to Provide Access to Health Screenings and Resources Nationwide
Major Mobilization Effort to Reduce the Rate of HCV in the Black Community
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 (New York, NY) National African American
Hepatitis C Action Day (NAAHCAD), a national mobilization initiative
officially proclaimed in July 2013, is aimed at reducing the high
incidence of Hepatitis C infection in black communities. The National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, Inc. (NBLCA), Coalition On Positive Health Empowerment (C.O.P.E.), and Harm Reduction Coalition will present their second annual Hepatitis C Action Day on Friday, July 25, throughout the nation.
To promote awareness and draw attention to this neglected health
disparity, the NAAHCAD initiative targets areas where the virus has the
greatest impact on the African American population. With the assistance
of local health partners, government agencies, and elected officials,
free testing and informational events will be offered throughout the day in various cities of the United States.