Join Hepatitis B Foundation, NASTAD and CDC’s Division of Viral Hepatitis for a Twitter #HepChat at 2 p.m. (EST) Thursday, June 14. The chat will highlight Hepatitis Awareness Month outreach events and allow hepatitis B and C partner organizations to share their successes, challenges and lessons learned from their efforts. HBF’s Kristine Alarcon and Jason Crum, this month’s featured storyteller will also be LIVE on Facebook, so if you’re not on twitter join us at hepbfoundation.
Below are the Twitter Chat topic areas of discussion. Partners are invited to share images of their events in May, as well as best practices and challenges in conducting outreach and other events. Join the conversation with the hashtag #HepChat.
T1: What community-based education, outreach, & testing events did you conduct during Hepatitis Awareness Month?
T2: How do you prepare for and conduct education, outreach, and testing events?
T3: How do you engage key communities in the planning process? In hosting the events?
T4: What educational or promotional materials do you use at your community based activities?
T5: Who are your key partners for Hepatitis Awareness Month? For hepatitis related work throughout the year? Tag them in your response!
T6: What best practices would you share with others who might be planning their first event?
T7: How can raising awareness in May and beyond address hepatitis B or C stigma?
T8: What role will your organization play in eliminating hepatitis B and C in your community?
Plan to share your hepatitis outreach events, successes and challenges, and pictures, or use this opportunity to ask the featured organizations questions about their work.
Hosts and handles for the chat:
- Hepatitis B Foundation – @HepBFoundation
- NASTAD – @NASTAD
- CDC’s, Division of Viral Hepatitis – @cdchep
- CDC National Prevention Information Network – @CDCNPIN (Moderator)
Featured participants and handles for the chat include:
- Hep B United – @Hepbunited
- National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR) – @NVHR1
- Hep Free NYC – @HepFreeNYC
- HBI-Minnesota/HBI-MN – @HBIMN15
- End Hep C SF – @EndHepCSF
- Philadelphia’s Hepatitis C Coalition – @Hep_Cap
- Hep B United Philadelphia – @HepBunitedPhila
- National Association of County and Health Officials (NACCHO) – @NACCHOalerts
- Hep Free Hawaii – @HepFreeHawaii
- Hepatitis B Initiative of Washington, DC (HBI-DC) – @HBIDC
- Hepatitis Education Project – @HepEduProject
- Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Centers (AAPCHO) – AAPCHOtweets
- Hepatitis Delta Connect – @Hepdconnnect
- Center for Pan Asian Community Services (CPACS) – @CPACS
- Henry E. Chang – @HenryEChang
- Asian Pacific Community in Action (APCA) – @APCAAZ
- HepVu – @HepVu
- Charles B. Wang Community Health Center – @CBWCHC
- Office of HIV/AIDS & Infectious Disease Policy – @HHS_ViralHep
- Minnesota Department of Health – @MNhealth
- Center for Asian Health Equity (CAHE) – @CAHE_News
- HHS OASH Region II – @HHS_HealthRegII
We’d love to add you or your organization to our list of confirmed participants. Email Kristine at Kristine.Alarcon@hepb.org or direct message @hepbfoundation on Twitter to add your organization, though confirmation is not necessary to participate.
Are you just getting started with Twitter and want to know how to join the conversation? Type #HepChat in the search box of the Twitter application and click on the “latest option” to follow the twitter view.
You can prepare any questions or tweets you might have for the above topics in advance, or you can also tweet on the fly, re-tweet, or Like a tweet from the chat.
The topics are labeled T1, T2, etc. so please respond/answer a specific topic by using A1, A2, etc. in front of your tweets. Remember to include the #HepChat hashtag, which is not case sensitive, in all of your tweets.
Looking forward to the conversation, June 14th!