CDC Partner Letter: Promote Hepatitis Awareness Month & Hepatitis Testing Day

Dear NVHR Members and Partners:

We are sharing a partner letter from CDC's Division of Viral Hepatitis (DVH) on resources and upcoming events during May Hepatitis Awareness Month. Please send questions or comments to DVH: hepatitis@cdc.gov

It’s almost May and time to celebrate Hepatitis Awareness Month and the sixth annual national Hepatitis Testing Day on May 19th! We wanted to share some resources that may help your efforts during May and beyond.

  • Hepatitis Awareness Month and Testing Day Resource Center has free tools to help support your awareness activities and testing events.  Resources include buttons, badges, or a quiz widget for your website or email signatures; Live-Read Radio Scripts templates to pitch your events to local radio stations; and sample proclamations for Hepatitis Awareness Month and/or national Hepatitis Testing Day. 
  • Join CDC, Hep B United, and NASTAD for a Hepatitis Awareness Month Webinar on April 25th at 1pm EDT/10am PDT. This will be an opportunity to learn about available resources, hear about what partners are doing to promote hepatitis B and C testing, and share events you have planned for May. Visit http://bit.ly/2o1pKg4 to sign up and help spread the word.
  • Join the Be #HepAware Thunderclap on May 19th at 12pm EDT/9am 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://thndr.me/UtWAFY to sign up and help spread the word to your members and followers.  Contact ccarnes@cdc.gov or visit the Resource Center 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 their 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 B campaign, promoting hepatitis B testing among Asian Americans, have free resources available for use. Campaign resources include video PSAs and 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, #HepTestingDay, and #HepatitisElimination 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.

Please let us know if you have any questions or suggestions by emailing us at hepatitis@cdc.gov.  We look forward to continuing to work with you in the fight against viral hepatitis.

Education, Training and Communication Team

Division of Viral Hepatitis

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