In recognition of May as hepatitis awareness month, volunteers from HepC BC are visiting a number of communities across northern BC in April and May.
Between April 23rd and May 10th, the Hepatitis C Outreach Roadshow will be conducting 20 public meetings with the intention of reaching communities in remote locations, including reserves, nursing stations and wellness centres.
Most meetings will include a showing of the 60-minute film on HCV called “Deal with it”, a shared lunch or dinner, new HCV education materials and short presentations that focus on HCV testing, treatment and confidentiality of health information. The Roadshow will also include 3 one-hour meetings in Williams Lake, Smithers and Prince George for planning and sharing with local nurses and community health representatives.
The Roadshow crew includes:
- Fran Falconer – hepatology nurse educator
- Rosemary Plummer – nurse and president of HepC BC
- Cheryl Reitz – retired adult educator and recently cured of HCV
An itinerary for the Roadshow is available and can be downloaded below under Additional Resources. For anyone interested in attending a public meeting, the itinerary lists the dates, time and locations of presentations. (Note: some of the locations have not yet been confirmed)
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