New NASTAD Success Stories: State Efforts to Link and Navigate People Living with HCV to Cure

Aug 26, 2019 | Kim Rodgers

NASTAD released two new installments of its Success Stories, which highlight linkage and navigation programs in North Carolina and Tennessee. Historically, hepatitis programs have only been able to support clients through provider referrals following a positive test result. With the availability of direct acting antivirals (DAAs) that effectively cure HCV, more programs are supporting linkage to care, navigation, and care coordination to help move people across the HCV continuum.

  1. Leveraging Bridge Counselors to Develop a Hepatitis C Care Cascade in North Carolina As the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) increased the availability of free risk-based HCV testing throughout the state to all local health departments and access to HCV treatment increased through the North Carolina Academic Mentorship Program (CHAMP), patient support was identified as a significant gap in care. The viral hepatitis program created a bridge counselor position to help guide people living with HCV through care to cure and help address the barriers that exist across the continuum.
  2. Navigating to Cure: Tennessee’s Viral Hepatitis Case Navigator Program – The Tennessee Department of Health (TNDH) created the Viral Hepatitis Case Navigator program in July 2017, hiring 12 nurse navigators to cover all 13 public health regions to address the rising rates of HCV in the state and address the multitude of barriers to accessing care that people face. The Viral Hepatitis Case Navigators provide navigation to HCV care and treatment services, as well as other supportive services, including mental health, substance use disorder treatment, and insurance enrollment.

For more information about these programs, please contact hepatitis@nastad.org.


637020799465370000

About Kim Rodgers

Kim Rodgers is the Communications Manager at NACCHO.

More posts by Kim Rodgers

0 Comments

Related Posts

Cdc badge small
  • Tools & Resources

CDC Report: Temporary Reassignment of Personnel Requests...

CDC recently updated its flexibilities guidance for recipients and applicants...

Jul 09, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

CDC Report: Temporary Reassignment of Personnel Requests...

Jennifer kertanis headshot 24152456360
  • Opportunity

Top Moments From Day Two at NACCHO 360

Welcome to the final day of NACCHO 360! Yesterday NACCHO Chief Executive...

Jul 09, 2020 | Taylarr Lopez

Top Moments From Day Two at NACCHO 360

COVID VC Screenshot
  • COVID-19
  • Tools & Resources
  • Emergency Response
  • Infectious Disease

NACCHO’s COVID-19 Virtual Community Now Available to All...

NACCHO has opened our COVID-19 Virtual Community to all local health department...

Jul 08, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

NACCHO’s COVID-19 Virtual Community Now Available to All...

Sync2020 logos horizontal 1024x304
  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

Scholarships Available: SYNChronicity 2020 Conference –...

SYNC 2020, the National Conference for HIV, HCV, STI and LGBTQ Health, is...

Jul 08, 2020 | Julia Zigman

Scholarships Available: SYNChronicity 2020 Conference –...

  • COVID-19
  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis
  • Research & Reports

Kaiser Family Foundation: Reduction in Sexual and...

The Kaiser Family Foundation released a new issue brief, Potential Impacts of...

Jul 08, 2020 | Julia Zigman

Kaiser Family Foundation: Reduction in Sexual and...

2000px US CDC logo
  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

New Recommendations for Hepatitis Vaccination

CDC has released new recommendations for hepatitis A virus (HAV) vaccination,...

Jul 08, 2020 | Julia Zigman

New Recommendations for Hepatitis Vaccination

TAG Logo
  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis
  • Research & Reports

Treatment Action Group 2020 Pipeline Report Now Available

Treatment Action Group (TAG) recently published their 2020 Pipeline Report, an...

Jul 08, 2020 | Julia Zigman

Treatment Action Group 2020 Pipeline Report Now Available

Pr EP injectable
  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis
  • Research & Reports

New Study: Injectable PrEP is Safe and Highly Effective

New data further shows an injectable antiretroviral for HIV pre-exposure...

Jul 08, 2020 | Julia Zigman

New Study: Injectable PrEP is Safe and Highly Effective

MMWR
  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis
  • Research & Reports

HIV Testing Trends at Visits to Physician Offices,...

A recent report from CDC shows low rates of HIV testing in physician offices,...

Jul 08, 2020 | Julia Zigman

HIV Testing Trends at Visits to Physician Offices,...

Back to Top