April 2017 Newsletter I: WHD2017 #ShowYourFace
Webinar: WHD2017 Launch
World Hepatitis Day (July 28) will be here before you know it! Join NOhep   Wednesday, April 26  at  2:00 BST  for a launch webinar providing an overview of the campaign for this year. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions to the staff at the World Hepatitis Alliance and World Health Organization!

Register for the webinar  here .  

With the webinar, the WHD 2017 website will also be launched where you will be able to find wonderful resources such as infographics, toolkits, social media graphics, fully customizable posters, and place to upload photos as a part of the #ShowYourFace social media campaign. 

WHD2017 #ShowYourFace
This year, the theme for WHD 2017 is ELIMINATE HEPATITIS to empower, encourage, and remind everyone that we all have the opportunity to eliminate viral hepatitis together. As a part of the theme, NOhep is starting the #ShowYourFace campaign to connect and empower people to unite in the fight against hepatitis. 

The #ShowYourFace campaign calls on you and others to post a personalized Polaroid photo with an "I AM" statement. The "I AM" statement is a personal message in the journey to eliminate hepatitis. 

The "I AM" statement should be focused on:
  • what you are doing to eliminate this deadly killer, e.g., I AM HELPING OTHERS, I AM SPEAKING OUT 
  • what you have done to help meet the 2030 goal, e.g., I AM RESPONSIBLE, I AM CURED
  • encouraging others to take a stand in the fight against hepatitis, e.g. I AM EMPOWERED, I AM MORE THAN JUST A NUMBER

#justB Maureen's Story
Real people sharing their stories of hepatitis

The  Hepatitis B Foundation launched another #justB story with Maureen! Maureen shares her experience with hepatitis B when she and her family found out her adopted daughter had hepatitis B. 

For more information about the #justB campaign, click  here.

Webinar: Eliminating the Public Health Problem of Hepatitis B and C in the United States
Please join Hep B United and the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable on   Monday, April 10  at 3:00 EDT  for a community discussion on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's consensus report A National Strategy to Eliminate Hepatitis B & C in the United States. Dr. Brian Strom, Chair of the Committee on a National Strategy for the Elimination of Hepatitis B and C will present the National Academies' recommendations. 

In the 2016 report, Eliminating the Public Health Problem of Hepatitis B and C in the United States: Phase One Report, the National Academies found that despite significant challenges, elimination of hepatitis B and C as a US public heath problem is feasible. The final phase two report discusses ways to reduce the barriers and provides a national elimination strategy. 

Register  here .  

*Be sure to register and join early, space is limited. A confirmation email with information on how to join the webinar will be sent to you after you register. 
Webinar: Hepatitis Delta: The Hidden Epidemic
The Hepatitis B Foundation is hosting a webinar titled "Hepatitis Delta: The Hidden Epidemic." The webin ar will be held on Wednesday, April 12 at 3:00 EDT

Fifteen to twenty million people living with hepatitis B are also infected with the most severe form of viral hepatitis, hepatitis D. Join the Hepatitis B Foundation, Hep B United and Hepatitis Delta Connect as Dr. Robert Gish, Medical Director of the Hepatitis B Foundation, provides a historical and epidemiological overview of this complicated and largely unstudied virus. 

The webinar will focus on hepatitis B global epidemiology, as well as hepatitis D testing, management and treatment. This interactive session will discuss how we can work together to improve awareness and testing for HBV co-infection, and the goals of Hepatitis B Foundation's Hepatitis Delta Connect program.

Register  here.

* 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.

Webinar: Increasing Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders in Public Health and Biomedical Research
To celebrate National Minority Health Month and National Public Health Week, the Asian & Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health (APIC) is hosting a "Increasing Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in Public Health and Biomedical Research" webinar on Thursday, April 13 on at 3:00 PM EDT

APIC will hold a discussion on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AA and ANHPIs) in the research workforce. Topics will include efforts to promote inclusion and equity, diversify the public health and biomedical research workforce, and AA and NHPI health-focused research.

Moderator: 
Tung Nguyen, MD, Stephen J. McPhee, Md, Endowed Chair in General Internal Medicine and Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Speakers: 
Howard Koh, MD, MPH, Harvey F. Fineberg Professor of the Practice of Public Health Leadership, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Harvard Kennedy School 

Hannah Valantine, MD, MRCP, FACC, Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity, National Institutes of Health

Register  here.
* Be sure to register and join early, space is limited. A confirmation message with information on how to join the webinar will be sent to you after you register. 

Job Opportunity: Chief/Director, Center for Viral Hepatitis Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH), Prevention, and Health Promotion Administration, Infectious Disease Prevention and Health Services Bureau, is recruiting for a full-time Chief for the Center for Viral Hepatitis to lead the Bureau's highly-visible, national, and ongoing efforts around Hepatitis C (HCV). These initiatives focus on partnering with academic institutions, local health departments, and community health centers to prevent new HCV infections, ensure that persons living with HIV and HCV are linked to and retained in medical care, and increase the integration of HCV medical care in primary care settings. This position will report to the Deputy Director of the Bureau, will directly supervise two staff people and serve as the lead for other stakeholders involved in these projects.

More information  here.


Doctor Knows

Doctor Knows can help teach hepatitis B in easy and understandable way!  

For the two page infographic, click here or here for more Know Hepatitis B campaign
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 Initiatives 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. Mercy Housing and Human Development.
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). 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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