New York State Hepatitis C Elimination Campaign
The New York State Hepatitis C Elimination Campaign is a growing statewide effort of countless advocates and organizations dedicated to comprehensively addressing and eliminating hepatitis C.
We are Policy-Makers, Movers, and Shakers
We are Healthcare Providers and Social Service Drivers
We are Harm Reductionists and Advocacy Specialists
We are People Living With Hep C, Unapologetically
We are New Yorkers Dedicated to Eliminating Hepatitis C
Despite the availability of effective, all-oral treatments to cure hepatitis C (HCV), and despite the public health and harm reduction tools available to prevent new infections, HCV now kills more people in this country than any other infectious disease; this includes the combined deaths of HIV, pneumococcal disease, tuberculosis, and 57 other infectious diseases.
Our Call To Action
New York State (NYS) faces a growing hepatitis C epidemic with a rising death toll. Given the availability of new highly effective, well-tolerated curative treatments, we can no longer settle for a low cure rate that perpetuates the high fiscal and human costs of inaction. The committee that organized the NYS Hepatitis C Elimination Summit, along with the other providers, community based organizations and individuals living with and affected by hepatitis C that sign the consensus statement, call on Governor Andrew Cuomo, the NYS Legislature, and industry partners to make a joint commitment to hepatitis C elimination, and for appointment of a formal NYS Hepatitis C Elimination Task Force.