New Money to Address HIV and Hepatitis C
Prince George, B.C. – Good news for HIV and hepatitis C service providers and their patients.
Northern Health as provided an additional $180,000 as part of a Request for Proposal program for community partners and First Nations health organizations to enhance HIV and hepatitis C services across northern, B.C.
The extra funds mean Northern Health has made about $1.06 million available in 2016/17 to improve these services across the North.
Northern Health is looking for proposals that will prevent and reduce the risk of HIV and hepatitis C transmission, demonstrate partnerships that will enable quick and easy to access testing and assist people who are living with HIV or hepatitis C.
The funding, in part, comes from the Province’s STOP HIV initiative and is being made available by Northern Health’s Chronic Diseases Program and by Population and Public Health departments.
Interested organizations can find requests for proposals on the Northern Health website or by hitting the following link: https://hiv101.ca/.