Hep C Community Navigation Model and Toolkit

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Hepatitis C Community Navigation Model and Toolkit

Hepatitis C Community Navigation Model and Toolkit

Check out the launch of NASTAD’s Hepatitis C Community Navigation Toolkit and the virtual training that provides a detailed overview about how the toolkit can be practically applied to implement and strengthen hepatitis navigation programs. This was an interactive virtual experience with our colleagues at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, who explored lessons learned from the field, best practices, and how to make meaningful connections to navigate and get individuals linked to a hepatitis C cure. To view the slides, visit here

Introduction

Download the Hep C Community Navigation Model and Toolkit here.

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.

The toolkit is the product of eight years of iterative development of the NYC Health Department’s hepatitis C patient and peer navigation programs. These resources were used and refined by more than 170 patient and peer navigators at 37 organizations, serving over 15,000 people at high risk for or living with hepatitis C.

This toolkit was funded by a 2019 Models of Care Award from the International Network on Hepatitis C in Substance Users. NASTAD and the NYC Health Department thank the many patients, navigators and staff who contributed to the creation of this toolkit.

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).

Toolkit User’s Survey

Please take the Toolkit User’s Survey to provide feedback and let us know what you think!