For the third year, Senator Sam Blakeslee (R-San Luis Obispo) is sponsoring a resolution to declare May 19th as California Viral Hepatitis Awareness Day. Senator Blakeslee’s office is compiling support letters for Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 36 to deliver to the Rules Committee. We are collecting signatures this week from organizations and individuals. Once you have viewed the letter of support, if you want to sign on, please send an email to Michelle Johnston with your organization name, city and contact person. The deadline for signing on to the letter is noon, Friday, April 22, 2011.
The declaration of May 19th as California Viral Hepatitis Awareness Day, as part of national Hepatitis Awareness Month, is an important step for increasing awareness among legislators and the public of the need for viral hepatitis prevention, screening and treatment.
Thank you for helping us support the designation of May 19th as California Viral Hepatitis Awareness Day.
Sr. Program Specialist
Center for Health Improvement
The Center for Health Improvement is a national, independent nonprofit organization dedicated to improving population health and encouraging healthy behaviors. The California Hepatitis Alliance (CalHEP), a program of the Center for Health Improvement, seeks to reduce the scope and consequences of the hepatitis B and C epidemics, which disproportionately affect California’s ethnic communities and the socioeconomically underserved. Committed to culturally competent public education and awareness, CalHEP focuses on sound public health policy and advocacy to improve California’s public health approach to liver wellness. Visit our website for more information on free CalHEP membership opportunities.