In observance of Hepatitis Awareness Month, in May I will post to this blog daily, suggesting ways to help raise awareness about issues surrounding hepatitis C. 

The strength of hepatitis C advocacy relies on good information, so learn something new about hepatitis C. The Office on Women’s Health, Office of Minority Health, and Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy are co-sponsoring a free webinar:
Hepatitis C and African American Women - May 7, 2015 / 1:30 - 2:45 p.m. ET 

The webinar will highlight: 
  • Key hepatitis C data including the health disparities among African Americans, 
  • Recent hepatitis C treatment advances, 
  • Why African American women should know about hepatitis C, and 
  • Resources available to help increase awareness and learn more about hepatitis C. 
Webinar presenters will also discuss how women may be affected by hepatitis C, challenges and strategies to improve testing and access to care, and what steps individuals and health care providers can take to address hepatitis C in the African American community. 

Guest speakers for this webinar include: 
  • Camilla Graham, MD, MPH, Viral Hepatitis Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center 
  • Hope King, PhD, MSPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention 
  • Gloria Searson, ACSW, Coalition on Positive Health Empowerment 
Click here to register 

Not only will you learn something about hep C, it will prepare you for National Women’s Health Week