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Viral Hepatitis

The Viral Hepatitis group within the NPIN Community is a space dedicated to helping public health professionals interact, share, and learn from each other. The community offers an online home for Viral Hepatitis-related discussions, resources, expert opinions, and editorials as well as training and networking opportunities.

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1288 contributors discussing the topic Hepatitis.

Sharp Rise in Hepatitis C Among Young Women

A sharp rise in hepatitis C among young women may be putting a new generation at risk for a serious but preventable disease. Commercial laboratory testing found that national rates of Hepatitis C virus detection among women of childbearing age increased by 22% nationally during 2011-2014. Over the same period, the rate of infants born to women living with hepatitis C increased by 68% nationally.

Implementing a checklist of security processes

Hello,

As part of our STD AAPPS grant, we have been asked to implement a checklist of processes for insuring confidentiality and security for data to be in place as recommended in the NCHHSTP Guidance. I see on page 45 of the guidance there is a Periodic Assessment Checklist. I'm not sure if we should develop our own based on this or if other jurisdictions have a similar "checklist" of processes already in place.

Thanks!

Alex Goode

alexandra.goode@maryland.gov

National African American Hepatitis C Action Day 2016 Toolkit now available

National African American Hepatitis C Action Day is July 25th. National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS (NBLCA) has developed a Planning Toolkit, which provides guidance, instructions, and ideas for planning events and activities surrounding NAAHCAD. For partners looking to get involved this year, the toolkit is a great resource to assist with planning.

Confidential Protections for Explanation of Benefits (EOB): Webinar 6/20

Confidential Protections for Explanation of Benefits (EOB): 
Massachusetts and California Experiences    

This presentation will provide an overview of Massachusetts’s and California’s efforts to improve confidentiality protections for EOB forms. Massachusetts will present current policy recommendations and advocacy efforts, while California will discuss the Confidential Health Information Act, which took effect on January 1, 2015. Presenters will give an update on activities to monitor and support the law’s implementation.

STI, Hepatitis B/C, and HIV Screening Recommendations for Pregnant Women

Shared by Illinois Department of Public Health

  • A screening guide was created for medical providers responsible for the care of pregnant women based upon CDC recommendations for screening and treating pregnant women.
  • This was sent to members of the Illinois chapter of American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology, members of Illinois State medical Society, and members of Illinois Primary Health Care Association through their associations. This guide was also shared with Local Health Departments to distribute to physicians.

Data Visualization tools?

Does anyone use the CDC Atlas tool for data and maps about HIV, TB, STDs, or Hepatitis? What have been your experiences with it? What similar tools have you used?

We are interested to hear about how some of you in the community may have used it in your work or what you think could be improved. Leave a comment or email elong@danya.com with your feedback.

Sharp Rise in Hepatitis C Among Young Women

A sharp rise in hepatitis C among young women may be putting a new generation at risk for a serious but preventable disease. Commercial laboratory testing found that national rates of Hepatitis C virus detection among women of childbearing age increased by 22% nationally during 2011-2014. Over the same period, the rate of infants born to women living with hepatitis C increased by 68% nationally.

Implementing a checklist of security processes

Hello,

As part of our STD AAPPS grant, we have been asked to implement a checklist of processes for insuring confidentiality and security for data to be in place as recommended in the NCHHSTP Guidance. I see on page 45 of the guidance there is a Periodic Assessment Checklist. I'm not sure if we should develop our own based on this or if other jurisdictions have a similar "checklist" of processes already in place.

Thanks!

Alex Goode

alexandra.goode@maryland.gov

National African American Hepatitis C Action Day 2016 Toolkit now available

National African American Hepatitis C Action Day is July 25th. National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS (NBLCA) has developed a Planning Toolkit, which provides guidance, instructions, and ideas for planning events and activities surrounding NAAHCAD. For partners looking to get involved this year, the toolkit is a great resource to assist with planning.

Data Visualization tools?

Does anyone use the CDC Atlas tool for data and maps about HIV, TB, STDs, or Hepatitis? What have been your experiences with it? What similar tools have you used?

We are interested to hear about how some of you in the community may have used it in your work or what you think could be improved. Leave a comment or email elong@danya.com with your feedback.

Periscope app?

Our team would love to connect with partners in the community who are currently using the new Periscope app or interested in trying it out.

For those unfamiliar with Periscope, it is an app owned by Twitter which allows users to broadcast videos live from a mobile device. Its many uses include how-to demos, live Q&As, audience research, behind the scene, and live event broadcasts. (https://www.periscope.tv/

Maternal Records

In Prism my Client can not add a Maternal record once the client is created and assigned. I have to add the Maternal record from the backend. Is there something we are missing or could this be because we do not have upgrades yet?

(sorry other groups if you get this message I can delete you from my group audience)

Your Strategies to Prevent Hepatitis B among Asians and Pacific Islanders

Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are at higher risk for Hepatitis B. Working with AAPI communities to ensure early diagnosis and care is critical to reducing liver cancer. What prevention and care strategies have you used in your community?

Public health challenges in addressing Hepatitis B among Asian and Pacific Islanders include:

Thoughts on the GetTested Testing and Vaccine Guidance Tool?

CDC’s GetTested.cdc.gov website provides HIV, viral hepatitis, and STD testing and vaccine sites based on a visitor’s location. The site includes a new tool for visitors unsure of which tests or vaccines they need. After answering a few questions, site users receive a list of suggested tests and vaccines based on the latest CDC guidelines. We want your feedback. What do you think of the tool? Would you use it in your prevention work? Do you have suggested changes?

 

Confidential Protections for Explanation of Benefits (EOB): Webinar 6/20

Confidential Protections for Explanation of Benefits (EOB): 
Massachusetts and California Experiences    

This presentation will provide an overview of Massachusetts’s and California’s efforts to improve confidentiality protections for EOB forms. Massachusetts will present current policy recommendations and advocacy efforts, while California will discuss the Confidential Health Information Act, which took effect on January 1, 2015. Presenters will give an update on activities to monitor and support the law’s implementation.

STI, Hepatitis B/C, and HIV Screening Recommendations for Pregnant Women

Shared by Illinois Department of Public Health

  • A screening guide was created for medical providers responsible for the care of pregnant women based upon CDC recommendations for screening and treating pregnant women.
  • This was sent to members of the Illinois chapter of American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology, members of Illinois State medical Society, and members of Illinois Primary Health Care Association through their associations. This guide was also shared with Local Health Departments to distribute to physicians.

Updated Atlas with New Advanced Query Available!

The NCHHSTP Atlas is the one stop shop for 10+ years of CDC’s most recent surveillance data on HIV, viral hepatitis, STDs, and TB. The Atlas now offers a new first version of an advanced query function that gives you the power to compare two or more diseases, look at data for multiple states or counties, see two or more years of data at the same time, and drill down into the data for important subpopulations. You can also create custom tables to use for planning, reports, presentations, and advocacy.

Reduce Disparities in Hepatitis B: Tactics for Community Organizations

Hep B United’s resource “Opportunities for Federal-Community Collaboration to Reduce Disparities in Hepatitis B: 2014-2016” identifies areas for collaboration between community-based organizations, local coalitions, and federal agencies to further priorities from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Action Plan for the Prevention, Care, & Treatment of Viral Hepatitis, Updated 2014-2016.

Recommendations to Address Hepatitis C in the African American Community

The National Medical Association’s “Hepatitis C: A Crisis in the African American Community” is a peer-reviewed consensus paper calling for increased focus on the disease from healthcare providers, government agencies, and the public and private sectors. Topics addressed include:

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