December 2017 Newsletter I: Hepp-B Holidays #HepBFam
Partner Highlight: Continuing Hep B Medical Education Throughout the US
The  National Task Force on Hepatitis B held a successful Continuing Medical Education (CME) Training program with the Asian Pacific Health Foundation and UC Davis. This CME training was held on November 12th in San Diego and included presentations by Robert Gish, MD , Moon Chen, MPH, PhD , and Amy Trang, PhD. Twenty-six healthcare providers and support team members attended the training.

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New Immunization Action Coalition Adult Vaccination Guide
The  Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) released a new adult vaccination guide, Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide . The National Vaccine Program office funded the production of this guide with the help of the cooperative agreement with the CDC .

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Chari Cohen, DrPH, MPH Assumes New Role at Hepatitis B Foundation
The  Hepatitis B Foundation  has announced the promotion of Chari Cohen, DrPH, MPH to Vice President, Public Health and Programs. In her new position, she will continue to build and expand programs to increase hepatitis B awareness, immunization, and treatment, as well as improve the quality of life of individuals affected by hepatitis B.

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#justB December Feature: Carolyn #justB Family
Every month this year, we highlight a unique patient story from our #justB campaign. The #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.

For December, we are sharing Carolyn's story . Carolyn suspected something was going on when her mother told her that her father was "just tired, he needs to work less." She flew to visit her parents in Hawaii and learned that he was dying of liver cancer, the results of chronic hepatitis B. Carolyn regrets how quickly her father's health deteriorated, and yet she cherishes the time they spent together in the hospital. She recognizes that the experience helped her find compassion for her patients, in her own work as a nurse.
Father Daughter Conversation
The holidays are coming up! This is a great time to open up the conversation about hepatitis B with your family members. Start the conversation to talk about hepatitis B history in your family and encourage all your loved ones to get tested. You can find this PSA and more at the Know Hepatitis B campaign website . The PSA is available in English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese and  Korean .
Mission Statement

Hep B United is a national coalition dedicated to reducing the health disparities associated with hepatitis B by increasing awareness, screening, vaccination, and linkage to care for high-risk communities across the United States.

Hep B United was co-founded and is co-chaired by the   Hepatitis B Foundation  and the  Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO) . The coalition works to reduce the impact of hepatitis B through prevention and education efforts, addressing perinatal transmission, improving screening and linkage to care, contributing to national surveillance data, and advocating on a national level.
  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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