PICS’ HIV and Hepatitis C Intervention Project provides an effective health awareness among immigrants and refugee claimants. The program objective is to mitigate the attached stigma and to enhance the mindset of the public to get tested within the health care cascade. Initially, this is an important step to help the community to overcome barriers to the Canadian health care system by providing knowledge and connection to a healthy life. PICS in collaboration with S.U.C.C.E.S.S developed a HIV & Hepatitis C Intervention Project targeting immigrants and refugees, in particular ethno-cultural communities in lower mainland area. Also, it is designed with the work plan of smart objectives for at risk immigrants and Refugees through alignment between social services and provincial care. The main focus is given on the participants to improve their knowledge of HIV/viral hepatitis C at specified follow ups, as well as reported referrals of clients through project’s road map activities. Free educational workshops are offered in their own simplified languages so as to ensure the relevant knowledge of HIV and HCV risk factors / transmission, adapting behavior, and having access to the health care resources. Sessions are given at various locations in Metro Vancouver. You are invited to join our free educational sessions and also get the free testing done. Regularly each month, we have been delivering scheduled HIV/HCV educational workshops to the public in Lower mainland. View program brochure
For more information please contact our program’s manager and/or program’s coordinator at 604-596-7722 Ext:132.
“Production of the HIV and Hepatitis C Intervention Project has been made possible through funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the view of the Public Health Agency of Canada.”