Webinar Series: Local Approaches to Preventing and Eliminating Hepatitis B

Recent data indicate that there has been an increase in the rate of new hepatitis B infections in the U.S., which many largely attribute to increasing injection drug use. To address this, Hep B United and the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) are excited to present a three-part webinar series on local strategies to eliminate hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections.

HBV is a significant and common health burden that chronically infects up to 2.2 million people in the U.S. and approximately 257 million people globally. Up to 25% of chronically infected individuals go on to develop serious conditions such as liver damage, cirrhosis, or liver cancer, and many die as a result of complications from liver disease. Despite the availability of an effective vaccine and treatments, barriers in HBV prevention persist.

Join us to discuss the current state of HBV in the U.S. and learn about local health department efforts and model programs to increase HBV testing, vaccination, and linkage to care. The webinars will cover:

All webinars will take place from 2:00-3:00pm ET.

About Kim Rodgers

Kim Rodgers serves as a Communications Specialist at NACCHO. Her work includes promoting local health departments' best practices, as well as partner tools and resources, in infectious disease and preparedness through NACCHO's communications channels, storytelling, and outreach to various audiences.

6 thoughts on “Webinar Series: Local Approaches to Preventing and Eliminating Hepatitis B

  1. sheila R haugle
    March 6, 2019 at 11:07 am

    Public Health has ongoing clinics.The information will be of great benefit but I’m not always sure of I can complete the total webinar within the time posted .Will they be archived? thank you for the updates.

    1. Kim Rodgers
      March 11, 2019 at 2:13 pm

      Hi Sheila! These webinars will be archived and the recordings will be posted so you can watch when you have time.

      1. sheila R haugle
        March 11, 2019 at 4:13 pm

        Thank you.Just please update when material is available.

        1. Kim Rodgers
          March 12, 2019 at 9:17 am

          We will!

  2. Pat Rautiola
    March 7, 2019 at 11:51 am

    I am looking forward to the webinars

    1. Kim Rodgers
      March 11, 2019 at 2:13 pm

      That’s great, Pat, we’re glad you’ll be tuning in!

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