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HCV

An HCV advocacy and education initiative of

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HCV Advocacy & Education Initiative of HealthHIV

www.healthhiv.org


HCV

An HCV advocacy and education initiative of

Overview of Initiative HealthHCV aims to address hepatitis C (HCV) through: ■ E  ducation and Training: deliver medical and consumer education and training programs to improve the ability of organizations, professionals, and individuals to address the needs of people with HCV. ■ R  esearch and Evaluation: collect data and analyze outcomes by conducting health service research that identifies trends across HIV, hepatitis C, and the broader health care landscapes. ■ A  dvocacy: develop sound public health policy responsive to the shifting landscape of HCV and health care.

HealthHCV Education and Training Providing relevant and comprehensive medical and consumer education on HCV screening, testing, and treatment remains a core focus of this initiative. HealthHCV will focus on new agents in development and capacity building to address screening and testing.

HealthHCV Research and Evaluation Hepatitis C surveillance at the national level is severely lacking. Current data are reported from the Enhanced Viral Hepatitis Surveillance Sites funded through the CDC Emerging Infections Program (EIP), which includes six states (CO, CT, MN, NM, NY, OR) and two cities (San Francisco, NYC). The lack of accurate data around HCV has impacted funding and guidance for HCV prevention, care, and treatment activities, as well as funding for comprehensive HCV research. Additionally, the absence of system preparedness to deal with increasing HCV caseloads will require targeted workforce development efforts.

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HCV

An HCV advocacy and education initiative of

HealthHCV Advocacy Increase the Number of Individuals Aware of HCV Infection ■ A  dvocate for the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services to expand HCV screening across lifespans via the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act prevention efforts

Improve Care Options for Individuals Living with Chronic Hepatitis C ■ Expand HCV integration in primary care settings ■ E  nsure that providers and consumers have unencumbered access to new, effective, affordable, and safe HCV treatment and the inclusion of future HCV treatments in Essential Health Benefits standard ■ E  xpand health care workforce capacity for HCV screening

Build Surveillance and Research Capacity ■ A  dvance the case for national viral hepatitis surveillance system and research for improved treatment and HCV vaccine development

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HCV HCV

An HCV advocacy and education initiative of

An HCV advocacy and education initiative of

E-mail: Communications@HealthHIV.org Telephone: 202.232.6749 Fax: 202.232.6750

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