Tuesday, April 8, 2014

CDC Resources for May & Hepatitis Awareness Month

CDC Letterhead
April 8, 2014

Dear Partners,
Hepatitis Awareness Month and the third annual national Hepatitis Testing Day are almost here! In continuation from last year, CDC’s Division of Viral Hepatitis (DVH) is providing numerous free resources and materials designed to support your efforts for the month of May and testing day on May 19th. Throughout the month of May, we will continue to send additional updates, so stay tuned!

Hepatitis Awareness Month & Hepatitis Testing Day Resources:
We hope the resources on our Hepatitis Awareness Month and Testing Day Resource Center page will help you spread the word about the month and support your activities. In the Resource Center you’ll find a variety of digital tools including a quiz widget, buttons, and banners that we encourage you to use on your websites and in emails. Several different Live Script Radio PSAs are available should you want to adopt or customize for your events and pitch to local radio stations. Information on how to request a Hepatitis Awareness Month and/or national Hepatitis Testing Day proclamation be issued in your community is also available.

Hepatitis Testing Day Event Page:
The NPIN-sponsored Hepatitis Testing Day Event page is back and is being updated! If you are hosting an event, please register your event now. Once events are registered people can search for testing events in their area by entering their zip code. You can promote the event page by featuring one of two different buttons on your site, so that others can register their events and your constituents can find testing events near them.

Hepatitis Risk Assessment:
Support Hepatitis Testing Day by continuing to promote the Hepatitis Risk Assessment by using free resources, including downloadable buttons, badges, or banner ads to feature on your website and sending out the risk assessment e-card to your constituents.

Know More Hepatitis Campaign:
The Know More Hepatitis campaign continues to raise awareness about Hepatitis C and encourage people born 1945-1965, or baby boomers, to talk to their doctor about getting tested. Campaign resources are available free for your use, including a fact sheet, posters, digital tools, live radio scripts, an infographic, and supporting images and templates. Also, a video PSA encouraging baby boomers to get tested for Hepatitis C is available – check it out and share!

Know Hepatitis B Campaign:
Last year, DVH, in coordination with community partners, released Know Hepatitis B, a national education campaign designed to educate Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) about the importance of getting tested for Hepatitis B. Free, culturally appropriate materials and resources are available in English and multiple Asian languages, including TV and radio PSAs, fact sheets, posters, paper risk assessments, and digital tools. The website also contains resources for health professionals outlining the rationale and importance of testing their AAPI patients.

Hepatitis Poster Ordering Page:
Free posters are available through our online ordering page. Posters provide information on hepatitis in general, but posters for the Know More Hepatitis and Know Hepatitis B campaigns are also available to order. Feel free to visit the site and order posters for your organization and activities you have planned throughout the month of May!

Twitter:
If you are on Twitter, we hope you will follow DVH’s Twitter account @cdchep. Please join the conversation by using the following hashtags:
  • #Hepatitis
  • #HepAware for Hepatitis Awareness Month
  • #HTD for Hepatitis Testing Day
  • #HepRisk for the Hepatitis Risk Assessment
  • #KnowHepB for the Know Hepatitis B campaign
Please let us know if you have any questions or suggestions by emailing us at dvhwi@cdc.gov. We look forward to working with you!

DVH Education and Training Team
 Hepatitis Awareness Month

 Know More Hepatitis
 Know Hepatitis B

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