Central Connecticut Hepatitis Community

April 2015

Regular 7pm Meeting, April 8th:

Hear even more stories of members' results after completing their various standards-of-care treatments, some just receiving their 12 week post-treatment blood work results (this month Facilitator Kim receives her SVR12 results). We will include discussions about additional treatment options that have attained FDA approval so we can look at what it means to our members. We also will be making plans for the upcoming Hepatitis Awareness Month in May, as well as the summer picnic. We plan to discuss further the changing insurance landscape and how it affects the new hepatitis C standard of care treatments.

Future meetings:
  • At our May 13, 2015 meeting we will discuss National Hepatitis Awareness month; come to our monthly meeting to see how close to us that advocacy activities are planned. Plans are being finalized for LiverFest, our annual picnic for support groups in Connecticut.
  • On June 10, 2015 we will be holding a roundtable discussion about the latest medications and their status. We are working with the state Dept. of Health, Hepatitis Coordinator to improve partnering and may be able to report some advancements in those activities.
  • On July 8, 2015 we will be recruiting for participation in the annual American Liver Foundation Liver Life Walk with our walk team, Liver Lifers.

Prospects for future meetings:
A transplant surgeon, attorneys, psychiatry professional, massage therapy education and treatment experiences are some of the ideas on the table.

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Last Updated: April 8, 2015
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Hepatitis C Support Project
This Month's Links:
2014 Public Act 257
2014 PA 257 OLR
E. CT Hepatitis Outreach

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Email: support@cchcgroup.org