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.
U.S. Veterans are disproportionately infected with hepatitis C. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has a long history of ignoring the connection between service and hepatitis C. Worse, they have been slow to help veterans. This is beginning to change. I am somewhat reluctant to include the VA as an organization that is increasing awareness, but this year’s progress brought me some hope. Click here for information on the VA’s viral hepatitis program.
Follow the Department of Veterans Affairs on Twitter @DeptVetAffairs