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:
Northern Health is seeking proposals from community partners and First Nations health organizations to help enhance HIV and hepatitis C services in communities across Northern B.C. The health authority is committing $180,000 towards successful community-based projects. It’s looking for proposals that will prevent and reduce the risk of HIV and hepatitis C transmission, demonstrate partnerships that will enable quick and easy-to-access testing, and that wi
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Hepatitis C ‘Get Tested’ Ads on Buses across Northern BC (Northern British Columbia, May 3, 2016)--Don’t be surprised to see these words rolling by you occasionally during the next few weeks: “You Can Have Hepatitis C and Not Know It. There is a Cure. Get Tested!” During the month of May, drivers, pedestrians, and bus riders in Prince George, Kitimat, Prince Rupert, Terrace, Dawson Creek, and Fort St. John will get to see an ad on
Here's a link to our new POSTERS page with five bright, interesting 12" X 18" posters to use in your community outreach work - especially in northern and remote communities, or for anti-stigma efforts. Plus a one-page 8.5: X 11" version of the HCV MANIFESTO.Download the PDFs, print out, and laminate if possible. Let HepCBC know how you use them, and send us your feedback, images or ideas for new posters, etc. Thanks!