HCV Training Workshop, Eliminating Hepatitis B and C, and Funding Opportunity

ISSUE NUMBER  Thirty-Four• April 2017

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Free HCV Train-the-Trainer Workshop

On May 10th, join the Hepatitis C Support Project as it presents the Hepatitis C Train-the-Trainer Workshop in Indianapolis, IN.

Who Should Attend?

Health educators, HIV/STD counselors and testers, medical providers, substance abuse counselors, case managers, support group leaders, corrections and law enforcement, people living with HCV and other health professionals who will provide education, support and advocacy for people and populations affected by HCV

After this workshop, attendees will be able to:

• Explain transmission, prevention, symptoms and treatments for hepatitis C

• Explain basic information regarding hepatitis C

• Describe the various tests used in diagnosing hepatitis C

• Contrast between acute and chronic hepatitis C and describe possible long-term liver damage.

• Identify various methods helpful in managing hepatitis C

• Describe current medical treatments and the side effects

• Communicate a plan of action of how to educate and support others in your community about hepatitis C

• Learn about local resources

Please click the link below to register.


Contact Sherika Sides at ssides@isdh.in.gov for questions.


Webinar: Eliminating the Public Health Problem of Hepatitis B and C in the United States

Please join Hep B United and the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable on Monday, April 10, 2017, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT for a community discussion on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's consensus report A National Strategy to Eliminate Hepatitis B & C in the United States. Dr. Brian Strom, chairman of the Committee on a National Strategy for the Elimination of Hepatitis B and C, will present the National Academies’ recommendations.

In the 2016 report, Eliminating the Public Health Problem of Hepatitis B and C in the United States: Phase One Report, the National Academies found that despite significant challenges, elimination of hepatitis B and C as a U.S. public health problem is feasible. The final phase two report discusses ways to reduce the barriers and provides a national elimination strategy. 

Be sure to register and join early, since space is limited. A confirmation email with information on how to join the webinar will be sent to you after you register.

 Register at this link


Funding Opportunity

The National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Tuberculosis Prevention (NCHHSTP) has announced a funding opportunity for specific non-federal conferences in the areas of health promotion, disease prevention information and education programs, and applied research. Conferences supported under this program announcement must be specific to one or more of the following focus areas: HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, STD, TB, or adolescent health. Applications must be submitted by May 30, 2017.

Visit the following link for more information on the funding opportunity.




Hepatitis Awareness Month Resources

The month of May is designated as Hepatitis Awareness Month, and May 19th is Hepatitis Testing Day. Visit the CDC website for free buttons, banners, PSA scripts, posters and other tools to help raise awareness of viral hepatitis.

Click here to visit the website.

HepCure Toolkit

The HepCure Toolkit is a free online support resource for hepatitis C providers and patients. The toolkit is comprised of three different components: a weekly tele-education webinar series, provider dashboard, and a patient app.

The Tele-Education Webinar Series is held every Tuesday from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. EST and features many topics in hepatitis C. Continuing education credits (CME/CNE) are offered through attendance of the webinars. All of the webinars are archived for playback or download on HepCure's Tumblr page.

For further details, click here.

Viral Hepatitis Serology Training

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has training videos available for health professionals interested in understanding the meanings of viral hepatitis serologic markers and how to interpret test results. Participants will learn the different serologic tests for hepatitis A virus (HAV), hepatitis B Virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), hepatitis D virus (HDV), and hepatitis E virus (HEV). There are five separate videos, so participants can choose the training of interest. Visit the following link to watch the videos.


HCV Advocate website

Hcvadvocate.org is a website supported by the Hepatitis C Support Project and includes many free resources for anyone to utilize.  The website has links to fact sheets and news articles and educational materials.  Check out the website by clicking here.

Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)

The IAC has many free handouts and facts sheets about hepatitis, and many are available in multiple languages.  Check out their website at http://www.immunize.org/

A few handouts that are available…

Hepatitis B information for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4190.pdf



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