Perinatal Hepatitis Prevention Program


To prevent perinatal hepatitis infection in infants.

What we do

  • Offer screening, referral, and case management services for pregnant women and new mothers infected with chronic hepatitis B or hepatitis C virus.
  • Partner with Women and Infant's Hospital, Hasbro Children's Hospital, and the VNA of Care New England.
  • Provide free at-home nurse visits to pregnant women and new mothers to educate about hepatitis, breastfeeding, nutrition, and information about community resources such as the Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC).
  • Coordinate care for women with hepatitis B virus and their infants to ensure they complete the hepatitis B vaccination series, and, to recommended immunity testing.
  • Follow the infants born to women with hepatitis C virus to ensure recommended testing for hepatitis C virus is completed.

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