By working in connection with quality institutions like One80Center, Hepatitis Connect hopes to raise awareness about the need for Hepatitis C testing and treatment.
Salt Lake City and Los Angeles (PRWEB) October 16, 2012
Alliance Health Networks, the leading social networking company serving consumers and the healthcare industry, today announced it has partnered with One80Center. The partnership encourages clients at the Beverly Hills rehab and wellness center with the Hepatitis C virus (HCV) to join the Hepatitis Connect social network and help raise awareness about the need for Hepatitis C testing and treatment.
People with HCV at One80Center, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center specializing in unparalleled addiction treatment in a private setting, will greatly benefit from joining http://www.hepatitisconnect.com - a unique online resource that provides the latest treatment updates product reviews and relevant news articles. Hepatitis Connect is part of Alliance Health’s growing portfolio of more than 50 health condition-specific social networks currently serving more than 1.5 million registered users. Membership in HepatitisConnect.com is free and anonymous.
“By working in connection with quality institutions like One80Center, Hepatitis Connect hopes to raise awareness about the need for Hepatitis C testing and treatment,” said John Lavitt, Hepatitis Connect site administrator and patient advocate. “With incredibly effective new treatments available, there is no point for this silent plague to continue. At Hepatitis Connect, our ultimate goal is to help save lives.”
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than two million people in the United States are unaware they are infected with Hepatitis C. The CDC recently issued a recommendation that anyone born between 1945 and 1965 - every baby boomer in the United States - be tested. People in drug & alcohol recovery often test positive.
“Our focus when a client enters treatment is to help them develop the tools that will lead to sustainable recovery,” said Alex Shohet, co-founder of One80Center and a former board member of the American Liver Foundation. “Before the Internet, I went through Hepatitis C treatment myself and wish I had access to a supportive community like Hepatitis Connect. To recommend such a resource helps us further empower our members infected with HCV to develop the skills necessary to live a healthy, happy and productive life.”
“These referral partnerships add tremendous value to our social networks,” said Dan Hickey, senior vice president of products at Alliance Health Networks. “We intend to pursue similar opportunities with other providers serving people for whom peer support often proves enormously beneficial.”
About Alliance Health Networks
Alliance Health Networks is building a free and independent social engagement platform that gives people the power to navigate their personal health journey. The company owns and operates more than 50 social networks and 20 mobile versions serving over 1.5 million registered members. Alliance Health leverages social networks to help consumers more actively manage their care through personal connections, powerful tools, and deeper insights. For more information, visit: http://www.alliancehealthnetworks.com.
Alliance Health Networks Public Relations
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