COPE’s mission is to increase and promote health and wellness, as well as reducing the incidence of preventable liver-related chronic diseases and lifestyles that negatively impact the liver. Some of these diseases include; obesity, diabetes, hepatitis, substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, cardiovascular disease and fatty/liver cancer. We implement our mission through our touchstones to educate, prevent, serve, support and reach over 5 million patients, families, community based organization and health care professionals annually through our public and private partnerships.
COPE’s vision is to Improve access to quality care for under-served populations by providing education and support; reducing the fear, stigma, and discrimination associated with viral hepatitis and other chronic conditions. Also, to create a Center of Excellence in patient education in New York City that can be replicated worldwide.
This is accomplished through:
- Teaching the public and hepatitis patients how to prevent, diagnose, and treat viral hepatitis;
Promoting liver wellness and healthful lifestyles;
Serving as advocates for hepatitis patients and the related medical community worldwide;
Supporting research into the prevention, treatment, and cures for viral hepatitis;
Educating the general public about the realities of mental health and its affect on physical health and well-being.