Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) in Indian Country – Screening, Treatment Support & Live TA for RPMS and iCare Users

Title:  Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) in Indian Country – Screening, Treatment Support & Live TA for RPMS and iCare Users
Date:  Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Time:  3 – 4 p.m., EDT

This talk will give an overview of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) epidemiology, disparities, and national screening efforts.  Hepatitis C is a leading cause of liver cancer and liver transplants nationwide, and HCV related mortality rates in American Indians and Alaska Natives are higher than any other race/ethnicity.

Our speakers will cover USPSTF/CDC HCV screening recommendations as well as treatment services at other IHS, Tribal and Urban clinics and health centers.  Speakers will discuss how to make use of remote specialist services available specifically to IHS, Tribal and Urban clinics at no charge via telehealth and teleconsultation services.

Lastly, we’ll have clinical informaticists support live TA with demonstrations on how to “turn on” screening reminders, and patient panel management for our IHS, Tribal and Urban clinic partners.

Target Audience:
Physicians, nurses, health educators, administrators, and support staff working with American Indian and/or Alaska Native communities.

Beth Sieloff, MPH, ERYT-200
Health Educator, Cancer Prevention and Control Specialist
Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan

Brigg Reilley, MPH
Epidemiologist National HIV/HCV Program
Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board

Dr. Nicholas Cushman, PharmD, MS, BCACP LCDR, USPHS
Pharmacist, Indian Country ECHO
Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board

Dr. Carolyn Chu, MD, MSc
PI/Chief Clinical Officer
National Clinician Consultation Center – University of California, San Francisco

James Spillane, IA
Clinical Applications Improvement Advisor
Health IQ

Kristin Haley, RHIT
Clinical Applications Coordinator
Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians

Funding for this webinar was made possible by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention DP18-1808:  Networking2Save:  CDC’s National Network Approach to Preventing and Controlling Tobacco-related Cancers in Special Populations.  Webinar contents do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Indian Health Service, or the Department of Health and Human Services.

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