Mission & Vision

Our Mission

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.

We deliver:

  • 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