Virginia HEPC- Provider & Support Staff Training Program


This series will enable MD, PA, NP, PharmD, DO, along with their support staff to assist their patients through the cascade of care for hepatitis C. The LIPs will learn about the medications to prescribe for treatment. The inclusion of the support staff in this training will help to ensure that the implementation of this new skill set in your practice is successful. Through 6 (six) one hour weekly sessions, specialists in hepatitis C will come to you via ECHO/Zoom to expand your foundation of knowledge on this curable chronic disease. This is designed to be six parts of one whole session, with equivalent content to our one day training conference. Please do make every effort to attend each one.


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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Deconstruct the stigmas associated with the correlation between past or current intravenous drug use, other substance use disorders, comprehensive harm reduction, medication assisted treatment, and hepatitis C.
  4. Appropriately treat and manage hepatitis C, aware of possible complications, comorbidities, and associated disease stages.
  5. Evaluate clinical environment for available resources, barriers to implementation and needs to commit to providing treatment access for patients with hepatitis C.

Session/Title Date
1 - Full Group: Introduction, Epidemiology, and Comprehensive Harm Reduction 10/6/2020
2 - Providers: Initiating Treatment in Your Clinic; Support Staff: Appointments & Monitoring 10/13/2020
3 - Full Group: Medicaid, HCV & Opioid Use Disorder: A Call to Action 10/20/2020
4 - Providers: Hepatitis C Therapies in the Modern Era; Support Staff: Implementation & Continuation 10/27/2020
5 - Providers: Cirrhosis as Related to Hepatitis C; Support Staff: Patient Engagement 11/10/2020
6 - Full Group: Questions, Case Studies, Implementing into Practice 11/17/2020
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