UNSW Centre for Social Research in Health, August 2021
Deadly Liver Mob program is an incentivised, peer-led program that offers education and screening for hepatitis C, hepatitis B and STIs for Aboriginal people.
The primary purpose of the Deadly Liver Mob program is to provide hepatitis C virus education and referral to blood borne virus and sexually transmissible infections screening and treatment for Aboriginal communities.
The project offers screening for bloodborne viruses — including hepatitis C, HIV and hepatitis B virus — and sexually transmissible infections, as well as providing vaccinations for hepatitis B.
The program uses a population-level approach that makes use of family and peer networks to:
- Increase access to testing and treatment
- Provide a point of entry to other health services
Deadly Liver Mob is a peer-driven intervention that asks Aboriginal community members to attend an educational session with an Aboriginal health worker and then pass on their learning to family and friends.
Each contact with the health service entitles clients of the program to a payment in the form of a voucher for use at local supermarkets. These contacts with the health service include:
- Recruitment of others
- Attendance for screening
- Returning for results
- Treatment and vaccination (if required)
Join the webinar to hear all about the Deadly Liver Mob program on Monday 23 Aug 2021 from 1pm-2:30 pm AEST (12.30 pm – 2:00 pm ACST).
You will hear from the Aboriginal workers who worked with communities, the program designers, partners and sponsors. You will hear about the evaluation of DLM and get a sneak peek of the online toolkit designed for people who want to run their own DLM program.
Jen Heslop – Mid North Coast and North Coast Local Health Districts
Larissa Smyth – Mid North Coast Local Health District
Kerri-Anne Smith, Donna Tilley – Western Sydney Local Health District
Louise Maher, Felicity Sheaves – Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District
Bev Tyson, Clayton Anderson – Western NSW Local Health District
Ann Ryan – Western NSW and Far West NSW Local Health Districts
Gary Gahan – South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
Anna Scott – St Vincent de Paul Society NSW
Aunty Clair Jackson, Mitchell Beadman, Elena Cama, Kim Beadman, Kerryn Drysdale – UNSW Centre for Social Research in Health