THINK ABOUT THE LINK – Philadelphia Summit

THINK ABOUT THE LINK – Philadelphia Summit

Friday, May 19, 2017 9:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. Free Library of Philadelphia Parkway Central Location 1901 Vine Street- Room 118 Philadelphia, PA Summit Objectives •  To educate the community, healthcare and public health professionals about the link between hepatitis B, hepatitis C and liver cancer. •  To discuss challenges in reaching vulnerable populations for screening and vaccination. •  To identify opportunities for improved policy and advocacy efforts in Philadelphia. Register Here
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December 8th: Southeast PA Opioid Conference

December 8th: Southeast PA Opioid Conference

HepCAP, the American Liver Foundation Mid-Atlantic Division and the Pennsylvania Department of Public Health Present:    Southeast PA Opioid Conference:  Discussing the intersection of Overdose, Opiate Use Disorder, and Hepatitis C & HIV Transmission in Young Adults Thursday, December 8th 7:30am - 4:00pm Valley Forge Casino Resort Conference Room A 1160 1st Ave, King of Prussia, PA 19406 Breakfast and Lunch Provided   To register contact the American Liver Foundation at: 215-425-8080 dguy@liverfoundation.org http://www.liverfoundation.org/chapters/midatlantic/events/1310/
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Hepatitis Educational Materials

Hepatitis Educational Materials

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health has created some informative (and stylish!) educational materials.  Come to any HepCAP meeting to pick up copies, contact alexandra.shirreffs@phila.gov to place an order, or download NOW: Answers About Hepatitis B Booklet Answers About Hepatitis C Booklet Hepatitis C Poster Series: Get Tested, Know The Difference Use New Works Harm Reduction Postcard Use New Works Harm Reduction Poster Hep C Test Result Wallet Card (English) Hep C Test Result Wallet Card (Spanish)
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HepCAP Meeting Highlights

HepCAP Meeting Highlights

  Missed our last HepCAP meeting?  No worries!  Here are some of the topics we covered in April: Presentation from Dr. Charlie Howsare, the Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinator at the PA Department of Health Grant Opportunity!  PA is going to fund 50 Opioid Use Disorder Centers of Excellence - is your organization eligible to apply?  Find out more here.   Announcement: Registration is open for AIDS Education Month Events! Lots of upcoming events - will you join HepCAP at one... or all of them!?  Advocate for expanded treatment access on May 17th, join us for a Press Conference at City Hall on May 19th, or attend a Heroin Town Hall in May or April! One last thing... make sure you check out our online hepatitis resource page: www.phillyhepatitis.com    
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Watch HepCAP’s Music Videos!

Watch HepCAP’s Music Videos!

Each year for World Hepatitis Day (July 28th), HepCAP and Hep B United team up, using the creative energy of our members and student interns to make hepatitis awareness videos.  Check them out! C A Hep-Free Philly for World Hepatitis Day 2015 Thanks to Michelle Dougherty and the C A Difference team at Drexel for envisioning a hep free Philly by using real experiences that individuals around the city have had with hepatitis C. Take a tour around Philly with some awareness messages that will remind you how important it is for HepCAP members to keep working towards ending hep C in our city! HepFree Music Video for World Hepatitis Day 2014 In the summer of 2014, you probably found yourself humming the super catchy song, “Happy,” by Pharrell.  Well,…
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HepCAP Advocacy & News

HepCAP Advocacy & News

HepCAP has spent a lot of time talking about access to the newest hepatitis C treatments.  This issue brief explains our concern that the high cost of medications is resulting in limited access for patients - especially those enrolled in Medicaid Managed Care plans. HepCAP Issue Brief: Hepatitis C Cure for ALL Pennsylvanians If you are interested in advocating for equal access to treatment for everyone living with hepatitis C, come to our next HepCAP meeting! -------------------------------------------- HepCAP and our members are featured in these articles:  Hepatitis C drug costs leave many without care (Boston Globe, 4/9/16) Bipartisan letter calls on Gov. Wolf to fight 'silent killer' Hep-C epidemic in Pennsylvania (City Paper, 6/25/15) Council hears of problems from hepatitis in Philadelphia (Inquirer, 6/5/15) Hep C: Cost in the way of a cure…
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Why does Philadelphia need a hepatitis C coalition?

Why does Philadelphia need a hepatitis C coalition?

[caption id="attachment_466" align="aligncenter" width="476"] PA Senator Vincent Hughes signs a commitment to End Hepatitis C in PA[/caption] Hepatitis C is a serious public health issue. Nearly 50,000 Philadelphians are estimated to be living with hepatitis C, a chronic virus that can cause cirrhosis, liver cancer and death. More than 50% of people living with hepatitis C do not know they are infected. Deaths from hepatitis C have surpassed HIV/AIDS death in America due to undiagnosed liver cancer or advanced liver disease related to hepatitis C Access local hepatitis data on PDPH's Health Information Portal Philadelphia is mobilized to respond to hepatitis C Approximately 50,000 Philadelphians are living with hep C Since February 2012, over 300 people have participated in HepCAP HepCAP is a member of the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable…
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