May 15 is National Hispanic Hepatitis Awareness Day (NHHAD), an opportunity to highlight the impact of viral hepatitis on the Hispanic/Latinx community in the U.S. NHHAD is an annual event organized by the Latino Commission on AIDS (LCOA) to raise awareness within the Hispanic/Latinx community about viral hepatitis and push for improvements in hepatitis-related health disparities.
This NHHAD, HepVu is publishing a Q&A with NASTAD’s Rita Isabel Lechuga, MD, MPH that highlights the unique barriers faced by the Hispanic/Latinx community and the need to raise public awareness about viral hepatitis.
HepVu is also partnering with the Latino Commission on AIDS (LCOA) for a webinar on Friday, May 13 at 2:00PM ET about the impact of Hepatitis C in the United States, with specific insights about its impact on the Hispanic/Latinx community. The webinar will feature presentations from Luis Mares, LMSW from LCOA and Ronald Valdiserri, MD, MPH from Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and co-chair of HepVu. You can register for the webinar here.
HepVu is also releasing updated infographics in both English and Spanish on the importance of viral hepatitis testing. You can learn more about NHAAD and view our infographics below:
To learn more about viral hepatitis in the Hispanic/Latinx, explore HepVu’s resources:
- Visualize the Hepatitis C epidemic stratified by age, sex, and race on HepVu’s interactive maps.
- Find available viral hepatitis testing and care services near you with HepVu’s service locators.
- Read expert-led Q&As and watch webinars on the impact of viral hepatitis on the Hispanic/Latinx community:
- Rita Isabel Lechuga on National Hispanic Hepatitis Awareness Day
- Webinar: The Impact of Hepatitis C on the Hispanic/Latinx Community
- Share our infographics in English and Spanish with your networks to raise awareness.