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Webinar: African Americans and Hepatitis C

August 8, 2013

webinarannoucementIn observance of the inaugural African American Hepatitis C Action Dayon July 25, 2013, Harm Reduction Coalition and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Regional Resource Network Program, in partnership with Coalition for Positive Health Empowerment (COPE), and the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, Inc held a webinar on African American’s and Hepatitis C.

The webinar covered the following topics:

  • Clinical issues in hepatitis C care and treatment for African Americans
  • Role of the Affordable Care Act in addressing prevention, treatment and access to care for people living with viral hepatitis C
  • Recommendations for increasing testing, linkage and prevention efforts as well as access to treatment and care

Hadiyah Charles MA
Hepatitis C Advocacy Manager, Harm Reduction Coalition


Christopher Bates MPA
Senior Advisor to the Director, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy

Marlene Taylor PA-C
HIV/HCV Primary Care Provider, Montefiore Medical Center, New York

Malinda Ellwood JD
Health Law and Policy Clinical Fellow, Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School

Audio: Download mp3 or listen below


Slides (click on the link to download or the slides to view online):

Viral Hepatitis and African Americans – Christopher Bates, MPA

African Americans and Hepatitis C – Marlene Taylor PA-C


Access to Care for Persons Living with or At Risk for Hepatitis C – Malinda Ellwood JD


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