NVHR Executive Director Participates in Federal Convenings
NVHR's Executive Director, Ryan Clary, participated in two September meetings organized by federal partners. CDC's Division of Viral Hepatitis held a summit exploring the current and future diagnostic landscape in the viral hepatitis field. Later, the Department of Health and Human Service, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, held an expert consultation on the evidence for early hepatitis C treatment in the United States, convening stakeholders to discuss barriers to treatment access. NVHR will disseminate reports from both meetings when they are available.
Recap of NVHR's September Webinars
Hepatitis C Treatment Access: State-Level Advocacy Successes
NVHR's webinar on Friday, September 9, 2016 featured three panelists from New York and Pennsylvania who shared how coalition-building and advocacy led to successful expansion of hepatitis C treatment in their states. Click here to view the slides and webinar recording.
Hepatitis C Screening in Emergency Departments
NVHR's webinar on Monday, September 26, 2016 included four panelists who discussed their work implementing hepatitis C screening initiatives in emergency departments, targeted versus universal screening, and the challenges of program sustainability. Click here to view the slides and webinar recording.
NVHR Pharmacy Working Group Call Recap
On September 12, 2016, NVHR held a Pharmacy Working Group Call with partners interested in the role of pharmacists in viral hepatitis. During that call, the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists provided an update on federal legislation to ensure that pharmacists can bill for services provided up to the full extent of their scope of practice. Notes from the call are available here.
Interested in joining the Pharmacy Working Group? Visit our Pharmacy Page to learn more, and email Tina Broder, NVHR’s Program Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NVHR Becomes Supporting National Partner: 2017 National Sexual Health Conference
NVHR is proud to be a Supporting National Partner for the 3rd National Sexual Health Conference July 6-8, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. Sign up for updates and learn more about the conference here. We look forward to seeing you there!
NVHR Represents at United States Conference on AIDS (USCA)
NVHR’s Medical Consultant, Dr. Stacey Trooskin, Director of Viral Hepatitis Programs at Philadelphia FIGHT, co-presented with partners from NASTAD and the San Francisco Department of Health on a Hepatitis Pathway at the United States Conference on AIDS (USCA) on September 16, 2016. The six hepatitis pathways covered topics such as hepatitis C treatment in drug users, elimination of hepatitis B and C, and integrating hepatitis C into HIV prevention programs.