Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Program (CDC-RFA-PS16-1602) – Auxiliary Prevention Projects

Project Period Length: 3 Years

This program will facilitate or enhance the success of current immunization practices to prevent mother-to-child transmission of Hepatitis B through 1) improved identification of Hepatitis B-infected pregnant women for Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Program case management and prophylaxis of their infants, 2) increased proportion of case-managed infants born to Hepatitis B-infected women receiving post-vaccination serologic testing, and 3) collection of demographic and clinical data, including data on maternal antiviral therapy, for ascertainment of factors associated with perinatal Hepatitis B transmission and vaccine response.

CDC awarded funding for five grantees:

  1. Georgia Department of Health and Human Services
  2. Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
  3. New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  4. Philadelphia Department of Public Health
  5. Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Funding for the four-year project period is expected to be approximately $400,000 each year.