April 8, 2014
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!
If you are on Twitter, we hope you will follow DVH’s Twitter account @cdchep.
Please join the conversation by using the following hashtags:
- #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 firstname.lastname@example.org
. We look forward to working with you!
DVH Education and Training Team
Labels: CDC Resources for Hepatitis Awareness Month