Hepatitis C (HCV) is a challenging health condition on its own and a common co-diagnosis for people with HIV. Many PAN members provide HCV support services and education. If you’re looking to connect with service providers in your region, see the list of our member organizations.
BC hepatitis C statistics: Reportable Disease Dashboard (BC Centre for Disease Control)
BC Hepatitis Testers Cohort: monitoring disease burden related to hepatitis and associated infections and social conditions, evaluate impact of interventions, and monitor hepatitis program progress
Hepatitis C surveillance in Canada (Public Health Agency of Canada)
Population Size Estimates: identifying key populations at risk for HCV
Generation Hep (those born between 1945-1965)
Disease and Treatment Information
Canadian Liver Foundation: liver health and disease. A section on HCV includes information about transmission, testing, treatment and resources , including HCV
Hepatitis Education Canada: develops culturally and linguistically sensitive hepatitis C education resources for the population, hepatitis patients and health care providers.
HealthLink BC: hepatitis C (BC Government site): general HCV information and also provides information about community resources
HCV resources in multiple languages from CATIE
BC’s Indigenous Communities and HCV: First Nations Health Authority Health Protection Teams
Community Organizations and Collective Action
Many PAN member organizations provide HCV support services and education alongside HIV, harm reduction and related services. There are also BC groups dedicated to HCV alone:
Pacific Hepatitis C Network aims 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.” Pacific Hepatitis C Network (PHCN) offers:
Hep C BC: Run by and for people infected and affected by hepatitis C. Activities include public education, prison outreach, patient group input.
Action Hepatitis Canada: pan-Canadian coalition of organizations working towards the elimination of viral hepatitis.
BC Hepatitis Testers Cohort: monitoring disease burden related to hepatitis and associated infections and social conditions, evaluate impact of interventions, and monitor hepatitis program progress.
Hepatitis C Research Initiative (Canadian Institutes of Health Research Institute of Infection and Immunity (CIHR-III) and the Public Health Agency of Canada)
Subscribe to HCV resources
CATIE: HepC Info Updates and more