The Week in Review: March 3, 2017 – March 10, 2017

Friday, March 10, 2017 News Recap Seven Big Events in Six Days! A whirlwind of activity in three far-flung cities for HepCBC: 2 events in Vancouver, 3 in Banff, and 2 in Prince George!! March 1st – We had a busy info booth at Langara College's Nursing Dept. Health Fair, one in which challenges of the current opioid epidemic were featured. March 2nd – Our Vice President and Action Hepatitis Canada Steering Committee Representative, Delvin Gri...

March 6th BCCDC presentation in Prince George, BC

By Cheryl Reitz The March 6th BCCDC presentation in Prince George was a long-awaited experience for HepCBC! Several of us had been very interested when the BC Centre for Disease Control presented its research into the hepatitis C Cascade of Care in BC. Using their agency's huge database, researchers showed that of the 73,320 British Columbians who contracted or were diagnosed with hepatitis C in the 20 years between 1992 and 2012, approximately 25% ...

Centre for Disease Control Releasing Report on Hepatitis C Care in Rural/Remote British Columbia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Centre for Disease Control Releasing Report on Hepatitis C Care in Rural/Remote British Columbia (Press Release) --PRINCE GEORGE (BRITISH COLUMBIA) March 2, 2017 - Does care for hepatitis C in rural/remote areas differ from that in urban parts of our province, and if so, how? On March 6 (11 am - noon), researchers from the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) will try to answer these questions. Núria Chapinal, PhD, an epidemiologis

Bus Ad Campaign in 7 BC Cities urges Hep C Testing of Baby Boomers

The ads have a simple message: "Get tested for hepatitis C" plus a little bit about why. They were both inside and outside buses and Skytrains in 7 British Columbia cities during the entire month of July. The cities: Kelowna, Nanaimo, Prince George, Richmond, Surrey, Vancouver, and Victoria. HepCBC tried to give presentations to the City Councils of all 7 cities, to urge their mayors to declare World Hepatitis Day, to take a photo with the ads (see Nanaim...