As part of CDC and Hep B United's Know Hepatitis B campaign, this infographic provides information in a visual and easy-to-understand format.
As May is both Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month and Hepatitis Awareness Month,
we are reminded of the staggering impact of Hepatitis B in the AAPI
community. AAPIs comprise approximately five percent of the U.S.
population, but account for more than half of Americans with chronic
Hepatitis B. In fact, one in 12 AAPIs is living with chronic Hepatitis
As a result of unprecedented coordination and collaboration among
federal partners brought about by the U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services (HHS)'s Action Plan for the Prevention, Care & Treatment of Viral Hepatitis,
which was just updated last month, we can now leverage a number of new
tools to support our ongoing awareness efforts. The Plan is the nation's
first comprehensive cross-agency effort to combat viral hepatitis. The
Action Plan is also a core element in HHS's 2014-2015 agency plan for
the White House Initiative on AAPIs - we encourage you to submit feedback on the agency plan by May 31.
Labels: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs), awareness, Viral Hepatitis Action Plan