What We Do: Raise Awareness

Hepatitis C often shows no symptoms. Public awareness—particularly among people born from 1945 to 1965, African Americans, persons who inject drugs, and other highly affected groups—is essential to expanding hepatitis C testing and care.

HepCCATT identifies communities with estimated high rates of hepatitis C and works to raise awareness about risk factors, testing, and care. Public Health departments, patient advocacy organizations, community organizations, community health centers, and corporate partners are key allies in HepCCATT’s outreach and education efforts.

Education and outreach activities include:

  • Hepatitis C 101 trainings with community organizations, churches, and local businesses
  • Social media outreach targeted toward audiences most affected by hepatitis C
  • Educational materials distributed through local businesses and community organizations
  • Hepatitis C education, on-site testing, and patient care at outreach events and local pharmacies