NVHR Newsletter - July 2016

NVHR NEWSLETTER – July 2016

NVHR Serves as Stakeholder Group for National Study

NVHR is pleased to serve as a national stakeholder group for the Patient-Centered Models of Hepatitis C Care for People Who Inject Drugs study. On June 27, 2016, NVHR’s Senior Program Manager, Tina Broder, spoke on a Public Health Perspective and Policy Implications panel during a study meeting. Panelists compared two methods of providing hepatitis C treatment for people who inject drugs.

"The findings from this study will help address stigma and remove barriers in the care cascade for people who inject drugs," said Broder. For more information on this study and the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), click here.

"The findings from this study will help address stigma and remove barriers in the care cascade for people who inject drugs," said Broder. For more information on this study and the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), click here.

Reminder: Submit Comments on Hepatitis B National Coverage Determination

Remember to submit public comments to CMS regarding adding hepatitis B screening as a covered Medicare preventative service. The deadline to submit comments is August 6, 2016. Click here to submit comments. This process is the result of advocacy by NVHR, the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations, Hep B United, the Hepatitis B Foundation, and the National Hepatitis B Task Force on Hepatitis B.

World Hepatitis Day: NOhep Campaign

World Hepatitis Day is coming up on July 28, 2016! In preparation, NVHR has joined the NOhep global movement aimed at uniting people from across the world to take action, speak out, and be engaged to ensure viral hepatitis is eliminated by 2030. This year’s theme is hepatitis elimination.

We encourage NVHR members to participate in the Nohep Thunderclap on Twitter and Facebook to help raise awareness for World Hepatitis Day. Sign up here and join the movement!

Recap: NVHR Pharmacy Working Group Call

On Monday, July 11, 2016, NVHR held a Pharmacy Working Group Call with partners interested in the role of pharmacists in viral hepatitis. We heard about collaborations between partner organizations and pharmacies working in the field and discussed barriers to screening implementation. For notes from the call, click here.

Interested in joining the working group? Visit our Pharmacy Page to learn more and email Tina Broder, NVHR’s Senior Program Manager, at tbroder@nvhr.org.

Archived Webinar on Hepatitis C in California: The Role of the Primary Care Team

On Friday, July 22, 2016, NVHR sponsored a webinar outlining the role of primary care providers in hepatitis C with the California Academy of Family Physicians, Project Inform and the California Hepatitis Alliance (CalHEP).

The presenters discussed the scope of the hepatitis C epidemic in California, testing recommendations and the role of primary care physicians (PCPs) and teams in the care cascade, and outlined a case study on initiating a Baby Boomer hepatitis C screening that incorporates a protocol for PCPs to screen and refer patients to care.

To access the presenter slides, click here.

Upcoming Webinar: Hepatitis C Screening in Emergency Departments

Join us on Monday, September 26, 2016, from 12:00-1:30pm Eastern for a webinar on hepatitis C screening in emergency departments. Our three panelists are emergency medicine physicians who will discuss their work implementing hepatitis C screening initiatives at each of their institutions. To register for the webinar, click here.

 

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