Welcome to Hep B Free: Santa Clara County!
The Hep B Free: Santa Clara County is a countywide campaign to make Santa Clara County the first hepatitis-free county in the nation. The campaign is a grass roots movement made up of a coalition of health care providers, community organizations, elected officials, local government, students, and concerned citizens. The original Hep B Free campaign was launched in San Francisco in 2007 and has now been replicated around the country as a model in hepatitis B prevention.
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Hep B Free SCC Holiday Party
Come celebrate the successes of the year with your friendly neighborhood Hep B Free SCC! Find us on Facebook at http://on.fb.me/1b7MQ9s!
San Jose City Councilman Kansen Chu at his 2nd Annual Health Fair, over 600 people strong!
Thank you for all of the support!
Senator Jim Beall Supports Hep B Free SCC and the Fight Against Hepatitis B
On Saturday, October 19, 2013 Senator Jim Beall held a free Health Fair and Forum in San Jose and it was co-hosted with Community Health Partnership. The health fair was greatly supported by the community, health organizations and health services. Hep B Free SCC was able to reach out to the community with information about the dangers of hepatitis B and the importance of getting screened and vaccinated. A special thanks to Senator Beall for having Hep B Free SCC and supporting the fight against hepatitis B and a special thanks to Gigante from the San Jose Giants for supporting Hep B Free SCC.
Free Health Fair and Forum Hosted By Senator Jim Beall
Senator Jim Beall invites you to a FREE Health Fair and Forum, co-hosted by Community Health Partnership. There will be free flu shots, blood pressure and glucose screenings and more. Guest Speakers include Medicare expert Connie Corrales, from Sourcewise and Community representatives from Covered California. Hep B Free SCC will also be participating with an information table on how to prevent and or manage hepatitis B. Come out and support a healthier life!!!Saturday October 19, 2013
From 9 am – 2 pm
At the Mayfair Community Center
2039 Kammerer Avenue, San Jose
Small Businesses take the Lead in Protecting their Employees against Hepatitis B
On Monday, September 30, 2013 a press conference was held at CTT Inc. in Sunnyvale, CA to announce the Small B Initiative (SBI). Hep B Free Santa Clara County and the Asian Liver Center at Stanford University have partnered with CTT, Inc. and other small businesses in Santa Clara County to provide free screenings and education. The purpose of the initiative is to motivate small private companies in Santa Clara County and other at-risk areas to promote employee and community wellness with relation to hepatitis B and liver cancer. Businesses under the initiative will commit to providing employees with (1) free onsite hepatitis B and liver cancer education and (2) free onsite hepatitis B testing. This new and innovative partnership will allow small businesses to be leaders in addressing a significant public health threat, especially to Asian and Pacific Islander Americans, in Santa Clara County. CTT, Inc. has taken the lead as the founding member of the SBI, offering services starting in October 2013. WATCH this clip on KTSF news!
Hep B Free Santa Clara County Partners with Think Tank Learning to Fight Hepatitis B
On Sunday, July 28, 2013, a press conference was held at the Think Tank Learning center in honor of World Hepatitis Day. The press conference, with speakers Assemblyman Rich Gordon, Assemblyman Paul Fong, Palo Alto City Councilman Marc Berman, and former Assemblywoman Fiona Ma, garnered coverage from a variety of local sources including The Contra Costa Times, San Jose Mercury News, and NBC 7. Free screenings followed the press conference.
Please check out the articles to learn more!
Hepatitis B Newsletter
Hepatitis B Free Santa Clara County, in coordination with the Asian Week Foundation, the Asian Americans for Community Involvement, the Asian Liver Center, and the Santa Clara Department of Public Health, has created the informative newsletter “B Informed, B Educated, and B a Hero: Hep B Free Quarterly.”
Click HERE or on the picture below to take a look.
Special thanks to Andrea Acre, RN-Assistant Nurse Manager, Gastroenterology for participating in our World Hepatitis Day marketing campaign efforts! We would also like to thank Valley Medical Center (VMC) for giving us the opportunity to work with their Gastroenterology Department to table at the weekly VMC Farmers Market. Together we can make Santa Clara County Hep B Free!
County Level Hepatitis B Prevention Coordinator Position Passes with Unanimous Support!
Click here to read about it.
North East Medical Services Press Conference Held on June 21st, 2013
Click here to read about it.
AACI 5K Fun Run
Hep B Free SCC would like to thank our friends for their participation in Asian American’s for Community Involvements (AACI) 5K Fun Run. We had wonderful representation from State Senator Jerry Hills Office, Assemblyman Rich Gordon, Congressman Mike Honda, Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian, San Jose Evergreen School Board, and Vision New America.
We will be sure to post updates for future activities you can be involved in in the near future. All participants will receive a free Team HBV/Jade Ribbon Campaign t-shirt!
Thank you for attending Sunnyvale World Multi-Cultural Day on May 19th, 2013!
Over 1,000 attended the first annual unprecedented event at the Sunnyvale Community Center presented by Hep B Free SCC in partnership with Silicon Sage Foundation, Gilead, Merck, North East Medical Services (NEMS), and Asian American Women’s Alliance. Community Partners included O’Connor Hospital, Specialty Solid Waste & Recycling, Castillo & Castillo, All Spectrum Insurance Brokers, Asian American Women’s Alliance, IndTV, Ginger Cafe, Sunny Sagarmatha Samaj Society, Olga Show, El Dia TV, A & R Booth Rentals, National Construction Rentals, El Observador, Casa Azteca, Rene-Rose, Tao Tao and Sunnyvale’s very own Mayor Tony Spitaleri, Vice Mayor Jim Griffith, Councilman Jim Davis, Councilwoman Tara Martin-Milius, Commissioner Gustav Larsson, and Commissioner Glenn Hendricks. Aiming to unite for a common cause, the elimination of Hepatitis B within Santa Clara County, together we celebrated the rich diversity and cultural heritages of Santa Clara County! IndTV was present to cover the event and you can check out some of the pictures here!
Testing and Vaccination! It’s simple.
We encourage you and your family members to get tested at your own doctor’s office so that your doctor can properly monitor your health. If you don’t have a doctor, free or low-cost screenings are available to Santa Clara County residents at special screening events and various sites. Click here for more information!
Checkout pictures from the Hep B Free: Santa Clara County Kick Off here!
For more information or questions and comments related to Hep B Free SCC please contact Arcadi Kolchak at firstname.lastname@example.org or Braden Hirasawa at email@example.com.