November 2017 Newsletter I: Vote for #justB
#Storymakers2017 Contest
The Hepatitis B Foundation entered John's #justB story to the #Storymakers2017 contest! Help us win the People's Choice Award by voting EVERYDAY between November 1 and November 20! You can vote here .

Once you click on the link, it should be the first entry on the left.
#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.
Webinar: HBV ECHO: Reducing Perinatal Transmission
Please join Hep B United on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 EST   for a webinar on HBV ECHO: Reducing Perinatal Transmission!

In the U.S., approximately 800 to 1,200 babies are born with hepatitis B infection (HBV). Approximately 25% of infants who develop chronic HBV due to mother-to-child or perinatal transmission, will eventually die from chronic liver disease. Join this session to learn about a new project to address perinatal HBV transmission, HBV ECHO: Reducing Perinatal Transmission .

Through a partnership with the Department of Health and Human Resources (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Bureau of Primary Health Care, Project ECHO launched HBV ECHO, a national technical assistance program that helps enhance HRSA-funded health center capacity to reduce perinatal transmission of hepatitis B. Panelists will discuss the teleECHO™ curriculum, challenges in addressing perinatal HBV in the primary care setting, and patient case studies.
 
* Be sure to register early, space is limited. A confirmation email with information on how to join the webinar will be sent to you after you register.
Job Listing: Manager, Policy & Legislative Affairs
NASTAD is searching for a Manager, Policy and Legislative Affairs. The position involves managing development and implementation of hepatitis-related federal appropriations strategies, including for the NASTAD convened Hepatitis Appropriations Partnership, and legislation related to hepatitis prevention, care and treatment issues. This position manages the day-to-day activities necessary to implement hepatitis-related federal legislative and regulatory goals. The Manager also interfaces with governmental agencies, national organizations, coalitions and other non-governmental organizations to promote NASTAD’s legislative and policy agenda. In addition, this position interfaces with NASTAD members to develop their understanding of the federal policy process and respond to their inquiries. Demonstrated ability to execute projects in a timely manner is also required.

Find more information or to apply go here .
Partner highlight: Check Hep B NYC
Check Hep B New York and the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene presented at the NYU Health Disparities Symposium early October. Their poster focused on the need for a FQHC based hepatitis B program for the African-born community in NYC.

Be sure to check out Check Hep B FY2017 report here .
Warning Signs
Did you know that hepatitis B is a "silent infection?" 1 in 12 Asian Americans have hepatitis B and don't know that they do. This animated video shares some facts about hepatitis B and encourages Asian Americans to be tested! 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 .
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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