HCV Current Initiative Training and Events

May 2017 through June 2017 events

05/02/2017 » What's New: STD, HIV, TB, Hepatitis, Family Planning, and Addiction
This conference will focus on the integration efforts that support a collaborative healthcare approach. Current medical updates in services for STDs, HIV, TB, Hepatitis C, family planning and addictions will be discussed. Professionals working in these areas will be able to increase their knowledge of new updates in an interprofessional environment. Objectives: 1) State current practice in the care and treatment of STDs, HIV, TB, and Hepatitis C, 2) Explain how to screen clients for substance abuse issues, and 3) Describe the current methods of effective contraception. Audience: physicians, clinicians, nurses, counselors, social workers, educators, case managers and intervention specialists.
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05/17/2017 » Increasing HCV Knowledge for Behavioral Health and Medical Providers (morning session) - Syracuse, NY
Approximately 2.5 to 4 million people are infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) in the United States, 75% were born between 1945-1965 and are unaware of their infection and despite testing recommendations are still at highest risk for liver cancer and HCV related disease and cirrhotic liver complications. Further, up to 70% of new HCV infections are believed to occur among people who inject drugs and primarily fueled by the opioid epidemic that affects many communities across the country. Unsafe injection drug use has contributed to a 250% increase in HCV infections between 2010 and 2014. This 3-hour training will provide an updated review of hepatitis C epidemiology, practice skills on how and when to promote HCV screening & testing, inform on patient considerations, current treatment options, and enhancing the linkage to care process.
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05/19/2017 » 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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05/23/2017 » Hepatitis C and Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Issues
This six-hour training is intended for behavioral and health care professionals working within any setting. This five-module curriculum was developed to instruct behavioral and health care practitioners on opportunities for promoting Hepatitis C (HCV) and substance use disorder (SUD) screening and testing, linking patients to Hepatitis C health care, and to inform treatment options and patient considerations. Requirements for the course, participants: 1) must be from within Region III: DE, DC, MD, PA, VA, WV, 2) need no prior training experience is required, 3) should have a background in behavioral health and infectious diseases, and 4) must have baseline knowledge of current and emerging trends in screening, testing, diagnosis, and treatment of HCV.
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05/25/2017 » BFBC Lunch & Learn: Hepatitis Treatment - The New Frontier
This series aims to make Baltimore healthier by informing, educating and providing training to clergy and faith leaders about behavioral health care needs and strategies.
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06/08/2017 » Increasing Helatitis C Knowledge for Behavioral Health and Medical Providers - Puerto Rico
Covers opportunities for promoting HCV screening and testing, strategies for linking persons to available treatment options and considerations for treatment.
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06/16/2017 » Increasing Helatitis C Knowledge for Behavioral Health and Medical Providers - Puerto Rico
Covers opportunities for promoting HCV screening and testing, strategies for linking persons to available treatment options and considerations for treatment.
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06/22/2017 » Increasing Hepatitis C Knowledge for Behavioral Health and Medical Providers
This six-hour training is intended for behavioral and health care professionals working within any setting. This five-module curriculum was developed to instruct behavioral and health care practitioners on opportunities for promoting Hepatitis C (HCV) and substance use disorder (SUD) screening and testing, linking patients to Hepatitis C health care, and to inform treatment options and patient considerations. Requirements for the course, participants: 1) should have a background in behavioral health and infectious diseases, and 2) must have baseline knowledge of current and emerging trends in screening, testing, diagnosis, and treatment of HCV, and 3) identify two strategies for creating culturally affirming interactions
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