HBU Webinar: Global Movement to Eliminate Viral Hepatitis

Worldwide, more than 400 million people are living with chronic hepatitis B and C infection and more than 1.4 million people die each year from liver disease and liver cancer caused by hepatitis B and C. This webinar discusses global strategies to eliminate viral hepatitis including outcomes from the 2015 World Hepatitis Summit, new global hepatitis guidelines and resources, and information on how you can get involved in the global movement to combat viral hepatitis.

Video recording: Global Movement to Eliminate Viral Hepatitis
Presentation Slides:
Viral Hepatitis Advocacy; Charles Gore
World Hepatitis Alliance: The Americas Region; Su Wang



HBU Webinar: CDC’s Enhanced Viral Hepatitis Surveillance Programs

In 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Viral Hepatitis funded sites across the U.S. to conduct enhanced surveillance for viral hepatitis. Enhanced surveillance involves the collection of more extensive and complete information than is possible through the current national surveillance system. This interactive session showcases state and local epidemiologists who share their experiences and findings from enhanced hepatitis B surveillance in Michigan and Philadelphia.

Video recording: CDC’s Enhanced Viral Hepatitis Surveillance Programs
Presentation Slides:
CDC’s NCHHSTP: Division of Viral Hepatitis; Henry Roberts
Viral Hepatitis Surveillance Activities at the Philadelphia Department of Public Health; Kendra Viner
Hepatitis B Virus Surveillance and Epidemiology in Michigan; Joe Coyle


HBU Hangout: The Asian American Hepatitis B Story: What We Know and What We Can Do

Watch this interactive session as expert panelists working on hepatitis B and liver cancer research discuss strategies for addressing hepatitis B among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Topics include the latest research on and tools (including the use of “photonovels”) for controlling hepatitis B, overcoming barriers, improving knowledge, and controlling hepatitis B among Asian Americans.

Video recording: What we Know and What We Can Do
Presentation Slides:
Culturally Integrated Educational Material; Hee-Soon Juon
Prevalence, Progress, and Prospects for Control; Moon S. Chen & Julie Dang

Recap of May 19 Congressional Briefing on Hepatitis B and Perinatal HBV Transmission

Up to two million people in the U.S. are living with chronic hepatitis B. Hepatitis B can cause liver damage, liver failure and liver cancer. Hepatitis B is 50–100 times more infectious than HIV. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (APIs) make up less than 5% of the total population in the United States, but account for more than 50% of Americans living with chronic Hepatitis B. African immigrant communities are also disproportionately affected by this infectious disease with an infection rate of almost 10 percent. When babies become infected with hepatitis B, they have a 90% chance of developing a lifelong, chronic infection. Join this panel of experts to discuss the latest hepatitis B research, education, prevention and treatment programs, and how you can get involved.

Presentation Slides:
Hepatitis B OverviewChari Cohen, DrPH, MPH, Director of Public Health, Hepatitis B Foundation
Reaching Out, Lifting Up; Peter Whiticar, Chief, Hawai’i State Department of Health STD/AIDS Prevention Branch
The Epidemiology and Prevention of Perinatal Hepatitis B in the United States; Sarah Schillie, MD, MPH, MBA, Division of Viral Hepatitis, National Center of HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


HBU Webinar: Viral Hepatitis Preventive Services and the Affordable Care Act

Watch this interactive session to learn more about implementation of the USPSTF hepatitis screening recommendations and what this means for viral hepatitis preventive services under the Affordable Care Act. Panelists discuss successes to date, opportunities, and how you can get involved.

Video recording: Viral Hepatitis Preventive Services and the Affordable Care Act
Presentation Slides:
ACA and the Viral Hepatitis Preventive Services Successes, Challenges, and Opportunities; Ryan Clary
CDC’s Role in Implementing Viral Hepatitis Preventive Services; Deborah Holtzman
Strategies in Implementing USPSTF Hepatitis B Screening Recommendations; Isha Weerasinghe

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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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