The California Hepatitis Alliance (CalHEP) seeks to reduce the scope and consequences of the hepatitis B and C epidemics, which disproportionately affect California’s ethnic communities and the socioeconomically underserved. Committed to culturally competent public education and awareness, CalHEP focuses on sound public health policy and advocacy to improve California’s public health approach to liver wellness.
This is an extremely difficult time for California and for our country for a number of reasons, so it is with extra pleasure that the California Hepatitis Alliance announces our 2017 CalHEP Awardees and Nominees for the Sherri Ziegler Community Service Award, the Clinical Champion Award, and the Government Champion Award! The Awardees will be … Continue reading “Congratulations to the 2017 CalHEP Awardees & Nominees”
As you are likely aware, there have been notable outbreaks of hepatitis A in California (in San Diego and Santa Cruz Counties), as well as in other parts of the country. Officials just declared a hepatitis A outbreak in Los Angeles County, as well. Click here for an update from San Diego County on … Continue reading “[BLOG POST] Hepatitis A Outbreaks in California”
by Brandie Wilson, Executive Director/Founder, Humboldt Area Center for Harm Reduction Rural counties in the United States have been hit hard by the recent opioid crisis and related health issues like overdose, hepatitis C, and HIV. Humboldt County, where the Humboldt Area Center for Harm Reduction (HACHR) operates, is no different. We have the highest … Continue reading “[BLOG POST] We Matter! Harm Reduction & the Move for Safe Consumption Services in Rural California”