NASTAD is pleased to announce the launch of the Hepatitis Testing Partnership and Learning Collaborative. This work is supported by a five-year cooperative agreement with CDC’s Division of Viral Hepatitis and will leverage partnerships to increase the number of people living with hepatitis C who are identified and linked to care.
The Hepatitis Testing Partnership is a coalition of key stakeholders including governmental public health, community based organizations, health systems, primary care providers, community health centers, substance use and mental health service providers, advocates, and patients who will come together for quarterly conference calls to share strategies, best practices, lessons learned, and materials developed to accelerate implementation of the CDC testing recommendations in jurisdictions across the country. The group will also communicate through an active listserv. You will be added to the Hepatitis Testing Partnership google group once you have joined. You can join by completing this form. We encourage you to participate in this coalition and to invite stakeholders in your community.
NASTAD will host a webinar on Tuesday, March 7 at 1:00 PM EST to kick off the Hepatitis Testing Partnership. This webinar will provide an overview of NASTAD’s cooperative agreement, CDC HCV testing recommendations and the CDC Know More Hepatitis Campaign, and Hepatitis Testing Day activities.
Participants must pre-register to participate in this webinar using the following link: https://nastad.zoom.us/webinar/register/90d9c3e3a8b8922134538d7d4481ef37. Once you have successfully pre-registered, you will receive call-in and log-in information.
NASTAD will also facilitate a Learning Collaborative that will provide capacity building assistance to targeted states. This group of approximately eight health departments and their partners will receive intensive TA to help them expand HCV testing to key populations. These jurisdictions will also share best practices and lessons learned with the broader national coalition. The Learning Collaborative will launch this Spring.
If you have any questions, please contact Alyssa Kitlas or Mariah Johnson.
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