HCV remains a worldwide epidemic with over 160 million people chronically infected, and 4.7 million infected with HCV in the United States. Baby boomers are five times more likely to have HCV and represent over 75% of Americans with HCV. Additionally, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 25% of people living with HIV in the U.S. are co-infected with HCV and 80% of people with HIV who inject drugs also have HCV. The HealthHCV Initiative advances hepatitis C (HCV) advocacy, education, and training by:
- Developing and implementing sound public health policy responsive to the shifting landscape of viral hepatitis and health care in the United States.
- Designing and implementing medical and consumer education and training programs to improve the ability of organizations, professionals, and individuals to address the needs of people living with hepatitis C.
- Conducting health service research that identifies trends across viral hepatitis, HIV, and the broader health care landscapes.
Learn more about HealthHCV’s focus areas, which include:
HealthHCV designs and implements medical and consumer education and training programs to improve the ability of organizations, professionals, and individuals to address the needs of people living with viral hepatitis. HealthHCV recently designed a new HealthHIV’s HCV Training & Certificate ProgramTM, which will be launched in late 2017.sdfsdf
HealthHCV’s advocacy initiatives focus on increasing the number of individuals aware of their HCV infection; improving access to cure therapy for people living with chronic HCV infection; and building surveillance and research capacity nationwide. These all serve to help develop sound national and state policies to support the needs of people living with HCV.
HealthHCV conducts health service research and evaluation that identifies trends across viral hepatitis, HIV, and the broader health care landscapes. HealthHIV is committed to collecting and reporting data, including its State of HCV Care national survey (which can be viewed and downloaded here), and producing evidenced-based advocacy, education, and training programs and resources.