Viral Hepatitis Updates from the HHS Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy
We are joined by all of our federal colleagues in promoting viral hepatitis awarenessand action during May Hepatitis Awareness Month! But we are not in every state or community so we depend on people like you to help us move forward in our work to address viral hepatitis health disparities, increase prevention and testing efforts, and get more people into treatment or cured of their hepatitis B and hepatitis C. To support this work, our CDC colleagues have compiled the resources described below.
Please take a look and make a plan to take action on viral hepatitis during this important observance! Throughout the month of May, OHAIDP will be posting information about events and opportunities on our website so check in early and often as we work toward our vision of eliminating the public health threat of viral hepatitis in the United States!
Richard Wolitski, PhD, and Corinna Dan, RN, MPH
Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Join the Be #HepAware Thunderclap on May 19th at 12:00 p.m. EDT/9:00 a.m. PDT! Supporters can sign up in advance using their Twitter, Facebook or Tumblr accounts for a one-time post that will automatically be sent on May 19th. Visit http://bit.ly/2q2S44e to sign up and help spread the word to your members and followers. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
If your organization provides ongoing hepatitis testing and vaccination services, please visit https://gettested.cdc.gov/ and fill out an online form to make sure your services are registered within CDC’s database. This site is a tool for people to enter their zip code and find ongoing services in their area.
Share our feature on the ABCs of Viral Hepatitis and encourage people to take the Hepatitis Risk Assessment to get personalized hepatitis vaccination & testing recommendations. The risk assessment can be shared by posting badges on your website or promoting the link on social media.
The Know More Hepatitis campaign, which encourages people born from 1945-1965 to get tested for hepatitis C, and the multilingual Know Hepatitis Bcampaign, promoting hepatitis B testing among Asian Americans, have free resources available for use. Campaign resources include video PSAs, posters, radio PSAs, infographics, fact sheets, customizable event flyers, and other materials.
Visit the Division of Viral Hepatitis’s website for information and resources on all types of hepatitis, including fact sheets, posters, provider resources, and much more.
Follow @cdchep on Twitter for information about hepatitis resources, tools, publications, campaign updates, and events. Use the hashtags #HepAware, #hepatitis and #HepTestingDay to join the conversation and share information on viral hepatitis.
Sign up for monthly emails from the Division of Viral Hepatitis about new publications, recommendations, new materials or significant events.