Hep B United, a national coalition co-founded and co-chaired by AAPCHO and the Hepatitis B Foundation, addresses the public health challenge of hepatitis B through national advocacy and direct support to local community organizations in the United States. Over one million Asian Americans are living with chronic hepatitis B infection, representing more than half of all cases of hepatitis B in the U.S. Hep B United strives for the elimination of hepatitis B and strives to increase hepatitis B awareness, screening, vaccination and linkage to care for all high-risk communities.
Adam Carbullido, Director of Policy and Advocacy
The goals of Hep B United and the local campaigns are to:
- Raise the profile of hepatitis B and liver cancer as an urgent public health priority.
- Increase hepatitis B testing and vaccination, particularly among Asian Americans and other at-risk communities.
- Improve access to care and treatment for individuals living with hepatitis B to prevent end-stage liver disease and liver cancer.
AAPCHO Hepatitis B Policy Efforts