Following a brief introduction by CDC NPIN, the chat opened up with Topic 1 discussing the events that took place for Hepatitis Awareness Month. Organizations held community education and testing events, advocacy events, and even virtual webinars; information was shared via social media and blog posts, as well.
- — Hep B Foundation (@HepBFoundation)Thu, Jun 08 2017 18:09:55
- — AsianHealthCoalition (@AAPInews)Thu, Jun 08 2017 18:10:27A1: We conducted a screening event with a local mosque and participated in an African radio talk show to get the word out! #HepChat
Topic 2 sought to understand the preparation behind all the great events that were organized. Two major themes were organization and collaboration.
- — Hep Free NYC (@hepfreenyc)Thu, Jun 08 2017 18:14:26
- — Hep Free NYC (@hepfreenyc)Thu, Jun 08 2017 18:14:31A2:We offer major support - connecting partners, providing resources, and training advocates on how to implement hepatitis actions. #HepChat
- — Hep B United Philly (@HepBUnitedPhila)Thu, Jun 08 2017 18:14:39A2: We identify our audience & collaborate with community orgs to host culturally appropriate education & testing events #HepChat
- — Hep B United Philly (@HepBUnitedPhila)Thu, Jun 08 2017 18:14:57
Topic 3 gave more insight on how all the collaboration with community members and partners takes place.
- — Philly Hepatitis (@PhillyHepatitis)Thu, Jun 08 2017 18:18:07
- — AsianHealthCoalition (@AAPInews)Thu, Jun 08 2017 18:18:35A3: Cultural humility! We approach communities with a willingness to learn, seeking their expertise to reach those in need. #HepChat
- — End Hep C SF (@EndHepCSF)Thu, Jun 08 2017 18:19:07
Highlights from The 2017 #HepChat
On June 8, 2017, Hep B United, the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable, NASTAD, and CDC's Division of Viral Hepatitis hosted a Twitter chat to highlight Hepatitis Awareness Month outreach events and allow hepatitis B and C partner organizations to share their successes, challenges, and lessons learned from their efforts. Organizations from all over the country participated, and here is what they had to say.
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