San Francisco, CA -- May 19, 2015
– Help-4-Hep, a non-profit, peer-to-peer helpline where counselors work
with patients to meet the challenges of hepatitis C, is launching today
a new web and mobile app to bring its highly effective peer counselling
services as well as a new self-care tool to more people affected by
C is a silent and potentially deadly liver disease and a serious health
issue affecting our population. For up to 80% of people who contract
hepatitis C, the illness moves into a long-term phase called chronic
hepatitis C. Up to 5 million people in the United States today are
living with chronic hepatitis C, and more people in the US die from the
disease than from HIV. In recognition of the importance of creating
awareness and educating the general public about this illness, this May
is Hepatitis Awareness Month and today is Hepatitis Testing Day.
Help-4-Hep’s web and mobile app was developed in partnership with patient intelligence health solution provider, Self Care Catalysts (SCC).
The Help-4-Hep app is part of Self Care Catalyst’s popular Health
Storylines platform, leveraged by a wide number of patient communities
to improve self-care and management of chronic conditions.
app provides a suite of self-care tools for people living with chronic
hepatitis C to help them better manage their illness and prepare for
their treatment journey. It offers tools such as the ability to log lab
tests, includes a food diary to help manage diet and nutrition and a
mood tracker, allowing people living with hep C to chronicle their
emotions and feelings. Individuals can also call the Help-4-Hep hotline
directly from the app and discuss their condition with their counsellor.
4 Hep aims to support more individuals living with hep C who are
waiting for treatment. Physicians and nurses can also benefit from
recommending the app to support their patients between visits.
incredibly important for people with chronic hepatitis C to take
control of their health by tracking day to day routines and behaviors
such as the amount of sleep and exercise they are getting and by eating
well. We are truly excited to be able to extend our network of support
into the web and mobile world, so we can reach and help more people
affected by hepatitis C,” says Dennis Simon, Managing Partner,
Help-4-Hep’s web and mobile app is officially launching today on Hepatitis Testing Day. It is free and available on desktop, laptop, mobile and tablet devices. Interested users can sign-up on the Web, or download the app from the App Store℠ or from Google Play™. The app is available both in Canada and the US.
Help‑4‑Hep is a non-profit, peer-to-peer helpline where counselors work with patients to meet the challenges of hepatitis C head-on. Callers talk one-to-one with a real person, typically someone who's had hepatitis C
touch their own life. And they talk about the specifics of their
particular situation. The phone call, support and information are all
provided free of charge. Help-4-Hep is also the creator of the The Support Partnership
- a network of nationally recognized nonprofits that have nearly 100
years of combined experience with peer helplines, hepatitis C support,
education, testing, treatment and advocacy. For more information visit http://www.help4hep.org/. For counselling support call the Help-4-Hep hotline toll free at 877-Help-4-Hep.
About Self Care Catalysts
Care Catalysts is a patient solutions, intelligence and analytics
company that enables healthcare innovation. We are committed to
advocating for patients and consumers when it comes to healthcare
decisions. Our belief is that when patients are informed, respected, and
engaged, they make better choices. Better choices mean better health
mission is to build innovative, patient-centered, and technology-driven
self-care solutions that will enable patients to continue managing their
care outside of the clinical setting.
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Press Release Source: http://www.help4hep.org/app/
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