San Francisco Hep B Free - Bay Area is a multicounty campaign to turn the San Francisco Bay Area into the first hepatitis B free area in the nation. This unprecedented campaign provides free and low-cost hepatitis B testing, community and physician education on hepatitis B, and promotes routine testing and vaccination for those Asian and Pacific Islander (API) adults at risk
The three objectives of the SF Hep B Free campaign are:
To create public and healthcare provider awareness about the importance of testing & vaccinating APIs for hepatitis B.
To promote routine hepatitis B testing and vaccination within the primary care medical community.
To ensure access to treatment for chronically infected individuals.
Click here to download a logic model detailing how this campaign works. The SF Hep B Free Campaign puts the San Francisco Bay Area at the forefront of the nation in fighting chronic hepatitis B. It is the largest, most intensive healthcare campaign for Asian and Pacific Islanders in the U.S.
This initiative has received national attention and is being looked to as a model by the California legislature. Former mayor and now Governor Gavin Newsom and former assemblywoman and now State Treasurer Fiona Ma have lead the effort with more than 50 healthcare and Asian Pacific Islander (API) organizations. The SF Board of Supervisors and SF Health Commission have passed unanimous resolutions supporting SF Hep B Free.
San Francisco Hep B Free - Bay Area supports local, state, and national advocacy efforts to increase awareness of hepatitis B among Asian and Pacific Islander (API) adults, to promote routine hepatitis B testing and vaccination and to ensure access to treatment for the chronically infected individuals.
We encourage you to take action and advocate in support of our campaign objectives.
City and County of San Francisco Board of Supervisors
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC Guidelines & Recommendations
National Alliance of State & Territorial AIDS Directors
National Task Force on Hepatitis B
National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable
Office of Minority Health
World Hepatitis Alliance