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Recap of the 2018 Hep B United Summit and Advocacy Day

In July, Hep B United held its 6th Annual Summit and Advocacy Day in Washington, DC. The summit is the largest convening of hepatitis B community leaders from around the country with over 80 partners representing patient advocates, local and state health agencies, national organizations, community-based hepatitis B coalitions, and federal partners. Meeting sessions focused on improving access to hepatitis B treatment, combating hepatitis B-related stigma and discrimination, preventing perinatal transmission, and the CDC Know Hepatitis B campaign. During the Hep B United Advocacy Day, partners met with over 60 Congressional representatives to discuss increasing federal resources to address and eliminate hepatitis B.

Presentation Slides:
Applying a Health Equity Lens to Eliminating Hepatitis B; Tamara Henry, Ed.D., Teaching Assistant Professor, Prevention and Community Health, The George Washington University Milken Institute School fo Public Health
Hep B United Year-in-Review and Developing Our Values Statement; Kate Moraras, MPH, Director, Hep B United/Senior Program Director, Hepatitis B Foundation and Jacqueline Coleman, MEd, MSM, BA, CPC, Facilitator, Vision Que!, LLC.
Know Hepatitis B Campaign and Expansion to African Immigrants; Cynthia Jorgensen, DrPH and Sherry Chen, MPH, Education, Training and Communication Team, CDC Division of Viral Hepatitis; Sierra Pellechio, BS, CHES, Health Outreach Coordinator, Hepatitis B Foundation
Federal-Community Partnership to Eliminate Hepatitis B; Chari Cohen, DrPH, MPH, Vice President, Public Health and Programs, Hepatitis B Foundation (Moderator)
Hepatitis B Drug Access: Barriers, Insurance and the Complicated Issue of Access & AffordabilitySierra Pellechio, BS, CHES, Health Outreach Coordinator, Hepatitis B Foundation; and Lauren Su, OCA Program Intern, Hepatitis B Foundation
Adverse Tiering and Prescription Drug Access; Wayne Turner, Senior Attorney, National Health Law Program (NHeLP)
Health Education for Liver Providers (H.E.L.P.) Team-Based Training Program Results; Richard Andrews, MD, MPH, and Amy Tang, MD, Co-Chairs, National Task Force on Hepatitis B: Focus on Asian and Pacific Islander Americans

Breakout Session I: Preventing Perinatal Hepatitis B Transmission
New Jersey Perinatal Hepatitis B Transmission: Opportunities for Prevention & Increasing Birth Dose Rates; Ruth P. Brogden, MPH, Grants Manager, Center for Asian Health, Saint Barnabas Medical Center
The Hep B Moms Program: A Primary Care Model for Management of Hepatitis B in Pregnancy; Janice Lyu, MS, Senior Hepatitis B Program Associate, Charles B. Wang Community Health Center
Hep B Moms Project: A postpartum patient navigation program for women living with hepatitis B; Liz Tang, LMSW, New York City Department o fHealth & Mental Hygiene
Breakout Session I: Combating Hepatitis B-Related Stigma and Discrimination
Combat HBV Institutional Discrimination – Speak Up for Those Who Can’t; Nadine Shiroma, Policy Advisor, Hepatitis B Foundation
Hepatitis B: Confronting Stigma and Dismantling Discrimination; Rita Kuwahara, MD, MIH, Hepatitis B Policy Fellow, AAPCHO

Breakout Session II: Expanding Hepatitis B Screening to Other High-Risk Communities
What Makes a Community? Culture and Outreach in Sexual and Gender Minorities; Thaddeus Pham, Hawaii Department of Health/Co-Director, Hep Free Hawaii
Alphabet Study: A B C D; Jack Hildick-Smith, Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinator, Phildelphia Department of Public Health
HBV in Prison & HEP’s Efforts; Arman Altug, MSW, LMT, Hep B Program Manager & Outreach Specialist, Hepatitis Education Project
Breakout Session II: Developing Innovative Practices in Hepatitis B Education and Screening
Hep B United Mini Grants Program Overview, Catherine Freeland, MPH, Hepatitis B Foundation
Asian Services in Action Hep B Mini Grant 2017, Brandi Dobbs, FNP-BC, CHS-CH, Asian Services in Action, Inc.
Live Healthy Hep Free, Karen Jiobu, Asian American Community Services
Asian Pacific Community in Action Hep B Mini-Grant Project, Layal Rabat, MA, Asian Pacific Community in Action
Peer Mentoring Program, Xuan Phan, Mercy Housing and Human Development


HBU Webinar: Hep B Advocacy 101 -Telling Your Story to Lawmakers

Featured speaker, Rachna Choudhry, from POPVOX, shares strategies and tips for meeting with Members of Congress and staff and keeping them engaged on these important issues. Whether you’re in Washington, DC or across the country, there are multiple ways you can connect directly with your legislators; share local data, resources, and personal stories to influence their policymaking; and help build Congressional champions for the hepatitis B community!

Video recording: Telling Your Story to Lawmakers
Presentation Slides:
Hep B Advocacy 101: Telling Your Story to Lawmakers; Rachna Choudhry and Rhea Racho


HBU Webinar: Hepatitis B and the Opioid Crisis

For the first time since 2006, the number of reported acute HBV cases across the country is rising. Parts of the country hardest hit by the opioid epidemic are facing a rise in acute HBV infection associated with injection drug use. Panelists discuss the rise in acute HBV infection in the U.S., from Tennessee, West Virginia, and Maine, and how communities and health departments are responding to the epidemics.

Video recording: Hepatitis B and the Opioid Crisis
Presentation Slides:
Hepatitis B Virus and the Opioid Crisis; Alice Asher
Hepatitis B in Tennessee; Carolyn Wester
Hepatitis B and the Opioid Crisis in West Virginia; Kady Pack


HBU Webinar: #justB – Real People Sharing their Hepatitis B Stories

This session presents stories from #justB, a national storytelling campaign to increase hepatitis B awareness and advocacy, empower patients, and reduce stigma. Speakers will include Amy Hill with StoryCenter and three #justB participants, who will share their newly released videos and speak more about their experiences with hepatitis B.

Video recording: #justB: Real People Sharing their Hep B Stories
Presentation Slides:
#justB: Real People Sharing their Hepatitis B Stories; Rhea Racho, Amy Hill, and #justB Storytellers – Alice, Bright, and Nancy


HBU Webinar: The NOHep Fight for Elimination

This session reviews the global public health threat of viral hepatitis and leaders from the World Hepatitis Alliance and U.S.-based organizations share information about the NOHep campaign, a global movement uniting governments, medical professionals, patients and the hepatitis community to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030.

Video recording: The NOHep Fight for Elimination
Presentation Slides:
Hep B United and the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable; Kate Moraras and Tina Broder
World Hepatitis Alliance and the NoHep Campaign; Su Wang and Tara Farrell
Reach Out, Lift Up: Eliminating Hepatitis in Hawaii; Heather Lusk
Hepatitis B Elimination in Alaska; Lisa Townshend


HBU Webinar: Hepatitis Awareness Month

This session features tools and resources from Hep B United, NASTAD, and CDC, and provides local examples of activities and events to promote hepatitis B and hepatitis C awareness and outreach for May 2018.

Video recording: Hepatitis Awareness Month
Presentation Slides:
HBU and NASTAD Awareness Month Programs and Resources; Catherine Freeland and Alyssa Kitlas
CDC Hepatitis Awareness Month Resources and Campaigns; Sherry Chen
Hepatitis Awareness Month in New York City; Janice Lyu and Eric Rude
Liver Health Connection – Colorado; Nancy Steinfurth
Texas Department of State Health Services; Sainabou Katende
SF Hep B Free – Bay Area; Arcadi Kolchak


HBU Webinar: Hepatitis Advocacy – Understanding Federal Appropriations

This session provides an introduction to the federal budget and appropriations process, an overview of appropriations advocacy strategies, and updates on coalition-based efforts to advocate for increased funding and support for viral hepatitis programs in the United States.

Video recording: Understanding Federal Appropriations
Presentation Slides:
Hepatitis Advocacy – Understanding Federal Appropriations; Emily McCloskey and Frank Hood
Handouts:
FY2018 Hepatitis Appropriations Community Sign-On Letter
FY2018 Hepatitis Appropriations House Dear Colleague Letter


HBU Webinar: Hepatitis B in Sub-Saharan Africa

This session reviews the epidemiology of hepatitis B in the Sub-Saharan African region including modes of transmission. Expert speakers discuss anthropological research describing knowledge and barriers to understanding, preventing and treating hepatitis B infection among populations in Africa.

Video recording: Hepatitis B in Sub-Saharan Africa
Presentation Slides:
Epidemiology of Hepatitis B in Sub-Saharan Africa; Yusuke Shimakawa
Anthropology of Heatitis B in Sub-Saharan Africa; Tamara Giles-Vernick


HBU Webinar: HBV ECHO – Reducing Perinatal Transmission

Through a partnership with the Department of Health and Human Resources (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Bureau of Primary Health Care, Project ECHO launched HBV ECHO, a national technical assistance program that helps enhance HRSA-funded health center capacity to reduce perinatal transmission of hepatitis B. Panelists discuss the teleECHO™ curriculum, challenges in addressing perinatal HBV in the primary care setting, and patient case studies.

Video recording: HBV ECHO – Reducing Perinatal Transmission
Presentation Slides:
HRSA Health Center Program and HBV ECHO; Iris Chen
Using the ECHO Model to Expand Access to Care for Hepatitis B; Karla Thornton
HBV TeleECHO Case Examples; Amy Tang
Handouts:
HBV ECHO HRSA Flyer


HBU Webinar: Understanding and Combating HBV-Related Stigma and Discrimination

Panelists discuss a new stigma toolkit, a curriculum developed to help community-based organizations and health facilities work with patients and staff to combat and address HBV-related stigma and associated discrimination.

Video recording: Understanding and Combating HBV-Related Stigma and Discrimination
Presentation Slides:
Understanding and Combating HBV-Related Stigma and Discrimination; Isha Weerasinghe (AAPCHO), Janice Lyu (Charles B. Wang Community Health Center), and Beverly Quintana (AAPCHO)


HBU Webinar: #justB – Real People Sharing Their Stories of Hepatitis B

Join NVHR and HBF in this session to learn more about the #justB storytelling project and to hear from a hepatitis B patient and family member who bravely tell their stories to decrease stigma and discrimination and promote testing, immunization and treatment. Learn how you can support and spread the word about this project and how you might incorporate some of the components into your own hepatitis B and/or hepatitis C programs.

Video recording: #justB: Real People Sharing Their Stories of Hepatitis B
Presentation Slides:
#justB: Real People Sharing Their Stories of Hepatitis B


HBU Webinar: Using Social Network Analysis to Evaluate Your Hep B Coalition

The George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center used social network analysis (SNA) to improve program delivery and monitor the development of relationships between Community Roundtable participants working to integrate cancer and chronic disease efforts Join this session to learn how coalitions could leverage SNA to inform program and coalition improvement, provide data that supports anecdotes and demonstrate the development of professional relationships.

Video recording: Using Social Network Analysis to Evaluate Your Hep B Coalition
Presentation Slides:
Using Social Network Analysis to Measure Coalition Collaboration: A Case of Community Roundtables; Kanako Kashima


HBU Webinar: #justB Real People Sharing their Stories of Hepatitis B

The Hepatitis B Foundation and AAPCHO announces their next digital storytelling workshop in partnership with StoryCenter. Kicking off year 2 of the #justB storytelling campaign, this workshop will bring together individuals living with or affected by hepatitis B to learn how to share their stories to educate the public about the disease and to inspire action. The workshop will be held in January 2018 in Berkeley, CA. If  you or someone you know might be interested in becoming a storyteller for the #justB campaign, please visit www.hepb.org/justb for application information.

Video recording: Share Your Hep B Story!
Presentation Slides:
Share Your Hep B Story!; Amy Hill and Rhea Racho


Recap of the 2017 Hep B United Summit and Advocacy Day

In July, Hep B United held its 5th Annual Summit and Advocacy Day in Washington, DC. The summit is the largest convening of hepatitis B community leaders from around the country with over 80 partners representing patient advocates, local and state health agencies, national organizations, community-based hepatitis B coalitions, and federal partners. Meeting sessions focused on capacity building strategies and sustaining local hepatitis B coalitions, grant writing, partnering with local and state health agencies, collaborating on data collection, increasing public awareness about hepatitis B through storytelling, and the CDC Know Hepatitis B campaign. During the Hep B United Advocacy Day, partners met with over 35 Congressional representatives to discuss increasing federal resources to address and eliminate hepatitis B.

Presentation Slides:
Time to Eliminate Hepatitis B; John Ward, MD, Director, Division of Viral Hepatitis, National Center of HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
#justB: Real People Sharing their Stories of Hepatitis B; Rhea Racho, MPaff, Program and Policy Coordinator, Hepatitis B Foundation and #justB Storytellers
Know Hepatitis B Campaign; Cynthia Jorgenson, DrPH and Sherry Chen, MPH, Education, Training and Communication Team, CDC Division of Viral Hepatitis
Increasing Community Awareness and Education; Catherine Freeland, MPH, Public Health Program Manager, Hepatitis B Foundation and Sherry Chen, MPH, CDC Division of Viral Hepatitis
Workshop: Public Health and Data -Parts 1 and 2; Thaddeus Pham, Co-Director, Hep Free Hawaii, Amy Trang, PhD, Administrator, National Task Force on Hepatitis B, and Chari Cohen, DrPH, MPH, Director of Public Health, Hepatitis B Foundation
Workshop: Grant Writing Training; Kathy Ko Chin, President & CEO, Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum and Chari Cohen, DrPH, MPH, Director of Public Health, Hepatitis B Foundation
Workshop: Increasing Awareness through Traditional and Social Media Engagement; Lisa Thong, IW Group and Jessie MacDonald, Weber Shandwick
State of Hep B United; Kate Moraras, MPH, Director, Hep B United/Sr. Program Dir. Hepatitis B Foundation and Catherine Freeland, MPH, Public Health Program Manager, Hepatitis B Foundation
Hepatitis B CME Provider Education Program; Amy Trang, PhD, Administrator, National Task Force on Hepatitis B


HBU Webinar: Hep B United Mini Grants – Expanding Reach One Grant at a Time

This session discusses local hepatitis B coalition efforts to reduce the barriers associated with hepatitis B in their communities. Three recipients of the Hep B United Mini-Grant Program share their challenges and successes in diverse programming to expand hepatitis B screening, education and awareness to communities in Chicago, IL, Houston, TX, and St. Paul, MN. Learn about the 2017-2018 Mini-Grant process through Hep B United!

Video recording: HBU Mini Grants: Expanding Reach One Grant at a Time
Presentation Slides:
HOPE Clinic, Houston, TX; Cathy Phan
Midwest Asian Health Association, Chicago, IL; Hong Liu
HBI-Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; Dan-Tam Phan-Hoang


Recap of May 24 Congressional Briefing: Conquering Hepatitis B Now! A Roadmap for a Cure 

The Hepatitis B Foundation launched its national Hep B Cure Campaign which features a consensus research agenda that outlines top scientists’ priority research recommendations for hepatitis B and liver cancer. The cure research agenda is highlighted at a Congressional briefing, hosted by the Foundation in collaboration with the Congressional Hepatitis Caucus, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, Senator Mazie K. Hirono, and with the support of the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable, and the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations.

Hep B Cure Campaign Overview

Presentation Slides:
Time to Eliminate Hepatitis B; John Ward, MD, Director, Division of Viral Hepatitis, National Center of HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Roadmap for the HBV CureAlan Brownstein, MPH, Vice President of Public Policy, Hepatitis B Foundation


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HBV Articles and Blogs


Increasing Hepatitis B Awareness and Testing Among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders; Ronald Valdiserri

African Immigrants at Increased Risk for Hepatitis B; Susannah Amiteye

Hepatitis is Still the Silent Killer | Commentary; Sen. Mazie K. Hirono, Reps. Michael M. Honda, Hank Johnson, and Bill Cassidy

Breaking the Silence of Viral HepatitisRonald Valdiserri & Howard Koh (HBU is noted in this article found in the Annals of Internal Medicine!)

Cambodian Orphan Finds New Life in MinnesotaMatthew Stolle

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