Hawaii is the state with the highest rate of liver cancer in the United States, and the leading causes are viral hepatitis. Viral hepatitis refers to a collection of very different viruses that can all affect the liver. There are three main hepatitis viruses in Hawaii: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C.
SAPB’s Viral Hepatitis Education and Prevention Program offers many viral hepatitis services in collaboration with local community partners such as Hep Free Hawaii.
Immunizations (hepatitis A and B) and testing (hepatitis B and C) are available for at-risk adults who are uninsured or are unable to receive services through their doctor. Find SAPB testing and vaccine sites
For a list of additional community sites and resources for persons with insurance, go to Hep Free Hawaii’s Resource Page.
Hepatitis Education and Training Program
Viral hepatitis educational materials, presentations and workshops are available for free by request. For more information, email Thaddeus Pham, Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinator, at email@example.com.
Hepatitis Community Engagement
SAPB partners with Hep Free Hawaii to address the needs of hepatitis prevention in Hawaii (Hawaii Hepatitis Strategic Framework 2015-2016). Together, this collaboration ensures more services are available for:
- Hepatitis Care Coordination (for people living with hepatitis)
- Medical Provider Clinical Network
- Treatment and Healthcare Access Updates, and more!
For more information on viral hepatitis services and efforts in Hawaii, go to www.hepfreehawaii.org.