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World Hepatitis Day

July 28, 2020

#ShowYourFace to eliminate hepatitis

World Hepatitis Day 2017World Hepatitis Day (WHD) takes places every year on July 28 and brings the world together under a single theme to raise awareness of the global burden of viral hepatitis and to influence real change. One of just four disease-specific global awareness days officially endorsed by the World Health Organization, WHD unites patient organizations, governments, medical professionals, civil society, industry and the general public to boost the global profile of viral hepatitis.


Want to participate in World Hepatitis 2018? Below are some ideas on how you can participate.

Hold a free hepatitis screening event at your organization.

  • Raise awareness about the importance of early diagnosis and access to care.
  • If you do not have onsite testing, you can coordinate with a mobile community testing program to provide testing.
  • View a sample Flyer for a free hepatitis screening event.
  • View NVHR Testing Day Events and Resources Webpage with information and resources for implementing a hepatitis testing event.

Organize a public event with signs, banners, and other tools to raise awareness about hepatitis.

Distribute hepatitis resources and information throughout your community.

  • Visit our Resource Page for diverse hepatitis education materials.
  • NYC Health Department Viral Hepatitis Resources can be ordered and shipped to your organization. To order, email us.

Host a panel discussion or presentation on hepatitis.

  • To connect with professionals who can present or participate in a panel discussion, email us.

Use social media to raise awareness about hepatitis. 

Get involved in activism by learning about current policy issues.

Showcase your event!

If you are planning a World Hepatitis Day event, let us know! We will share your event on the Hep Free NYC website, Facebook, Storify  and Twitter. Email us at hep@health.nyc.gov.


July 28, 2020
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