HCV Current Initiative Training and Events

September 2016 through October 2016 events

09/19/2016 » Increasing Hepatitis C Knowledge for Behavioral Health and Medical Providers
The training modules cover opportunities for promoting HCV screening and testing, strategies for linking patients to treatment, available treatment options, and patient considerations for treatment.
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09/26/2016 » What's New in Public Health: An Update for the State of Virginia
As healthcare and human service delivery systems continue to grow in response to changing environments, public health professionals continue to experience an increased need to stay abreast of a variety of public health issues. Rural geographies compound the already complex needs of people and systems. This training will provide the latest information about a multitude of current health and human service matters, with particular foci on rural health and a shared public health priority across the United States: Opioid Addiction. Topics to be covered: Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’s), HIV/AIDS, Telehealth, Workforce Development, Risk Assessment, Aging Populations, Opioid Addiction and Treatment, State Action to address Opioid Misuse, Maternal and Child Health, Federal Resources
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10/14/2016 » Increasing Hepatitis C Knowledge for Behavioral Health and Medical Providers - NYC
Hepatitis C (HCV) is the leading cause of cirrhosis and liver cancer. A majority of persons infected with HCV are unaware of their infection. While these persons are often serviced in behavioral health settings for substance abuse disorders, including opioid treatment programs (OTPs), typically they're not counseled on their risk behavior for HCV. Integrating HCV services in behavioral health provides opportunities for prevention and linkage to health care and life saving treatment for persons infected who may not be informed about hepatitis C disease. This training is both instructional and interactive. The content will cover the epidemiology of hepatitis C infection, practice skills on how and when to promote HCV screening & testing, inform on patient considerations and current treatment options, and resources to facilitate linkage to care.
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