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Summit Tackles Valley's Hepatitis C Epidemic

 (Oct. 2, 2012) --  National health leaders will gather at 8 a.m. Wednesday in Fresno State’s Satellite Student Union for summit designed to address the Valley's hepatitis C epidemic.

            The summit launches the ongoing Central Valley Hepatitis C Project, aimed at meeting the needs of the estimated 60,000 Valley residents with  hepatitis C.

     About 150-200 participants are expected for the sessions, which are expected to lead to formation of a regional hepatitis C leadership committee.



      Co-sponsors of the project are Fresno State’s College of Health and Human Services, Central Valley Health Policy Institute and Social Welfare Evaluation, Research and Training Center. Community partners are the American Liver Foundation, Wings for Life and Centerforce.