WELCOME FROM HEPCBC’S PRISON OUTREACH TEAM!
OUR GOAL: Eliminate viral hepatitis (B and C) from BC’s prisons

 

    • PRISON is one of the EASIEST PLACES ON EARTH to GET VIRAL HEPATITIS!
    • It’s also one of the MOST COMMON PLACES ON EARTH TO HAVE VIRAL HEPATITIS!
    • It’s also one of the BEST PLACES ON EARTH to TREAT VIRAL HEPATITIS!
    • Working together, we can ELIMINATE VIRAL HEPATITIS in BC’s PRISONS.

HepCBC’s PRISON OUTREACH PROGRAM:100% led and run by volunteers/peers. Contact HepCBC if interested in helping out.

WE OFFER:

  • TOLL-FREE PHONE HELP LINE for prisoners (now on the Federal Prison list of free – approved phones): 1-844-268-2118
  • INFO-FAIR VISITS TO ALL FEDERAL PRISONS in BC at least twice every year (UPCOMING SCHEDULE HERE)
  • Supporting BCCDC and other governmental and organizational efforts to ELIMINATE VIRAL HEPATITIS in BC’s PROVINCIAL PRISONS
  • Creating BC-specific print resources including PAMPHLETS – POSTERS – and a COLOURING BOOK (with monthly colouring contest! – See below for the current winners!).  These materials are ADAPTABLE to ANY PROVINCE or ORGANIZATION. Contact HepCBC if interested in this free design service. SEE SAMPLES BELOW…
  • PRISONER TESTIMONIAL PAGE: an opportunity for those behind bars to share helpful insights about issues regarding elimination of viral hepatitis in prisons with those outside (Prisoners mail or fax their writings and drawings to HepCBC; they do not normally have access to cameras, email or the Internet).
  • Links to NEWS of HepCBC PRISON PROJECT
  • Links to SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS & EVENTS
  • Links to ADDITIONAL VIRAL HEPATITIS and PRISON HEALTH RESOURCES
  • Links to RESEARCH & SLIDE SETS – OTHER NEWS

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HepCBC’s PRISON OUTREACH PROJECT GOALS are to encourage and educate inmates (and any staff we can) about:

  • Accessing HepCBC’s peer-driven viral hepatitis education, navigation, and advocacy services (including toll-free help line)
  • Prevention of viral hepatitis, including use of harm reduction methods (condoms, lubrication, and dental dams available now, with needle exchange programs being added in all Canadian federal prisons by August, 2020)
  • Regular testing, especially if still engaged in high risk activities
  • Vaccination and treatment for hepatitis B, and treatment/cure for hepatitis C
  • Follow-up monitoring
  • Confronting stigma and self-stigma, and
  • Discovering any possible barriers to the above which stand in the way of linkage to care and eventual elimination of hepatitis C (and B) in BC’s federal prisons

FOR MORE INFORMATION see our PUBLICATIONS and CONTACT US pages. HepCBC’s volunteers warmly welcome your feedback, ideas, and help.

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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS:

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:

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

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

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

 VIEW CURRENT POSTERS (12″ X 18″ – Contact HepCBC if you’d like print-ready versions (FREE design with your logo & info if you wish):


Click to download fullsize PDF poster, coloured by an inmate at Mountain Institution in Agassiz, BC  at:
http://hepcbc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/ColourBook1.pdf


Download fullsize PDF poster, coloured by an inmate at Fraser Valley (Women’s) Institution in Abbotsford, BC. at:
http://hepcbc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/ColourBook2.pdf


Download fullsize PDF poster, coloured by a client-member of the Coast Mental Health Clubhouse in Vancouver, BC. at
http://hepcbc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/ColourBook3.pdf


Download fullsize PDF poster, coloured by a peer volunteer at HepCBC, Victoria, BC at
http://hepcbc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/ColourBook4.pdf


Download fullsize PDF poster, coloured by an inmate at William Head Institution, of Metchosin, BC at
http://hepcbc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/20190808_AllNinePosters-6.pdf


Download fullsize PDF poster, coloured by an inmate at William Head Institution, of Metchosin, BC at
http://hepcbc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/20190808_AllNinePosters-7.pdf


Download full-size PDF poster, original black & white drawing and text by an inmate at William Head Institution, of Metchosin, BC a
http://hepcbc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/20190808_AllNinePosters-8.pdf


Download full-size PDF poster, original black and white drawing and text by an inmate at Fraser Valley (Women’s) Institution, Abbotsford, BC at
http://hepcbc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/20190808_AllNinePosters-9.pdf

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VIEW OR DOWNLOAD HepCBC’s PRISON OUTREACH COLOURING BOOK FOR Hepatitis B and C HERE:

Hepatitis C and Hepatitis B can be Eliminated - A serious colouring book and art contest. A project of HepCBC Hepatitis C Education & Prevention Society, British Columbia, Canada
HepCBC’s Prison Outreach Colouring Book

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIEW or DOWNLOAD HepCBC’s PRISON OUTREACH PAMPHLET FOR Hepatitis C HERE:

HepCBC’s Prison Outreach Pamphlet for Hepatitis C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIEW or DOWNLOAD HepCBC’s PRISON OUTREACH PAMPHLET FOR Hepatitis B HERE:

HBV Brochure (English)

THANKS TO OUR CURRENT MAJOR FUNDERS:

“We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia” for $21,600 Community Gaming Grant

In addition, we wish to thank AbbVie Canada for their generous in-kind support of our Prison Project by publishing and shipping our Colouring Books.