|Liver cancer and liver disease related to viral hepatitis are among the leading causes of death in California and disproportionately affect Asian and Pacific Islander populations, African Americans, Latinos, LGBT populations, and the poor. Chronic infections from hepatitis B and C affect nearly 1 million Californians. These infections are preventable and treatments are available; however, many persons at-risk or affected by these conditions are neither tested nor treated.
This forum will provide:
* An overview of the health and economic burdens associated with hepatitis in California
* Key recommendations for hepatitis prevention and treatment from a 2010 Institute of Medicine report, as well as the major elements of California’s Adult Viral Hepatitis Prevention Strategic Plan (from the California Department of Public Health)
* Highlights from successful community programs serving individuals with hepatitis
This presentation is open to the public. Reservations are recommended.
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