May 2017 Newsletter I: #justB Aware This May!
Hepatitis B Foundation's #justB Campaign Gives Voice to Personal Stories During May Hepatitis Awareness Month
"There is no better way to understand the impact of a chronic disease like hepatitis B than to hear the stories of real people affected every day," said Joan Block, RN, BSN, executive director and co-founder of the Hepatitis B Foundation

The Hepatitis B Foundation launched their innovative #justB Storytelling Campaign to highlight the personal stories people affected by hepatitis B to capture public attention during May Hepatitis Awareness Month. 

For more information, please view our press release here and the campaign  website

Our latest story features Kim! Let's be like her and #justB Courageous

Webinar: #justB: Real People Sharing their Stories of Hepatitis B 
Please join Hep B United and Story Center for the #justB: Real People Sharing their Stories of Hepatitis B on  Tuesday, May 9th  at 3:00 PM EDT . The webinar will be an opportunity to learn more about the Hepatitis B Foundation's #justB campaign, digital stories, and ways to be involved in the efforts to spread hepatitis B awareness

Register  here.

* Be sure to register early, space is limited. A confirmation email with information on how to join the webinar will be sent to you after you register.

Congressional Briefing: Conquering Hepatitis B! A Roadmap for a Cure

Please contact  Rhea Racho  to RSVP or for more information.

NASTAD May Hepatitis Awareness Webinar Available
Did you miss the last webinar from Hep B United and NASTAD discussing strategies to raise awareness about hepatitis? In the webinar, CDC's Division of Viral Hepatitis shared resources that are available to promote testing, and health departments and community partners provided examples of past events and plans for this year's Hepatitis Awareness Month. 

The webinar can be viewed here and the slides can be downloaded from here

Please tweet @NASTAD and @HepBUnited  using the hashtag 
#hepatitisawarenessmonth to let us know what you and your partners are doing for Hepatitis Awareness Month. We are also holding a twitter chat at the end of the month to celebrate your successes!

CDC's Be #HepAware Thunderclap
Please join us and many others to increase hepatitis awareness during Hepatitis Awareness Month! CDC is holding a Be #HepAware Thunderclap on
May 19 th .
Thunderclap is an online tool that allows supporters sign up in advance and share a united message simultaneously across social media platforms to create a wave or "thunderclap." Please visit this link to sign up! We need 100 supporters for the Thunderclap to take effect!

For any questions or for more information, please contact Amanda Carnes
Hepatitis Awareness Month Resources
Do you need some help spreading awareness and support for hepatitis testing for Hepatitis Awareness Month? How about materials to celebrate the 6th annual Hepatitis Testing Day in the U.S. on May 19th.  

The CDC has some free tools for both at their 
Resource Center to support your awareness efforts. Their materials can be found at their website here and includes a Hepatitis Risk Assessment 

1 in 12

Did you know that in the US, hep B disproportionately affects Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders? Even though they make up less than 5% of the US population, they account for more than 50% of Americans affected by hep B. There is also 1 in 12 Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders with hep B. 

Click here for more Know Hepatitis B campaign materials
Hep B United Coalition Partners Across the Country
Hep B United Partners
Community Partners: Asian American Health Coalition (HOPE Clinic). Asian American Health Initiative. Asian Health Coalition. Asian Pacific Health Foundation. Asian Pacific Community in Action. Asian Services in Action Inc. Center for Pan Asian Community Services(CPACS). Charles B Wang Community Health Center. Chinese American Medical Society - Greater Boston Chapter. CCACC Pan Asian Volunteer Health Clinic. Dallas Fort Worth Hepatitis B Free Project. Hep B Free Las Vegas. Hep B Free Los Angeles. Hep B Project. Hep B United Philadelphia. Hep B United Twin Cities. Hep Free Hawaii. Hepatitis B Coalition of WA. Hepatitis B Initiatives of Washington, DC. Hepatitis Education Project. Midwest Asian Health Association. New Jersey Hepatitis B Coalition. North East Medical Services. NYC Hepatitis B Coalition. NYU Center for the Study of Asian American Health (CSAAH).  Ohio Asian American Health Coalition. Project Prevention. SF Hep B Free. Mercy Housing and Human Development.
National Non-Profit Partners: Hepatitis B Foundation. Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO). Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness. Research and Training (AANCART). National Task Force on Hepatitis B. National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable. Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum. Immunization Action Coalition.
Federal Partners: US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Viral Hepatitis, HHS. HHS Office of Minority Health. White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

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