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**Calendar of Events and Webinars**
Friday 5/10 is the last day to apply for the NVHR patient summit in Atlanta, taking place July 29-30. More information and instructions on how to apply here.
Wednesday 5/15, 11:00am — 3:00pm. PHOP’s 11th Annual Community Health Fair offers free confidential HCV and HIV screenings at the New Pathways Project (2539 Germantown Ave). Download the flyer for RSVP, event and vendor information.
Thursday 5/16, 12:00 to 1:30pm: The Hep B United Annual Luncheon is taking place at the Sang Kee Peking Duck House in Chinatown. Along with lunch, there will be presentations on hepatitis B & the opioid crisis, hepatitis b and drug tiering, and the giving of the Hep B hero award. See flyer here!
Friday 5/19 is National Hepatitis Testing Day. Raise awareness and connect people to resources using these resources from the CDC.
Wednesday 5/22. 2:00pm: Webinar:Hidden Consequences: The Opioid Epidemic and Rising Hepatitis B Rates.This session is part 3 of Hep B United’s webinar series with NACCHO. Jack will be sharing Philadelphia Health Department’s experience and findings from a study on HCV and people who inject drugs in Philly. Other panelists invited include CDC Division of Viral Hepatitis to present a national overview on the rise of HBV infections and Sue Cantrell from Lenowisco Health District in Virginia. More information, See flyer here!
Friday 5/31, 4–6pm: Mural Arts Philadelphia’s “Painting a Healthy City” event at Malcolm X Park will feature a wide range of arts and health tables and resources/activities at an outdoor event where attendees will be able to create a mural together. HepCAP will be there with resources, come say hi! See flyer here. Looking ahead… June is AIDS Education Month!Register to attend the HIV Prevention and Education Summit on June 3View more AEM events here, including a webinar presentation on 6/7 by our own Dr. Trooskin: Overcoming Barriers to HCV Care for People who Inject Drugs. Register here!
|**Resources and Trainings**
Report: CANN’s HIV/HCV Co-Infection Watch for March 2019 presents the latest data on state and territorial insurance coverage for patients living with HIV and HCV.
Resource: End HepC SF put together SEX-C, a brochure of tips to understanding and preventing sexual transmission of HCV. (pdf)
Webinars: HepCURE’s Archived Webinars include an overview of Non-injection Drug Use and Hepatitis C.
Training: Community Liver Alliance is offering a CME training on Treating Hepatitis C in Primary Care settings.
Report: The Drug Policy Alliance’s report Municipal Drug Strategy: Lessons in Taking Drug Policy Reform Locallays out a roadmap for how U.S. cities of all sizes can address the harms of both drug use and the failed war on drugs, such as mass incarceration and the overdose crisis. (pdf)