For Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Nordstrom partnered with Hep B Free and OCA to help raise awareness of the importance of getting tested for hepatitis B — the leading cause of liver cancer and one of the greatest health disparities facing the Asian American community.
According to Hep B Free, one in 10 Asian Americans is chronically infected with hepatitis B, versus one in 1,000 of the general population. In April, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released its national HHS Action Plan to Reduce Health Disparities, listing the elimination of hepatitis B as a priority.
To help people learn more about prevention, early detection, and treatment of chronic hepatitis B, Nordstrom has launched an initiative called Living Well, which provides an opportunity to take action and get informed.
The Living Well section of Nordstrom’s web site includes the stories of real people who have been impacted by hepatitis B.
Additionally, for every person who completes a hepatitis B awareness quiz in May at www.nordstrom.com/apahm, Nordstrom will make a $35 donation to Hep B Free, up to $75,000. ♦
For more information, visit, www.nordstrom.com/apahm.