Hep C HOPE Team

Hep C Outreach, Prevention and Education

Hep Free HOPE Team

The Hepatitis C Outreach, Prevention and Education (HOPE) team is a coalition of youth in NYC dedicated to alleviating the burden of hepatitis C in youth by engaging in outreach and education to prevent the spread of hepatitis C among their peers. HOPE interns listen, educate, and help people get the information and care needed to prevent hepatitis C.

Achievements (2016-2017):

  • Established outreach curriculum customized for
    • High schools
    • Community organization serving chef training program students
  • Engaged peers through multiple prevention presentations at a community organization
  • Launched a social media campaign “Have Hope to End Hep C”
  • Tabled at college campuses
  • Presented on Hep C in college classes
  • Created a HOPE pocket card
  • Screened the Hep C Prevention in Youth Video at CUNY Hunter College
  • Engaged in the “Show Your Face Social Media Campaign” for World Hepatitis Day


Hep C in Youth Video

Check Hep C Patient Navigation Program


Pocket Card | Hep C: Get Checked, Get Cured

For more Hep C Patient Education Resources from the NYC Health Department

Current Members:

  • Amela Paljevic
  • Chad Alexander CUNY Brooklyn College Graduate
  • Lily Lee
  • Mitsuka Attys, CUNY Brooklyn College Graduate
  • Prima Manandhar-Sasaki, CUNY Hunter College Macaulay Honors College Graduate

Who can join

Want to be directly involved with promoting prevention among youth? Apply here.

Contact us

Instagram: @Hepfreenyc

Email: info@hepfree.nyc


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