January News & Updates
Storytelling Project Berkeley, CA Workshop
The Hepatitis B Foundation held its first Storytelling Workshop in partnership with the StoryCenter in Berkeley, CA  with the goal to continue to spread awareness about hepatitis B.  We can't wait to share our stories at the beginning of May for Viral Hepatitis Awareness Month!  

Check out our first video: Janet and Kurt's story here
New HHS Blog: HBV Reactivation during HCV Treatment
Robert Gish, MD , Medical Director, Hepatitis B Foundation and  Grace Wang, MD, MPH , Family Physician, International Community Health Services

Because hepatitis B reactivation can occur alongside direct acting antiviral treatment for hepatitis C, the FDA has now issued a black box warning for individuals beginning treatment. This presents new obstacles for providers and patients in attempting to prevent HBV reactivation and the negative health outcomes associated with it. 

Read the full article here .
National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan 2017-2020 Released
The newest National Viral Hepatitis Action plan has been released! For more information and to view the plan, click here
Redesigned Know Hep B Website Tabs!

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Know Hepatitis B campaign material webpage has a new look! It has been redesigned and now allows materials to be sorted by language. Be sure to check out their hepatitis B fact sheets, posters, and PSA's in English, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean and Laotian. 

Congratulations to Drexel APAMSA students for being recognized by the National APAMSA and Drexel College of Medicine for their hard work at the Hep B United-Philadelphia screening events! APAMSA students spread their knowledge to the community and provide free health screenings that include blood pressure, BMI, and blood glucose. 

Farewell to Alex Sherrifs, Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinator, Philadelphia Health Department
As our good friend and partner transitions to her new role of HIV/HCV Project Coordinator, we reflect on all she has helped us accomplish in Philly! Through the founding of HepCap and work with Hep B United, we have increased hepatitis B services and screenings for thousands of Philadelphians.

Best of luck Alex as you begin your new role! 
Save the Date! June 3rd, 2017
Independence Dragon Boat Regatta
We are participating in the Philadelphia Dragon Boat Regatta in June! Stay tuned for more info.
 
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