Resources for Hepatitis Awareness Month and Hepatitis Testing Day
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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?
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 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.
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.
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.
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.