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May Hepatitis Awareness Month - 2006

May 11
Congressional Briefing About Hepatitis B in Washington, DC
Sponsored by U.S. Representatives Charles Dent (R-PA) and Mike Honda (D-CA).

May 15-22
National Hepatitis B Awareness Week & AIM for the B Campaign
Events are scheduled across the country. Sponsored by the Hepatitis B Foundation in partnership with Bristol-Myers Squibb.

May 23
Congressional Briefing on Asian American and Pacific Islander Health
Sponsored by U.S. Representatives Mike Honda(D-CA) and Madelaine Bordallo (D-GU).

Eliminating Viral Hepatitis: A Call to Action!
The National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR) released its comprehensive national strategy to eliminate viral hepatitis in the U.S. to coincide with National Hepatitis Awareness Month. Be part of the process by reading the plan, sending your comments to the NVHR, and encouraging others to support the plan.

National Hepatitis B Act (HR 4550)
First national Hepatitis B Bill introduced in Congress by U.S. Representatives Charles Dent (R-PA) and Mike Honda (D-CA). Send your Letter of Support for the Bill today!

Pennsylvania Hepatitis Awareness Month in May
The PA Senate and House of Representatives each passed Resolutions calling for the first Pennsylvania May Hepatitis Awareness Month. Senator Joe Conti sponsored the resolution in the Senate, and Representative Kathy Watson and Mario Scavello co-sponsored the Resolution in the House.
Visit the PA Senate Resolution.

Visit the PA House of Representatives Resolution.

Visit the following organizations to learn more about Hepatitis Programs in the U.S.:

Hepatitis Foundation International
Immunization Action Coalition, Hepatitis Programs
National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable
National Task Force on Hepatitis B

We invite any organization to contact us about what they are doing for May Hepatitis Awareness Month.


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