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:

The Week in Review: March 10, 2017 – March 17, 2017

Friday, March 17, 2017 News Recap Top of the news this week is a report from Cheryl Reitz who has just embarked on another Outreach Road Trip to BC's rural, remote, and First Nations communities.  The report this week covers Lytton, Spences Bridge and Cache Creek. The report is very detailed and we have included a slide show. Rural/Remote/Indigenous Hepatitis C Outreach 2017 – Part 1 Other News: Will they ever learn? Many years ago several senior...

Rural/Remote/Indigenous Hepatitis C Outreach 2017 – Part 1

HepCBC considers outreach to BC's rural, remote, and First Nations communities one of our most important roles as advocates for hepatitis C treatment equity. This year started with a trip to a Prince George health fair and a webinar with the BC Centre for Disease Control comparing HCV treatment and care in BC'S urban vs rural populations. The outreach is continuing this week (March 14-19) into the Interior with Cheryl Reitz' Greyhound bus trip to Lytto...