San Francisco Hep B Free is a citywide campaign to turn San Francisco into the first hepatitis B free city in the nation. This unprecedented campaign will provide free and low-cost hepatitis B testing and vaccinations to Asian and Pacific Islander (API) adults at locations throughout San Francisco.
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.
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The SF Hep B Free Campaign puts San Francisco at the forefront of the nation in fighting chronic hepatitis B. It is the largest, most intensive healthcare campaign for Asian and Pacific Islanders in the U.S.
This initiative has received national attention and is being looked to as a model by the California legislature.
Mayor Gavin Newsom and Assemblywoman Fiona Ma are leading the effort with more than 50 healthcare and Asian Pacific Islander (API) organizations. The SF Board of Supervisors and SF Health Commission have passed unanimous resolutions supporting SF Hep B Free.