Hepatitis B Awareness and Prevention ECHO-TV Program
Minnesota Department of Health's (MDH) Viral Hepatitis Programs are pleased to offer a show about hepatitis B (HBV) for the public. This show was produced by the ECHO-TV (Emergency and Community Health Outreach) collaborative.
Developed as an educational and outreach tool for persons at elevated risk for HBV, the DVD contains seven versions of a 20-minute show that originally aired on public television in Minnesota in October 2008.
There are seven versions, in the following languages: English, Hmong, Khmer, Lao, Somali, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Each version was taped using bilingual and bicultural hosts and healthcare providers. Content was written by MDH Viral Hepatitis Program staff. All non-English programs are subtitled in English.
Although the content of the shows varies slightly, each version has these key messages in common:
- Hepatitis B is a preventable, though not curable, disease
- Everyone should consider being vaccinated for hepatitis B, especially those who are at risk.
- Hepatitis B is spread by contact with the blood or body fluids of an infected person. Hepatitis B is NOT spread by hugging, sneezing, sharing eating utensils, or restroom facilities.
- If someone is infected with hepatitis B, they should see their healthcare provider to discuss ways to keep their liver healthy.
The show is available in DVD and web-streaming formats.
DVD Order Form (PDF: 28KB/1 page)
A limited number of DVDs are available at no cost to organizations in the United States that serve populations at elevated risk for hepatitis B. Each DVD contains all seven languages.
Each of the seven versions is available for viewing on ECHO-TV's web site. Attention: Non-MDH link
Attention: Non-MDH links
Emergency and Community Health Outreach. Attention: Non-MDH link