Who We Are

About EndHepCMA

The EndHepCMA Coalition  is a collaborative effort of organizations, providers, advocates, and consumers working to achieve the elimination of Hepatitis C in Massachusetts.

Formerly known as the Massachusetts Viral Hepatitis Coalition, the Steering Committee decided to refocus and narrow the mission of this coalition toward the tangible goal of Hepatitis C elimination in the Commonwealth.

The objectives of the Coalition are:

  1. To develop and cultivate relationships between community leaders, policy makers, providers, people living with or at risk of Hepatitis C, and others who address this population.
  2. To advocate for expanded prevention, testing, and health care for those living with, or at risk for contracting Hepatitis C.
  3. To collaborate to strengthen existing services, programs, resources, and policies.
  4. To educate its members and key stakeholders about Hepatitis C.

Leadership

Coordinator
Victory Programs is the convener of the EndHepCMA Coalition. Richard Baker, Viral Hepatitis Coordinator serves as the Coalition Coordinator. Richard can be contacted at
rbaker@vpi.org or 617-927-0852 ext. 188 for all matters related to the coalition.

Steering Committee
The Steering Committee is comprised of members and organizations across five areas of representation: including policy, advocacy, medical, direct care, and consumer. The steering committee is charged with the responsibility of establishing short- and long-term goals for the Coalition, creating or amending bylaws and policies, making decisions if needed  before the next scheduled meeting of the full Coalition, targeting potential partners and funders, and providing leadership and guidance.