August is National Immunization Awareness Month! This month is dedicated to highlight the importance of vaccines for everyone of all ages. More information, click here.
Hep B United Summit Recap
Hep B United (HBU) held its fifth annual HBU Summit in Washington D.C. in July. At the HBU Summit, leaders in hepatitis B from around the country including public health agencies, national non-profit organizations, community coalitions, and individuals and family members affected by hep B gathered together. Philadelphia was well represented with our own Adult Viral Hepatitis Coordinator, Jack Hildick-Smith! They shared best practices, resources, and highlighted
Hepatitis B Foundation's #
justB storytelling campaign. Together, HBU partners visited Capitol Hill and celebrated World Hepatitis Day with a scavenger hunt. Read more about the Hep B United Summit
Celebration in Lights!
July 28, 2017
In the honor of World Hepatitis Day, Philadelphia Hepatitis Partners lit up the city on July 28th, 2017 to promote World Hepatitis Day atop the PECO building in Philadelphia!
#justB Postcards are Available
#justB postcards are now available! There are postcards for all the storytellers. For a list of all the storytellers and their experiences, please visit this website and you can find it on the left of the website. If you are interested in ordering any postcards, please contact Kristine Alarcon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
#justB There for Others
July's feature video shares Kenson's story. When Kenson learned he was hepatitis B positive, there treatment was unavailable on the Marshall Islands, so now he and his wife are educating the Pacific Islander community in Hawaii.
During 2017, we are highlighting a unique patient story each month. Our #justB Storytelling Campaign is a national effort to bring individuals affected by hepatitis B to share their stories to shed light on this serious disease, decrease stigma, discrimination, and promote the importance of testing and treatment for hepatitis B. If you want to host a screening of the videos, we can help! It is a great way to spread the word and engage your local communities! Email Catherine.Freeland@hepb.org.
Become a Hep B Advocate! Join the Hep B United Action Center to get the latest updates and news about hep B policy issues, learn about upcoming advocacy events, and be notified of opportunities to take action and show your support for our
policy initiatives. You will also be provided with information, resources, and tools to help you communicate, educate, and engage your community.