Throughout February and March 2013, HepNS (the Hepatitis Outreach Society of Nova Scotia) conducted a short community outreach project to get a sense of how hepatitis C was affecting, being talked about or being addressed in the African, Caribbean and Black communities in the HRM.
Since 1999 the Hepatitis Outreach Society of Nova Scotia (HepNS) has been providing resources and support to Nova Scotians who are living with hepatitis. During this time, we have seen an alarming rise in the number of cases of hepatitis C and its complications diagnosed provincially and nationally.
The ideas and suggestions from the community consultations and workshops conducted through this project, encourages us to continue dialogues with like agencies, look for community partnerships in hepatitis prevention work and how to make our workshops more effective for all communities.
Click on this link for the summary report for this project. Dialogue with the African Caribbean and Black Communities about Hepatitis – April 2013
If you have any questions about the report or the work of HepNS (http://www.hepns.ca/), please feel free to connect directly with HepNS Executive Director Colin Green at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information you can also visit http://healthyblackmen.org/2011/03/20/what-do-you-know-about-hepatitis-c/