Training Health Educators to provide Hep B & C education and testing & linkage to care resources to Faith Based Organizations (FBOs) in NYC.

First Steps:

  • Developing short basic Hep C Educational Presentation that Health Educators can deliver at FBOs
  • Identifying & recruiting community members who want to become Hep C Faith Based Outreach Health Educators
  • Developing an Initiative outcomes tracking system, form and process
  • Forming a Hep C Faith Based Initiative Speakers Bureau. These individuals are Hep C experts (Medical providers, or experienced Hep C educators) who can be called upon to speak at FBO events.

Training Health Educators in:

  • Best practices when engaging with FBOs
  • Delivering the basic Hep C Presentation
  • Reaching out to FBO Initiative Coordinators in order to:
    • Set up Hep C Testing at events
    • Establish a linkage to testing & care plan for events
    • Connecting with the Hep C Expert to support the outreach effort or event as needed

Initiative coordinators will provide you with advice, support and help plan your event. If you would like the coordinator to actually participate and support the planning of  the event,  please give at least 2 -4 weeks advance notice.

Initiative Tools

Hep B & C educational tools you can order for Free & have delivered directly to you or a FBO

FBO Leader Materials

  • Hep C – Faith Based Outreach Initiative Presentation (Powerpoint Slide Set for Health Outreach Workers)
  • The ABCs of Hepatitis One Page Chart (PDF)
  • HCV Cure – Really? (Word Document) Fact Sheet from HCV Advocate to help you answer questions about whether Hep C can really be cured.
  • FBO Hep C Initiative Tracking Form (Exel Tracking Form for Initiative Participants) Please fill out a line of this form for every FBO event you work on. This will be used to report on our progress over the year. Please submit every month to your coordinator. Please choose your coordinator from the list above.
  • To find sites to partner with to provide Hep C Testing or Medical Care, see the NYC Hepatitis B & C Services Online Site Locator: provides detailed information on hundreds of organizations that provide Vaccination, Testing, Supportive Services and Medical Care.
  • Check list for cultural sensitivity in working with FBOs (coming soon!)
  • FBO Hep C Initiative Flyer (coming soon!)