March 12 – 21, 2018 – HepCBC Hepatitis C Education & Prevention Society

HepCBC Hepatitis C Education and Prevention Society sends small teams of nurses and peer navigators (mostly retired volunteers) into rural and remote parts of British Columbia to distribute resources and share information about local needs and the latest treatment for viral hepatitis: hep B (HBV) and hep C (HCV).

We are happy to announce that a 10-day roadtrip to northern Vancouver Island is just around the corner! We will be bringing hot-off-the-press posters, pamphlets, and audio-visual resources to community organizations and Friendship Centres, band health centres, and health clinics. Thanks to First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) Vancouver Island Region Health Liaison, Cody Caruso, for helping us get in touch with the right people.

See links to some of the resources we’ll be bringing, below the itinerary. We’ll be available to speak and give presentations to nursing staff, band officials and CHRs, patients, and the public. If for some reason we cannot make it to your location, you can give us an alternate place to drop off your materials.

CONTACT before and during trip: Cheryl, creitz@hepcbc.ca, 604-259-0500 (message)

ITINERARY (We’ll try to keep you updated by email if there are changes to this schedule, or you can see the most recent version on our webpage if things change:

Monday, March 12, 2018

  • Parksville, Qualicum Beach,
    1st NATIONS: Qualicum

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

  • Cumberland, Courtenay, Comox,
    1st NATIONS: K’omoks, MIKI’SIW Metis Assn., Wachay Friendship Centre.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

  • Campbell River
    1st NATIONS: Campbell River, Cape Mudge (We Wai Kai), Kwiakah, Mamalilikulla, Homalco, North Island Metis Assn.
  • Gold River
    1st NATIONS: Mowachaht/Muchalaht

Thursday, March 15, 2018

  • Sayward, Kelsey Bay, Woss, Zeballos (arrive late)

Friday, March 16, 2018

  • Zeballos
    1st NATIONS: Nuchatlaht, Ehattesaht
  • Port Alice

Saturday through Monday morning, March 17-19, 2018

  • Alert Bay, possibly Sointula
    1st NATIONS: Da’naxda’xw, Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa’mis, Namgis

Monday afternoon, March 19, 2018

  • Port McNeill, Port Hardy
    1st NATIONS: Kwakiutl

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

  • Coal Harbour/Quatsino Subdivision, Port Alberni (arrive very late)
    1st NATIONS: Quatsino, Sacred Wolf Friendship Centre

Wednesday morning, March 21, 2018

  • Port Alberni
    1st NATIONS: Lantzville, Ditidaht, Hupacasath, Tseshaht, Uchucklesaht (Henderson Lake)

WE ARE REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO MEETING MANY NEW FRIENDS ON THIS TRIP AND SHARING IDEAS ABOUT HOW WE CAN WORK TOGETHER TO ELIMINATE VIRAL HEPATITIS IN BC!

Some of the pamphlets and posters we will be distributing (plus lots more from CATIE): http://hepcbc.ca/publications/pamphlets-posters/

YouTube of previous HepCBC Outreach Trip to Northwestern British Columbia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Be_ftY8di0