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Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinator
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Communicable Disease Control and Prevention Division

Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinator

Contact Information
Tonia Smith, MPA
Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinator
Communicable Disease Control and
       Prevention Division
Department of Public Health
County of Los Angeles
313 N. Figueroa Street, Room 227
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone:  (213) 250-8602
Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinator

Vision: Reduced viral hepatitis transmission, morbidity, and mortality in Los Angeles County.

Mission: Strengthen coordination of activities for prevention, control, and care of viral hepatitis within DPH and with partners.

Goals: 1) Provide technical assistance to community-based organizations to integrate and improve hepatitis education, screening, and linkage to care services for at-risk individuals; 2) identify and engage community stakeholders in hepatitis prevention; and 3) facilitate DPH and Los Angeles County leadership on viral hepatitis prevention and control. 


Know Hepatitis B Campaign

CDC has launched the third phase of the Know Hepatitis B Campaign designed to promote Hepatitis B testing among Asian Americans. This is the first national multi-lingual communications campaign on hepatitis B among Asian Americans. While Asian Americans make up about 5% of the total U.S. population, they account for half of the 2.2 million Americans living with chronic hepatitis B. In fact, one in 12 Asian Americans has Hepatitis B.

New campaign resources, most available in multiple languages: 
* 30 and 60 second video PSAs. One video features a conversation between a daughter and her parents, with the daughter explaining why Asian Americans should be tested for Hepatitis B.  The other PSA provides key facts about hepatitis B.
*New poster promoting Hepatitis B testing for AAPIs and emphasizes that hepatitis B often has no symptoms.
*A two page infographic visually presents key information about Hepatitis B.
*A customizable vaccine card has information about the Hepatitis B vaccination and helps people keep track of their vaccine series.
*Interactive games that engages potential clients to test their Hepatitis B knowledge
* Customizable flyer templates developed to allow tailored information about local screening events.

If you have any questions about the campaign, please contact Sherry Chen at

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