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Hepatitis C Listening Session

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Join us for a Hepatitis C Listening Session Newburgh

VOCAL is coming to your community. Please join us to assure that our movement for hepatitis C elimination in New York State uplifts the voices of and reflects the message of the communities hit hardest by this epidemic:

7/18: Newburgh, 2-4PM: Register Here!
Hudson Valley Community Services- 280 Broadway
Newburgh, NY 12550

Contact Mary Taylor with questions at (207) 462-3511 or

The goal of these sessions is to:

  • Bring people living with HCV,  public health officials, local representatives, community advocates, and other members of the public together
  • Hold informed discussions on what is needed to eliminate hepatitis C in our state and our regional communities.

What is the state of hepatitis C in New York State:

  • Half of the 200,000+ New Yorkers living with hepatitis C (HCV) do not yet know their status and new infections are skyrocketing statewide.
  • New York City is no longer the epicenter of the epidemic; 51.2% of new cases were diagnosed outside of NYC.
  • Not only the location but the population affected has changed; the opioid epidemic has led to steep increases in HCV infection among 20- to 39-year-olds.

To address this epidemic:

Join VOCAL-NY in the fight to eliminate hepatitis C in New York, by attending one of these sessions. We hope you can join us and help us spread the word!

Contact Mary Taylor with questions at (207) 462-3511 or

Thank you,
Mary Taylor
Statewide Organizer