Who We Are
The National Hepatitis Corrections Network (NHCN) is a coalition of medical providers, administrators, researchers, community-based organizations and other public health advocates working together to increase access to hepatitis prevention, testing and treatment in correctional facilities.
NHCN members share research, best practices, and collaborate on new projects. We host information on our website and create opportunities to network with colleagues. We are creating a growing repository of resources for incarcerated hepatitis patients, correctional health care providers, academics and community advocates.
Ultimately, we are working to bring incarcerated hepatitis patients the care they need to improve their health and the health of our communities.
The NHCN is a program of the Hepatitis Education Project (HEP), a nonprofit organization based in Seattle, WA.
Network members include representatives from the following:
Prison and jail healthcare service providers
Research and academia
National coalitions and organizations
Become A Member!
For more information about the NHCN, contact:
Rich Feffer, Director NHCN Michael Ninburg
Correctional Health Programs Manager Executive Director
Hepatitis Education Project Hepatitis Education Project
www.hcvinprison.org / 206-732-0311 /
A little history:
The first Hepatitis Prison Coalition was started by the late Phyllis Beck of Eugene, Oregon. Phyllis believed that everyone with hepatitis C deserved proper medical care - including men and women who are incarcerated. Phyllis passed away in 2008, but her legacy continues through the work of the NHCN.
On May 15th, 2009, the Oregon State House of Representatives unanimously approved Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1, a memorial to Phyllis Beck recognizing her life and work on behalf of prisoners affected by hepatitis. Click here to read the resolution (PDF).
The Hepatitis Education Project (HEP) is a nonprofit organization based in Seattle, Washington dedicated to providing support, education, advocacy and direct services to people affected by hepatitis. HEP has a long history of working in prisons and jails. You can read about two of our corrections programs here (prisons) and here (jails).