About Hepatitis C Virus (HCV):

Over 5 million people in the United States are infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Baby boomers (those born between 1945-1965) and persons with mental health and substance use disorders face an increased risk for infection, yet many are unaware of their status. Mid-America ATTC is part of HCV Current, a national ATTC Regional Center initiative to increase the knowledge and capacity of medical and behavioral health professionals to treat persons with HCV. HCV Current offers online and in-person training, downloadable provider tools, and region-specific resources. To learn more about the national initiative, visit http://www.attcnetwork.org/projects/HCV_Home.aspx.

Hepatitis C: The Epidemic from ATTC Network on Vimeo.

Addressing Hepatitis C in Primary Care from ATTC Network on Vimeo.


Download Mid-America ATTC's NEW HCV Curriculum

With the help of regional stakeholders (listed in the table below), Mid-America ATTC modified the national face-to-face curriculum for use in HHS Region 7. Download the PowerPoint slides here.


HCV: By the Numbers

Download the full version of this inforgraphic, as well as an initiative overview, here.


 

HCV Resources in HHS Region 7:

In addition to the resources offered by the national HCV Current initiative, Mid-America ATTC has compiled a list of HCV regional contacts equipped to assist medical and behavioral health professionals. Each state has a Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinator funded by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). These CDC Coordinators, as well as other key regional contacts, are listed by state below.

 Iowa

     

 

Shane P. Sharer   

Affiliation
Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinator
Iowa Department of Public Health, Division of Behavioral Health, Bureau of HIV, STDs, and Hepatitis
 
 
Address
321 E. 12th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319-0075
 
 
Phone
515-281-5027
 
 
Email
 
 
Website
 
 
    Resources
 
  • Provide one-on-one education to individuals or those recently diagnosed with hepatitis
  • Provide education and training to professionals on an individual or group basis (i.e. substance use disorder treatment facilities, college nursing courses, local health departments, etc.)
  • Provide direction for high-risk individuals to statewide Counseling, Testing, and Referral (CTR) agencies offering viral hepatitis and other services (STD and HIV testing)

 Kansas

     

 

Dominique Saunders

Affiliation
Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinator
Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Bureau of Disease Control and Prevention, STI-HIV Section
 
 
Address
2030 Tecumseh Road, Manhattan, KS 66502
 
 
Phone
785-776-4779 ext. 7615
 
 
Email
 
 
Website
 
 
  Resources
 
  • Offer educational and capacity building opportunities to professionals on an individual and group basis
  • Provide print media related to viral hepatitis, HIV and STIs
  • Direction for high-risk individuals to agencies within the State that offer viral hepatitis Counseling, Testing and Referral (CTR) services and/or HIV and STI CTR services
  • Collect and analyze client risk assessment and other epidemiological data

 Missouri

     

 

Bruce Burkett

Affiliation
Executive Director
Hep C Alliance
   
Address
601 Bus Loop 70 W, Suite 134C, Columbia, MO 65203
 
 
Phone
573-442-6599 or 866-434-1975
 
 
Email
 
 
Website
 
 
  Resources 
  
Hep C Alliance is a community-focused nonprofit organization with a mission to create awareness through education, testing and support for the detection and treatment of hepatitis C. It serves all of Missouri and part of Kansas.
  • Offer Staff Training on hepatitis C, including testing and treatment options
  • Provide free testing services to those at risk for hepatitis C
       
 

Linda Ball

Affiliation
HCV Program Coordinator
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Division of Community and Public Health, Office of Healthy Living, Communicable Disease Section, HCV Program
   
Address
P.O. Box 570, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570
 
 
Phone
573-751-6493
 
 
Email
 
 
Website
 
 
  Resources 
 
  • Provide educational and informational material on hepatitis
  • Provide training for healthcare professionals and agencies / organizations that work with individuals at high risk for hepatitis C infection
  • Provide technical assistance for integrating HCV education into HIV and STD educational programs
  • Disseminate up-to-date information on HCV Treatment
       
 

Kathy Davenport

Affiliation
Quality Improvement and Risk Management Program Manager
Missouri Primary Care Association
   
Address
3325 Emerald Lane, Jefferson City, MO 65109
 
 
Phone
573-636-4222
 
 
Email
 
 
Website
 
 
  Resources 
 
  • The Missouri Primary Care Association (MPCA) is a membership organization for Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers (FQHCs) in Missouri.
  • Staff members can contact Kathy Davenport and MPCA for any training and technical assistance needs they may have.
  • MPCA also has peer network groups that may be of interest. Networks are used to share best practice information.

 Nebraska

     

 

Jude Dean

Affiliation
Nebraska Hepatitis Coordinator
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, Hepatitis Prevention Program
   
Address
301 Centennial Mall South, 3rd floor, Lincoln, NE 68509
 
 
Phone
402-471-3121
 
 
Email
 
 
Website
 
 
  Resources 
 
  • Answer any questions related to testing, referral to treatment, training, and educational resources.