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Past+Present: Hep B in Asian America
August 17, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
CHSA will host a roundtable discussion with Teddy Fang, Stuart Fong, Richard So, and Vicky Wong on the history and work of SF Hep B Free, moderated by CHSA Executive Director Tamiko Wong. The organization and their various powerful campaigns have educated the general public and practitioners about the disease’s effect on Asian American populations. Come listen to the challenges, successes, and chance encounters that have propelled this important work forward. After the discussion, we will have a screening of Alan Wang’s short film Be About It.
Tickets include entry to event and CHSA galleries. Seating is limited—Please reserve your tickets soon.
About SF Hep B Free
San Francisco Hep B Free – Bay Area is a multi-county 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.
Part of our Chinese American: Health Legacy Series, highlighting health issues that have particular impact on Asian American communities, and the influence that Chinese exclusion continues to have on Chinese American communities and the larger American society. To learn more about the origins of this history, please visit our exhibition, Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion.