Screening and treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a national health priority to stop the rising incidence and mortality from primary liver cancer, including its most common form – hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Our STOP HCC-HCV team has developed tools and strategies for health care professionals and administrators to implement for HCV screening, management, and treatment. These resources focus on one-time, universal screening of baby boomers (persons born 1945-1965) reflecting US Preventive Services Task Force guidelines. Baby boomers account for 75% of HCV infections in the US. However, these tools can be adapted to address screening and navigation for other at-risk groups.
Access the Clinical Resources
Summary of key components for successful implementation of HCV screening, management, and treatment and performance monitoring within practices serving primarily under- and uninsured patients.
Repository of educational materials and course modules designed for different audiences such as clinicians, practice staff, patients, and the general public. Topics include: HCV epidemiology, management, and cure; HCC prevention; and addressing alcohol use in patients with chronic HCV.
Description of practice design choices to support an effective HCV program for diagnosing, managing, and treating chronic infection within the patient’s primary medical home.
News & References
A growing library of publications and resources relevant to the national effort to address HCV and associated comorbidities especially within primary care.