Hepatitis Happenings and Updates

By Jasmine West September 17, 2020

NASTAD Updates

NASTAD's 2020 National HIV and Hepatitis Technical Assistance Meeting provides technical assistance and educational opportunities for health department HIV and hepatitis staff as well as time for networking with one another and with invited colleagues from the federal government, industry and partner organizations. This year’s theme is “Centering Black Lives to End the Epidemics.” Registration here.

Measuring Impact of COVID-19 on Viral Hepatitis

Led by NASTAD, this discussion focused on measuring the impact of COVID-19 on viral hepatitis programming—including results from part’s I and II of NASTAD’s request for information from hepatitis programs to detail the impact of COVID-19, followed by discussion on existing resources developed for viral hepatitis in response to the pandemic. Access to the recording can be found here.

Registration is now open!

NASTAD invites you to join us on September 29th from 1-3 PM ET to launch the Hepatitis C Community Navigation Toolkit – Improving Care for People Who Use Drugs and Other Impacted Populations. In partnership with the International Network on Hepatitis in Substance Users (INHSU), we invite you to join NASTAD and our colleagues, Nirah Johnson and Diana Muñoz from NYC Department of Health and Mental hygiene, for an interactive, virtual training experience designed to equip jurisdictions and partners with a hepatitis C model and navigation toolkit to explore lessons learned from the field, best practices, and how to make meaningful connections to navigate and get folks linked to hepatitis cure. You can expect to hear examples on how this toolkit can be practically applied, to implement and strengthen hepatitis navigation programs, including Navigation Program Design, Navigation Tools, and Peer Navigation Training resources.

Register here and reach out to hepatitis@nastad.org with any questions.  

Join The AIDS Institute and NASTAD on October 22nd for the first ever Hepatitis Virtual Collaborative. Save the date!

Request for information:

As part of Oregon’s COVID-19 Community Engagement work, they are launching a COVID-19 Harm Reduction Supply Clearinghouse. The purpose of the Oregon COVID-19 Harm Reduction Supply Clearinghouse is to support community programs that are directly serving people who are using drugs with supplies to prevent overdose and the spread of communicable diseases as part of the state’s COVID-19 response. Through cross-division and program collaborations – they have also been able to pull together a TA team of 5 experienced organizations, and a communications team to support the effort. The communications team would like to speak with other state or local gov’t agencies who have operating Harm Reduction Supply Clearinghouses. Please reach out to Jude Leahy, Viral Hepatitis Coordinator, with any suggestions, links, or contacts.