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JoinJade: Employers Addressing Hepatitis B Stigma, Prevention and Care

JoinJade: Employers Addressing Hepatitis B Stigma, Prevention and Care

Hepatitis B is a virus that causes up to 80% of liver cancer worldwide. It most often impacts people of working age between 35-65 years old. Since July 2015, 40 leading companies are actively engaged in the JoinJade Employer Collaborative, (JJEC) marking a widespread commitment to create awareness and build workplaces free from hepatitis B discrimination. Efforts have focused on China and the San Francisco Bay area of the U.S., two locations where prevalence is high. The JJEC has helped identify undiagnosed cases of chronic hepatitis B; inform chronically infected employees about the importance of getting care to prevent liver cancer; ensure that unprotected adults are vaccinated; and build more fully inclusive workplaces. Here are the employers that are participating in this important initiative.

Additional information is also available through the Global Business Group on Health. For more details, please contact the GBGH team