May is Hepatitis Awareness Month

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month in the United States and is an opportunity to raise awareness about the silent epidemics of hepatitis B and C and highlight the importance of testing. CDC has created a number of resources such as digital tools, a hepatitis risk assessment, live-read PSA scripts, and fact sheets for organizations interested in highlighting the need to address hepatitis in their community. Click here to access CDC’s Hepatitis Awareness Month page. May 19 has been designated as a national “Hepatitis Testing Day” in the United States, which is an opportunity to remind health care providers and the public who should be tested for chronic viral hepatitis.

If your health department is planning activities to raise awareness about viral hepatitis and the importance of testing in May, use the hashtags #HepAware, #HepTestingDay, and #hepatitis and tweet @NACCHOalerts to let us know!

About Alyssa Kitlas

Alyssa Kitlas serves as a Program Analyst on NACCHO's HIV, STI, and Viral Hepatitis team. Her work includes projects on HIV, STI, and Viral Hepatitis prevention and care. Twitter: @AlyssaKitlas

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