NYC: Hepatitis C Basics for Peer Workers

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Title: Hepatitis C Basics for Peer Workers

Date: December 5th, 2019

Time: Full Day 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location: Harm Reduction Coalition, 22 West 27th Street, 5th Fl, New York, NY 10001

Training Region: NYC

Trainers: Mike Selick and Jose Martinez

Description:

This one day training will offer peer workers information about hepatitis C and will cover basic facts about hepatitis A and B.

Training Objectives

As a result of this training, workshop participants will be able to:

  1. Recall basic facts about who is affected by hepatitis C in New York State
  2. Recall basic facts about the functions of the liver
  3. Describe how hepatitis C is and is not transmitted
  4. Share information with others about viral hepatitis prevention and harm reduction strategies
  5. Recall recommendations regarding who should be screened for hepatitis B and C
  6. Describe the two-step testing algorithm for hepatitis C
  7. Recall resources for HCV testing in NYS
  8. Describe to clients the spectrum of illness for hepatitis C
  9. Recall key facts about new treatments for hepatitis C and resources for HCV treatment in NYS
  10. Counsel clients with hepatitis C about the importance of vaccination for hepatitis A and B, avoiding alcohol, good liver health practices and avoiding re-infection
  11. Recall NYS AIDS Institute HCV Peer Worker competencies

This training is FREE and will be held at Harm Reduction Coalition, 22 West 27th St., 5th Floor, New York, NY 10001.

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