Hep B United – We Can Stop Hepatitis B
A future free of hepatitis B.
Hep B United is a national coalition dedicated to eliminating hepatitis B and the health disparities and inequities associated with hepatitis B and hepatitis delta among highly impacted communities across the United States by increasing awareness, screening, vaccination, and linkage to care.
Hep B United was co-founded and is co-chaired by the Hepatitis B Foundation and the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO). The coalition works to reduce the impact of hepatitis B through prevention and education efforts, addressing perinatal transmission, improving screening and linkage to care, contributing to national surveillance data, and advocating on a national level.
Hep B United is a national coalition comprised of advocates, community leaders, and stakeholders that focuses on the health equity, respect, and empowerment of those affected by hepatitis B. Utilizing evidence-based public health best practice, Hep B United promotes equitable access to health care, preventive medicine, testing, linkage to care, and treatment for all communities at risk for hepatitis B.
Hep B United Overview and Strategic Priorities
- Awareness: Raise the profile of hepatitis B, hepatitis delta, and liver cancer as urgent public health priorities through education and advocacy.
- Prevention: Increase hepatitis B testing and vaccination, particularly among Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, African immigrants, and other communities highly impacted by hepatitis B.
- Intervention: Improve access to care and treatment for individuals living with hepatitis B and hepatitis delta and improve access to vaccination, to prevent end-stage liver disease and liver cancer.
Hep B United’s strategic plans are in alignment with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Action Plan for the Prevention, Care & Treatment of Viral Hepatitis. Their strategic plans respond to strategic priority areas established at the national level and coordinates activities of Hep B United member coalitions.
Hep B United is a national coalition established by the Hepatitis B Foundation and the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO), to address and eliminate hepatitis B, a serious liver infection that is the leading cause of liver cancer. An estimated 2 million people in the United States are chronically infected with the hepatitis B virus.
Our Strategic Plans
HBU National Advisory Committee
Jeffrey Caballero, MPH, Co-Chair and Co-Founder
Executive Director, Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO)
Chari Cohen, DrPH, MPH, Co-Chair
President, Hepatitis B Foundation
Carol Brosgart, MD
Consultant, Biotechnology, Public Health, and Public Policy
Richard Andrews, MD, MPH
Addiction Medicine Physician
Ex-Chair, National Task Force on Hepatitis B
Rita K. Kuwahara, MD, MIH
Internal Medicine Physician and Primary Care Health Policy Fellow, Georgetown University
Consultant, Clary Strategies
Dan-Tam Phan-Hoang, MS
COVID-19 Cultural, Faith and Disability Communities Branch Co-Director / Viral Hepatitis Engagement Coordinator
Minnesota Department of Health
Richard So, MPH, MPA
Executive Director, San Francisco Hep B Free - Bay Area
Co-Director, Hep Free Hawaii and Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinator, Hawaii Department of Health
Amy Trang, PhD, MEd
Administrator, National Task Force on Hepatitis B: Focus on Asian & Pacific Islander Americans
Founder and CEO, Social Capital Solutions, Inc.
Joan M. Block, RN, BSN
Co-Founder and Senior Advisor, Hepatitis B Foundation