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Hepatitis B Patient Education Group in Philadelphia
Right Knowledge, Right Action

Learn more about hepatitis B and liver cancer
Learn how to keep your liver healthy!

Date: 3rd Tuesday of every month
Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm
Place: AmeriChoice Chinatown Community Center
1035 Race Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

For additional information please contact:
Dr. Gang Chen at (215) 589-6361 (English or Mandarin)
E-mail: gang.chen@hepb.org

The Hepatitis B Foundation’s goals for creating the Hepatitis B Patient Education Group in Philadelphia’s Chinatown, include the following:

  • Provide education about hepatitis B regarding the prevention, transmission, screening, and care and management of this serious chronic liver infection.
  • Provide information and support to individuals and families affected by hepatitis B to ensure they are referred to appropriate local resources and knowledgeable providers for care.
  • Increase knowledge about hepatitis in the Asian American community to help eliminate the stigmatization and discrimination associated with hepatitis B.

In the United States alone, nearly 1 out of 10 Asian Americans are chronically infected with hepatitis B, which represents almost one million people. Hence, there is a tremendous need to increase knowledge about the prevention, transmission and management of hepatitis B in high-risk Asian American communities.

Additionally, information and referral to appropriate care for individuals and families affected by hepatitis B is needed since chronically infected individuals are at increased risk for progressing to end-stage liver disease and liver cancer.

With a safe vaccine to prevent hepatitis B and promising therapies to control and manage chronic infections, there is now hope for the individuals and families who live with this serious chronic condition!

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