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.
What can you do for May?
Share our feature on the ABCs of Viral Hepatitis and help others learn facts about the three most common types of viral hepatitis in the United States. Check back throughout May for a new feature each week on hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C.
If your organization provides ongoing hepatitis testing and vaccination services, please visit https://gettested.cdc.gov/ and fill out an online form to make sure your services are registered within their database. This site is a tool for people to enter their zip code and find ongoing services in their area.
Utilize Free Resources
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.
Follow @cdchep on Twitter for information about hepatitis resources, campaigns, publications, recommendations, and events. Use #HepAware19 and #HepTestingDay to join the conversation and share information, pictures, and videos of the activities and events you plan in May.
Choose from sample social media posts below to support Hepatitis Awareness Month and Hepatitis Testing Day.
- May is Hepatitis Awareness Month! Join us for #HepAware19 & learn more about the ABCs of viral #hepatitis http://go.usa.gov/xmrMNexternal icon
- Participate in #HepAware19 this May & find out if you should get tested and/or vaccinated for viral #hepatitis https://go.usa.gov/xmZpYexternal icon
- Millions of Americans are living with viral #hepatitis, but most do not know they are infected. In honor of Hepatitis Awareness Month, participate in #HepAware19 & find out if you should get tested or vaccinated https://go.usa.gov/xmZpYexternal icon
- May is Hepatitis Awareness Month! Hepatitis A, hepatitis B and hepatitis C are the most common types of viral hepatitis in the U.S. During May, learn the ABCs of Viral Hepatitis and whether or not you should get tested or vaccinated http://go.usa.gov/xmrMNexternal icon
Participate in June #HepChat19
Join NASTAD, the Hepatitis B Foundation, and CDC’s Division of Viral Hepatitis for a Twitter #HepChat19external icon on Thursday, June 13 at 2 PM ET. The chat will highlight Hepatitis Awareness Month outreach events and provide partner organizations a way to share their successes, challenges, and lessons learned from their efforts during May. Partners are invited to share images and videos of their events during the chat. Join the conversation with the hashtag #HepChat19.