Hepatitis C Virtual Symposium: Primary Care-Based Treatment for People Experiencing Homelessness
April 5th, 2023 | 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Central
The National Health Care for the Homeless Council hosted a free, virtual symposium on providing hepatitis C treatment in primary care settings to patients with complex care needs, including experiences of homelessness, substance use, and co-occurring medical conditions.
Continuing Education Credits: 3 hours of continuing education credits were offered to prescribing providers and nurses.
The Symposium featured speakers from primary care and health care for the homeless settings, national experts on hepatitis C, and a panel of people with lived expertise discussing their own treatment experiences. The symposium provided immediately applicable clinical information on conducting pre-treatment assessments, common barriers to treatment, addressing complex clinical scenarios, models of care delivery, and lessons learned from provider and patient experiences. Breakout sessions addressed getting started with hepatitis treatment, strategies for successful treatment completion, treating hepatitis C in people with advanced liver disease, and addressing common insurance and policy barriers. Along with the Symposium, the National Health Care for the Homeless Council and Swope Health will be releasing a Hepatitis C Treatment Guide to support primary care teams.
The symposium was intended for all team members involved in the provision of primary care services to people experiencing homelessness and people who use drugs, including respite, outreach, and mobile health teams.
Archived Webinar Video
Webinar: View on YouTube.
Hepatitis C Provider Pocket Guide