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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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1311 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

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.

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)

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.

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:

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

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?

 

Community-Based Strategies to Prevent Hepatitis C in African Americans

CDC reports that people born from 1945 to 1965 (baby boomers) are five times more likely to have hepatitis C (HCV).  Unfortunately, African Americans born during these years have twice the rates as other baby boomers. A number of factors impact this disparity, including access to treatment and care and the need for better HCV education.  What community-based strategies do you think will help close the prevention and care gap?

Hepatitis treatment adherence by injection drug users

I have begun researching a paper to back up  the idea of treating PWID who have hep C as a prevention strategy. The information I have been able to find so far is somewhat out of date. This is due to the rapidly changing landscape of Hep treatment more than any other factor. The majority of papers and research I have come across is based on the old regimen of Peg/Riba and they show that treatment compliance by PWID to be as high as non-users. In some studies even PWID who are CURRENTLY injecting were described as good candidates for treatment.

Hepatitis C Testing & Linkage to Care -- Your Experiences?

CDC’s recent MMWR (May 8, 2015 / 64(17);453-458) discusses how routine Hepatitis C testing can be successfully integrated into ambulatory care settings providing services for persons disproportionately affected by HCV infection. The demonstration project successfully targeted patients at high risk for Hepatitis C infection, conducted testing in non-routine settings, and provided onsite linkage to care service for acute patients. Do you think you would be able to replicate this project in your service area?

Tech Tools and Apps for Prevention and Outreach - Your Thoughts?

NPIN just wrapped up the #NPINchat Twitter chat on Tech Tools and Apps for Prevention and Outreach. We talked about CDC's Atlas, online hepatitis assessment tool, TB and STD treatment apps, and the new GetTested.cdc.gov site. The online "recommender tool" provides targeted suggestions for testing and vaccines. Chat participants offered some of the tools they use.

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:

HHS Viral Hepatitis Live Webcast - Watch It 7/28 10am-12:30 pm EDT

World Hepatitis Day is July 28, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is hosting a  live webcast as part of the Federal observance. “Working Together to Improve Viral Hepatitis Outcomes in the U.S. – A World Hepatitis Day Observance” will feature discussions with White House leadership, highlights of federal agency activities, and perspectives from state and national partners. Tune in Tuesday, July 28 from 10am – 12:30pm EDT.

Watch here.

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