The Hepatitis Appropriations Partnership (HAP), Hep B United (HBU) and National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR) invite you to participate in Hepatitis on the Hill, to be held in Washington, DC on March 6-8, 2016.
Hepatitis on the Hill is a constituent-based advocacy event focused on hepatitis B and C federal policy issues, and an opportunity for those living with or impacted by hepatitis B and C to share their experiences. Attendees will take part in a full and engaging schedule intended to increase the federal response to the hepatitis epidemics in the United States.
This is an exciting time for individuals working to prevent, treat and cure hepatitis! With effective and safe HBV vaccines and HCV treatments with impressive cure rates, we can eliminate both of these viruses in the United States. However, without Congressional support for significant increases in funding for prevention, screening and vaccination, linkage to care and treatment, and surveillance infrastructure, one of the greatest public health achievements of our time may pass us by.
The deadline to apply for a scholarship is midnight EST, January 15th, 2016. Up to 50 travel scholarships will be available. Priority for scholarships will be given to individuals living with hepatitis B and/or C (including those who have been cured), those from key congressional districts, and those representing disproportionately affected communities. Unfortunately we will not be able to provide scholarships to everyone. However, we encourage participants who can provide their own travel and accommodations to join us for this important event. General registration forms will be available in late January.
For more information and to apply for a scholarship, please visit:
NASTAD convenes the Hepatitis Appropriations Partnership (HAP) and is pleased to be actively involved in the planning of this important advocacy event.