East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, USA.
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA.
The hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a preventable infection that can lead to chronic HBV and liver cancer without timely detection and treatment. The Hepatitis B Foundation is a national organization that helps coordinate local coalitions that work at the community level. The Hepatitis B Foundation website ( http://www.hepb.org/ ) serves as an interactive, educational website for patients, informal caregivers (e.g., family members), physicians, and community stakeholders such as local/regional health organizations and community coalitions. The multifaceted site provides user-friendly resources and tools that are available in several different languages to reach the global HBV patient population. Topic-delimited tabs (i.e., "What Is Hepatitis B?," "Prevention & Diagnosis," "Treatment & Management," "Resources & Support," "Research & Programs," and "News & Events") keep web content organized and easy to browse. The website also provides interactive tools such as blogs and social media campaigns that support peer-to-peer engagement. Additionally, the website stresses the importance of HBV prevention using resources on primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention. Overall, the website is a very useful tool for anyone seeking more information on topics related to HBV prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.