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



HBU Webinar: Living with Hepatitis B – Cultural Barriers, Stigma, and Institutional Discrimination

Watch this interactive session to learn more about overcoming hepatitis B-related stigma and discrimination. Speakers discuss cultural barriers unique to AAPI communities, cases of hepatitis B-related discrimination, and protection of the rights of individuals living with hepatitis B under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Video recording: Living with Hepatitis B: Cultural Barriers, Stigma, and Institutional Discrimination
Presentation Slides:
Hepatitis B Stigma and Discrimnination; Joan Block
Barriers, Stigma, and Discrimination; Nadine Shiroma
Hepatitis B and the ADA; Susana Lorenzo-Giguere


Hep B Hangout: GIS Mapping and Viral Hepatitis Programs and Policy

Guest speakers working to address hepatitis B across the country discuss developing and applying geographic information systems (GIS) to inform viral hepatitis programs and policy. View the speakers’ presentations to learn more about using GIS maps to analyze and describe the local epidemiology of viral hepatitis.

Presentation Slides:
Geospatial Analysis of Hepatitis C in Connecticut: A Novel Application of a Public Health Tool; Stacey Trooskin
Mapping; Daniel Chen
Use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Hepatitis B Surveillance; Andrea King & Janette Yung

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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

View past articles and blogs