Hepatitis Victoria undertakes a range of initiatives to raise awareness about viral hepatitis transmission amongst young people. Around 60% of new infections occurring in young people aged 15-29. So increasing the knowledge of risk is an important form of prevention.
StreetShot is a unique photography competition where young people share with others what they understand about hepatitis through their own personally crafted images and stories. It provides a visually dramatic platform for people to communicate their perspective on the dangers, the fears, the risks, and the power of knowledge in relation to this condition, in a powerful and evocative manner.
SKiNK is a Facebook app for youth, creating discussions about today’s tattoo culture, and educating about safe tattooing and piercing practices. SKiNK aims to engage at-risk youth through shared experiences with the view to exposing them to health messages about making safe choices when it comes to getting a tattoo.