Empowering People to be Ambassadors of their Own Health Since 1997.

S.H.A.P.E. Supporting Hepatitis Awareness through Program Enhancement

Thank you to everyone who sponsored, donated, and attended our fundraising event this past weekend.

It was certainly a party to remember!

Check out the video of the amazing live music performance by King Louie & LaRhonda Steele featuring Renato Caranto & Edwin Coleman III!

SHAPE – In The News

The Patch – Chicago Heights, Homewood-Flossmoor, Frankfort, Mokena and Tinley Park


SHAPE,   Supporting Hepatitis Awareness through Program Enhancement. SHAPE is a unique partnership project between Caring Ambassadors Program and Franciscan St. James Health  of South Suburban Chicago  and Erie Family Health Center  of  Illinois. The overall objective of SHAPE is to create centers of excellence by modeling hepatitis C (HCV) awareness, screening and care within a health facility’s existing infrastructure and culture. To pilot this model, Caring Ambassadors has partnered with Franciscan St. James Health of South Suburban Chicago  and  Erie Family Health Center   to ultimately tell a story of how to best integrate the continuum of HCV services. This model story will be disseminated for other health systems to adapt and replicate the SHAPE model.    More about what is SHAPE…

The  information  provided primarily targets health service providers; however, individuals with HCV, or friends and family may find this information helpful, too.  For individual assistance with hepatitis C,  we invite you to review  the  Caring Ambassadors  Program and  Hepatitis C pages of our website.

Enjoy the learning.          Spread the word.

Thank you for your interest in promoting hepatitis C awareness and treatment!

Capacity Building for  Health Care Providers
Information describing the technical aspects of HCV and tools for integrating HCV into the standard of care:

  • Surveillance
  • Testing
  • Staging Liver Disease
  • Linkage to Cure

Up-to-Date  Information
Current information on the latest:

  • Strategies, Studies, Reports
  • Research
  • Policy & Legislation

Resource Centers and Information Stations
Custom-designed implementation of resources to support system-specific needs:

  • Resource Centers (Libraries, kiosks, handouts, etc. for educating healthcare providers)
  • Information Stations (kiosks, brochures, handouts, etc., to provide to the communities you serve)

Educational Training Tools
Access to articles, presentations, webinars and videos, etc.

  • Hepatitis C Education for Healthcare Providers
  • Pharmaceutical Patient Assistance Programs
  • Hepatitis C Educational Materials for the General Public
To find helpful resources to support your Hepatitis C Advocacy work, visit  our    Hepatitis C – Advocate  section


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