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Partnering With Patients: Overcoming Barriers to HBV Care Among African Communities in the US


Hear patient and faculty insights as they discuss barriers to effective HBV screening, diagnosis, linkage to care, and treatment in African immigrant communities, as well as practical solutions to mitigate those barriers.

Pharmacists: 0.75 contact hour (0.075 CEUs)

Physicians: Maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Nurses: 0.75 Nursing contact hour, including 0.75 hour of pharmacotherapy credit 

Released: November 14, 2022

Expiration: November 13, 2023

No longer available for credit.



Janet Afoakwah

Janet Afoakwah, MPH

William Amiteye

William Amiteye

Bright Ansah

Bright Ansah

Patricia D. Jones

Patricia D. Jones, MD, MSCR

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Division of Digestive Health & Liver Diseases
Department of Medicine
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Miami, Florida

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Provided by Clinical Care Options, LLC

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Supported by an educational grant from:

Gilead Sciences, Inc.



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Hepatitis B Foundation

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Target Audience

This program is intended for physicians, pharmacists, registered nurses, and other healthcare professionals who provide care for patients with HBV infection.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Implement strategies to counter common barriers that hamper patients’ ability to engage with HBV screening, diagnosis, and treatment services
  • Identify practical steps that can improve access to HBV care among members of African migrant communities in the United States


Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose all financial conflicts of interest (COI) they may have with ineligible companies. All relevant COI are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to CCO policy. CCO is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME/CE activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.

The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they have with ineligible companies related to the content of this educational activity:

Faculty Disclosure

Primary Author

Janet Afoakwah, MPH

Janet Afoakwah, MPH, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

William Amiteye,

William Amiteye has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Bright Ansah,

Bright Ansah has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Patricia D. Jones, MD, MSCR

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Division of Digestive Health & Liver Diseases
Department of Medicine
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Miami, Florida

Patricia D. Jones, MD, MSCR, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The planners and content peer reviewers from Clinical Care Options, LLC do not have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.


Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician Continuing Medical Education
Credit Designation

CCO designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Continuing Education
Credit Designation

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 0.75 contact hours.

Continuing Pharmacy Education

Credit Designation

CCO designates this continuing education activity for 0.75 contact hours (0.075 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. Universal Activity Number - JA4008176-0000-22-282-H01-P.

Type of Activity: Knowledge

Upon successfully completing the post-test with a score of 100% or better and the activity evaluation form, transcript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service within 60 days.

Additional Information

Participation in this self-study activity should be completed in approximately 0.75 hours. To successfully complete this activity and receive credit, participants must follow these steps during the period from November 14, 2022, through November 13, 2023:

1. Register online at
2. Read the target audience, learning objectives, and faculty disclosures.
3. Study the educational activity online or printed out.
4. Submit answers to the posttest questions and evaluation questions online.

You must receive a test score of at least 100% and respond to all evaluation questions to receive a certificate. After submitting the evaluation, you may access your online certificate by selecting the certificate link on the posttest confirmation page. Records of all CME/CE activities completed can be found on the "CME/CE Manager" page. There are no costs/fees for this activity.

Program Medium

This program has been made available online.



The goal of this activity is to improve learners’ ability to overcome barriers to HBV screening, diagnosis, and treatment services through the insights of patient perspectives.