2019 World Hepatitis Day

 

July 28th is World World Hepatitis Day, a day to raise awareness, educate and advocate. This year we are featuring events and resources to support the movement for better health literacy. If you have events or resources you wish to share, please let us know. This page will be updated as more information comes in.

Events

Hepatitis C Schooling That Connects: Dialogue with Shelley Taylor of CATIE
Webinar On: Wednesday, July 24th, 2019
Presenter: Shelley Taylor
Time: 10:00 AM

This KnowledgeConnect webinar will focus on hepatitis C knowledge and skills that connect people across the country. We’ll talk with Shelley Taylor, the Regional Health Education Coordinator with CATIE. Shelley supports learning on both coasts of the country! We’ll learn about the courses and events she coordinates; how community organizations can access these courses and build capacity; explore questions you may have about the courses and what goes into creating them.

 


Moving Towards Hep C-Free BC: Models Of Care For Hepatitis In BC

You’re invited to attend an upcoming webinar for GPs, nurses, community groups, public health, and others who are interested in programming for hepatitis. The BCCDC is hosting a seminar that will provide recent updates on epidemiology and the current status of hepatitis C care cascade in British Columbia. Models piloting or implementing screening, care linkage, and treatment for various population groups and settings will also be featured. More information

Date: Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Time: 8:45 AM – 12:30 PM
Location: Jim Pattison Pavilion (Paetzold Health Education Centre, JPPS 1891 LT)
Vancouver General Hospital | 899 W 12th Ave | Vancouver, BC


World Hepatitis Day at Positive Living North

Positive Living North will be hosting a Hep C BBQ and testing event on Friday July 26th, 2019 from 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Location: The event will take place in the parking lot of the Four Seasons Pool on Canada Games Way in Prince George.

Positive Living North will be supplying free burgers or dogs to anyone willing to get tested for Hep C as a thank you for their contribution to community-wide  health and awareness. Through the power of laughter, sharing, and nourishment, Hepatitis Day in Prince George will be an all-inclusive event! To connect with our event or to find out more please email [email protected] or phone at (250) 562-1172


World Hepatitis Day Health Fair

Raising Awareness About Hepatitis

Date: July 29, 2019
Time: 11:30 AM – 3 PM
Location: Positive Haven, 10697 135A Street (back Parking lot)

Free barbecue, Dunk Tank, Raffle

Health and Wellness: Hair cuts, hearing tests

Guest speakers: Executive Director Shayne Williams, MP Randeep Sarai, Dr. Brian Conway and others!

For Further Information: 604-209-2086 or 604-328-7610 [email protected]

 

 


Action Hepatitis Canada Advocacy Toolkit

World Hepatitis Day Advocacy Toolkit On Sunday, July 28th, Action Hepatitis Canada will join hundreds of organizations around the world in observing World Hepatitis Day. By taking part in World Hepatitis Day, you can amplify our call for the federal government as well as each province and territory to get on track toward the elimination of viral hepatitis in Canada. Learn more

 


Webinar: Canadian Symposium on Hepatitis C Virus: Implications for frontline workers

How can testing, diagnosis and linkage to care be strengthened to support the elimination of hepatitis C in Canada? Watch this webinar recording for a spotlight on important issues and innovative research coming out of the 8th Canadian Symposium on Hepatitis C Virus and the Canadian Liver Meeting.  This webinar was hosted by CATIE and held in partnership with the Canadian Network on Hepatitis C (CanHepC).

 

 

Resources

There are many different kinds of hepatitis. Learn more about hepatitis from the BC Centre for Disease Control.

Want to talk to a peer about your hep C status? Help 4 Hep BC is your source! Peer-driven, peer-run support for those with hepatitis C.

HepCBC: provides education, prevention and support to those living with viral hepatitis.

Pacific Hepatitis C Network: works to to inform, support, and strengthen our response to hep C in BC AND to support access to care, treatment and support for people living with hepatitis.

CATIE has a number of resources for your event or organization, from key facts, messages, and history of HCV activism.

See our HCV Resources page