July 28th is World World Hepatitis Day, a day to raise awareness, educate and advocate. If you have events or resources you wish to share, please let us know. This page will be updated as more information comes in.
There are many ways you can get involved with World Hepatitis Day, including PAN’s new self-guided online course “Explorations in Leadership” for people with lived experience of hepatitis C. The purpose of this course is to provide you with an opportunity to explore what leadership means to you, who you are as a leader, and how to strengthen your abilities as a leader. Explore
July 21, 5 AM Pacific time
The forum will hear from people around the globe discussing their experiences of living with hepatitis and why we can’t wait for hepatitis elimination. Register
July 28, 9 AM Pacific time
For World Hepatitis Day, this session will share information on how safer supply providers can integrate hepatitis C care into their practice. Register.
July 28, 12 Noon Pacific time
This BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS Learning Series webinar will discuss obstacles and pathways for people across the HCV Cascade of Care. Drs. Kate Salters and Mark Hull present. Register.
August 2, 10 AM Pacific time
Join BC Hepatitis Network for our virtual round table on community hep C screening and linking to care! Whether you’ve been doing point-of-care testing for hepatitis C for years, just getting started, or curious and wanting to learn more, join us for a casual virtual discussion on community-based screening and linking to care by peers and community workers.
Underway and ongoing
‘I Can’t Wait’ is the campaign theme from WorldHepatitisDay.org for WHD 2022. This will bring WHA and our global network of 318 members in 100 countries together to lead the campaign internationally. Launched in May, 2021 the Hepatitis Can’t Wait global campaign highlights the need to accelerate hepatitis elimination efforts, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Alongside this, it will also highlight the social injustice and inequity caused by the current lack of action on hepatitis elimination and focus on the positive action needed to get on track to meet our 2030 elimination goals. Find out how to get involved.
#ICantWait is the AHC push. They’ve put put together a social media toolkit to use, with updated graphics to share for each priority population. They also offer media talking points and support. By taking part in World Hepatitis Day, you can amplify our call for the federal government, as well as each province and territory, to bring urgency to eliminating viral hepatitis as a public health threat in Canada by 2030.
CATIE’s Hep C Basics course provides foundational knowledge in hepatitis C (Hep C) for service providers who work with people living with or at risk of Hep C. The course content covers transmission, testing, treatment and health literacy. Participants will achieve a basic understanding of Hep C across the continuum of prevention, treatment, care and support, allowing them to discuss Hep C infection in their work and to support their clients.
CATIE’s Hepatitis C Treatment course aims to develop in-depth knowledge on the treatment of hepatitis C for frontline service providers working with clients who have hepatitis C or are at risk for hepatitis C. Through this course, participants will gain information on the benefits of treatment and an overview of what treatment for hepatitis C typically includes. This course will help participants to be able to accurately answer client questions on hepatitis C treatment options, access to treatment, and additional considerations for treatment. Participants will emerge with strategies to support clients before, during, and after treatment.
BC Hepatitis Network: working to prevent new viral hepatitis infections while providing education and support to all affected by hepatitis in British Columbia.
Action Hepatitis Canada: Providing community accountability on Canada’s commitment to eliminate viral hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030.
Canadian Network on Hepatitis C: a national collaborative research and training network on the hepatitis C virus
Canadian Liver Foundation: bringing liver research to life.
Charting the Map: A Reference for Peer Navigators is the BC Hepatitis Network’s introduction to hepatitis C, peer support and community work for peers.