Action Alert – Call your member of Congress today about the CDC Hepatitis C Screening Guidelines!

Dear Viral Hepatitis Advocate: Congressman Hank Johnson, one of our strongest champions for viral hepatitis screening, care and treatment, is asking his colleagues to sign onto a letter to the CDC asking for the speedy release of new screening guidelines for the Hepatitis C virus. The proposed age-based screening guidelines will identify many more Americans with Hepatitis C and enable them to acc

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Making History: Eliminating Viral Hepatitis Disparities in the African American Community

During February’s observance of African American History Month, please join us in working to end the unfortunate history of viral hepatitis’ disproportionate impact on the African American community.  This Administration is working hard to reduce and eliminate health disparities and achieve health equity. Unfortunately, viral hepatitis is a health problem that is often overlooked by the pu

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Call to Action: Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2011

Dear Colleagues, On December 15th, public health advocates across the country will contact their Senators and representatives, urging them to save the Prevention and Public Health Fund. NVHR joins our colleagues in public health and we urge all of our members to do the same. Protecting the Fund can translate into increased funding for viral hepatitis, including a $10 million increase for vir

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Knights of the Roundtable

December 8, 2011 by Tim Horn (Hep Web) Original Source Under the direction of Martha Saly, the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR) and its 200-plus member organizations continue to make the fight against hepatitis B and hepatitis C a major priority. Here, Saly provides an inside look at NVHR and the noise the coalition is making to end these largely silent epidemics. Tell us a bit

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Good nutrition is one way to keep strong while your body battles viral hepatitis.

Chronic Illness and Nutritional Health Eating healthy can lead to an improvement in overall health. Proper nutrition can play a role in a wide array of disease such as cardiovascular disorders, hepatitis, to even rare cancers, like mesothelioma. Nutrition can provide protections against disease and help you feel better, even if you already have a disease. Dietary factors are associated with fo

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Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc

Mission: Vertex creates new possiblities in medicine to cure diseases and improve people's lives. We work with leading researchers, doctors, public health experts and other collaborators who share our vision for transforming the lives of people with serious diseases, their families and society. Program Highlights/Accomplishments: Active engagement with policymakers and staff in HHS,

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Utah Department of Health

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UC Davis Cancer Center

Mission: We are an NCI-designated Cancer Center that serves more than 10,000 patients per year. Our Outreach Research & Education Program has more than 20 services for patients; cancer prevention and control outreach to underserved communities; and several active Boards to guide its work. The goal of the OREP is to reduce cancer health disparities among minority populations; adolescents

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The Hepatitis C Mentor and Support Group, Inc.

Mission The Hepatitis C Mentor and Support Group, Inc. was established to address the lack of supportive services for people living with Hepatitis C (including patients co-infected with other conditions such as HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis B) by fostering the develpment and operation of successful support groups for patients and by offering one-on-one mentoring services to Hepatitis C and liver

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The CHOW Project

Mission: The CHOW Project's mission is to prevent the spread of HIV, hepatitis C and other blood-borne pathogen's among high-risk drug users in Hawaii. Program Highlights/Accomplishments: In 2010, The CHOW Project exchanged just under 600,000 syringes throughout Hawaii, which is the largest amount in the Project's 20 year history. Four years ago, CHOW began a seroprevalence study of H

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