Despite Juneteenth's nationwide recognition, when it comes to health equity and access to healthcare, disparities within the Black community still remain. ALF is working to help close some of these gaps through partnerships with community organizations such as the Black Liver Health Initiative (BLHI) at New York Presbyterian in New York City.
Meet Justin Chiu – proud member of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community and the West Coast Co-Chair of ALF’s Young Leadership Council (YLC).
Dr. Na Li was born in China and her passion for practicing medicine and taking care of patients inspired her to pursue an internal medicine residency and a fellowship in gastroenterology.
Because of the high prevalence of HBV in Africa, the risk-based guidelines from the CDC recommend that individuals born in Africa or the US with at least one African-born parent be prioritized for hepatitis B testing.
African Americans experience disparities at each phase along the spectrum of chronic liver disease.