April 2018 Newsletter I - Partnering for Health Equity
April is National Minority Health Month
April is National Minority Health Month! The  HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH)  Director Dr. Matthew Lin announced this year's theme for National Minority Health: Partnering for Health Equity. OMH will join organizations, health advocates, and partners to highlight the role of partnerships to improve the health of communities and people across the country. Be sure to support National Minority Health Month in April with #NMHM18.

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Webinar: Hepatitis Awareness Month
Join  Hep B United  and  NASTAD  on Monday, April 16, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM for a  webinar  to discuss strategies to raise awareness about hepatitis throughout May. During this webinar  CDC’s Division of Viral Hepatitis  will share resources that are available to promote testing. Health departments and community partners will provide an overview of past activities such as testing events and proclamations, highlight lessons learned from previous years, and discuss their plans for this year’s Hepatitis Awareness Month and Testing Day.
Webinar: The NOHep Fight for Elimination
Join   Hep B United ,   the   National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable and the   World Hepatitis Alliance on Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM for a webinar featuring the   NOHep Campaign This session will review the global public health threat of viral hepatitis and leaders from the World Hepatitis Alliance and U.S. organizations will share information about the  NOHep campaign , a global movement uniting governments, medical professionals, patients and the hepatitis community to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030.
2018 Texas Perinatal Hepatitis B Summit
The Texas Department of State Health Services is excited to announce that registration for the 2018 Texas Perinatal Hepatitis B Summit is now open! The Summit is free with Continuing Education credits and will feature national and local speakers covering a variety of topics related to perinatal Hepatitis B prevention. It will take place on May 29-30 at the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center on the University of Texas campus located at 1900 University Ave, Austin, TX 78705. The Summit will start at 12 PM on May 29th and will continue until 4 PM on May 30th.

A dditionally you can book your hotel room at the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center at  this link or by calling 1-877-744-8822 with the reference code TXDHSM0518.

If you have any questions about the Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Program please email Eva.Hansson@dshs.texas.gov , and if you have any questions about the Summit please email Linc.Allen@dshs.texas.gov .

National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan: Partner Planning Guide 2017-2020
HHS ’s Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP) recently announced the launch of the Partner Planning Guide for the National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan 2017-2020. This strategic planning resource is designed for use by individuals, groups, and organizations that are conducting strategic programs and providing services to prevent, diagnose, and treat hepatitis B (HBV) and/or hepatitis C (HCV).

The Guide can help you, your agency, or organization to assess local needs, strengths, and existing activities as well as plan new actions that align with the Action Plan and contribute toward reaching our national viral hepatitis goals. It can be used in conjunction with existing strategic plans to identify shared priorities and goals as well as opportunities for alignment and leveraging of capacities and resources to improve the programs that serve individuals and communities in need.
Job Opportunity: Hepatitis B Program Development Manager
Hep Education Project in Seattle, WA is starting an HBV program and searching for a Hepatitis B Program Development Manager. The Program Development Manager is a full time position and will manage the development and implementation of HEP 's program to improve hepatitis B (HBV) awareness, education, prevention, and screening. The Program Development Manager will also support HEP's Outreach Program, which will include identifying people living with viral hepatitis (HBV & HCV) in our community and preventing new infections through community education. More information here. Resumes and cover letters can be sent to hepresumes@hepeducation.org.
Loving Your Family
1 in 12 Asian Americans has hepatitis B, but most don’t know they are infected. If someone is infected and left untreated, hepatitis B can lead to serious liver problems, including liver cancer. You can find the full infographic here and more at the Know Hepatitis B campaign  website .
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 Center - Southeast Michigan. 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. Mercy Housing and Human Development. 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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