Prison Colour Book Contest Winning Entries Become Posters

OUR NEWS: HepCBC's Prison Colouring Book Contest Winning Entries are made into Posters! (Oct 29, 2019) Thanks to the wonderful inmates and friends who submitted their coloured pages from the Prison Colour Books (available for free download at www.hepcbc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/20191002_NO_MARKS_ColouringBook_edition1d.pdf)!  Also thanks for the contributions of new black/white original designs! The winners are each getting a gift of $50 for art su

FREE June 11 Webinar on Indigenous Prison-Community Partnership Study

You are invited to watch this webinar, June 11, 2019 (noon to 1 pm, PST) in person or online, presented by Helen Brown, PhD RN, "Work 2 Give: Indigenous and Participatory Knowledge Translation within a Prison-Community Partnership Study" at https://bcsupportunit.ca/events-training/work-2-give-indigenous-and-participatory-knowledge-translation-within-prison OR http://www.providenceresearch.ca/sites/default/files/KT%20CoP%20invite%202019Jun11.pdf Helen Br

FEDERAL PRISONS in BC will be VISITED by HepCBC TEAM June 10-14, 2019

Twice a year HepCBC's all-volunteer outreach team visits the Community Resource Expo (CRE) events held in BC's federal prisons to give the most recent information about viral hepatitis (B and C) care and prevention, and to offer support to those seeking treatment. To see profiles of these institutions, go to https://www.csc-scc.gc.ca/institutions/001002-5000-eng.shtml Our all-volunteer team consists of Leon Anderson, Ron Larsen, Dr. Sofia Bartlett, Chery

Using Nurse-led HCV Care Model in Prisons in AUSTRALIA

“Nurse-led HCV care model results in 95% or higher SVR rates in prison: A decentralized, nurse-led model of hepatitis C care with direct-acting antivirals was significantly effective and led to high levels of sustained virologic response in a large cohort of inmates, according to a recently published study…” Read more... https://www.healio.com/hepatology/hepatitis-c/news/online/%7B33a10536-2c18-4632-9f19-995fafe9dd16%7D/nurse-led-hcv-care-model-results-in

Using Telemedicine HCV Care Model in Prisons in SPAIN

“HCV telemedicine program satisfying, cost-effective in Spanish prison:  A telemedicine program brought high levels of satisfaction and proved cost effective in patients with hepatitis C in a Spanish prison, according to data presented at The Liver Meeting 2018…” Read more... https://www.healio.com/hepatology/hepatitis-c/news/online/%7b83ec8dfd-e12f-4288-9883-01a696c97dfa%7d/hcv-telemedicine-program-satisfying-cost-effective-in-spanish-prison...

Photos of January 10, 2019 HepCBC Community Dinner in Memory of Phil Wilkin at Our Place

Victoria, BC January 10, 2019. A community dinner was held today at Our Place Society in memory of HepCBC’s Board Member and Prison Outreach Committee founder, Phil Wilkin. It was a truly blessed evening and we are happy to share these great photos (many thanks to photographer and event organizer, Tracy, of Our Place!): http://www.hepcbc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/20190110_PhilDinner_Photos_opt.pdf Details: HepCBC raised the money ($750 donated to Our

The Week in Review: Jan 4, 2019 – Jan 11, 2019

Friday, Jan 11, 2019 News Recap: Winners of HepCBC’s November and December, 2019 Colouring Book Contest Announced HepCBC has a monthly contest aimed at current and former prisoners, but others are welcome to join. The prize is $50 worth of art supplies. Dramatic Series, UNSPEAKABLE about Canada’s Tainted Blood Scandal January 9, 2019, Toronto. A new CBC TV historical drama series, Unspeakable, started today which follows the lives of a couple he...

Winners of HepCBC’s November and December, 2019 Colouring Book Contest Announced

HepCBC has a monthly contest aimed at current and former prisoners, but others are welcome to join. The prize is $50 worth of art supplies. We are looking for excellent colouring of our Viral Hepatitis Colouring Book pages, or new black and white drawings for the second version of the colouring book. For contest details, see page 30 (or ‘vi’) of our colouring book, “HEPATITIS C AND HEPATITIS B CAN BE ELIMINATED: A SERIOUS COLOURING BOOK AND ART CONTEST”: ...

Targeted Hepatitis C testing misses substantial number of cases in correctional setting

Researchers recommend routine testing for all incarcerated individuals upon arrival. Results from a new study led by Boston Medical Center (BMC) found routine Hepatitis C testing identified a significant number of cases that would have been missed by targeted testing among a population of individuals in Washington State prisons. Published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, the authors recommend routine testing in correctional facilities to be

HepCBC Reaches Inmates through Info-Fairs at 8 Federal Prisons in BC

HepCBC Reaches Inmates through Info-Fairs at 8 Federal Prisons in BC: November 5 - 9, 2018 – Abbotsford, Harrison Mills, Agassiz/Harrison Hot Springs, Mission, and Metchosin, BC One of the most likely places to acquire and/or to be living with hepatitis C is prison, with 20-40X the national prevalence of HCV (https://ctac.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Access-to-Treatment-in-Federal-Institutions-Web-1.pdf ). Conversely, with its concentrated and highly-reg