2020 World Hepatitis Day grantees
Moogji Aboriginal Council East Gippsland
Aims to reach out to their community with tailored resources and information.
SHARPS NSP (Peninsula Health)
Are running a week-long program that provides take-home packs to clients. Packs include liver friendly foods,
recipes, nutritional information, personal hygiene products and hepatitis related information.
Holden St Neighbourhood House
Are holding an online education session, as well as providing resources electronically.
Aboriginal Health Service Albury Wodonga
Getting the word out there in a COVID-19 world.
- Alfred Health will deliver education and training for social work staff to assist with identifying people at risk
- cohealth HealthWorks's World Hepatitis Day Storytelling Project will
develop multimedia resources that shares service users' stories.
- Pakistan Welfare Organisation in Australia will produce a live broadcast via social media each week, for a month.
- Elizabeth St Common Ground's activities include speakers, webinars, and resource distribution.
- The Salvation Army's Access Health program will run a week-long campaign with vaccination and testing.
- Bendigo Community Health Services will focus on training for Karen
and Afghan peer workers and development of an audio-visual resource in
Karen language to help address misconceptions and gaps in knowledge.
- Galiamble CO: Ngwala Willumbong will develop and film a play/skit
about hepatitis C. It will be performed and complemented with a healthy
outdoor lunch and feedback session.
- Barwon Health Drug and Alcohol Services will run an activity that
reduces the costs of the concession rate for medication, as well as
decorate their NSP and provide eye-catching promo bags for outreach
delivery to help prompt conversation.
- co-health Innerspace will provide food parcels to help advertise
healthy living and strategies to reduce hepatitis B and hepatitis C
transmission, plus conduct a t-shirt design competition.
Applications for WHD grants have now closed
To raise awareness of World Hepatitis Day: Hepatitis - a virus we can eliminate, Hepatitis Victoria is offering small grants to community and not-for-profit organisations in Victoria to conduct activities that raise awareness of viral hepatitis and reduce the stigma and discrimination associated with the disease.
We also encourage those focused on improving liver health to apply.
The grants program has been running for nine years and is enthusiastically received by organisations across the whole of Victoria.
To be eligible for a grant:
- Are a community of not for profit organisation based within the Australian state of Victoria
- Have an innovative application that follows all social distancing and COVID-19 safety guidelines
- Needs to be flexible and adaptable to the continually changing circumstances
- Where appropriate share and advertise the activities to your community
- Provide photos and complete and evaluation provided by Hepatitis Victoria upon completion of the activities
- Any food or catering needs to meet healthy eating guidelines.