Give Hepatitis C a Face and a Voice
Each and every day, we hear stories from people living with hepatitis C about the negative stigma associated with the disease. Stigmatization and prejudice are often based on two factors: ignorance and impersonalization or “facelessness.” While people may have heard of HCV, many have little knowledge about the disease, or worse yet; have incorrect notions about the disease. Ignorance often leads to fear, which is expressed as prejudice. Understandably, the stigmatization associated with hepatitis C has caused many people living with the disease to remain silent. However, we’ve all heard the old adage and have certainly experienced its truth at some point: “The squeaky wheel gets the grease.”
Send us your video story
- Make a short video about you hepatitis C (2-3 minutes). We will post it on our site. Click here for more details and to upload your story.
Call your elected officials
- Call your state and local elected representatives. Tell them you want hepatitis C moved to the top of their health agenda. Click here for sample scripts and contact information.
Write your elected officials
- You can begin with the simple act of writing your state and local elected representatives. Tell them you want hepatitis C moved to the top of their health agenda. It is easy and email works best. Click here for sample letters and contact information.
Visit your elected officials
- A short visit with your elected official’s office at home or in DC can make the biggest impact. Tell them what matters to YOU! They want to hear from you. You vote for them. Click here for contact information.