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This is a list of resources for training primary providers and other healthcare workers about the importance of HCV screening and linkage to care.

CDC Guide to Comprehensive HCV Counseling & Testing for Providers
This manual provides guidance for hepatitis C counseling and testing of individuals born during 1945–1965.

One page handout for
Primary Care Providers

This one-pager provides clinicians with a quick reference for hepatitis C testing, counseling messages, and initial management. 

Advances in Hepatitis C Identification & Treatment

This presentation provides an overview of medical advances in hepatitis C identification and treatment. It can be used as an educational tool for providers and others.

Navigating prior authorization process This document was shared by the hepatitis C patient navigation team Medstar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC.

Initiating treatment guide This document is a concise summary of factors to consider before initiating treatment, clinical trial data, and lab monitoring.

LabCorps Testing Protocol
This document provides information on how to request autoreflex testing from LabCorps.

Strategies for Hepatitis C Treatment Access

This link contains slides and a recording for a webinar covering strategies for attaining access to treatment for patients living with hepatitis C. Panelists offered perspectives from their practices as a physician, nurse care coordinator, and case manager along with case studies, resources and ideas.

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Liver Disease and Hepatitis Program
This page provides some great resources for providers and includes some recorded sessions of their LiverConnect videoteleconference program.

Project ECHO
The Project ECHO program increases access to hepatitis C specialty care through telemedicine.

Hepatitis C Online
Hepatitis C Online is a free educational web site from the University of Washington. The site is a comprehensive resource that addresses the diagnosis, monitoring, and management of hepatitis C virus infection. 

National Hepatitis Training Institute
The National Hepatitis Training Institute provides training to frontline workers in community based organizations and clinics on hepatitis prevention, diagnosis, management, treatment and integration.

AASLD & IDSA Recommendations for Testing, Managing & Treating HCV
To provide healthcare professionals with timely guidance, the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) in collaboration with the International Antiviral Society–USA (IAS–USA) have developed a web-based process for the rapid formulation and dissemination of evidence-based, expert-developed recommendations for hepatitis C management.

CDC HCV Info For Health Professionals
The CDC provides a website with information about hepatitis C for health professionals.

HCV Baby Boomer Screening & Linkage to Care ProgramsDr. Camilla Graham gave this presentation at AASLD in November 2014.

FAQs about NY state HCV Testing Law
This is a comprehensive list of questions and answers provided by the New York Department of Health about their hepatitis testing law.

HCV Testing Toolkit for PCPs from GA DPHThis toolkit was created by the Georgia Department of Health to support hepatitis C testing in Georgia.

Hep C Connection's CME ClassThis is an example of a class created in partnership with the state of Colorado's medical malpractice insurance company.

VA Hep C Fact Sheet for ProvidersThe Department of Veterans Affairs created this fact sheet for providers.

VA 10 Things to Increase Awareness at your Facility The Department of Veterans Affairs created a list for hepatitis coordinators and clinicians of ways to increase hepatitis awareness in your facility.

Hep Free Hawaii Coding & Billing for HepatitisHep Free Hawaii created this guide to coding and billing for hepatitis services.

HCV Current Initiative
HCV Current is a national initiative among the Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Regional Centers to increase Hepatitis C (HCV) knowledge among medical and behavioral health professionals, especially staff at federally qualified health centers.

For Occupational Health Workers: Advances in Hepatitis C Identification and Treatment - Presented at the American Association of Occcupational Health Nurses annual meeting on March 22, 2015.

 

HRSA resources to support hepatitis C screening in primary care settings