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Webinars hosted by NVHR or in which NVHR staff presented.

2020 Webinars 

Public Communications for Hepatitis Advocacy
Policy advocacy relies on publicly-facing communications to inform community awareness, call attention to barriers to care, and call for leaders to take action. In this educational webinar, NVHR Advocates will learn how to shape their communications to drive progress in their communities. This webinar will dive into specific methods for communications across both digital advocacy (e.g. social media, emails to lawmakers, engagement with large organizations) and media (e.g. letters to the editor & op-eds). Let's raise our #voices4hep!

State Viral Hepatitis Advocacy
This presentation co-hosted by the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable and the Hep B Foundation will provide viral hepatitis advocates with tangible skills and strategies to get involved in state-level viral hepatitis advocacy. Presenters will address: identifying legislative calendars, working with your Governor's office, influencing appropriations, sharing lived experiences for advocacy, and working with Medicaid.


340B Demystified
The 340B Drug Pricing Program is a valuable tool for many providers of viral hepatitis care. We hear often from clinicians and public health programs unsure about how to best utilize the program to benefit underserved populations. On this webinar we will hear from experts in the field who will provide details about the 340B program, offer ideas for leveraging the program for hepatitis care, and answer any questions you may have.


Hepatitis C Vertical Transmission
The U.S. is experiencing increased rates of hepatitis C infections among pregnant persons and vertical transmission to newborns. On this webinar we will explore these trends and strategies to address them. We will also hear from several NVHR Hepatitis C Patient Advocates who have lived experience with vertical transmission.


Defining Priorities and Strategies for Viral Hepatitis

This is the first event of the NVHR Provider Advocacy Network. We will discuss viral hepatitis policy priorities as a group, and will learn about the various ways in which providers may consider engaging in advocacy in 2020.


2019 Webinars

Addressing Viral Hepatitis in Rural United States

Increases in injection drug use associated with the opioid crisis have driven transmission of viral hepatitis A, B, and C in rural communities in the U.S. Rural populations face unique needs which may not be met by urban models of service provision. This webinar will feature experiences from public health providers working to address viral hepatitis in various rural communities in the U.S.

Liver Cancer and Viral Hepatitis: A national perspective on the growing burden in the U.S.
Liver cancer incidence and mortality are climbing in the United States despite the nation's successes in addressing other cancers. During Liver Cancer Awareness Month we examine the contribution of viral hepatitis to the growing burden of liver cancer. Public health, clinical, and patient experts will provide us with information and strategies needed to partner across public health programs to address this growing threat.


The State of Hepatitis C Treatment Access in the U.S.
This webinar co-hosted by the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable and Harvard's Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation showcased updated findings from the 'State of Hep C' Medicaid Hepatitis C Treatment Access project. Learn about policies impacting hepatitis C treatment access including prior authorization criteria, parity with managed care organizations, and implications for elimination.


2018 Webinars

Strategies to Eliminate HCV in Veterans

November 29, 2018
This webinar highlighted various programs to engage U.S. Veterans in hepatitis C testing and treatment services in the VA and community settings. Our panelists included partners from the Veterans Health Administration, the New England Center and Home for Veterans, and the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program.

More than Tested, Empowered: Engaging Drug Users to Fight Stigma and Improve Access to Hepatitis C Care 

August 8, 2018
This webinar, presented by the More than Tested project, described how stigma plays a role in barriers to care and suggested educational messaging to improve access to hepatitis C care. 

Building Political Partners for HCV Elimination
July 11, 2018 
During the month of July, NVHR participated in four ECHO didactic sessions. NVHR presented to the national HCV Elimination Collaborative on building political partners toward HCV elimination and discussed the ways that NVHR works to expand capacity and relationships through coalition-building nationally.

Addressing Barriers to Hepatitis C Care
July 2018 (3 sessions)
During the month of July, NVHR participated in four ECHO didactic sessions. Three sessions were in partnership with our More than Tested, Empowered collaborators (Atlanta Harm Reduction Coalition, People’s Harm Reduction Alliance, and the Urban Survivors Union) on our work to identify and overcome the barriers that keep individuals who use drugs from accessing appropriate education, testing, care, and treatment for hepatitis C.

Hepatitis C: The State of Medicaid Access
June 28, 2018
Harvard Law School Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation and NVHR presented highlights from the Hepatitis C: The State of Medicaid Access report, including methodology, key findings, and recent updates to state Medicaid policy since the launch of the project. The report cards were discussed – how we determined grades, how states can change their grade, and how advocates can use them in their efforts. There was also time for questions and to hear how advocates have used (or plan to use) the materials. 

NVHR 2017 Mini-Grantee Final Webinars
May 15 & 21, 2018
Each organization provided a summary of their one-year project's work including findings, challenges, and lessons learned. The webinars included opportunities for discussion and audience question and answer. Click here for the slides. Click here for the recording. (Click the link and then enter the requested information to view the webinar).

Hepatitis C - It’s About More than Liver Disease
May 2, 2018
This webinar discussed the health effects of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection that occur outside the liver. Learn more about how conditions such as kidney disease, depression, certain types of cancer, and diabetes are related to HCV infection. The webinar featured clinician and patient perspectives with facilitated discussion about the importance of recognizing these conditions as part of HCV management and the implications for early HCV treatment. Click here for the slides. Click here for the recording.

Hepatitis Advocacy: Understanding Federal Appropriations
March 29, 2018
This webinar provided an introduction to the federal budget and appropriations process, an overview of appropriations advocacy strategies, and updates on coalition-based efforts to advocate for increased funding and support for viral hepatitis programs in the United States. Click here for the recording and the slides.

Engaging Active Drug Users About Hep C: From Testing Through Cure and Beyond

February 6, 2018
This webinar provided a final year 1 update about the "More than Tested, Cured" project that addresses barriers to hepatitis C care faced by individuals who use drugs. Topics included: strategies for including drug users as staff in your organization, findings from interviews with participants and healthcare providers and suggested messaging to improve access to hepatitis C care.

2017 Webinars

Hepatitis C and the State of Medicaid Access
January 17, 2018
This webinar presented highlights from the Hepatitis C: State of Medicaid Access Report, including methodology and key findings.

Hepatitis C Among Pregnant Women
December 13, 2017
This webinar featured five healthcare professionals who provided information about the increasing rates of hepatitis C among women of childbearing potential and pregnant women.

More Than Tested, Cured - Meaningful Engagement of Participants in Hepatitis C Work
November 14, 2017
This webinar provided an update about the "More than Tested, Cured" project that addresses barriers to hepatitis C care faced by individuals who use drugs. In addition to a project update, each partner discusseed their methods for integrating participants into their work.

Hepatitis C Treatment Access in Prisons: Legal and Policy Challenges
October 2, 2017
This webinar presented an overview of hepatitis C prevalence in prisons, treatment access, legal standards, and ongoing litigation.

What Are Hepatitis C Patients Experiencing in 2017?
July 20, 2017
In this webinar, three individuals who work with hepatitis C patients every day shared their perspectives and knowledge of what patients are really grappling with currently. Presentations were followed by Q&A and discussion.

Why We Need a National African American Hepatitis C Action Day
July 11, 2017
The webinar included information about the history and purpose of Action Day, perspectives from a health care provider, patient, and advocate, and a call to action for organizations and individuals. Presentations were followed by Q&A and discussion.

More Than Tested, Cured Project Update Webinar
June 15, 2017
This webinar provided an update about the "More than Tested, Cured" project that addresses barriers to hepatitis C care faced by individuals who use drugs. In addition to a project update, there was time for Q&A and discussion.

$10K Goes A Long Way
April 21, 2017
In this webinar, National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable’s 2016 grantees presented the findings from their one-year projects. The mini-grantees were AIDS Resource Group of Evansville, El Punto en la Montaña, and the University of Utah.



2016 Webinars

Hepatitis C Screening in Emergency Departments
September 26, 2016
This webinar included three panelists who are emergency medicine physicians who discussed their work implementing hepatitis C screening initiatives at each of their institutions as well as targeted versus universal screening and the challenges of sustaining such screening programs.

Hepatitis C Treatment Access: State-Level Advocacy Successes - Part 2
September 9, 2016
This webinar highlighted the work of three advocates who have led successful efforts to expand access to hepatitis C treatment in their states. Advocates from Pennsylvania and New York shared their strategies, lessons learned, and advice for advocates in other states.

Webinar on Hepatitis C in California: The Role of the Primary Care Team
July 22, 2016
This webinar described the role of primary care providers in hepatitis C. It provided an epidemiological overview of hepatitis C nationally and in California; reviewed hepatitis C testing recommendations and the role of PCPS in screening, diagnosis, and care; and spotlighted a case study on initiating hepatitis C Baby Boomer hepatitis C screening in primary care.

Hepatitis C Treatment Access: State-Level Advocacy Successes - Part 1
June 17, 2016
This webinar highlighted the work of four advocates who have led successful efforts to expand access to hepatitis C treatment in their states. Advocates from Connecticut, California, Washington, DC, and Washington state shared their strategies, lessons learned, and advice for advocates in other states. 

Updates on CDC's National Viral Hepatitis Campaigns
May 4, 2016
This webinar provided an overview of the CDC's National Viral Hepatitis Campaigns, Know Hepatitis B, which promotes hepatitis B testing among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and Know More Hepatitis, which encourages hepatitis C testing in people born from 1945-1965. Dr. Cynthia Jorgensen, the Lead for Education, Training and Communication CDC’s Division of Viral Hepatitis, discussed ways community members could use the materials.

Innovative Strategies for Addressing Hepatitis C in Indian Country
March 14, 2016
This webinar highlights panelists who will discuss issues of health disparities and health equity in Indian Country, including tribal efforts to implement syringe exchanges and telemedicine; the need for opioid substitution therapy and specialty providers; screening efforts in jails; and the concept of elimination in tribal communities. Presentations are followed by a Q&A session. 

Hepatitis C Patient Advocates: Sharing Innovative Work in Their Communities
February 18, 2016
This webinar includes three diverse hepatitis C patient advocates and their community work. Panelists discuss their individual experiences with hepatitis C and how their story is connected to their current organizational and advocacy work. Presentations are followed by a Q&A session. 



2015 Webinars

Webinar: Strategies for Hepatitis C Treatment Access
June 9, 2015
This webinar covers strategies for attaining access to treatment for patients living with hepatitis C. Panelists will offer perspectives from their practices as a physician, nurse care coordinator, and case manager. Each panelist will provide case studies and share resources and ideas. Presentations are followed by a Q&A session. 

Viral Hepatitis Preventive Services and the ACA
May 21, 2015
In 2013 and 2014, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued a “B grade” recommending hepatitis B virus (HBV) screening for persons at high risk for infection and hepatitis C virus (HCV) screening for persons at risk for infection and one-time screening for adults born between 1945 and 1965, or baby boomers. This interactive session to learn more about implementation of the USPSTF hepatitis screening recommendations and what this means for viral hepatitis preventive services under the Affordable Care Act. Panelists discuss successes to date, opportunities, and how to get involved. 

Examining Hepatitis C Virus Treatment Access
April 2, 2015
The arrival of an HCV cure is an exciting development for the millions of Americans who suffer from HCV. However the high cost of treatment has led many Medicaid programs across the country to implement treatment access restrictions. The restrictions unfairly limit access and are not based on clinical evidence. 

Navigating Hepatitis C: What Patients Need to Know
March 18, 2015
This webinar covers the most important elements that patients need to know regarding screening, access to care, receiving and paying for treatment, and living with hepatitis C. 



2014 Webinars

CDC's Know More Hepatitis Campaign
November 19, 2014
On November 19, 2014 NVHR held a webinar about CDC's Know More Hepatitis campaign featuring Cynthia Jorgensen, DrPH, the Lead for Education, Training and Communication in CDC’s Division of Viral Hepatitis. She discussed ways you can use these materials in your community to help get more baby boomers screened for hepatitis C. Participants also had an opportunity to share with her the types of education materials needed in the field. 

Conveying the Urgency of Baby Boomer HCV Testing
September 16, 2014
On September 16, 2014, NVHR held a webinar featuring Dr. Cami Graham, Co-Director, Viral Hepatitis Center, Division of Infectious Diseases at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center on why and how to make the case for the importance and urgency of screening baby boomers (those born 1945-1965) for hepatitis C. We also shared information about how NVHR's educational program offers resources for implementing screening and linkage to care programs in your health care setting or community.