Hepatitis Awareness Month and Hepatitis Testing Day Resources. #hepaware2020

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 our 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?

Hepatitis Awareness Month Webinar
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Hep B United and NASTAD hosted a webinar on April 27th discussing innovative, online strategies to raise awareness about hepatitis throughout May. During this webinar, CDC’s Division of Viral Hepatitis shared resources that are available and community partners provided an overview of activities including the impact of COVID-19 on programs, strategies to transition community testing events to virtual activities, increasing social media presence, online hepatitis B education, and discussed their plans for this year’s Hepatitis Awareness Month and Testing Day. Watch the webinarexternal icon.

Share the ABCs of Viral Hepatitis

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.

Publicize Your Ongoing Testing & Vaccination Services

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.

Promote the Adult Vaccine Assessment Tool
Don't wait. Vaccinate!

Share this adult vaccine assessment tool to help others find out what vaccines, including hepatitis A and hepatitis B vaccines, are recommended based on age, health conditions, jobs and other factors. The tool is designed for adults 19 years or older and provides a list of recommended vaccines based on the answers to a few quick questions.

Learn more about Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C Testing & Treatment
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Check out University of Washington’s Hepatitis B Onlineexternal icon and Hepatitis C Onlineexternal icon where clinicians can learn guidance on screening, diagnosing, monitoring, and managing hepatitis B virus infection and hepatitis C virus infection while earning free CE. These online training websites are solely funded through CDC Cooperative Agreement (CDC-RFA- PS16-1608) and developed by the University of Washington (UW) National Hepatitis Training Center.

Utilize Free Resources

Digital Tools
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Find an array of digital tools including buttons, badges, and banners in different shapes and sizes that are ready for use on websites and in emails. MORE

Radio PSA Scripts
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Pitch these live-read radio PSA scripts to local radio stations in support of Hepatitis Awareness Month and Hepatitis Testing Day.  MORE

Posters
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CDC has viral hepatitis posters and fact sheets in a variety of languages for ordering at no cost.  MORE

More Resources
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Find resources for both providers and the public including campaign materials, fact sheets, clinical tools, publications, etc.  MORE

Request a Proclamation

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.

Encourage Testing with CDC Campaign Resources

Know Hepatitis B
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National, multilingual campaign developed with Hep B Unitedexternal icon that encourages Asian Americans to get tested for hepatitis B. Materials are available in a variety Asian and African languages.

Know More Hepatitis
Get tested for hepatitis C. It could save your life.

CDC updated the Know More Hepatitis campaign with new materials and resources designed to encourage all adults to get tested for hepatitis C.

Join us on Social Media

Follow @cdchep on Twitter for information about hepatitis resources, campaigns, publications, recommendations, and events. Use #HepAware2020 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. To accompany these posts, download and share a variety of graphics for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Twitter #HepChat20 May 19th at 2 PM EDT

Join @HepBUnited, @NASTAD, and @NVHR1 for a Twitter Chat on Hepatitis Testing Day, May 19th at 2 PM EDT.  Use #HepChat20 to join! Featured partners will represent harm reduction organizations, national and local coalitions, health departments, patient and provider perspectives, and more. Topics will address the importance of testing and linkage to care, efforts around elimination, combating stigma and discrimination, and the importance of engaging community partners, patients, and others in testing and elimination efforts.

Sample Social Media Content

Choose from sample social media posts below to support Hepatitis Awareness Month and Hepatitis Testing Day. To accompany these posts, download and share a variety of graphics for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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  • Option 1 (link in bio): May is #Hepatitis Awareness Month! Are you at risk? Visit the link in bio to be #HepAware2020 and learn the ABCs of viral hepatitis.
    Link to include in bio: https://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/awareness/
  • Option 2 (link in caption): May is #Hepatitis Awareness Month! Are you at risk? Learn the ABCs of viral hepatitis and be #HepAware2020! https://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/awareness/