May 2018 Newsletter I - Spread Awareness, Win $50 Amazon Gift Card
Hep B Foundation #HepBeLIeVER Social Media Contest
Join and share the Hepatitis B Foundation 's Hepatitis Awareness Month campaign and contest! Share a picture of loving your liver and letting us know how you're a #HepBeLIeVER on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram! Entrants have a chance to WIN A $50 AMAZON GIFT CARD. Post on social media with #HepBeLIeVER between April 23 and May 16, 2018 (contest closes at 11:59 PM EST on 5/16). More information here.
CDC Viral Hepatitis Awareness Month Resources
Viral Hepatitis Awareness Month and National Hepatitis Testing Day is coming up in May! CDC Division of Viral Hepatitis has many resources you and your organization can use to promote testing and awareness! They have tips on how to celebrate this month, a Thunderclap, posters, fact sheets, and more! More information here.

You can also check out our most recent webinars with CDC and NASTAD and NOHep here.
Upcoming Webinars!
Although hepatitis delta is considered hyperendemic to Romania and hundreds of thousands of hepatitis B patients are affected, it still remains largely unknown to the medical community. A lack of awareness and screening contribute to the persistent prevalence of the disease and create an urgent need for increased provider education and system-wide changes. 

Even if you cannot attend live, please register and we will email you the webinar recording!
Join us on May 17th to learn more about the #justB campaign, digital storytelling, and how you can get involved in these efforts. We will be joined by Amy Hill with StoryCenter and three participants from this year’s workshops, who will share their #justB videos and talk more about their experience of speaking out about hep B.
In Language Delta Fact Sheets
The Hepatitis B Foundation's Hepatitis Delta Connect program has hepatitis D fact sheet available in five languages - English, Mongolian, Russian, and Spanish- for providers and patients. Hepatitis D is a liver infection caused by the  hepatitis delta virus (HDV) Only those already infected with hepatitis B can acquire HDV because it is dependent on the hepatitis B virus to survive

Find them here . For questions, comments, or collaborations, contact Sierra Pellechio at
Job Opportunity: CDC Director of Division of Viral Hepatitis (DVH)
The CDC Division of Viral Hepatitis is seeking a Director in its Division of Viral Hepatitis in the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB (NCHHSTP) . The Division Director will play an integral role in bringing together science, programs, policy, and communications to prevent, diagnose, and treat viral hepatitis. The position will oversee the scientific and programmatic activities and leadership for the control and prevention of hepatitis infections and manifestations. The application period ends on May 23, 2018 .

Apply here . Vacancy announcements and instructions for current or former U.S. federal employees and all U.S. Citizens should be followed.

All individuals who are interested, including those without medical degrees, should also send a CV with a cover letter explaining your interest in the position to John Moore at . More information h e re.
1 in 12 Asian Americans
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 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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