Two Upcoming Screening Events:
 Philadelphia & Montgomery Counties
Join Hep B United Philadelphia and the Hepatitis B Foundation for two upcoming hepatitis B screening events!

On Sunday, March 24th from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM , we will be at the Victory Harvest Fellowship Church in West Philadelphia. This event is in partnership with the African Family Health Organization (AFAHO).

On Saturday, April 6th , we will be conducting a screening at the Montgomery County Health Fair! The event will take place from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM in the Science Building of Montgomery County Community College .
Funding Opportunity from the
Office of Minority Health
The Office of Minority Health has posted their federal grant opportunity for the  Hepatitis B Demonstration Grant Program . OMH will fund collaborative partnerships to build capacity for scale-up HBV vaccination, testing and linkage to care services and surveillance to advance progress toward national hepatitis B elimination goals recommended by the National Academies of Sciences (NAS). Service delivery efforts will focus on delivery of prompt, responsive and efficient care for persons born in countries where HBV infection is endemic; U.S.-born persons not vaccinated as infants whose parents were born in countries with a very high prevalence of HBV infection; household contacts or sexual partners of persons with HBV infection; and infants/children/adolescents who may otherwise slip through the cracks and improve reach of services essential to eliminating hepatitis B. 

Applications are due Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 5:00 PM EST.

For eligibility and more information, click  here .
New Webinar Series
Hep B United Webinar Series Launches March 20th
Join the Hepatitis B Foundation, Hep B United and the   National Association of County and City Health Officials   (NACCHO) on  Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM  EST for the first installment of a new webinar series! This session will focus on the current state of hepatitis B in the United States. Join to learn about hepatitis B epidemics across the nation, communities at high risk for infection, routes of transmission, test results, case reporting, vaccines, and more local health department prevention initiatives.

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
• Discuss the epidemiology of HBV and at-risk, priority populations
• Describe HBV testing, treatment, and prevention measures
• Characterize the role of local health departments in preventing and
eliminating HBV infections

Save The Date: 5th Annual Jefferson Liver Disease Symposium!
Join us at the 5th Annual Jefferson Liver Disease Symposium on  Saturday, March 30th, 2019  from  8:00 AM - 2:50 PM!  The conference will take place on the  Jefferson University Campus in the Bluemle Life Sciences Building.  Sessions during the conference will be organized into the following categories: hepatitis disorders, miscellaneous liver disorders, infections in hospitalized cirrhotics, and liver transplant-related topics.

Physicians, physician assistants, and nurses can receive continued medical education (CME) credits for attending. Read more about CME credits  here .

Pre-registration ends Thursday, March 28th. No refunds will be granted after Friday, March 15th.
#justB Storytelling Recruitment
Hep B United,   StoryCenter , and the  Hepatitis B Foundation  are currently planning a Spring/Summer 2019 storytelling workshop and are looking for new participants for their #justB campaign ! All are welcome to apply; however, we are hoping to focus on stories from Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Texas, and Southern California . If you know someone who may be interested, please encourage them to apply  here ! Please feel free to print and share our  recruitment flyer  (pictured) as well.

For more information, please contact  Rhea.Racho@hepb.org .

To view #justB stories, click   here .
During 2019, 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 Screened
After her own family’s experience of immigrating to the United States from Mongolia and their relief at moving to a community where friends could point them to resources, Tuya saw the struggles of other newcomers and decided she wanted to help. She found work with a program that does hepatitis B and C outreach, testing, and treatment referral for immigrants in the greater Washington, D.C. area and has been gratified to see the community’s growing trust in her, her organization, and the medical system in the U.S.
Click here to watch Tuya's inspiring story in English and Mongolian.
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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