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Hepatitis B Foundation launches training website with user-friendly courses for everyone interested in hepatitis B and D

Doylestown, Pa., Dec. 12, 2023 – The Hepatitis B Foundation and partners today launched a cost-free training website, the “B Informed Training Hub,” for people who want to learn more about hepatitis B and hepatitis D.

The online tool was developed by the Hepatitis B Foundation, working in collaboration with HepBCommunity and the Westmead Institute for Medical Research.

This site provides training, education and resources on hepatitis B, hepatitis D and liver cancer for anyone who wants to learn more. Everyone is welcome, particularly people living with hepatitis B and their family members, community educators, health care and social service providers, and others in our global community.

The curriculum covers the epidemiology, natural history, prevention, management and treatment, and strategies for working towards hepatitis B and D elimination. The curriculum is broken into four modules (more are in development), with each module covering a different topic. After modules are completed, learners can take a short quiz. Once the quizzes for the four core curriculum modules are passed, learners can receive a certificate of completion.

This free training program is provided on a secure website that requires users to create a profile for access to the content. That allows users to complete each module at their own pace and track their progress. User privacy will be maintained carefully.

About hepatitis B: The world’s most common serious liver infection, chronic hepatitis B, is caused by a virus that attacks and injures the liver. Each year up to 1 million people die from hepatitis B worldwide, even though it is preventable and treatable. Hepatitis B is a “silent epidemic” because most people do not have symptoms when they are newly or chronically infected. Thus, they can unknowingly infect others and continue the spread of hepatitis B. For people who are chronically infected but don’t have any symptoms, their livers are still being silently damaged, which can develop into serious liver disease such as cirrhosis or liver cancer.

About the HepBCommunity: This onlineforum is focused on allowing people affected by hepatitis B to easily find information, understanding, and connection. Here members will find people living with hepatitis B (as well as scientists, clinicians, and other health providers) who can give trustworthy advice and help them navigate any problems the might be facing due to chronic hepatitis B.

About the Westmead Institute: WIMR exists to turn medical research discoveries into breakthroughs that save lives and deliver hope. The world-leading researchers at WIMR work collaboratively. WIMR is making breakthroughs in medical research and applying these discoveries to some of the world’s most serious diseases. These include illnesses like HIV; diabetes; cancers; heart, kidney and liver issues and deadly viruses.

About the Hepatitis B Foundation: As the world’s leading hepatitis B advocacy and research organization, the Hepatitis B Foundation is one of the most active proponents of improving hepatitis B screening, prevention, and treatment of the disease. We are the only nonprofit organization solely dedicated to finding a cure for hepatitis B and improving the quality of life for those affected worldwide through research, education and patient advocacy. Founded in 1991, the Hepatitis B Foundation is based in Doylestown, Pa., with offices in Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia. To learn more, go to www.hepb.org, read our blog at hepb.org/blog, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (@hepbfoundation) or call us at 215-489-4900