Forum and focus group participants have repeatedly identify the need for hepatitis C intervention by and for Inuit. Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada provides leading edge information on prevention, education and community mobilization. Pauktuutit has provided Inuit communities with information fact sheets, program delivery and resource manuals to be used by front line workers, and videos and posters for the general public. There was a successful Role Models Campaign where community members lent their voice to discuss hepatitis C. Pauktuutit has recently produced a brochure on tattooing and piercing, a poster on getting tested and series of short videos to provide culturally relevant hepatitis C information on getting tested, tattooing and piercing, and sharing personal hygiene items.
Currently, Pauktuutit is undertaking the following project(s) on Hepatitis C:
- Tukisiviit – Sexual Health Project, funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada
- Public Health Agency of Canada
- Hepatitis Education Canada
- Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network