Newcomer & Immigrant Outreach

Click HERE for TRANSLATIONS of hepatitis B or hepatitis C information in አማርኛ عربى বাংলা  简体中文  中國傳統的  English français  فارسی  pilipino  Deutsch  हिंदी  한국어 ພາສາລາວ  Монгол Oromo ਪੰਜਾਬੀ  Soomaali  Español  Kiswahili  தமிழ்   ภาษาไทย  ትግርኛ   Türk  اردو   Tiếng Việt Why is HepCBC especially trying to connect with newcomers and immigrants from certain countries, and the organizations to which they belong or visit? It is because the countries they c

BC’s Nurse Practitioners Can Now Prescribe Treatment for Hepatitis C

PharmaCare now accepts Special Authority requests from NPs for HCV treatments! Best HCV treatment and elimination news we've heard in ages...this should help many more people get into BC's HCV treatment pipeline and make Elimination of Hepatitis C in BC by our goal of 2030 much more likely! As of October 30, 2019, Nurse Practitioners in BC have been permitted to fill out "Special Authority Requests for Hepatitis C treatment. These are the prescriptions ne

Rural, Remote, Northern

RURAL, REMOTE, & NORTHERN COMMUNITIES How can we eliminate viral hepatitis in small, isolated communities such as in rural parts of BC's Interior, Kootenays, or the North? There is a lack of doctors, there are few if any specialists, and frankly it's really hard to get confidential hepatitis testing or treatment when the Community Health Representative at your tiny health unit is your sister-in-law, right? We're happy to say help is on the way:

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NEWCOMERS to CANADA, immigrants, family, caregivers, and friends - scroll down to view HBV and HCV education resources below in: አማርኛ عربى বাংলা  简体中文  中國傳統的  English français  فارسی  pilipino  Deutsch  हिंदी  한국어 ພາສາລາວ  Монгол Oromo ਪੰਜਾਬੀ  Soomaali  Español  Kiswahili  தமிழ்   ภาษาไทย  ትግርኛ   Türk  اردو   Tiếng Việt Also visit HepCBC's [ENGLISH]  "Newcomer & Immigrant Outreach" page HERE and our "Maps and Statistics about Hepatitis B and C in Ca

HepCBC Prison Outreach Project News

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:

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

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

BLUEPRINT for ELIMINATING HEPATITIS C in CANADA

Is it possible to ELIMINATE HEPATITIS C in Canada? Dr. Jordan Feld presents the BLUEPRINT: "Blueprint to inform hepatitis C elimination efforts in Canada" at CanHepC's launch session, May 24, 2019 Dr Jordan Feld presents the Blueprint to inform hepatitis C elimination efforts in Canada at the 8th Canadian Symposium on Hepatitis C Virus/Canadian Liver Meeting on May 24th, 2019 in Montreal. Watch and share this moving one-hour presentation at https://www.

FDA approves first treatment for all HCV genotypes in CHILDREN (USA)

FDA approves MAVYRET™, the first treatment for all genotypes of hepatitis C approved by this US agency for pediatric use. On behalf of Canada's children, we hope Canada will soon follow (Canada's version of AbbVie's hepatitis C drug is spelled Maviret™)! For Immediate Release, April 30, 2019 https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-approves-first-treatment-all-genotypes-hepatitis-c-pediatric-patients

FREE Seminar in HCV Elimination among Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM)

Clinical Care Options presents three new seminars in their HCV Elimination 2018 series, each one dealing with a population particularly at risk of acquiring or passing on HCV: Men Who Have Sex with Men [MSM] - ACCESS INFORMATION BELOW Persons Who Inject Drugs [PWID] - SEE ACCESS INFORMATION IN SEPARATE ARTICLE, and People Who Are Incarcerated [COMING SOON] The MSM module is introduced below... CCO CME/CE-certified interactive video module