May is Hepatitis Awareness Month and May 19th is the second annual national Hepatitis Testing Day. During May, the Viral Hepatitis Action Coalition, along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and its public health partners work to shed light on this hidden epidemic by raising awareness of viral hepatitis and encouraging priority populations to get tested.
CDC’s Division of Viral Hepatitis (DVH) has free resources and materials designed to support outreach efforts.
Hepatitis Awareness Month & Hepatitis Testing Day Resources:
CDC has a Hepatitis Awareness Month and Testing Day Resource Center page: Download digital tools, including a quiz widget, buttons, and banners for email and websites. Several live script radio PSAs are also available. View the Resource Center
CDC Hepatitis C Vital Signs
The May 7th CDC Vital Signs features hepatitis C and the need to test those born from 1945-1965. Vital Signs is being promoted through various mechanisms, including a telebriefing from CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden, media outreach, web features and social media activities. Download the Vital Signs Fact Sheet
Hepatitis Testing Day Event Page:
The National Prevention Information Network's Hepatitis Testing Day event page is open for May event registrations. Individuals can search for testing events in their area by entering a zip code.
Hepatitis Risk Assessment:
Items are available to promote CDC's Hepatitis risk assessment tool.
Buttons, badges or banner ads are provided to feature on websites and e-cards are available to send to contacts.
Know More Hepatitis Campaign:
The Know More Hepatitis campaign raises awareness about hepatitis C and encourages Americans to talk to their doctor about getting tested. A new video PSA is available encouraging baby boomers to get tested for hepatitis C. Additional Know More Hepatitis campaign resources are available.
NPIN Hepatitis Materials Inventory:
Viral Hepatitis educational materials are available free of charge in this searchable materials database, including training manuals, webinars, downloadable fact sheets and posters.
Twitter Handles to Follow:
CDC's Division of Viral Hepatitis: @CDChep
CDC Foundation: @CDCFound
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
New Releases for May:
Hepatitis B Campaign: DVH plans to release a national education campaign targeting Asian Americans infected with chronic hepatitis B. CDC will work with community partners to educate Asians about the importance of getting tested with materials and resources in both English and multiple Asian languages.
About the Viral Hepatitis Action Coalition
The Viral Hepatitis Action Coalition is a public-private partnership developed by the CDC Foundation to help the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) make meaningful advances in the prevention, screening and treatment of viral hepatitis.