In observance of Hepatitis Awareness Month, I am posting to this blog daily, highlighting websites and organizations that are doing remarkable work educating the public, raising awareness, and making a difference in the lives of those affected by viral hepatitis. I suggest you visit each site, and find out what they are doing, how you can stay informed, and possibly help with their efforts.
I always wished there was an organization that could bring all hepatitis organizations together. There is, and it’s the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR). The best way to describe NVHR is with their mission statement:
The National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable is a broad coalition working to fight, and ultimately end, the hepatitis B and hepatitis C epidemics. We seek an aggressive response from policymakers, public health officials, medical and health care providers, the media, and the general public through our advocacy, education, and technical assistance.
What’s going on at NVHR? Everything! Monthly telephone updates with stakeholders, webinars, projects, programs, and newsletters. Be sure to visit NVHR’s Hepatitis C Baby Boomer Resource Page; read about Treatment Access and Policy information.
If you aren’t plugged into NVHR, find out how you can get involved.
Follow NVHR on Twitter @NVHR1