2014: Northern and Rural


Northern_roadshowNorthern BC: Hepatitis C Outreach Roadshow April 24-May 10

In 2014, three HepCBC volunteers – two nurses and an HCV+ person – went on the road, bringing our stories and pamphlets to remote communities, seeking to discover new friends and hoping to share ideas to help address the severe inequity of HCV treatment and care between BC’s urban and rural areas. They made 3-hour presentations including a great new 1-hour movie about hepatitis C: DEAL WITH IT, in 20 communities in the Williams Lake to Bella Coola corridor, and in the Prince George to Kitamaat Village corridor. They are Fran Falconer, long-time hepatology nurse/nurse educator from Nanaimo, HepCBC president and retired nurse Rosemary Plummer, plus retired teacher recently cured of hepatitis C, Cheryl Reitz.

You can read the reports here & here (photos) and here (Youtube presentation)