COPE’s mission is to bridge the gaps in chronic disease prevention and healthcare management for people not getting the care they need.
Our Vision is a world with access to quality health for all.
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, HIV, and other infectious and chronic health conditions.
We believe access to quality health care is a human right.
We embrace the WHO definition of health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
We aspire to create a Center of Excellence in patient education and peer healthcare support in New York City that can be replicated worldwide.
Community health education on how to prevent illness, get diagnosed, access care and treatment, and manage viral hepatitis, HIV, and other physical and psychological chronic health conditions
Screening for hepatitis C and HIV
Linkage to healthcare services
Peer community health worker support services for continuous engagement in health care
Psychosocial support to build patient resilience
Education and skills-building for healthful lifestyles and greater well-being
Advocacy for sound regional, state, national, and global public health policy and research to improve individual and community health