Hepatitis B Virus (HBV), 100 times more infectious than HIV/AIDS, is the leading cause of liver cancer in asians,
and many are still not aware of their hepatitis B status
Hep B Free Coalitions from Southern California come together to bring Hepatitis B awareness to Asian American and Pacific Islander communities
WHAT: May is Hepatitis Awareness Month & Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and May 19 is World Hepatitis Day! In observance, the Hep B Free Coalitions of Long Beach/South Bay, Los Angeles (LA) and Orange Counties are collaborating on a Southern California-wide “Hep B Free” campaign to increase awareness about chronic (lifelong) hepatitis B, a disease that affects about 10% of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs).
The Hep B Free campaign seeks to create public and healthcare provider awareness about the importance of testing and vaccinating all AAPIs for hepatitis B, to promote routine hepatitis B testing and vaccination within the primary care medical community, and to ensure access to treatment for chronically infected individuals.
SPEAKING: Mimi Chang, NP, Moderator, Co-Chair Hep B Free LA, Asian Pacific Liver Center
Christina Lee, MD, Family Physician, Talbert Medical Group
Helene Calvet, MD, Health Officer, Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services
INVITED: Assemblymember Warren Furutani (55h District), Mayor Bob Foster (City of Long Beach), Mayor Jim Dear (City of Carson)
WHEN: Thursday, May 20, 2010, 10:00 – 12:00 p.m. (Lunch will be provided)
WHERE: St. Mary Medical Center
Health Enhancement Center, Parr Room, Second Floor
1055 Linden Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90813
RSVP: Hep B Free – SoCal
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or (818)599-9132