World Hepatitis Day Media Tool Kit
In honor of World Hepatitis Day (July 28), Women In Government (WIG) is launching an updated Hepatitis C Education & Awareness toolkit. The toolkit provides information regarding quick facts about hepatitis C, sample OpEd and press releases, past and present legislation, and what you can do to raise awareness and get tested. WIG also urges state and federal lawmakers to enact policies that help address the nationwide hepatitis C epidemic.
Webcast- White House Observance Recognizing Leadership on World Hepatitis Day – Wednesday 7/30/14 12 PM-2:30 PM EST
Worldwide, an estimated 400 million people are living with chronic viral hepatitis. Each year, nearly 1 million people die from viral hepatitis or related diseases.
Please join us via live stream on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 from 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM (Eastern), when the White House Office of National AIDS Policy, Office of National Drug Control Policy, and White House Initiative for AAPIs will commemorate World Hepatitis Day and recognize leaders in the field.
The event will feature remarks from senior federal officials as well as community leaders including:
• Michael Botticelli, Acting Director, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy
• Douglas Brooks, Director, White House Office of National AIDS Policy
• Ambassador Deborah Birx, U.S. Global AIDS Ambassador
• Dr. Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
• Dr. Paul Farmer, Partners in Health
As you are also an important part of our national response to viral hepatitis, we hope you can join us virtually for this important event on www.whitehouse.gov/live. Please share this message with your colleagues, state and local partners, and others who have an interest in viral hepatitis so that they, too, can observe World Hepatitis Day. You can also join the conversation on Twitter with hashtag #WorldHepatitisDay.
Thank you for your efforts to “break the silence” around viral hepatitis in the United States and around the world.
Ronald O. Valdiserri, MD, MPH
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases
Director, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy