May is Hepatitis Awareness Month! Free & Low Cost Opportunities from CDC and local NGOs

March 27, 2013

DATE & TIME: Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT

COURSE ID: 1042853

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COURSE DURATION: 1 hour and 30 minutes

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This is the second webinar in a series produced by the CT-RI Public Health Training Center in conjunction with the NE ATTC, the CDC and the DHHS. This webinar will review tools available for clinical education, training and communications surrounding Hepatitis B & C.


  1. Understand how May Hepatitis Awareness Month & National Hepatitis Testing day support the Viral Hepatitis Action Plan
  2. Understand at least 3 available strategies to promote awareness during the May Hepatitis Awareness Month & National Hepatitis Testing Day
  3. Learn what is effective from others who have implemented May activities


Cynthia Jorgensen, DrPH, is the Lead for Education, Training and Communication in CDC’s Division of Viral Hepatitis.  Dr. Jorgensen has worked at the CDC for over 24 years, working on educational campaigns in HIV/AIDS, before going on to lead several national cancer prevention campaigns.  She joined the Division of Viral Hepatitis and leads the Know More Hepatitis national hepatitis C campaign and is planning a new national campaign on hepatitis B.  She is a Past President of national SOPHE (Society for Public Health Education) and is an adjunct faculty member at Emory University’s School of Public Health, where she teaches classes on health communication and health behavior change.

Corinna Dan, RN MPH, is with the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP) at the US Department of Health and Human Services and is the Viral Hepatitis Policy Advisor working to implement the National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan and support coordination of viral hepatitis activities across federal agencies and the community. Prior to joining the OHAIDP, Corinna served as Hepatitis B Policy Fellow at the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO). In this role, Corinna worked with community leaders and policy makers to promote improved prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care of viral hepatitis in Asian American communities across the United States. Before joining AAPCHO, Corinna held positions in the Hepatitis Foundation International (Chief Operating Officer) and the Chicago Department of Public Health (Hepatitis C Virus Program Coordinator). Corinna received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Asian Studies from Connecticut College, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Rush University in Chicago and Masters in Public Health from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Chari Cohen serves as the Director of Public Health for the Hepatitis B Foundation (HBF), in Doylestown, PA. For over 10 years, she has worked with the HBF public health team to plan, implement and evaluate community programs and research projects focusing on hepatitis B and liver cancer. Currently, her research focuses on reducing HBV and liver cancer health disparities, and developing models for improved health care access and management for chronic HBV infection, including the early detection and prevention of liver cancer. Ms. Cohen directs Hep B United Philadelphia, a campaign to increase testing and vaccination to fight hepatitis B and liver cancer. She served as Vice-Chair of the National Task Force on Hepatitis B: Focus on Asians and Pacific Islander Americans from 2005-2012, and is currently Caucus Councilor for the Asian Pacific Islander Caucus of APHA. Ms. Cohen is actively involved in national advocacy efforts, working with organizations around the U.S. to help them become HBV advocates and learn how to implement HBV-related projects using best practices. She received her MPH in Community Health Education from Temple University in 2001 and is currently a doctoral candidate at Drexel University School of Public Health.

Philip E. Reichert, MPH, has been the manager of the Florida Department of Health’s hepatitis program since 2005.  He has worked in the public health field in STD and HIV/AIDS prevention and control for over thirty-three years.  He earned his bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida State University and his master’s degree in public health from the University of South Florida.

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