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)! These contributors are each getting a gift of $50 for art supplies. Photos of the supplies:

Fraser Valley (Women’s) Institution Winner’s Prize

Thank you note from art contest winner at Mental Health Clubhouse, Vancouver, BC

Winner from Mental Health Clubhouse with her new art supplies she has won!

See their artwork on the Viral Hepatitis Posters HERE (http://hepcbc.ca/publications/pamphlets-posters/ – near bottom of page).

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Phil Wilkin: 1957 – 2018: R.I.P.

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

PHOTOS OF PHIL WILKIN MEMORIAL DINNER:
http://www.hepcbc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/20190110_PhilDinner_Photos_opt.pdf

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NEW PRISONER HEPATITIS OUTREACH MATERIALS AND SERVICES ANNOUNCED TODAY! (Jan 27, 2017, UPDATED Sept 19, 2018)

Philip Wilkin, Chair of HepCBC’s Prison Outreach Committee, is very pleased to announce today the launch of a new pamphlet, a toll-free phone “Hotline” for prisoners, and a new Hepatitis Prison Outreach webpage. The pamphlet, “Hepatitis C: Breaking Down the Bars between Prison Health and Public Health,” will be widely distributed to prisoners and their allies over the coming weeks. It invites prisoners, their families and allies, and prison-experienced individuals to contact the Committee for its services: Confidential phone or email information and support, or mailed written materials tailored to the prisoner’s needs. The people answering queries will have lived-experience with either hepatitis B or C, or inside the prison system, or both. They understand confidentiality issues, are non-judgemental, and are committed to listening carefully while doing their best to help. Most are, at this point at least, very dedicated volunteers.

While hepatitis C is the main issue this Committee will address, it is preparing to address co-infection and hepatitis B issues as needed. HepCBC will also be increasing its advocacy work on behalf of BC’s and Canada’s prisoners, with the major goals being:

(1) Hepatitis B and C treatment and care equity for prisoners – same access on both sides of the bars, and a seamless transfer of medical information, treatment, and care between prison and outside and

(2) Prevention of hepatitis B and C infection and re-infection in the prisons through the use of a variety of harm reduction measures including education and supplies.

HepCBC’s Prison Outreach Committee looks forward to working with anyone or any group that shares these goals.

CONTACT HepCBC for SUPPORT or INFORMATION by

  • TOLL-FREE PHONE: 1-844-268-2118 (option 1)
  • DIRECT-LINE PHONE: 1-604-210-2901
  • FAX: 1-604-424-4374
  • EMAIL: Send first Email through our website’s CONTACT FORM (bottom of hepcbc.ca/contact-us/ page). We will reply via email.

DOWNLOAD HEPATITIS C PAMPHLET for PRISONERS at
www.hepcbc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/20180919_BC_Prisoner_HCV_Brochure.pdf

DOWNLOAD HEPATITIS B PAMPHLET for ANYONE at www.hepcbc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/HBV_Brochure_NEW_CONTACT_INFO.pdf

DOWNLOAD VIRAL HEPATITIS COLOURING BOOK and ART CONTEST at www.hepcbc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/20191002_NO_MARKS_ColouringBook_edition1d.pdf

DOWNLOAD VIRAL HEPATITIS POSTERS TARGETING PRISONERS, FORMER PRISONERS, MARGINALIZED at http://hepcbc.ca/publications/pamphlets-posters/