Important Joint Announcement from HepCBC and Pacific Hep C Network
It is with deep gratitude and excitement that we bring you this news: Pacific Hepatitis C Network and HepCBC are officially in the process of becoming a single, hepatitis-serving organization. Read the full announcement here.
HepCBC Mission Statement
HepCBC is a non-profit organization run by and for people infected and affected by viral hepatitis. Our mission is to provide education, prevention and support to those living with viral hepatitis.
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It is with deep gratitude and excitement that we bring you this news: Pacific Hepatitis C Network and HepCBC are officially in the process of becoming a single, hepatitis-serving organization. On August 26th 2020, the HepCBC Board of Directors voluntarily resigned, and an entirely new slate of directors was elected by the HepCBC membership, so that now Pacific Hepatitis C Network and HepCBC share the same board members. The HepCBC membership also vot
HepCBC is celebrating One-Step Hep C Testing in BC! Those tested in BC will no longer have to await results of the screening (HCV antibody) test, then take a confirmatory (RNA) test, with several weeks from the first test to the final results. Congratulations, BCCDC and PHSA!! Besides enabling patients quicker access to lifesaving treatment, this will also save BC an estimated $1 million per year! http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/new-lab-proc
On Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 HepCBC had an info booth at the Seniors' 55+ Resource Fair and luncheon at the Aboriginal Mother Centre Society at 2019 Dundas Street, Vancouver. Fifty or more women and children, even a couple gentlemen, enjoyed a lovely meal, great company, interesting info booths, "endless" door prizes, and a very riveting performance by "Butterflies in Spirit". This is a local group of Aboriginal women dancers and drummers who each are dancing
PharmaCare now accepts Special Authority requests from NPs for HCV treatments! Best HCV treatment and elimination news we've heard in ages...this should help many more people get into BC's HCV treatment pipeline and make Elimination of Hepatitis C in BC by our goal of 2030 much more likely! As of October 30, 2019, Nurse Practitioners in BC have been permitted to fill out "Special Authority Requests for Hepatitis C treatment. These are the prescriptions ne