Asian Liver Center

Hepatitis B Awareness Week

Continuing with the successes of previous hepatitis B Awareness Weeks, the Jade Ribbon Youth Council is expanding its scope to include more Bay Area cities. The week has been shifted from March to May to coincide with Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and World Hepatitis Day (May 19).  The following cities have already issued a proclamation in support of the the Youth Council's efforts: Campbell, Cupertino, Daly City, Fremont, Gilroy, Menlo Park, Mountain View, Newark, Oakland, Pacifica, Palo Alto, Piedmont, Pleasanton, Redwood City, San Bruno, San Jose, San Ramon. Santa Clara, Saratoga, South San Francisco, Sunnyvale, and Walnut Creek. In total, 22 cities have joined in the fight against hepatitis B.


The Jade Ribbon Youth Council continued educating the public about the dangers of hepatitis B, through Hepatitis B Awareness Week, from March 16, 2008 to March 22, 2008, in thirteen cities around the Bay Area.

In an attempt to educate the public about the dangers of hepatitis B, the Jade Ribbon Youth Council organized Hepatitis B Awareness Week in March of 2007 in nine cities around the Bay Area: Fremont Milpitas, Palo Alto, San Ramon, Los Altos, Newark, Sunnyvale, Cupertino, and Saratoga. The week included educational and fundraising events. The Jade Ribbon Youth Council also designed a Flash video to promote the week.

1st Annual B-Inspired Contest

The winner of the First Annual B-Inspired! Contest is Ms. Andrea Tan from Texas for her entry "Human Resilience."  We congratulate Ms. Tan and are ecstatic to have such a motivated high school student join our fight against hepatitis B and liver cancer. Her piece is also being considered for airing on KQED's Perspectives radio series. Great job Andrea!

7th Annual Youth Leadership Conference

Now in its 7th year, the Youth Leadership Conference (YLC) on Asian and Pacific Islander Health is designed to motivate and inspire over one hundred talented and enthusiastic high school students who will become the national and global leaders of tomorrow. YLC is a four-day conference at Stanford University where students will learn about the fight against hepatitis B (HBV), from the scientific and epidemic aspects of the disease to strategies of outreach and education. During the intense four days, participants will learn about the process of planning culturally sensitive community outreach events through workshops designed to teach strategies for conducting health education, developing marketing and advertising campaigns, and fostering leadership skills. Conference attendees will work together in teams to apply their newfound knowledge by designing their own outreach event from conception through implementation, and then presenting it in front of a panel of judges.  YLC participants will meet other students interested in making a difference in public health and gain leadership skills for effecting change in local communities.


6th Annual Youth Leadership Conference

In its 6th year, the Youth Leadership Conference (YLC)seeks to empower its participants to make substantive change in the world.  Many YLC attendees become members of the Jade Ribbon Youth Council, summer interns at the Asian Liver Center (ALC), or founders of Team HBV chapters at their high schools and universities.  Some ideas generated at YLC are incorporated into ALC outreach events and activities, for example, the Jade Ribbon LIVERight awareness bracelets.

5th Annual Youth Leadership Conference

As one of the main vehicles of the Jade Ribbon Campaign's efforts, the 5th Annual Youth Conference, instead of the usual 2-day conference, was extended to become a 4-day conference during the summer. Due to the extenstion, ALC wanted the conference to better accommodate attendees’ busy schedule. As such, the conference took place in the summer.

Jade Ribbon Scholarship

ALC is offering a $500 scholarship to four individuals to better promote teen involvement within high schools. The Jade Ribbon Scholarship will be given to applicants who have organized and implemented a project that targets high school students. Although projects must take place in an as-yet-undisclosed three month period in order to be considered for the scholarship, the ALC encourages students to continuously strive towards spreading awareness about Hepatitis B, whether there is a scholarship or not.


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