at Hepatitis B Foundation. As with any organization combatting a disease of this magnitude, it is imperative that we maintain connections with our sister organizations who are also leading the fight against viral hepatitis. Kate coordinates the annual Hep B United Summit; this is where the leading best practice research are highlighted. HBI-DC’s partnership with the Hepatitis B Foundation provides opportunities for HBI-DC to exchange knowledge with other organizations nationwide. It provides us with resources to create our own action plans and programmatic documents that would be in line with the National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan.

HBI Champions – David DoDavid Do is the Director of the DC Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs (MOAPIA). David has championed HBI-DC’s work before the Mayor of DC, the DC Council, and relevant legislators to promote awareness of viral hepatitis and ensure consistent funding of our programs to these target populations. His dependable presence at our major community events also maintains trust within our populations to receive services they so desperately need.

HBI Champions – Dr. Matthew LinDr. Matthew Lin heads the Office of Minority Health, which provided HBI-DC with social media funding to target the African immigrant populations throughout the DC metropolitan area. Through the strategic campaigns of social media applications and national television advertisements, we were able to increase our reach within our target demographic, with the campaign remaining one of the major reasons patients sought screening.

HBI Champions – Elizabeth ChungElizabeth Chung is the Executive Director of the Asian American Center of Frederick, MD. For over 10 years, Elizabeth worked with HBI-DC to host annual health fair in Frederick, MD where attendees could receive free hepatitis screenings. The Asian American Center of Frederick, MD has been dedicated to serving the community at the grassroots level.

HBI Champions – Crystal SukheeCrystal Sukhee has championed the viral hepatitis cause within her community. With her endless devotion to the Mongolian community, Crystal’s work has resulted in the screening of over 1,000 patients and identification of 9% testing positive for hepatitis C and 6% for hepatitis B. For reference, the national average is 0.4% for hepatitis B according to CDC.

Volunteer

We are always looking for new collaborations. Please join us in working towards a hepatitis B and hepatitis C-free DC!

Volunteering with HBI-DC is an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our patients. It also provides an environment to learn more about viral hepatitis, how our organization works, and how health services can be given to a community. 

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Assist with educational materials in various languages
  • Aid Office Manager in packing for screening and outreach events
  • Participate in screening events at registration or question tables
  • Other opportunities as they arise!

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Job Opportunities

Available Positions

Program Manager (open until filled)
Internships
Volunteer
Practicum
  • Are you interested in having HBI-DC as your practicum site for a current graduate school requirement? Do you have an interest in serving underrepresented populations and finding strategic solutions for organizational management? HBI-DC might be perfect for your skills. Please contact Dr. Amy Trang, Ph.D. (Amy@hbi-dc.org) for more information.

Contact Us

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Call Us

(202) 656-2850

FAX

(202) 792-6882

Our Address

1725 I Street NW, Suite 300 Washington, DC 20006

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