National Task Force on Hepatitis B:
Focus on Asian and Pacific Islander Americans
Letter to Congress
National Task Force on Hepatitis B: Focus on Asian and Pacific Islander Americans joins with other hepatitis B (HBV), health and civil rights advocates and organizations in petitioning to have Congress take immediate action to require the Department of Defense and respective branches of the Armed Forces update their policies for chronic HBV and ensure fair treatment and reasonable accommodation for persons living with chronic HBV, including Asian and Pacific Islander Americans…see more.
Hepatitis Awareness Month — May 2013
May 2013 marks the 18th anniversary of Hepatitis Awareness Month and the first National Hepatitis Testing Day in the United States. In 2011, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) …
World Hepatitis Day 2013
This year on the 28th July we will be celebrating our 6th World Hepatitis Day, working in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO)…
Hepatitis B Discrimination:
Department Settles with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Over Discrimination Against People with Hepatitis B http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2013/March/13-crt-271.html The Justice Department announced today that it has reached a settlement with the …
Invitation to Join USPSTF Topic Groups for Stakeholders (TOPS) on Screening for Hepatitis B Virus Infection in Nonpregnant Adolescents and Adults
The National Task Force on Hepatitis B:Focus on Asian and Pacific Islander Americans is proud to join the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)’s “Topic Groups for Stakeholders” or TOPS, to help contribute to its development of recommendation on screening for hepatitis B virus infection in nonpregnant adolescents and adults.
The USPSTF is an independent group of national experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine. Its mission is to improve the health of all Americans by making evidence-based recommendations about clinical preventive services such as screenings, counseling services, and preventive medication.
To join the National Task Force on Hepatitis B: Please send an email to the Task Force Secretary, Ryan Clary (Hepbtaskforce@gmail.com) with your contact information. You will be enrolled in our listserv and included in our monthly conference calls.