Sunday, July 25th is National African American Hepatitis C Action Day (NAAHCAD)
This day provides an opportunity to promote hepatitis C prevention, testing, and treatment messages to public health partners and the public. NAAHCAD also provides a chance to discuss the importance of linkage to care, cure and integrating prevention opportunities, as many people at risk for acquiring hepatitis are often at risk for acquiring other infectious diseases such as HIV or STDs.
As one of the founding organizations of NAAHCAD, Black Health is commemorating the day by bringing attention to the CDC’s Recommendations for Hepatitis C Screening Among Adults in the United States.
We’ll be canvassing communities the week of July 19th as a lead up to the day.
Distributing CDC flyers and fact sheets to community doctors in specific zip codes of New York City where Hepatitis C has the greatest impact in the Black community. The goal is to ensure these physicians are aware of the most recent guidelines and have access to resources in their communities to share with patients.
We encourage our national partners to use their contacts and platforms to inform providers about the new guidelines while also continuing to educate the community by organizing activities.
- Outreach & Testing Events– Testing and providing linkage to care
- HCV Health Literacy – Workshops to educate the community, distribution of literature
- Social Media Campaigns – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, other
- Town Halls/Policy Intervention – Targeting policymakers and legislators
Feel free to use the logo for your events and tag us on social media @natlblackhealth #NAAHCAD