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:
- Georgia Department of Health and Human Services
- Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
- New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
- Philadelphia Department of Public Health
- Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Funding for the four-year project period is expected to be approximately $400,000 each year.