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.
Live-read Radio PSA Scripts 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.
Be #HepAware Thunderclap on May 19th at 12:00 p.m. EDT/9:00 a.m. PDT
Thunderclap is a 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.” Joining the Be #HepAware Thunderclap is easy:
- Visit the Be #HepAware Thunderclap website.
- Choose “Support with Twitter”, “Support with Facebook”, and/or “Support with Tumblr” to join in this message with CDC.
- Authorize Thunderclap to use your account to send out a one-time post on May 19th
- After you sign up, get the word out to your followers and ask them for their support.
- Watch on May 19th at 12:00 p.m. EDT/9:00 a.m. PDT as we raise awareness of viral hepatitis and help others be #HepAware!
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Follow @cdchep on Twitter to receive information from CDC about hepatitis resources, tools, publications, campaign updates, and events. Use the hashtags #HepAware, #HepTestingDay, and #hepatitis to join the conversation and help us share information on viral hepatitis.
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.
CDC 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, infographic, buttons & badges, live-read 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, infographics, customizable flyers, and other materials can all be found under campaign materials.
- Page last reviewed: May 2, 2016
- Page last updated: May 2, 2016
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