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Welcome, Caring Ambassadors!

We are excited to welcome to our newest partner agency, The Caring Ambassadors Program

The Caring Ambassadors support individuals in gaining control of their healthcare, regardless of the illness they face. For over 20 years, they have provided hepatitis C information and resources to help people manage their health after diagnosis and improve quality of life and capacity for healing. As an advocacy organization, they also fight for patient rights and work to build a new generation of patient and healthcare champions. To learn more, go to https://caringambassadors.org/.

To become a Partner Agency for Hep Free Hawaii, click here.

Welcome, Kokua Kalihi Valley!

Welcome to our newest partner agency, Kokua Kalihi Valley

KKV’s mission to work together “toward healing, reconciliation and the alleviation of suffering in Kalihi Valley, by serving communities, families and individuals through strong relationships that honor culture and foster health and harmony.” We are excited to work with them to ensure that moms and kupuna affected by hepatitis B get the care they need! To learn more about Kokua Kalihi Valley, go to http://kkv.net/.

To become a Partner Agency for Hep Free Hawaii, click here.

2018 HFH Hero Awards

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We are proud to announce the recipients of the 2018 Hep Free Hawaii Hero Award goes to both Kenson and Rensely Alik!

We recognize their tireless efforts to increase awareness of hepatitis B within Micronesian communities by using low-threshold, culturally appropriate talk-story sessions. Since 2015, they have coordinated the Micronesian Education for Liver Wellness Program in collaboration with Hep Free Hawaii. Through storytelling and advocacy, they have ensured that the voices of Micronesian and Pacific Island people—especially those affected by hepatitis B—are heard. (Watch their videos on Youtube.)

Their efforts have also earned them recent national recognition, when they received 2018 Hepatitis B Champion awards from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hep B United, and the Hepatitis B Foundation in August, 2018.

Congratulations, Ken and Ren! We are honored to work with you both!