Hepatitis Awareness Month

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 script 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-read radio PSA script to address the growing burden of viral hepatitis 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-read radio PSA script in support of Hepatitis Awareness Month and Hepatitis Testing Day. We would be most appreciative of your support.
Many thanks,
__________

Live-Read Radio PSA Scripts

Hepatitis B

Get Tested/Vaccinated for Hepatitis B (General) (30-seconds)
An estimated 862,000 Americans have hepatitis B – a disease that can lead to serious liver problems, including liver cancer. CDC recommends people at risk get tested and vaccinated for hepatitis B. Talk to your doctor – it could save your life. Visit w w w dot [INSERT YOUR ORGANIZATION’S URL] for more information.

Get Tested/Vaccinated for Hepatitis B (General) (30-seconds)
An estimated 862,000 Americans have hepatitis B and as many as 2 in 3 don’t know they are infected. Left untreated, hepatitis B can cause serious liver problems – even liver cancer. CDC recommends people at risk get tested and vaccinated for hepatitis B. Talk to your doctor– it could save your life. Visit w w w dot [INSERT YOUR ORGANIZATION’S URL] for more information.

Hepatitis C

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 many don’t know it. CDC recommends all adults and pregnant women get tested. For Hepatitis Awareness Month, join the [INSERT NAME OF ORGANIZATION] and get tested for hepatitis C at [INSERT NAME OF EVENT] on [INSERT DATE].

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. Millions of Americans have hepatitis C, but many don’t know it. Three. CDC recommends all adults and pregnant women get tested for hepatitis C. Talk to your doctor. It could save your life. Visit w w w dot [INSERT YOUR ORGANIZATION’S URL] for more information.

Hepatitis C – General (15 seconds)
Did you know that millions of Americans have hepatitis C? Yet many don’t know it. Hepatitis is the leading cause of liver cancer, but it doesn’t have to be. All adults should get tested for hepatitis C. Visit w w w dot [INSERT YOUR ORGANIZATION’S URL] for more information.

General Viral Hepatitis

Learn the ABCs of Viral Hepatitis (30 seconds)
Millions of Americans are living with viral hepatitis, and many do not know they are infected. Visit w w w dot cdc dot gov slash hepatitis to learn more the A B Cs of viral hepatitis and find out if you should get tested or vaccinated.

Viral Hepatitis: Talk To Your Doctor (30 seconds)
Millions of Americans are living with viral hepatitis, yet many don’t know it. People can live without symptoms, but over time, chronic hepatitis B and C 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.