Hepatitis Testing Partnership


NASTAD convenes the Hepatitis Testing Partnership, a national coalition of public health agencies, community based organizations, health systems, and other key stakeholders. Coalition members share lessons learned, best practices and strategies to increase screening and linkage to care for hepatitis C. This coalition convenes through quarterly calls, in addition to an active listserv. 

If you are interested in joining the Hepatitis Testing Partnership, please complete this form. The Hepatitis Testing Partnership is supported by a cooperative agreement from CDC’s Division of Viral Hepatitis.

Download the Viral Hepatitis Networking, Capacity Building, and Training Cooperative Agreement fact sheet.

Download the Hepatitis Testing Learning Collaborative fact sheet.

Hep C Community Navigation Model and Toolkit: Improving Care for People Who Use Drugs and Other Impacted Populations 

This toolkit consists of program protocols, data collection tools and patient education materials used in the hepatitis C patient navigation programs developed by the NYC Health Department. The toolkit guides patient and peer navigators to: conduct targeted outreach to priority populations; provide harm reduction services, plain language health promotion, appointment accompaniments, medical interpretation, and referrals to health insurance and supportive services; and support patients throughout treatment. The tools and templates offered can be tailored to the unique health care environment in different jurisdictions.

For questions about the toolkit or guidance on implementation, email hepatitis@nastad.org. If you work in a health department, you can submit a technical assistance request to NASTAD’s Hepatitis Technical Assistance Center (HepTAC).

Download the toolkit here. To learn more about the toolkit, visit: https://www.nastad.org/hepatitis-navigation-toolkit, and take the Toolkit User’s Survey to let us know what you think! 

Hep C Patient Navigation Online Training

NASTAD and our colleagues, Diana Diaz Muñoz and Marie P. Bresnahan from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, engage in this interactive online training that provides a basic overview of hepatitis C, the need for patient navigation to eliminate hepatitis C, as well as an introduction to patient navigations steps: outreach, testing, linkage to care, treatment and liver health after cure. Please click here to access the recording and training slides.