World Hepatitis Day

July 28, 2016

The theme for World Hepatitis Day 2016 was NOhep

#WorldHepDay, #HepFreeNYC #Nohep

On World Hepatitis Day 2016, hundreds of New Yorkers participated in educational forums, social media campaigns and free hepatitis screenings.


Liver Health Forum at Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Elders (SAGE) – Speakers from Callen-Lorde, American Liver Foundation, and the NYC Health Department provided information on Hepatitis C and ways to promote liver health.

A Day of Action: Think About the Link. Understanding the Link Between Hep C and Liver Cancer – Speakers from numerous organizations including C.O.P.E, The Hepatitis C Mentor and Support Group, Inc., and Prevent Cancer Foundation, gave presentations on the newest Hep C medications, Hepatitis policy updates, and up-to-date information on hepatitis prevalence in New York City.  The event also included vendors, music, entertainment, giveaways, and free health screenings.

Social Media:

Charles B. Wang Community Health Center Instagram Awareness Competition –Charles B. Wang Community Health Center honored World Hepatitis Day with a #NOhepGiveAway.  Participants uploaded a photo giving a “pinky promise” to a friend  promising to love their liver.  Winners of the competition received gift cards and swag bags. To view the photos, search #NOhepGiveAway on Instagram.

#NOhep Thunderclap – For World Hep Day 2016, people in NYC and across the world signed their pledge to support the #NOhep movement and eliminate hepatitis by 2030. The pledge can be signed here.


Free screening events on World Hepatitis Day included:

  • Free Hepatitis C Screenings at the Consulate General of Mexico
  • Free Hepatitis B and C Screenings at Mount Sinai CAM Building
  • Hepatitis Educational Presentation and Free Hep B & C Testing at Visiting Nurse Service of NY Chinatown Community Center
  • Hepatitis Awareness Health Fair at Sandra Atlas Bass Center for Liver Diseases at North Shore University Hospital

World Hepatitis Day 2016 Press Releases:

Hep Free NYC – World Hepatitis Day Press Release
NYC Health Dept – World Hepatitis Day Press Release
Treatment Action Group – World Hepatitis Day Press Release
The AIDS Institute – World Hepatitis Day Press Release 

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.

Host a panel discussion or presentation on hepatitis.

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

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, Storify  and Twitter.

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