National African Immigrant & Refugee HIV & Hepatitis Awareness Day Webinar
September 9th was National African Immigrant & Refugee HIV & Hepatitis Awareness Day (NAIRHHA).

Help us commemorate NAIRHHA Day by joining us on Thursday, September 20th from  3:00 - 4:30 EDT for Stigma Can’t Win: HIV and Hep B Among African Immigrants - a webinar discussing how stigma can impact treatment and care in African immigrant communities.

In some African communities in the U.S., between 5%-15% of people have chronic hepatitis B infection. NAIRHHA Day raises awareness through social media and education and encourages at risk populations to get tested, treated, and vaccinated.

J oin the social media awareness campaign - which will run until Sept. 20th, 2018 - by using the hashtags #StigmaCantWin and #NAIRHHADay2018 .

Upcoming Events
Free Hepatitis B Screenings in West Philadelphia Philadelphia
On Saturday, September 22nd, Hepatitis B Foundation, HepTREC and Hep B United Philadelphia will join the African Family Health Organization (AFAHO) for a free hepatitis B screening event. The screening will take place at the Kingsessing Recreation Center from 2 PM - 4 pm.
Immigrant & Refugee Resources Fair
On Saturday, September 29th, the Hepatitis B Foundation and Hep B United Philadelphia will be attending the Immigrant and Refugee Resources fair from 12 PM - 4 PM. The event will take place at Mifflin Square Park in South Philadelphia .
2018 Bucks County Immunization Coalition Fall Provider Conference
Join the Hepatitis B Foundation (HBF) at the 2018 Bucks County Immunization Coalition 's Fall Provider Conference! The Philadelphia Department of Public Health will present on acute hepatitis B and the opioid crisis. Other topics include updates on the 2018 influenza, school vaccine regulations, and how to handle parents who are hesitant to vaccinate their children.

The Bucks County Immunization Coalition works to increase immunization awareness and rates for both children and adults in Bucks County through education, outreach, and accessibility.

To register for the conference, click here .
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 .
#justB Resilient
September's featured video  shares Bright's story. Born in a small town in Ghana, Bright emigrated to the U.S. upon finishing teacher training college. Several years later, he learned that his mother, who he adored, had passed away back home. Devastated, he began to receive counseling. He also learned he is living with chronic hepatitis B, after seeking healthcare for feelings of fatigue. Bright eventually starts facing the unknown, feeling more resilient than ever before.
Click here to watch Bright's inspiring story in Twi.
View other videos and learn more about our campaign at .
#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 .
Join the Hep B United Action Center
B ecome 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.