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Education

Hepatitis Victoria runs a number of health promotion programs, which have an educational component to them.

Education is provided which is suitable to the audiences, while supporting the program aims.

 

StreetShot

A photographic competition for youth aged 15 – 25 years. A one hour course is delivered to entrants to the program. Often delivered through schools, TAFE colleges, secondary colleges or tertiary entry programs. Education is delivered that assist with entrants understanding of viral hepatitis and allows them to compose a short written piece that supports their entry. If you would like more information about the StreetShot program which is run annually, visit the program website

Mums To B

An initiative to raise awareness of Hepatitis B among young mothers from groups who are at increased risk of carrying the virus. Education focuses on topics such as vaccination, disease management, prevention and avoiding transmission. Education is delivered directly to community groups and translators can be arranged where required.

Custodial Programs

With high rates of prevalence amongst prisoners, education is provided directly to these groups. Professional development is also offered to prison staff. With a number of prisons located across Victoria, ranging from low security centres, women’s prisons and youth detention centres, education is delivered that meets the needs of all involved. Sessions focus on safe work practices, treatment options, reducing transmission risks and liver health.

More Information?

If you would like more information regarding education programs, or would like to arrange an educational session for your staff or community group, contact the Hepatitis Victoria Health Promotion team on 03 9380 4644 or email admin@hepvic.org.au.