NASTAD highlighted hepatitis ending the epidemic success stories from this year. Philadelphia was the latest in its campaign!
“NASTAD is a leading non-partisan non-profit association that represents public health officials who administer HIV and hepatitis programs in the U.S. and around the world. Our singular mission is to end the intersecting epidemics of HIV, viral hepatitis, and related conditions. We do this work by strengthening domestic and global governmental public health through advocacy, capacity building, and social justice.
Each of NASTAD’s six programmatic teams—Health Care Access, Health Systems Integration, Policy & Legislative Affairs, Hepatitis, Health Equity & Prevention, and Global—interpret and influence policies, conduct trainings, offer technical assistance, and provide advocacy mobilization for U.S. health departments and ministries of health around the world to improve health outcomes for people living with HIV and hepatitis.”
Check out the article HERE
The Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH) launched a Perinatal Hepatitis C Program (PHCP) in January 2016 in response to the increasing incidence of HCV infection among pregnant women, driven by the opioid epidemic. The PHCP identifies HCV-positive pregnant women and contacts them to assess their knowledge of perinatal transmission, encourage them to seek care for HCV, and request permission to coordinate post-natal follow up between their prenatal providers and pediatricians. The program has successfully highlight the risks of HCV exposure while also identifying the need for education amongst pediatric providers regarding HCV testing methods.