October 2017 Newsletter II: Recruiting Storytellers
#justB 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.

Workshop participants will be guided through the process of creating short videos about their hepatitis B story and learn how these videos can be shared nationally and in their communities to increase hepatitis B awareness, decrease stigma and discrimination associated with the disease, promote hepatitis B screening and care, and advocate for people living with hepatitis B. After the workshop, participants will join a growing community of #justB storytellers, who receive ongoing training and support from the Hepatitis B Foundation to be champions and spokespeople for hepatitis B issues.

If you are an individual interested in sharing your hep B story and participating in the workshop, please read the  JustB Info Packet for Storytellers.

If you are an organization interested in helping to recruit potential storytellers for the workshop, please read the  JustB Info Packet for Partner Organizations

To apply for the January 2018 workshop, please submit this  Participant Information Form  no later than Friday, December 1, 2017. For additional information, check out the  recording  and  presentation slides  from our recent webinar about the #justB project and upcoming workshop.

Please contact Rhea Racho at rhea.racho@hepb.org with any questions.
#justB Storyteller Interviews
StoryCenter just release the first part of their interview series! The blog features an interview with Kim , Jason , and Maureen . These storytellers share more insight on their experience with hepatitis B and the #justB workshop.

Read it here .
Webinar: Understanding and Combating HBV-Related Stigma
Join us on  November 1, 2017  at  3:00 pm EST  when we will discuss   AAPCHO's stigma toolkit , a curriculum developed to help community-based organizations and health facilities work with patients and staff to combat and address stigma and associated discrimination.

Stigma and discrimination negatively affect the health and well-being of people living with or most vulnerable to hepatitis B (HBV). HBV-related stigma and discrimination prevent people from accessing prevention, care and treatment for the disease, and helps fuel the global hepatitis B epidemic. 

Join as we learn key strategies for preventing and combating stigma and discrimination associated with HBV, to improve the care and support for people affected by HBV

Join the Hep B United Action Center
Become a Hep B Advocate!  Join the Hep B United Action Center to get the latest updates and news about hep B policy issues, learn about upcoming advocacy events, and be notified of opportunities to take action and show your support for our  policy initiatives . You will also be provided with information, resources, and tools to help you communicate, educate, and engage your community.  
Father Daughter Conversation
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, Cantonese, 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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