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Patient research for NASH-- Hepatitis Foundation International (HFI) has partnered with Find A Cure Panel (FACP) seeking people with NASH (fatty liver) to participate in confidential and anonymous research. You’ll receive an 800 number and the call is scheduled at your convenience. To qualify, you must - Live in the US and be diagnosed with NASH. If you have cirrhosis, you will qualify (but NOT PBC). You do not qualify if you have hepatitis, or if you've had a liver transplant. To participate, contact info@findacurepanel.com, reference FACP/HFI and HFI receives a $100 contribution!

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HFI's Hill Briefing Addressing Viral Hepatitis Disparities, Dr. Nadine Gracia, Director, Office of Minority Health
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I recently represented the Hepatitis Foundation International  at the “Forum on Hepatitis C in African American Communities” hosted by the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, DC. The meeting convened leadership from over 3 dozen organizations and focused on the serious health disparities in hepatitis C among African Americans who experience infection rates approximately double that of whites and high mortality due to liver and bile duct cancers- often related to hepatitis C infection. Unfortunately, CDC estimates that half or more of people which hepatitis C are unaware of their infection.  Current clinical guidelines recommend that all people born between 1945 through 1965 should be tested at least once for hepatitis C, along with anyone who is at risk. Hepatitis C screening is one of the preventive services offered by many health insurance plans without copay.  You can find out more about viral hepatitis  by taking the following brief and anonymous risk assessment developed by CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/RiskAssessment/index.htm .  

These new screening recommendations paired with new and effective treatments for hepatitis C that cure 90-100% of people who take them make it possible to eliminate hepatitis C health disparities in African American communities. I hope you will join the Hepatitis Foundation International  as we raise awareness about hepatitis C during the upcoming May Hepatitis Awareness Month and beyond. 

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