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NYC Hep B & C Advocacy Training

January 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST


NYC Hep B & C Advocacy Training
Wednesday, January 12 (2 – 4 PM EST) via Zoom


Invite your colleagues who may be interested in learning more or applying
to the City Council’s Viral Hepatitis Initiative!

The New York City budget session is approaching!
Now is the time to begin planning your hepatitis advocacy activities.

People working in the field of Hep B and Hep C are in a powerful position to influence elected officials to support legislation, policies and funding that will support your community, profession, organization, and patients.

Attend this Hep B and C Advocacy Training to learn about current policy and advocacy opportunities, the process for requesting funding, and other ways to get involved.

This training session will:

  1. Describe the purpose and the history of the City Council funded Viral Hepatitis Initiative and provide an overview of the NYC budget process
  2. Encourage programs to find patient stories and to review program outcomes to educate leaders on the importance of ongoing funding for vital programs that support education and patient care for people with Hep B and Hep C
  3. Review the grant application process for City Council funds
  4. Distribute copies of the Viral Hepatitis advocacy toolkit which was developed by advocates to help you in this process

Organized by the Viral Hepatitis Advocacy Leadership Team:

  • Hep C Lead: Donnette Perkins – donnetteperkins@gmail.com
  • Hep B Lead: Paul Lee – plee@kcsny.org; Crystal Oh – oh@kcsny.org
  • Hep C Peer Lead: Jose Martinez – martinez@harmreduction.org
  • Training Leads:
    Meg Chappell – megchappell@empireliverfoundation.org;
    Joy Cambe – joycambe@empireliverfoundation.org
  • Advocacy Lead: Reed Vreeland – reed.vreeland@gmail.com


January 12
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
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