Hepatitis ACT is ACT’s Community Hepatitis Organisation
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About Us Hepatitis ACT
Hepatitis ACT is the capital region’s community hepatitis organisation. We are funded by ACT Health to deliver a comprehensive range of hepatitis related information, education, training, advocacy, policy, preventative and referral services. We aim to reduce transmission, and the associated morbidity and mortality, and to minimise the personal and social impacts.
Before the creation of an ACT hepatitis organisation, members of our community requiring information about viral hepatitis needed to contact the then newly established NSW Hepatitis C Council. In the early days of the community response to hepatitis C, councils such as NSW were formed by affected communities and others. They included a federally funded Australian Hepatitis Council – now operating as Hepatitis Australia – serving as the peak community organisation to progress national action on issues of importance to people affected by hepatitis C. Today, Australia is well served by Hepatitis Australia and a national network of state/territory hepatitis organisations.
Until late 2013, Hepatitis ACT was known as the ACT Hepatitis Resource Centre and before that the ACT Hepatitis C Council. Over the years we have been situated in a range of locations – and currently we enjoy a leafy inner-north outlook at 36 David St, Turner (opposite the O’Connor Shops).
Overview of service
Hepatitis ACT delivers a comprehensive range of services including hepatitis-related information and education, training and workforce development, health promotion, harm reduction services, resource distribution, support, advocacy and referral.
Hepatitis ACT is an incorporated association operating under the Associations Incorporation Act 1991. We are a not-for-profit, membership-based, non-government organisation responsible to our members through an elected Board of Directors.
Our staffing profile is:
- Executive Officer – responsible for day-to-day operations and service delivery
- Business Manager – ensuring the quality and efficiency of administration functions
- Peer Educator – responsible for the planning, implementation and evaluation of our community education and health promotion activities
- Hep B Community Educator – responsible for the planning, implementation and evaluation of our community education and health promotion activities
Strategic Plan 2020 - 2023
Empowering people and communities by reducing the impact of viral hepatitis in the capital region.
- We act with respect and integrity
- We enable self-determination
- We provide inclusive and confidential services
- We work together to be leaders in our field
- We value accountability and evidence based practice
Ensure quality services and support for people affected by viral hepatitis.
- People affected by hepatitis B
- People affected by hepatitis C
- People who inject drugs or who previously injected drugs
- People in custodial settings
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
- People from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
- People who work with the above groups
- Increased coverage of prevention education with emerging and priority populations
- Increased access to support services for emerging and priority populations
- Contribute to policy and systems change
- Best practice application of data collection and evaluation
- Support a skilled and engaged workforce
- Ensure a financially viable organisation