State Representative Michael McAuliffe received recognition for his work to help those combating Hepatitis C by the American Liver Foundation's Great Lakes Division. As the chair of the Hepatitis C Task Force, Rep. McAuliffe has spearheaded efforts to bring awareness to what was once referred to as the "silent epidemic."
"I am humbled to receive such an honor and will continue to work towards new solutions to make available proper testing and prevention for Hepatitis C," Rep. McAuliffe said.
The Hepatitis C Task Force has become a model for similar entities in other states and held its first Hepatitis C and Liver Health Awareness event this past spring. At the event over fifty people were tested for the HCV and further received helpful information regarding liver health.