Hepatitis Awareness Month 2018 Webinar Series

May 29, 2018  12:00 PM  EST | Past Webinars |

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Across the country, health centers are supporting varying degrees of Hepatitis C virus (HCV) screening, testing, linkage to care and treatment programming. The National Nurse-Led Care Consortium is presenting a three-part Hepatitis Awareness Month 2018 Webinar Series. In this series you'll hear from presenters discuss HCV policy and programming supported at health centers nationally and the critical importance of this work in light of the opioid epidemic.


Part 1: Implications of National Trends in Opioid Use and HCV Infection

This webinar is now available on NurseLedCare.org

Learn national trends and changes in HCV infection rates and their relationship to the opioid epidemic. Participants will examine data as it relates to HCV rates, testing, and treatment in the era of the opioid epidemic, including gaps in what UDS data and CDC guidelines say about HCV, with the expertise of the Director of Preventive Services from the Iowa Primary Care Association. A representative from the PHMC Care Clinic in Philadelphia discusses successes and challenges in optimizing HCV programming at health centers.

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Part 2: Best Practices for HCV Programming at Health Centers

This webinar is now available on NurseLedCare.org

Hear from national, state-level, and local experts about the key role health centers play in testing and treating HCV. Discussion will include an analysis of policy changes to HCV treatment standards in Pennsylvania as a response to the opioid epidemic, and participants will learn best practices for onboarding universal screening practices in their health center from Whittier Street Health Center in Boston, MA.

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Part 3: Sustaining HCV Programming at your Health Center

This webinar is now available on NurseLedCare.org

Panelists discuss the response by health centers to the opioid epidemic, as well as the challenges that limited resources for HCV programming present to health centers. This includes a cost-benefit analysis of HCV programming at health centers in Philadelphia, and strategies for integrating behavioral health practice into HCV programming for those affected by opioid use.

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This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number and title for grant amount (under grant number U30CS09736, a National Training and Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreement (NCA) for $1,350,000, and is 100% financed by this grant). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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