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May is National Hepatitis Awareness Month

May is National Hepatitis Awareness Month, which was first designated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2001. This is an important opportunity to help raise awareness about viral hepatitis in this country. With up to 5 million Americans affected by chronic hepatitis B and C, there is a lot that still needs to be done to improve prevention, education, and access to medical care and treatment!

On Monday, May 19th, 2008 more than 200 hepatitis B and C patient groups from around the world will observe World Hepatitis DayLearn more.

May 2008
Hepatitis Awareness Month Poster Contest
CDC Division of Viral Hepatitis and National Viral Hepatits Roundtable

May 2, 2008
First Friday Doylestown
For a third consecutive year, the Hepatitis B Foundation sponsored May's First Friday Doylestown in support of National Hepatitis Awareness Month. This free community event featured O’Liver, the Hepatitis B Foundation’s mascot, free literature, local bands and NBC 10 Meteorologist Michelle Grossman.

May 9, 2008
Food for Thought 2008
Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF)
San Francisco, CA

May 10, 2008
LIVERight 2008 5K Run/Walk
Asian Liver Center, Stanford University
San Francisco, CA

May 10, 2008
Hepatitis B Presentation and Screening
WA State API Hepatitis B Task Force
Seattle, WA

May 10-17, 2008
Hep B Free Week in San Francisco
SF Hep B Free Coordinating Council
San Francisco, CA

May 14, 2008
CME Course by Eddie Cheung, MD
SF Hep B Free Coordinating Council
San Francisco, CA

May 15, 2008
NYC Hepatitis C Walk
Latino Organization for Liver Awareness
New York City, NY

May 17, 2008
Free HBV Screening at Asian Heritage Street Celebration
SF Hep B Free Coordinating Council
San Francisco, CA

May 17, 2008
Hepatitis B Presentation & Screening, Cambodian Community
WA State API Hepatitis B Task Force
Seattle, WA

May 17-22, 2008
Digestive Disease Week (DDW)
AASLD, DDW, and others
San Diego, CA

May 18, 2008
Fly the Jade Kite, Fly the Dream of Equality Awareness Event
Beijing Yirenping Center
China

May 19, 2008
World Hepatitis Day
WHO, NVHR, IHRA, and others

May 19, 2008
World Hepatitis Day Gala and Fundraiser
The Hepatitis Support Network of Hawaii

May 19, 2008
Healthcare Fair: Screening, Vaccination, Exams, Seminars
National Committee for the Control of Viral Hepatitis
Al Azhar Park, Egypt

May 20, 2008
U.S. Congressional Briefing on Hepatitis B
Hepatitis B Foundation and AAPCHO
Washington, DC

May 21-23, 2008
National Conference on Immunization and Health Coalitions
San Francisco Immunization Coalition and others
San Francisco, CA

May 24-25, 2008
Free HBV Screening at Asian Festival Health and Wellness Pavilion
Columbus, OH

May 29-June 1, 2008
6th Annual CCO Hepatitis Symposium
Coronado, CA

May 31, 2008
Free HCV screening by Philadelphia Hepatitis Outreach Project (P-HOP)
Philadelphia, PA

Visit the following organizations to learn more about Hepatitis Programs in the US:

American Liver Foundation
Hepatitis Foundation International
HepTREC
Immunization Action Coalition, Hepatitis Programs
National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable
National Task Force on Hepatitis B

We invite any organization to contact us about what they are doing for May Hepatitis Awareness Month.


 

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