A list of general Australian and International based resources for people who educate others on hepatitis C.
In 2001, the Hepatitis Council of QLD developed a health care worker and general community training project, titled the Box Project. The Box Project is so named because resources developed by this project are provided to training participants in a box. The training package has been designed for trainers who have undertaken the Box Project workshops which teach potential hepatitis C trainers to deliver hepatitis C education in their local area. The content of the package is based on the results of a need assessment conducted in the general community and among health care workers. Information from the Box Project has been adapted for the content of this website.
The Hepatitis C Council of NSW has an extensive and varied range of education focused resources including:
The Hepatitis C Council of SA has collected video stories from members with hepatitis C that tell their story. The digital stories are an innovative and useful education resource to demonstrate the experiences of people with hepatitis C. A range of topics are covered by the digital stories including living with hepatitis C and self management, the experience of hepatitis C diagnosis and experiences of treatment and clearance of the virus.
AIVL produces a range of resources which aim to enable drug users to educate themselves and their peers about the myriad of issues with regard to injecting and other illicit drug use. There is a short description of each resource available and a picture of the resource front cover.
ASHM produce numerous resources targeting health professionals including, but not limited to, General Practitioners, nurses, dentists and ambulance officers.
The Consortium for Social and Policy Research on HIV, hepatitis C and related diseases
The site provides an overview of the most recent publications and social research being conducted in Australia.
From 2002-2005 a University of Melbourne research team conducted the internationally significant study, 'My body, my drugs, my world', that explores the place of injecting drugs in the social worlds and personal identities of young people in both urban and rural Australia. The findings of the study are located on the site.
The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) is a premier multidisciplinary research institution in Australia. The Centre collaborates with medicine, psychology, social science and other schools of the University of NSW, as well as with a range of other institutions and individuals in Australia and overseas.
This link provides access to the latest version of Infection control guidelines for the prevention of transmission of infectious diseases in the health care setting (2004). The document outlines the principles involved in, and the procedures necessary for, the prevention of the transmission of infectious diseases in the health care setting, referred to as infection control or infection control procedures.
Currently being rewritten.
MOSAIC provides a free and confidential service which promotes the emotional and mental health and wellbeing of people affected by hepatitis C or HIV. This site is a useful referral point for educators working in South Australia.
The Blood Borne Viruses (BBVs) Health Promotion Project took place between July 2005 and August 2006. It aimed to improve knowledge and understanding about BBV health promotion/prevention and referral pathways among service providers, the general community, and those who are at risk of infection. As a key initiative of this project, workshop participants developed and implemented a blood borne virus health promotion project, through their service. These projects were completed by June 2006. The brief reports from the projects are available in the booklet Health promotion Action for Blood Borne Viruses.
The New South Wales (NSW) Workforce Development Program (WDP) aims to foster the growth of a skilled and valued workforce through the provision of a range of workforce and management development strategies and projects for workers in hepatitis, HIV and sexual health across NSW.
The Education Resource Centre is a free state wide community service for all Victorians. We provide information on HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections (STIs).
The Albion Street Centre is a facility in South East Sydney and is the only Australian community based multidisciplinary centre dealing exclusively with HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C clinical management, counselling, research, prevention and education.
The service provides specialised education on HIV and viral hepatitis. The site contains examples of training sessions including aims and objectives.
This is a US-based website that contains regularly updated information about hepatitis C. Visitors need to be acknowledge the American focus of the site and some of the information may not be relevant to Australians.
This is a US-based online support service for people with hepatitis C. The information is focused at a US audience, however, the site contains up to date information and advice.
Comprehensive website on hepatitis C called: An epidemic for anyone. Extensive glossary.
The Hep C Forum is an informative site that is easy for anybody to use. It is available in German. The site covers a list of topics, hepatitis, interferon, literature, alternatives, patients experiences, LTX (liver transplants), hep links and hep art. All are informative but they do not contain much medical information.
A comprehensive web site. It contains links to a variety of hepatitis C information and news. This information is updated regularly and has been subdivided for easier navigation. It has a section that includes a news page, an events page, a quiz page, a doctors’ page and a patients’ page as well as a quick search option.
Is a US-based, non profit health agency dedicated to providing information about hepatitis C and all liver diseases through research, education and support groups. This site has information on liver disease, recent news articles, journal articles and studies.
The British Liver Trust is a UK charity helping adults with all forms of liver disease. The main aims of the trust are to encourage and fund liver disease research, to publish up-to-date information for patients and to support everyone with liver disease and those who care for them.