Hep Awareness Month 2021

Join us for our 9th annual Hep Free NYC Awareness Events:

#HepFreeNYC Twitter Chat – May 11 @1-2 PM
RSVP for May 11

Addressing Access to Hepatitis Care Panel Webinar – May 19 @ 2-3 PM
RSVP for May 19

Commemorating May Hepatitis Awareness Month, National Hepatitis Testing Day and Hispanic Hepatitis Awareness Day

An opportunity to showcase your work, accomplishments, and amplify what is needed to eliminate Hep B & C in NYC.

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Twitter Chat RSVP - Join us on May 11!

Hosted by: Hispanic Federation – @HispanicFed

Confirmed Participants – Organizations:

Hep Free NYC Network – @HepFreeNYC 
REACH Program at Mount Sinai – @REACHProgramNYC

Empire Liver Foundation –
@LiverEmpire 
Hepatitis C Mentor and Support Group – @hepatitisCmsg
The Alliance for Positive Change – @thealliance_nyc 
Housing Works – @HousingWorks
Boom! Health – @boomhealthnyc
Charles B Wang Community Health Centers – @CBWCHC
– @NCMakoni
– @dynavaxcorp

RSVP - Access to Hepatitis Care
- Hep Free NYC Webinar on May 19!

Join us for Hepatitis Awareness Month Hep Free NYC webinar!
May 19, 2021 2 – 3 PM EST

The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted existing challenges and posed new challenges to Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C prevention, treatment and care efforts, uncovered and deepened healthcare disparities, and generated innovations poised to make a lasting impact on daily clinical practice.

Finalized Questions for Twitter Chat on May 11

Q1: What should New Yorkers know about #HepB & #HepC? What are the risk factors? Why should New Yorkers be concerned?

Q2: What can New Yorkers do to prevent #HepB & #HepC, especially now during COVID? What can people living with #HepB or #HepC do to protect their health, their community and prevent liver cancer?

Q3: How do you promote #HepB & #HepC education, outreach and testing in #NYC, especially now during COVID-19? What are your best practices for raising awareness about #HepB & #HepC?

Q4: What are the barriers that keep people from getting screened for #HepB & #HepC? How can these Hep Access to Care barriers be addressed? Have your strategies changed during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Q5: #ViralHepatitis is severely underfunded, which in turn minimizes efforts to prevent and treat #HepB and #HepC. How can we ensure that there is funding to end the #HepC & B epidemics?

Q6: Why are some populations more vulnerable to Hep B and/or Hep C, and how do we address the disparities? Have your strategies changed during the COVID-19 pandemic? #HepFreeNYC

Q7: What can we do to increase access to Hep B Treatment for New Yorkers? What can we do to increase access to Hep C Cure for New Yorkers? #HepFreeNYC

Q8: What is needed to eliminate #HepB & #HepC in New York City? What current policy asks and resources do we need to treat every person living with Hep B and cure every person living with Hep C in #NYC? #HepFreeNYC

Q9: Who are your key partners in addressing Hep B & Hep C? Who would you like to engage more in your work? (Tag them here!)

Q10: What is one lesson learned or piece of advice for others who want to expand their work on raising awareness about #ViralHepatitis? Are there specific lessons learned or advice gathered during COVID-19?

Just getting started with Twitter and want to know how to join the conversation?  Type #HepFreeNYC in the search box of the Twitter application and click on the “latest option” to follow the twitter view.

How a Twitter Chat works

The host organization will tweet out predetermined questions labeled Q1, Q2, etc. Please reply/answer a specific topic by using A1, A2, etc. in front of your tweets (eg.A7 … – this would be the beginning of the answer to Q7). After a few minutes, host organization will tweet the next question, and it continues. 

  • Remember to include the #HepFreeNYC hashtag, which is not case sensitive, in all of your tweets –  it’ll help us find your tweets and retweet you throughout the day! 
  • You can prepare any questions or tweets you might have for the above topics in advance, or you can also tweet on the fly, re-tweet, or Like a tweet from the chat.

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