October 2017 Newsletter I: October is Liver Cancer Awareness Month
Liver Cancer Awareness Month
October is Liver Cancer Awareness Month! To celebrate Liver Cancer Awareness Month, follow Liver Cancer Connect on Facebook and Twitter for information on liver cancer throughout the month. Also, talk to your doctor about the  risk factors  for liver cancer and ask to get screened for both liver cancer and hepatitis B. For more information about liver cancer visit the Liver Cancer Connect website  and for more information about screening for liver cancer, click here
Reduce Liver Cancer Risk and Join a Liver Cancer Awareness Twitter Chat Oct. 12
Join representatives from Hepatitis B Foundation , CDC's Division of Viral Hepatitis , and NASTAD (the National Alliance of State and Territorial Aids Directors) for a twitter chat on Thursday October 12 at 2 p.m. EDT using the hashtag #liverchat .

Also participating are special guests Katherine McGlynn, PhD of the National Cancer Institute. Dr. McGlynn is a Senior Investigator at the National Cancer Institute, Division of Cancer Epidemiology & Genetics, Metabolic Epidemiology Branch. She is a researcher and expert in hepatocellular carcinoma.
Triage on a Syrian Chicken Farm
Vivian Huang, MD, MPH, the Director of Adult Immunization and Emergency Preparedness for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and 2017 Hep B Champion, was featured in The Moth . She shares her experience during Doctors without Borders in Syria as well as her reflections on her family upbringing, medical school training, and gender roles.

Listen   here .
#justB Real People Sharing Their Stories of Hepatitis B Webinar
NVHR believes that people living with hepatitis B and C should be at the forefront of viral hepatitis education and advocacy. The Hepatitis B Foundation (HBF) has taken a leadership role in this by developing the  #justB project , a powerful national storybank featuring people living with hepatitis B who put a human face on a serious disease. 

Join NVHR and HBF for a webinar on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT to learn more about this project and to hear from three hepatitis B patients who bravely tell their stories to decrease stigma and discrimination and promote testing, immunization and treatment. Learn how you can support and spread the word about this project and how you might incorporate some of the components into your own hepatitis B and/or hepatitis C programs.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Register   here .
National Task Force on Hepatitis B Call for Nominations
The National Task Force on Hepatitis B Focus on Asian and Pacific Islander Americans is currently searching for a co-Chair to co-lead the Task Force with Dr. Richard Andrews, M.D., M.PH.

The National Task Force on Hepatitis B Focus on Asian and Pacific Islander Americans is a volunteer-based national coalition that convenes 5 teleconferences and 1 face-to-face meeting each year with not-for-profit organizations, health care providers, and researchers across the United States that have a focus on providing outreach, education, screening, and/or linkage to care for patients who may be at-risk for hepatitis B and/or C.

The Task Force has been providing a continuing medical education (CME) team-based training to providers and their staff, as well as community leaders and other health care workers, in the geographical areas where they serve. This in-person  Health Education for Liver Providers (H.E.L.P.) training program model allows participants to share and discuss best practices and lessons learned after receiving core knowledge training about hepatitis B and C. Core knowledge training is based on CDC guidelines on hepatitis B and C. This team-based training program model has been approved by CDC and accredited by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Nominations for the co-Chair position is currently being accepted. Additional information about the job description and time commitment can be found on our website at:   http://hepbtaskforce.org/call-for-nominations.

National Task Force on Hepatitis B CME Trainings
Over 100 people have attended the Task Force's Health Education for Liver Providers (H.E.L.P.) CME Team-based Training Program since March 2017! With the help and coordination of our Regional Directors, trainings have already been offered (with positive feedback) in the Washington, DC area, Houston, TX, Atlanta, GA, and Seattle, WA. With only 3 more sites left this year, the National Task Force on Hepatitis B is excited to report the growing number of providers and staff expressing interest for program expansion in 2018. Training is FREE, but registration is required for attendance This CME program has been accredited by the American Academy of Family Physicians for up to 3.25 CME credits. 
Upcoming training sites include:
  • New York, NY (Saturday, October 14th) 
  • Chicago, IL (Thursday, November 2nd) 
  • San Diego (Sunday, November 12th)

For more information or if you are interested in attending upcoming trainings, email hepbtf@gmail.com.

Save the Date!
Please save the date for upcoming webinars in November! 
  • November 1 - Understanding and Combating HBV Stigma
  • November 14 - ECHO Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Project
Hep Free Hawaii "Ask the Experts: Liver Wellness Conference"
Hep Free Hawaii is excited to collaborate with the  American Liver Foundation's Pacific Coast Division  to bring the  Ask the Experts: Liver Wellness Conference  on November 11, 2017 at the John A Burns School of Medicine in Honolulu. The conference will provide information on the latest treatments and research breakthroughs from some of Hawaii’s leading liver specialists. Topics that will be covered include: Hepatitis A, B and C; HIV/HCV Co-infection, Alcoholic Hepatitis; Nonalcoholic Liver Disease (NAFLD), Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) and Liver Cancer. The morning session will be open to all community members, especially patients and caregivers. The afternoon session will be open to medical providers, and CMEs will be available.

The registration packet can be found here . You can also register   here .
Family Promise: Get Tested for Hepatitis B
Did you know that 2 in 3 Asian Americans don’t know they're infected by the hepatitis B virus? In this video, a father promises his wife and daughter to find out and get tested for hepatitis B. You can find this PSA and more at the Know Hepatitis B campaign website . The PSA is available in English, Mandarin, Vietnamese and Korean .
  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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