2019 Hep B United Summit

On July 23-25, 2019, Hep B United held its 7th Annual Summit and Advocacy Day in Washington, DC. The summit is the largest convening of hepatitis B community leaders from around the country with over 100 partners representing patient advocates, local and state health agencies, national organizations, community-based hepatitis B coalitions, and federal agencies. The theme of the 2019 Summit was Eliminating Hepatitis B: Local Change, Global Impact. Meeting sessions focused on improving access to hepatitis B treatment, combating hepatitis B-related stigma and discrimination, innovative hepatitis B testing and patient navigation strategies, and #justB Storytelling Campaign. During the Hep B United Advocacy Day, partners met with nearly 60 Congressional representatives to discuss increasing federal resources to address and eliminate hepatitis B.




Media Coverage


Viral Hepatitis in the U.S.: Focus on Hepatitis B Prevention and Control, Carolyn Wester, CDC
Lessons Learned in the Quest to Eliminating HBV across the Life Span in Sacramento, CA, Moon Chen, UC Davis
Hep B Moms Project, Liz Tang and Farma Pene, NYC Department of Health 
Integrating Hepatitis B and Syringe Services to Improve the Health of People Who Use Drugs, Chelsie Porter, HEP
Automated Screening of Hepatitis B & C in the ED with Linkage-to-Care, Su Wang, Center for Asian Health, SBMC
Korean Community Services of New York, Inc. (KCS), Paul Lee and Okhyun Ko
Innovative Strategies to Conduct HBV Education, Testing, and Linkage to Care, Alia Southworth, AHC
AAPI Communities: Health, Stigma, & Advocacy, Vrushabh Shah, NASTAD
Breaching the Silence of Institutional Hepatitis B Discrimination, Nadine Shiroma, HBF 
Discrimination and HBV Regarding Health Professional Students, Alexa Cannizzo, HBF
National African Immigrant and Refugee HIV and Hepatitis Awareness (NAIRHHA) Day, Chioma Nnaji
African Hepatitis Summit 2019, Catherine Freeland, HBF
Viral Hepatitis Elimination Efforts in the United States, Carol Jimenez, HHS/OIDP
Global Efforts to Eliminate Hepatitis B, Su Wang, WHA
Patients Driving Change: #justB Storytelling Campaign, Rhea Racho; #justB Storytellers
Copay Accumulators & Their Impact on Drug Access, Carl Schmid, The AIDS Institute
Eliminating Tuberculosis in Asian American Communities, Nick DeLuca, CDC