Hepatitis B Foundation
The Hepatitis B Foundation (HBF) is the only national non-profit organization solely dedicated to the global problem of hepatitis B. We are dedicated to finding a cure and improving the quality of life for those affected by hepatitis B worldwide through research, education and patient advocacy. Our commitment includes funding focused research, promoting disease awareness, supporting immunization and treatment initiatives, and serving as the primary source of information for patients and their families, the medical and scientific community, and the general public.
The HBF supports a dedicated research institute with the largest concentration of nonprofit scientists working on finding a cure for hepatitis B. Our website at hepb.org is a primary portal of information with more than 1 million unique visits from 160 countries each year. Both our website and social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube) provide critical information for the prevention, diagnosis, management and treatment of hepatitis B, with a strong focus on living with chronic hepatitis B infection. We also publish free newsletters (print and digital), educational materials, and offer a telephone and email help-line which provides personal assistance to over 3,000 people each year.
HBF leads the Hep B United national coalition, which addresses hepatitis B by improving awareness, screening, vaccination and access to care for high-risk communities, particularly Asians and Pacific Islanders (APIs). Hep B United has 30 partners in 24 cities and 14 states throughout the U.S. Together, we have a reach to 3.5 million APIs and screen up to 15,000 high-risk individuals each year for hepatitis B, and offer free patient navigation for infected individuals.
We also conduct local and national advocacy, and serve as a united voice to call for increased federal funding and prioritization of hepatitis B, and to reduce hepatitis B-associated stigma and institutional discrimination. Our goal for the next 10 years is simple. We want an expanded vaccination program that will protect everyone, young and old. We want a complete cure that will benefit everyone who is chronically infected with hepatitis B. And, we want all of those living with hepatitis B to lead healthy and fulfilling lives, free of prejudice and discrimination.