Free Hepatitis Screening in West Philadelphia
Philadelphia
On Sunday, August 5th, the Hepatitis B Foundation and Hep B United Philadelphia joined the African Family Health Organization (AFAHO) , HepTREC , and the Prevent Cancer Foundation for a free screening event at Mt. Zion United African Church.

More than 20 people stopped by to get tested for hepatitis B and hepatitis C in addition to having their BMI and blood pressure checked.

Thank you to everyone who helped to make the screening a success!
Hep B United Summit Summary
Our annual HBU Summit, held in partnership with the Hepatitis B Foundation and the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO), was a great success! Over 50 organizations from around the country, including the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, joined us for the three day conference in Washington D.C.
We visited more than 60 Congressional offices, introduced new #justB storytellers, and learned new best practices from experts in the field!

Hear some of our partners speak about why the Summit is so important by watching the video above or on our Youtube channel.
World Hepatitis Day 2018: Find the Missing Millions
This year's theme for World Hepatitis Day (July 28th) was Find the Missing Millions. The theme informed the world that many people around the globe don't know that they are living with hep B.

To help raise awareness and encourage people to know their status, we asked our supporters, "Why should people get tested for Hepatitis B?" Responses poured in from all over the world; check them out by clicking the video on the left!
New Tea m Member on Board
This July, Michaela Jackson joined the Hepatitis B Foundation as the new Public Health and Outreach Program Coordinator. Michaela is a recent graduate of Drexel University, where she received her Master's in Science Communication. She will be assisting the Public Health Program Manager, Catherine Freeland, MPH, with screenings and events held in Philadelphia. Make sure to say hi if you see her in the City!

Welcome to the team, Michaela!
During 2018, we are highlighting a unique patient story each month. Our #justB Storytelling Campaign is a national effort to bring individuals affected by hepatitis B to share their stories to shed light on this serious disease, decrease stigma, discrimination, and promote the importance of testing and treatment for hepatitis B. If you want to host a screening of the videos, we can help! It is a great way to spread the word and engage your local communities! Email Catherine.Freeland@hepb.org .
#justB Inspired
August's featured video   shares Chenda's story. Recently engaged and waiting to join her fiancé in America, Chenda got a blood test, only to find out that she has hepatitis B. Upon seeing a doctor in Cambodia, she was inspired to learn how to protect her family and lover from the disease. Hepatitis B no longer haunts Chenda; she transformed herself from survivor to helper and is ready to make sure her soon-to-arrive first child is vaccinated against the virus.
Click here to watch Chenda's inspiring story in Khmer.
View other videos and learn more about our campaign at www.hepb.org/justb .
#justB Postcards are Available
#justB postcards are now available! There are postcards for all the storytellers. For a list of all the storytellers and their experiences, please visit this website and you can find them on the left of the website. If you are interested in ordering any postcards, please contact Catherine Freeland at catherine.freeland@hepb.org .
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