Asian Heritage Month Hepatitis Awareness Day - May 17, 2013

 
 
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When: May 17th, 2013 (Friday), 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Where: Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington St. Chicago, IL
What: 1 out of 12 Asian Americans is infected with chronic HBV, but
65-75% of chronically infected people are not aware that they
have Hepatitis B. The event aims to promote awareness, reduce
stigma, and increase efforts to eliminate Hepatitis B in the U.S.
Organizers: Midwest Asian Health Association (MAHA) - Hepatitis Coalition of Midwest; Regional APAMSA; Chinese American Association of Greater Chicago (CAAGC); Chinese American Service League (CASL)
Sponsor: Illinois Department of Public Health
Contact: Dr. Hong Liu, Executive Director, MAHA
Email: hongliu@maha-us.org, Tel: 312-225-8659
Partners: Asian American Coalition Chicago, Chicago Department of Public Health, National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable, DHS, National Task Force on Hepatitis B, UIC Dept. of Medicine, American Liver Foundation, Northwestern University-Hepatitis B Alliance, Organization of Chinese Americans, Chinese Mutual Aid Association