NVHR Webinar Updates

Hepatitis C Treatment Access: State-Level Advocacy Successes

This webinar was held on Friday, September 9, 2016. It has been archived.

click here to view the presenters' slides or to view the webinar recording. 

Our panelists include:

•Matt Curtis, Policy Director at VOCAL-NY.

•Alexandra Shirreffs, MPH, Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinator at Philadelphia Department of Public Health and founder of the Hepatitis C Allies of Philadelphia (HepCAP).

•Dr. Stacey Trooskin, MD, PhD, Director of Viral Hepatitis Programs at Philadelphia FIGHT.

Our moderator is Ronni Marks, Executive Director and Founder of the Hepatitis C Mentor and Support Group (HCMSG).

This webinar is the second in a two part state-level advocacy series. The first webinar was held in June 2016 and is archived here.

For more resources regarding advocacy at the local, state, and federal level, please visit our Hepatitis C Treatment Access Page. This page includes resources for patients and providers, updated research, and advocacy resources (including template letters, articles, and proclamations) for local, state, and federal advocacy.

We are also launching a short survey collecting information from patients, providers, advocates, and others about challenges with accessing hepatitis C treatment through state Medicaid programs. This information will be used to inform the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) about ongoing barriers. Click here to access the survey. Please forward the link widely!

Upcoming webinar: NVHR Webinar: Hepatitis C Screening in Emergency Departments

We have another upcoming webinar, NVHR Webinar: Hepatitis C Screening in Emergency Departments. Join us on Monday, September 26, 2016 from 12:00-1:30pm for this webinar featuring several emergency medicine physician researchers who have successfully implemented HCV screening. We will also discuss targeted vs. universal HCV screening in the emergency care setting.

If you are interested in continuing to hear about NVHR webinar opportunities, policy updates, and programming, please join NVHR as an organization by clicking here.


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