HCV has surpassed HIV/AIDS as the leading chronic virus infection leading to death in the U.S.. An estimated 70,000 individuals in the Chicago area are unaware of their positive Hepatitis C (HCV) status. Luckily, early detection and treatment in the primary care setting can contribute to lower rates of morbidity and mortality, reduce the risk of disease progression, and maximize the benefits of emerging treatment options. The ECHO-Chicago curriculum in Hepatitis C (HCV) is designed to expand primary care capacity for HCV screening and evidenced-based care at community health centers, especially those in underserved neighborhoods. ECHO-Chicago training provides primary care providers with the knowledge to identify persons at risk for HCV and conduct risk assessments, test, diagnose, counsel, stage, monitor and treat persons with HCV. This series is open to all primary care providers.
Topics for Case-Based Learning and Discussion Include:
Board-certified gastroenterologist and hepatologist & Associate professor at the University of Chicago Center for Liver Diseases
Pharmacist at the University of Chicago
HepCCATT Case Manager for Community Outreach Intervention Projects at University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Public Health
Hepatitis C Program Director at Caring Ambassadors