Hep B Coalition of Washington kicks off Hepatitis Awareness Month


SEATTLE, WA — May is Hepatitis Awareness Month, and the Hepatitis B Coalition of Washington kicks things off with its annual hepatitis B forum.

The forum features the latest Hepatitis B research and engagement projects for immigrant and refugee communities in Washington State including leaders from local hospitals, clinics, and community groups. As reported previously, one in ten Cambodians have hepatitis B, making this a neglected but important issue.

The following informational video is in Khmer, so watch it with your older family members to ensure they receive this critical health notification:

Guest presenters include Laura Vonnahme of the CDC Seattle Quarantine Station, and Xuan Man of the Tacoma Pierce County Health Department, among others.

Past participants included the HBV Research Network, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and the University of Washington’s Team HBV.

The forum will be held on Thursday, May 9th at the New Holly Gathering Hall in South Seattle and features a buffet beginning promptly at 6 pm.

To register for this free event, email Mohamed Ali at, call (206) 830-5177, or visit Also see the infographic below for a statistical overview.

Rates of hepatitis B among Asian/Pacific Islander community in Americans.

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