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Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinator


Contact Information
Tonia Smith
Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinator
Communicable Disease Control and
       Prevention Division
Department of Public Health
County of Los Angeles
313 N. Figueroa Street, Room 227
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone:  (213) 250-8602
tosmith@ph.lacounty.gov
Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinator

Vision: Reduced viral hepatitis transmission, morbidity, and mortality in Los Angeles County.

Mission: Strengthen coordination of activities for prevention, control, and care of viral hepatitis within DPH and with partners.

Goals: 1) Provide technical assistance to community-based organizations to integrate and improve hepatitis education, screening, and linkage to care services for at-risk individuals; 2) identify and engage community stakeholders in hepatitis prevention; and 3) facilitate DPH and Los Angeles County leadership on viral hepatitis prevention and control.

Viral hepatitis - Are you at risk?

National African American Hepatitis C Action Day     National African American Hepatitis C Action Day
July 25th is the second annual National African American Hepatitis C Action Day (NAAHCA). On this day, CDC and its public health partners will join the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, Inc. (NBLCA) to help promote the day in an effort to educate African Americans about the seriousness of Hepatitis C. Hepatitis C is a silent epidemic in the United States, with around 3 million Americans living with chronic hepatitis C. Most are unaware they are infected.
        Get FREE TESTING for Hepatitis C at
WORLD HEPATITIS DAY MEDIA EVENT
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 (see details below)


                     WORLD HEPATITIS DAY MEDIA EVENT
            Hosted by Hep B Free Los Angeles and
               the Hepatitis C Task Force for Los Angeles County

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
10:00 AM - press conference
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM -- Free testing
for Hepatitis B, C, HIV & STIs

The Wellness Center at the Historic County Hospital*
1200 N. State Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033

   * event will be held in the Lecture Hall

FREE PARKING:  Lot 10 (off Mission Road between Zonal and Marengo); Courtesy Shuttle from Lot 10 to Wellness Center runs every 15 minutes.
Click Scroll image for more event details LA County Scroll celebrating 2015 World Hepatitis Day Tuesday July 28 event - click for details
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FACT: People born from 1945 - 1965 are 5 times more likely to be infected with Hepatitis C.  Learn more: http://www.cdc.gov/KnowMoreHepatitis/
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