Resources for Hepatitis Awareness Month and Hepatitis Testing Day
The month of May is designated as Hepatitis Awareness Month in the United States, and May 19th is Hepatitis Testing Day. During May, CDC and its public health partners work to shed light on this hidden epidemic by raising awareness of viral hepatitis and encouraging priority populations to get tested.
Visit this page to find an array of digital tools including a quiz widget and buttons, badges, and banners in different shapes and sizes that are ready to download and use on websites and in emails.
Check out the Hepatitis Testing Day Event Page sponsored by NPIN. If you are hosting an event, please register your Hepatitis Testing Day event. This site allows people to use their zip code to find a testing site.
Hepatitis Testing Event Button and Badges
- help organizations register their event
- help people find a testing event by zip code
Two different buttons are available to:
Live Script Radio PSAs to pitch to local radio stations are provided in support of Hepatitis Awareness Month and Hepatitis Testing Day.
Share this 5 minute online assessment developed by the CDC which provides a personalized report on hepatitis testing and vaccination recommendations.
Hepatitis Risk Assessment resources including a poster, video, e-card, buttons/badges are available.
Follow CDC Viral Hepatitis on Twitter @CDChep and help us spread the word – use the hashtag #HepAware for Hepatitis Awareness Month and #HTD for Hepatitis Testing Day.
SAVE THE DATE: Join us on May 30 that 2 PM EDT for a Twitter chat on Hepatitis C testing with CDC’s Director, Dr. Frieden. Follow @DrFriedenCDC and use #CDCchat to ask questions and participate in the conversation.
This one page factsheet [PDF - 1 page] on Hepatitis A, B, and C was developed for the media and provides hepatitis basics, important facts, and public health strategies.
A proclamation is an official designation of a day or event that can be used as a tool for gaining public recognition. Proclamations can come from any level of government and carry the full endorsement and support of the government entity that issues the proclamation. You can request a Hepatitis Awareness Month and/or national Hepatitis Testing Day (May 19) proclamation to be issued in your community. Check out some background information to help get May designated as Hepatitis Awareness Month and/or May 19th as Hepatitis Testing Day.