Grassroots Outreach


Upcoming Events:

Philadelphia, PA
Join us for a Viral Hepatitis Educational Session and FREE Community Health Fair (Thursday, October 20, 2016)
Join us as local health professionals discuss the link between viral hepatitis and cancer, as well as what you need to know about your blood pressure and other ways to stay healthy. More than 10 vendors including the American Heart Association will be available to answer your health questions. A raffle drawing will take place and snacks will be available! Download and share the flyer.

Past Events:

Harlem, NY
Day of Action: Think About the Link™ – Understanding the Link Between Hepatitis C and Liver Cancer
Monday, July 25, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Register to attend this free awareness summit and screening event to learn about the link between hepatitis C and liver cancer, get screened for the virus and enjoy this Harlem community health fair. Speakers include Carolyn Aldigé (Prevent Cancer Foundation), Council Member Inez Dickens, Gloria Searson (C.O.P.E) and more!

San Francisco, CA
Think About the Link™ City Hall Press Briefing
Shining a Light on the Link Between Viral Hepatitis & Liver Cancer
San Francisco City Hall, Thursday, July 28, 9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
Register to attend this free press briefing to learn more about the link between hepatitis B, hepatitis C and liver cancer. Speakers include Carolyn Aldigé (Prevent Cancer Foundation), Barbara Garcia (San Francisco Department of Health), and more! San Francisco City Hall will be illuminated in the colors representing hepatitis B and C at sunset. In addition, free hepatitis B and C screening will be offered at the Adult Immunization Travel Clinic at 101 Grove Street, Room 102 from 10:30-11:30 A.M.

Houston, Texas
On Friday, June 17, 9 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the HESS Club, the Foundation and local partners hosted a free summit focused on HPV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C and related cancers. Speakers shared the latest facts and best practices for screenings, vaccinations, and/or treatment of these viruses. Panelists included State Representative Sarah Davis (awardee), patient advocates and leading experts from MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston Health Department, Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services and more! The following day, the Foundation and local partners provided free or low-cost HBV, HCV and HPV screenings and vaccinations to more than 75 people at different locations across the city.

Download Speaker Slides from the events below:

Sean Dade
Building Community Partnerships: Utilizing evidence based strategies to improve HPV coverage rates
Jacquelyn Minter
Improving HPV Immunization Rates: A Mobile Health Approach
Lois Ramondetta
Consequences of the Tragic Underuse of the HPV Vaccine
Saira Khaderi
Hepatitis B: A Preventable Cause of Liver Cancer
Andrea Caracostis
 Free Houston: Creating a Community Coalition
Moises Ilan Nevah
Hepatitis C and Liver Cancer: What’s the Link – Identify, Treat and Prevent
Chymbeelyn Larisma
SHF HCV Initiative

Chicago, Illinois
Join us at The Center in Palos Park on Saturday, June 11 from 9:00am-1:00pm as we offer FREE Hepatitis C Screenings in collaboration with Caring Ambassadors and The Center. Download flyer here.

Contact Kennesha Baldwin ( for more information and/or to register to attend one of our future events.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
On May 19, to commemorate National Hepatitis Testing Day, Think About the Link held an event at Philadelphia City Hall in partnership with the Hepatitis B Foundation and Hepatitis C Allies of Philadelphia to highlight the link between viral hepatitis and liver cancer. Download the full agenda. Watch clips from the event: