Trainings/Webinars/Hangouts


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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 Pictures from HBU’s 2nd Annual Summit



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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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