Hepatitis NSW is happy to announce the launch 2014 NSW Hepatitis Awareness Week Community Grants Program. There is $15,000...
Hepatitis NSW is building a new website. It will feature greater interactivity and intuitive navigation. It will link our...
Good news on the online peer forum. Memberships continue to grow, Activity is at an all time high (measured by people's...
Awareness Week grants
Hepatitis NSW is happy to announce the launch 2014 NSW Hepatitis Awareness Week Community Grants Program. There is $15,000 in grants available for community organisations and other groups to run hepatitis awareness raising activities in NSW during NSW Hepatitis Awareness Week 2014 (28th July – 3rd August, 2014). Applications are now being accepted for grants of up to $2500. To discuss your grant idea and to request an information pack and application form, please contact Sarah George (P: 8217 7705). The grant application processes closes on the 30th May, 2014.
For more info on Awareness Week, CLICK HERE>>
Inaugural Cheryl Burman Award
The Hepatitis NSW Cheryl Burman Award is a new award is presented to a person, or group of people or an agency who show exceptional leadership in the NSW viral hepatitis response. The award was announced on 7 November 2013, at the 22nd Annual General Meeting of Hepatitis NSW, and was presented by Mr Brad Burman and his sons Joel and Rueben. Brad gave a heartfelt and wonderful tribute to Cheryl, former volunteer, Board member and President of Hepatitis NSW. Cheryl Burman, in whose honour this award is named, lost her long battle with and died in 2011 from hepatitis C-related liver disease. Our thoughts remain with Brad and his family, and we again thank Cheryl for her work on behalf of people living with hepatitis C. The winner of the 2013 Hepatitis NSW Cheryl Burman Award, the first time this award has been presented, is Mr GARY GAHAN, who serves as the Coordinator, Harm Minimisation and Hepatitis C Programs in the HIV and Related Programs Unit in the South East Sydney Local health District. Our congratulation, thanks and best wishes go to Gary, who truly has shown exceptional leadership, particular in the hep C response in NSW, not just in the last year, which was the period during which achievements were judged, but since 2001, when Gary entered the viral hepatitis workforce as a project officer within the ground-breaking, Commonwealth-funded HepCare co-ordinated care trial in the Northern Sydney and Central Coast Area Health Services. Since then, Gary has been and remains at the cutting edge of viral hepatitis health promotion services in NSW.
New editions of booklets now online
Check out the new editions of our key booklets: Two Hep C Questions, and What You Need To Know. These booklets provide detailed and up-to-date information on hep C. They are viewable via Issuu, our publications website. CHECK THEM OUT BY CLICKING HERE>>
HepCAustralasia online forum
Good news on the online peer forum. Memberships continue to grow, Activity is at an all time high (measured by people's postings) and two forum members have been chosen to present a talk at the upcoming Hepatitis Health Promotion Conference in Sydney, this November. Are you an Australian or New Zealander affected by hep C? Check it out... www.hepcaustralasia.org
News on our new website
Hepatitis NSW is building a new website. It will feature greater interactivity and intuitive navigation. It will link our YouTube channel, our ISSUU web hosted documents, our Facebook and Twitter, and the online peer support forum, HepCAustralasia. All up, its an exciting development and we'll keep you informed on how the project is going.