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 video, e-card, buttons/badges are available.
Follow @cdchep on Twitter to receive information from CDC about hepatitis resources, tools, publications, campaign updates, and events. Use the hashtags #hepatitis, #HepAware, and #HepTestingDay to join the conversation and help us share information on viral hepatitis.
Please consider participating in our Be #HepAware Thunderclap on May 19th at 12:00 p.m. EDT/9:00 a.m. PDT. Thunderclap is a social media tool that allows supporters to sign up in advance and share a unified message simultaneously across social media platforms to create a wave or “thunderclap”. Supporters can use their Twitter, Facebook or Tumblr accounts to sign up for a one time post that will be sent on May 19th. We need 100 supporters to sign up in order for our Thunderclap to take effect. So, please join us in this effort and visit http://thndr.it/1z5X2cF to sign up and help spread the word to your members and followers.
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.
PostersCDC has multiple viral hepatitis posters available for ordering at no cost. Some posters are available in Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese.
Know More Hepatitis is an educational campaign aiming to increase testing for Hepatitis C among people born during 1945-1965. Supporting fact sheets, posters, infographics, buttons & badges, live radio scripts, templates, and other images can all be found under campaign materials .
Know Hepatitis B is an educational campaign aiming to increase testing for Hepatitis B among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs). This multilingual campaign has materials in English, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese with select fact sheets also available in Burmese, Hmong, Khmer, and Lao. Supporting videos, fact sheets, posters, infographic, buttons & badges, and other materials can all be found under campaign resources.