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.

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month!

Help raise awareness of hepatitis during the month of May! Mid-America ATTC's 2018 Hepatitis Awareness Month (May) Info Sheet and Bulletin Insert focuses on dual epidemics of the opoid crisis and hepatitis C virus (HCV). It also provides answers to frequently asked questions about HCV. Although the document was initially designed for the faith community, it is appropriate as an educational flyer for much broader audiences, including community health centers, treatment agencies, social service agencies, and other groups.

Download your copy here


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 overviewhere.

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.


Name  Patricia Young
Affiliation HCV Program Coordinator
Email patricia.young@idph.iowa.gov
Phone 512.242.5838
Website https://idph.iowa.gov/hivstdhep/hep


Name Dominique Saunders
Affiliation HCV Program Coordinator
Email dsaunders@kdheks.gov
Phone 785.296.0752


Name Bruce Burkett Name Linda Ball
Affiliation   Hep C Alliance Affiliation   HCV Program Coordinator
Email bruce@hepcalliance.org   Email linda.ball@health.mo.gov
Phone 785.296.0752 Phone 573.751.6439
Website http://hepcalliance.org/ Website https://health.mo.gov/living/healthcondiseases/communicable/hepatitis.php


Name Jude Dean Name Heidi Gubanyi
Affiliation   Nebraska DHHS Affiliation   HCV Program Coordinator
Email jude.dean@nebraska.gov   Email heidi.gubanyi@nebraska.gov
Phone 402.471.7796 Phone 573.751.6439
Website   Website http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/dpc_hep_home.aspx