Health Professional Resources

ASHM Resources

ASHM develops a comprehensive range of practical resources to support the HIV, viral hepatitis and STI workforce. See www.ashm.org.au/resources

ASHM Education

ASHM offers introductory and advanced training to support the primary healthcare sector including face to faceonline  and hepatitis B prescriber programs .

Vaccination is provided free for priority populations by a number of State and Territory Governments and can be ordered by GPs through the health department. See State or Territory below for details and information on accessing vaccine. Vaccination for household and sexual contacts of those with HBV is provided free in the ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, VIC and WA.

Australian Capital Territory
Contact the Immunisation Branch to order vaccine.

New South Wales
Groups eligible for free vaccination
GP order form for free vaccine
Aboriginal Medical Service or Sexual Health Service order form for free vaccine

Northern Territory
Vaccination for some groups is funded by the Northern Territory Department of Health - contact your local Centre for Disease Control

Queensland
Groups eligible for free vaccination
Order form for free vaccine

South Australia
Groups eligible for free vaccination
Order form for free vaccine

Victoria
Groups eligible for free vaccination
Order form for free vaccine

Tasmania
Contact the Public Health Hotline

Western Australia
Information regarding free vaccine and the hepatitis B vaccine order form (see appendix 3)

Decision making in hepatitis B - two page quick reference guide covering who to test, how to test and interpret results, initial assessment, phases of disease, ongoing monitoring and when to refer for treatment.                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Web: www.ashm.org.au/resources/Pages/1976963402.aspx

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Blood-Borne Viruses
Web: http://www.ashm.org.au/resources/Pages/1976963403.aspx

Antenatal Testing and Blood-Borne Viruses (BBVs)
Web: www.ashm.org.au/resources/Pages/978-1-920773-97-5%20(2015).aspx

B Seen, B Heard: Hepatitis B from our perspective
Web: www.ashm.org.au/resources/Pages/1976963408.aspx

Hepatitis B and Primary Care Providers
Web: www.ashm.org.au/resources/Pages/1976963395.aspx

Hepatitis B: Your Crucial Role as a Primary Health Care Nurse
Web: www.ashm.org.au/resources/Pages/1-920773-40-1.aspx

HepBhelp - aims to assist Australian GPs in the further investigation and management of patients diagnosed with chronic hepatitis B.
Web: www.hepbhelp.org.au

‘The Hepatitis B Story’ – an educational tool in plain English, designed for use by healthcare workers with clients with limited health literacy who are newly diagnosed
Web: www.svhm.org.au/gp/Documents/The%20Hepatitis%20B%20Story.pdf

Hepatitis B Bear – Understanding Hepatitis B Video for use with patients, explaining the phases of Hepatitis B, using the ‘Hepatitis B Bear’ Understanding Hepatitis B (part 1)
Web: www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JZzpbtutKo
Understanding Hepatitis B (part 2)
Web: www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxhl3RjRPDo

Australian Immunisation Handbook – the online resource provides information on vaccination procedures
Web: www.immunise.health.gov.au/internet/immunise/publishing.nsf/Content/Handbook10-home

National hepatitis B testing policy - provides advice on appropriate testing pathways using currently available technologies for all health professionals ordering and interpreting tests for hepatitis B.
Web: http://testingportal.ashm.org.au/hbv

Chronic Hepatitis B Recommendations – Australia and New Zealand (2010)
Web: www.gesa.org.au/professional.asp?cid=9&id=109

National Hepatitis B Strategy – sets aspirational targets and outlines priority actions to reduce transmission of, and morbidity and mortality caused by, hepatitis B
Web: www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/ohp-bbvs-hepb

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus Strategy – sets aspirational targets and outlines priority actions to reduce the transmission of and morbidity and mortality caused by BBVs and STIs in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/ohp-bbvs-atsi

Australian Indigenous Health Info Net Infectious conditions – Hepatitis– provides information and facts on hepatitis
Web: www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/infectious-conditions/hepatitis

Infection Control Guidelines – outlines the principles involved in, and the procedures necessary for, the prevention of the transmission of infectious diseases
Web: www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/icg-guidelines-index.htm

LAB Tests Online
Liver Disease – provides information on liver complications
Web: http://www.labtestsonline.org.au/learning/index-of-conditions/liver-disease

Hepatitis B mapping project – uses a range of indicators to estimate the burden of disease and also the uptake of treatment and care
Web: www.ashm.org.au/resources/Pages/1976963416.aspx

Annual Surveillance Reports – comprehensive analysis of HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia
Web: http://kirby.unsw.edu.au/surveillance/Annual-Surveillance-Reports

Hepatitis B Patient and Clinical Practice Survey – study of the knowledge and attitudes of people with hepatitis B in relation to the virus and its clinical management
Web: www.latrobe.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/575172/ARCSHS-Hepatitis-B-Patient-Survey-Report.pdf

Stigma, Discrimination and Hepatitis B – review of current knowledge of hepatitis B related stigma and discrimination
Web: www.latrobe.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/558638/Stigma-Discrimination-and-Hepatitis-B-A-review-of-current-research.pdf

National Hepatitis B Needs Assessment Report – aims to raise public awareness of hepatitis B and advocate for a national strategy
Web: www.latrobe.edu.au/arcshs/downloads/arcshs-research-publications/national_hep_b_needs_assesmt.pdf

Australia's STI Management Guidelines for primary care providers - a concise and comprehensive reference for testing, treatment and management of sexually transmissible infections. Web: www.sti.guidelines.org.au

Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association Ltd (AACMA) – able to provide contact details of qualified practitioners
Web: www.acupuncture.org.au

Australian Chinese Medical Association Inc (ACMA) – offers a wide range of services, including ACMA Medical Practitioner Directory
Web: www.acma.org.au

Australian Childhood Immunisation Register – enquiries (ACIR) 1800 653 809
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Web: www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/medicare/australian-childhood-immunisation-register

Australian Drug Foundation (ADF) – provides information and resources about alcohol and other drug problems
Web: www.adf.org.au

Australian Injecting and Illicit Drug Users League (AIVL) – provides information and education on illicit drug use
Web: www.aivl.org.au

Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA) – guidelines and promotion of research and clinical standards
Web: www.gesa.org.au

Hepatitis Australia – provides useful information on hepatitis B
Web: www.hepatitisaustralia.com

National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) – the national peak Aboriginal health body representing Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services throughout Australia
Web: www.naccho.org.au

The Kirby Institute for infection and immunity in society – coordinates national surveillance programs, population health and epidemiological research, clinical research and clinical trials.
Web: http://kirby.unsw.edu.au/

Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society– provides social research information in relation to hepatitis B.
Web: www.latrobe.edu.au/arcshs

Centre for Social Research in Health – provides social research information in relation to HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C.
Web: https://csrh.arts.unsw.edu.au/


ACT Health – provides resources and information on health issues
Web: www.health.act.gov.au/c/health

ACT Hepatitis Resource Centre – provides information and health promotion activities to raise awareness about viral hepatitis to people in the Canberra community
Web: http://www.hepatitisresourcecentre.com.au/

Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service – provide a culturally safe, holistic health care service for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of the ACT and surrounding regions
Web: www.winnunga.org.au

Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSW (AH&MRC) – is the peak representative body and voice of Aboriginal communities on health in NSW
Web: www.ahmrc.org.au

Cancer Council NSW B Positive Program –is for individuals diagnosed with chronic hepatitis B. The program runs a chronic hepatitis B registry that assists doctors in timely monitoring and surveillance of their patients diagnosed with chronic hepatitis B.
Web: http://hepbpositive.com.au/

Hepatitis NSW – provides information and resources to people living with viral hepatitis and healthcare workers
Web: www.hep.org.au

Multicultural Health Communication Service NSW – provides information and services to assist health professionals to communicate with culturally and linguistically diverse communities throughout NSW
Web: www.mhcs.health.nsw.gov.au

Multicultural HIV and Hepatitis Service (MHAHS) – works to respond to HIV and hepatitis among culturally and linguistically diverse communities; provides support services and resources in many languages
Web: www.mhahs.org.au

NSW Health – provides resources, information and statistical data on health issues
Web: www.health.nsw.gov.au/index.html

Questions and Answers about Hepatitis B Vaccination
Web: www.health.nsw.gov.au/PublicHealth/Immunisation/school_prog/hepb_qa.asp

The Children’s Hospital at Westmead Hepatitis B Fact Sheet for Parents
Web: www.chw.edu.au/parents/factsheets/hepb.htm

Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory (AMSANT)
Web: www.amsant.com.au

Department of Health NT – Centre for Disease Control – provides resources and information on health issues
Web: www.health.nt.gov.au

Hepatitis B Vaccination Policy and Public Health Management – treatment protocol
Web: http://www.nt.gov.au/health/cdc/protocols.shtml

The Hepatitis/AIDS Council Northern Territory – works to prevent transmission of HIV, Hepatitis C & STIs
Web: www.ntahc.org.au

Department of Health QLD – provides resources and information on health issues
Web: https://www.health.qld.gov.au/

Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland Ltd (ECCQ) – represents in the interests of people from CALD backgrounds
Hepatitis B Fact Sheet
Web: http://www.eccq.com.au/eccq/index.php?module=menu&action=view&id=683

Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC) – is the peak body representing the Community Controlled Health Sector in Queensland at both a state and national level
Web: www.qaihc.com.au

Hepatitis Queensland – provides support services, information and training to people affected by, or at risk of viral hepatitis
Web: www.hepqld.asn.au

University of Queensland – Schools of Medicine – provides education for Queensland health care professionals, specialising in the domains of HIV, sexual health, and viral hepatitis
Web: http://www.som.uq.edu.au/hivandhcvprojects

Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia (AHCSA)
Web: www.ahcsa.org.au

Department of Health SA – provides resources and information on health issues
Web: www.health.sa.gov.au/PEHS/Default.aspx

Hepatitis South Australia – provides information and services to South Australians affected by hepatitis C and hepatitis B
Web: http://hepatitissa.asn.au/

Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania – provides resources and information on health issues
Web: www.dhhs.tas.gov.au

Tasmanian Aboriginal Health Service
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The Hepatitis/AIDS Council of Tasmania – provides information and resources and works to minimize the impact of HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C in the community
Web: www.tascahrd.org.au

Department of Health Victoria – provides information and resources on public health issues
Web: www.health.vic.gov.au

Hepatitis B- immunisation for children
Web: http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Hepatitis_B_immunisation_for_children

HIV, Hepatitis & STI Education and Resource Centre – provides resources and information on HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections
Web: www.hivhepsti.info

Hepatitis Victoria – provide access and referral to information, care, treatment and support for people affected by or at risk of viral hepatitis
Web: www.hepcvic.org.au

Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) – is Victoria’s peak representative Aboriginal health body and champions community control and health equality for Aboriginal communities
Web: www.vaccho.org.au

Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia (AHCWA) – is the peak body representing 20 Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services across Western Australia at a State and National level
Web: www.ahcwa.org

Department of Health WA – provides resources and information on health issues
Web: www.health.wa.gov.au/home/

Hepatitis Western Australia – provides support for people affected by hepatitis and works to raise community awareness in relation to hepatitis
Web: www.hepatitiswa.com.au/

The Hepatitis Foundation of New Zealand – promotes education and research of viral hepatitis, early detection and long-term follow up of chronic hepatitis B & C
Web: www.hepatitisfoundation.org.nz/

Hepatitis B Patient Factsheets
Web: http://www.hepatitisfoundation.org.nz/index.php/reso/resources/

Hepatitis B Follow-up Programme
Web: http://www.hepatitisfoundation.org.nz/index.php/heath-professionals/hepatitis-b-health-professionals/

Hepatitis B – B Positive Support Programme
Web: http://www.adhb.govt.nz/hepbfree/

Hepatitis C Resource Centres – provides and resources and information on viral hepatitis and liver disease
Web: www.hepcnz.org/en/resource-centre

American Association for the study of liver diseases (AASLD) – provide practice guidelines, educational conferences, training programs and professional publications
Web: www.aasld.org

American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) – provides resources and information on liver disease to health professionals and consumers
Web: www.gastro.org

American Liver Foundation (ALF) – provides resources and information on liver disease to health professionals and consumers
Web: www.liverfoundation.org/

Asian Pacific Association for the study of the liver (APASL) – produce guidelines and hold scientific educational symposia/ conferences periodically
Web: http://apasl.info/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – National Centre for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention
Web: www.cdc.gov

European Association of the study of the liver (EASL) – produce guidelines, promotes research, supports wider education, and provides input to European liver policies
Web: www.easl.eu

Hepatitis B Foundation – is dedicated to finding a cure and improving the quality of life for those affected by hepatitis B worldwide
Web: www.hepb.org

‘Living with Hepatitis B’ – information and resources on hepatitis B
Web: http://www.hepb.org/living/index.htm

New Zealand Society of Gastroenterology – provides resources and information on liver disease to health professionals and consumers
Web: www.nzsg.org.nz

The Hepatitis B Information and Support List – is a worldwide information and support group, dedicated to providing timely information and support to all those living with hepatitis B
Web: http://hblist.net/

The Coalition to Eradicate Viral Hepatitis in Asia Pacific (CEVHAP) – was established as a multidisciplinary body to advocate for public policy reforms that aim to reduce the burden of viral hepatitis in Asia-Pacific
Web: www.cevhap.org

World Health Organisation (WHO) hepatitis B fact sheet
Web: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs204/en/

World Hepatitis Alliance – is composed of over 170 organisations who work in the field of viral hepatitis, representing every region of the world. They are patient-led and patient-driven; the global voice for the 500 million people worldwide living with viral hepatitis
Web: http://www.worldhepatitisalliance.org/en/

Please consult the online ASHM Directory: HIV, hepatitis and related services at: www.ashm.org.au/ashm-directory/ for additional services and support organisations.