Grassroots Outreach

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2017 Events

Philadelphia, Pa. 

Think About the Link® will be in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on May 19th, in partnership with Hep B United Philly, the Hepatitis B Foundation and Hepatitis C Allies of Philadelphia for an educational summit on hepatitis B, hepatitis C and the link to liver cancer. Local medical professionals, public health educators and advocates will be in attendance to inform Philadelphians of the newest research and policy efforts related to viruses and liver cancer. There will also be an open panel discussion on the new implications of the revised Affordable Care Act.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided. RSVP by May 12 to Gabrelle Taylor.

Dallas, Texas

On May 20th, Think About the Link® will be in Dallas, Texas in partnership with UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas County Health and Human Services, and UNT Health Science Center for an engaging educational summit on the human papillomavirus (HPV), hepatitis B, hepatitis C and their link to cancer. Renowned medical professionals and health advocates will provide research on the best practices for screening and treatment of populations most at-risk for these viruses. This summit will include an open panel discussion on how the latest policy developments impact virus screening opportunities for the public. The following day, free or low-cost hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HPV screenings and vaccinations will be provided at locations across the city. RSVP by May 12th to Gabrelle Taylor.

2016 Events 

Philadelphia, Pa.

On October 20th , the Foundation partnered with Hepatitis Foundation International to educate Philadelphians about the link between viral hepatitis and liver cancer. Event speakers included representation from the local health department and featured more than 10 vendors providing free information to attendees. Free HIV and hepatitis C screenings were offered.

Queens, N.Y.

On October 8th, the Foundation and New Tang Dynasty partnered for an event to raise awareness of the link between viruses and cancer in the local Asian community. At the event, Dr. Myron Schwartz (The Mount Sinai Medical Center) and Dr. Mei R. Fu (New York University) taught more than 350 people about HPV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C. State Senators Tony Avella and Toby Ann Staviski gave special remarks at the event. More than 15 vendors also were on-site to provide free viral hepatitis screenings, health exams, dental exams and more for the community. Data showed that after the event, attendees better understood the risk factors for all three viruses.

Harlem, N.Y.

Description: On July 25th, the Foundation partnered with the Coalition on Positive Health Empowerment (C.O.P.E.) and the Hepatitis C Mentor and Support group to host a Day of Action: Think About the Link® – Understanding the Link Between Hepatitis C and Liver Cancer. The event included an educational awareness summit to inform African-American and Hispanic groups on the link between hepatitis C and liver cancer, as well as free virus screenings. Guest speakers included Carolyn Aldigé (Prevent Cancer Foundation), Council Member Inez Dickens and Gloria Searson (C.O.P.E). More than 75 people were screened for hepatitis C at the event.

San Francisco, Calif.

On July 28th, the Foundation partnered with Hep B Free and the San Francisco Department of Health to host the Think About the Link® City Hall Press Briefing: Shining a Light on the Link Between Viral Hepatitis & Liver Cancer. This press briefing featured remarks from Barbara A. Garcia (Director of Health, San Francisco Department of Public Health) and Dr. Tung Nguyen (Chair of the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islanders). At sunset, we illuminated San Francisco City Hall in the colors to represent hepatitis B and C awareness. Free hepatitis B and C screenings were offered to the local community at the Adult Immunization Travel Clinic.

Houston, Texas

On June 17th, the Foundation and local partners hosted an educational summit focused on HPV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C and related cancers. Speakers shared the latest facts and best practices for screenings, vaccinations, and/or treatment of these viruses. Panelists included State Representative Sarah Davis (awardee), as well as patient advocates and leading experts from MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston Health Department, Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services and more! The following day, the Foundation and local partners provided free or low-cost hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HPV screenings and vaccinations to more than 75 people at locations across the city.

Chicago, Ill.

On June 11th, the Foundation, Caring Ambassadors, and The Center partnered to provide free hepatitis C screenings to the public.

Philadelphia, Pa.

On May 19th, to commemorate National Hepatitis Testing Day, Think About the Link® held an event at Philadelphia City Hall in partnership with the Hepatitis B Foundation and Hepatitis C Allies of Philadelphia to highlight the link between viral hepatitis and liver cancer. Download the full agenda. Watch clips from the event:

 

Interested in partnering with the Think About the Link® campaign in order to plan and host a public outreach event? Contact Gabrelle Taylor, Coordinator of Educational Campaigns.