May is Hepatitis B Awareness Month

The Hepatitis B Coalition of Washington (HBCW), an ICHS sponsored entity, in collaboration with the Hepatitis Education Project (HEP), a long-standing member of the coalition, hosted a breakfast session for its members on May 30 to commemorate Hepatitis B Awareness Month.

Presentations focused on bringing change through collaboration, a perinatal hepatitis B program and community-based outreach and screening programs were made by Nadine Shiroma, policy advisor for the Hepatitis B Foundation; David Baure, perinatal hepatitis B prevention program manager for Public Health – Seattle & King County; and Jason Sterne, COO of HEP.

Attending coalition members represented Public Health – Seattle & King County, Harborview Medical Center’s EthnoMed and Community House Call Program, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, Washington State Department of Health, Asian Counseling and Referral Services, ICHS and HEP.

Hepatitis B Coalition, 2019
Hepatits B Coalition of Washington members at a breakfast session on May 30.