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Radio PSA Scripts for Hepatitis Awareness Month

How do I Pitch a Live-Read Radio PSA?

Below are Live-Read Radio PSA Scripts to pitch to local radio stations in support of Hepatitis Awareness Month and the Hepatitis Testing Day. To do this, please follow the steps outlined below:

  • First select the radio PSA that is most appropriate for you.
  • Next, contact the local radio stations and ask for the person in charge of placing PSAs.
  • Then, ask this person if the radio station would be open to reading a live radio PSA to address the growing burden of Hepatitis C and discuss any relevant details to your organization.
  • Finally, follow up your conversation with a personalized email that includes the selected radio PSA (you can cut and paste the text below into your email).  A sample email and scripts can be found below

 

Sample Email:
Dear ________:
Thank you so much for your time on the phone and for your consideration of reading a live script radio PSA in support of Hepatitis Awareness Month and Hepatitis Testing Day. We would be most appreciative of your support.
Many thanks,
__________

 

Live Radio Script Radio PSAs

Hepatitis B

Get Tested for Hepatitis B (AAPI Population Focused) (30 seconds) 
Did you know that 1 in 12 Asian Americans have hepatitis B, but most don’t know they are infected?  If you or your parents were born in Asia or the Pacific Islands, CDC recommends you get tested for hepatitis B.  Talk to your doctor about getting tested. Visit w w w dot [INSERT YOUR ORGANIZATION’S URL] for more information.

Get Tested for Hepatitis B (General) (30-seconds)
More than one million Americans have chronic hepatitis B – a disease that can lead to serious liver problems, including liver cancer. CDC recommends people at risk, including individuals born in Asia and Africa, get tested for hepatitis B. Talk to your doctor about getting tested – it could save your life. Visit w w w dot [INSERT YOUR ORGANIZATION’S URL] for more information.

AAPI Hepatitis B & Testing Event (30-60 seconds)
Did you know that 1 in 12 Asian Americans have hepatitis B, but most don’t know they are infected?  If you or your parents were born in Asia or the Pacific Islands, CDC recommends you get tested for hepatitis B. Join us on [day of week] [month/day] from [X a.m.] to [X p.m.] at [EVENT ADDRESS/LOCATION] for a [FREE/LOW COST] hepatitis B test. It could save your life.

 

Hepatitis C

Testing Event Template (30 seconds)
Do you know about hepatitis C? Hepatitis C is a leading cause of liver cancer. Millions of Americans have hepatitis C, but most don’t know it. People can live with Hepatitis C for decades without having symptoms or feeling sick. May is Hepatitis Awareness Month, so join the [INSERT NAME OF ORGANIZATION] and get a hepatitis C test at [INSERT NAME OF EVENT] on [INSERT DATE].

Hepatitis C – General (30 seconds)
Did you know that hepatitis is a leading cause of liver cancer? Millions of Americans have hepatitis C, yet up to seventy five percent of people don’t know it. This disease often has no symptoms so, talk to your doctor to see if you are at risk. May is Hepatitis Awareness Month. Early detection can save lives.

Hepatitis C – General (30 seconds)
Do you know about hepatitis C? Hepatitis C is a leading cause of liver cancer. Millions of Americans have hepatitis C, but up to seventy five percent of people don’t know it. People can live with hepatitis C for decades without having symptoms or feeling sick. Talk to your doctor. Early detection can save lives.

3 Facts about Hepatitis C (30 seconds)
Three facts you should know about hepatitis C. One. Hepatitis C is a leading cause of liver cancer. Two. Hepatitis C testing is not part of routine blood work. Three. Millions of Americans have hepatitis C, but most don’t know it. This disease often has no symptoms. Talk to your doctor. Early detection can save lives.

Hepatitis C – General (15 seconds)
Did you know that millions of Americans have hepatitis C? Yet most don’t know it. Hepatitis is the leading cause of liver cancer, but it doesn’t have to be. Talk to your doctor.

 

General Viral Hepatitis

Viral Hepatitis: Risk Assessment (30 seconds)
Chronic hepatitis is a leading cause of liver cancer and liver transplants in the U S. Millions of Americans are living with chronic hepatitis, and most do not know they are infected. Take five minutes to answer a series of questions and find out if you are at risk, using CDC’s online Hepatitis Risk Assessment. Visit w w w dot cdc dot gov slash hepatitis slash risk assessment.

Viral Hepatitis: Talk To Your Doctor (30 seconds)
Millions of Americans are living with chronic hepatitis, yet most don’t know it. People can live for decades without symptoms, but over time, chronic hepatitis can cause serious health problems.. Talk to your doctor about getting tested. It could save your life. Visit w w w dot [YOUR ORGANIZATION’S URL] for more information.

 
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