Northern Health is seeking proposals from community partners and First Nations health organizations to help enhance HIV and hepatitis C services in communities across Northern B.C.

The health authority is committing $180,000 towards successful community-based projects. It’s looking for proposals that will prevent and reduce the risk of HIV and hepatitis C transmission, demonstrate partnerships that will enable quick and easy-to-access testing, and that will assist people who are living with HIV or hepatitis C.

“One of our overall goals with this funding announcement is to try and increase the number of partnerships we have across the north, so we can have more community-based organizations in different communities across the north, like Fort St. John,” explained Ciro Panessa, regional director of chronic diseases for Northern Health.

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