September 2017 Newsletter I: Hepatitis B: Search for the Cure and Challenges That Remain
Hepatitis B: Search for the Cure and the Challenges That Remain
The Infectious Disease Advisor recently interviewed Chari Cohen, DrPH, MPH about the challenges associated with the search for the hepatitis B cure. She discussed the HBV vaccine, its impact around the world, and the challenges with chronic hepatitis B management.

Read more here .
SF Hep B Free: Vaccine Preventable Cancer Summit
SF Hep B Free is partnering with the San Francisco Immunization Coalition and the Prevent Cancer Foundation to host their Vaccine Preventable Cancer Summit, which is focused on hepatitis B (HBV) and the human papillomavirus (HPV). The summit is free and you can earn up to 4 CEU credits if you request them. Breakfast and lunch are also provided with no cost.

For more information, email Arcadi.Kolchak@SFHepBFree.org or register for the event here.
Webinar - Barriers and Strategies to Addressing HIV and Hepatitis B among African Immigrants
In commemoration of National African Immigrant and Refugee HIV and Hepatitis Awareness (NAIRHHA) Day, this webinar on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 3:00pm EDT will highlight findings from two national initiatives – Tulumbe! Project funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and African Immigrant Hepatitis B Needs Assessment Project funded by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Presenters will also discuss the current key issues for African immigrants in the United States; current HIV and HBV epidemiological data; and activities and resources available for NAIRHHA Day. 

Register   here .

Webinar - Share Your Hep B Story: #justB Storytelling Workshop
The  Hepatitis B Foundation  and the  Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO)  are excited to announce our next digital storytelling workshop in  partnership with  StoryCenterKicking off year 2 of our  #justB storytelling campaign , this workshop will bring together individuals living with or affected by hepatitis B to learn how to share their stories to educate the public about the disease and to inspire action. The workshop will be held in January 2018 in Berkeley, CA.

If you or someone you know might be interested in becoming a storyteller for the #justB campaign, please  join us for an informational webinar on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET  to learn more about the program and how to apply for the upcoming workshop.
 
Register  here .
Webinar - Using Social Network Analysis to Evaluate Your Hep B Coalition
Across the U.S., community-based hepatitis B coalitions are working to reduce the health disparities associated with hepatitis B by increasing awareness, screening, vaccination, and linkage to care for high-risk communities. Coalition success depends on collaboration, from engaging members to sharing promising practices and integrating efforts to maximize time and resources.

The George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center used social network analysis (SNA) to improve program delivery and monitor the development of relationships between Community Roundtable participants working to integrate cancer and chronic disease efforts. Join us for this webinar session on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 3:00 PM EDT to learn how coalitions could leverage SNA to inform program and coalition improvement, provide data that supports anecdotes and demonstrate the development of professional relationships.   

Register   here .
African Language Fact Sheets
The "Hepatitis B: Are You at Risk?" and "When Someone in the Family has Hepatitis B" fact sheets are available in African languages! They are available in Amharic, Arabic, French, Somali, and Swahili. The fact sheets can be found here.
  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 Initiative 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. 
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). Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA). 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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