About the Know More Hepatitis Campaign
An estimated 2.4 million Americans are living with hepatitis C, yet many do not know they are infected. In 2012, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued recommendations calling for people born from 1945-1965 to get tested for hepatitis C. To help implement this recommendation, CDC developed Know More Hepatitis, a national, theory-driven multi-media education campaign. The goal of the campaign is to ultimately reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with hepatitis C by increasing testing so those who are infected can get linked to life-saving care and treatment. There are treatments available that can cure hepatitis C for most people.
Know More Hepatitis relies on extensive formative research to identify the best strategies and messages to encourage people to get tested. New phases of the Know More Hepatitis campaign are released on a regular basis; campaign dissemination relies primarily on donated time and space from media outlets, as well as participation by academic and community partners.
For more information
- Know More Hepatitis: Fact Sheet on the Campaign pdf icon[PDF – 2 pages]
- “Know More Hepatitis:” CDC’s National Education Campaign to Increase Hepatitis C Testing Among People Born Between 1945-1965 – Public Health Reports. 2016 May-Jun; 131 Suppl 2:29-34. Supplement Page [PDF – 6 pages]external icon