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.


  1. 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.

  2. Topic 2 sought to understand the preparation behind all the great events that were organized. Two major themes were organization and collaboration.

  3. Topic 3 gave more insight on how all the collaboration with community members and partners takes place.