Fife (Hepatitis) Voices Forum are hostiong a free event on the 31st of July as part of World Hepatitis Day.
Date: 31 July 2018 / 12-3 pm
Location: Savoy Park (Byron Street) Methil
There is a global effort to eliminate hepatitis C as a public health threat by 2030. The Scottish Government has committed to meet this and NHS Fife has funded Fife Hepatitis Voices Forum to provide innovative actions to assist in meeting this target.
Fife (Hepatitis) Voices Forum is a collective of local activists and agencies including Hepatitis Scotland, Scottish Drug Forum and The Hepatitis C Trust. The Forum activity is supported through a one off development grant from Fife NHS Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus Executive Group.
Fife (Hepatitis) Voices Forum has chosen to focus on providing free community health events in areas of high deprivation where there is a greater prevalence of substance use and complex health issues. To avoid the stigma that faces people living with or at risk of Hepatitis C, this event will be designed and advertised to attract all local community members whilst at the same time providing ‘health check’ interventions and an opportunity to raise awareness of related issues and the support services available.
Where you come in:
The planning group have created a wish list of what we think would work well at the event. We are calling on all local stakeholders to see who can:
- attend/ send representatives
- provide stalls or interventions
- make recommendations on who may be able to help with ‘wish list’
- Send in any ideas or contacts that would improve the events or attract people
to come along.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Louise Bowman 07823773330 – Fife User Involvement Development Officer – Scottish Drug Forum