HEPC Provider and Support Staff Training- Asynchronous


To build the capacity of Virginia-based providers to better assess, treat, manage, and appropriately refer if necessary, the care of patients with hepatitis C. 

This series will enable Licensed Independent Practitioners (LIPs) along with their support staff to assist their patients through the cascade of care for hepatitis C from screening to cure.

The LIPs will learn about the disease process, medications for treatment and when a referral to a specialist is needed.

The support staff will learn to support patients through screening, attending appointments, obtaining medication and while on treatment.

The collaboration of providers and support staff will help to ensure that the implementation of these new skills in your practice is successful.


At the conclusion of the Virginia Hepatitis C Education and Patient Connection (HEPC) - Provider and Support Staff Training Program, participants will be able to:

Discuss how the hepatitis C and opioid epidemics intertwine to create a syndemic that continues to grow throughout Virginia, identifying areas where prevalence is higher.

Develop an understanding of comprehensive harm reduction, resources available near you and how you can make an impact.

Deconstruct the stigmas associated with the correlation between past or current intravenous drug use, other substance use disorders, medication assisted treatment, and hepatitis C.

List the steps in cascade of care for hepatitis C, the barriers faced between each, and be able to successfully navigate patients from screening to cure.

Treat and manage hepatitis C appropriately, with awareness of possible complications, comorbidities, and associated liver disease, knowing when appropriate to refer to specialists.

Evaluate clinical environment for available resources, barriers to implementation and needs to commit to providing treatment access for patients with hepatitis C.

See patients as a holistic person with a curable disease process, in a system that is often hard to navigate, not a disease process with an inability for adherence.

Session/Title Date
1 - Epidemiology 11/1/2021
2 - HCV Therapies in the Modern Era 11/8/2021
3 - Initiating Treatment in Your Practice 11/15/2021
4 - Patient Panel 11/22/2021
5 - Medicaid: HCV and Opioid Use Disorder 11/29/2021
5 - Cirrhosis as Related to HCV 12/6/2021
7 - Actualizing a Plan to Treat HCV in the Patients you Care For 12/13/2021
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