Now Available: Your Guide to Integrating HCV Services into Opioid Treatment Programs and the Opioid and Infectious Disease Control Online Course
The opioid epidemic has resulted in significant increases in Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) among people who inject drugs, accounting for 23% of new infections. HCV is completely curable and testing and treatment are the path to cure. Opioid Treatment Providers (OTPs) play a critical role in comprehensive approaches to addressing HCV and this guide is one tool to help.
Your Guide to Integrating HCV Services into Opioid Treatment Programs can help build the capacity of publicly funded OTPs to integrate HCV prevention and treatment services into their programs. This guide may also be useful for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), community and healthcare coalitions, nonprofit organizations and other substance use disorder and HCV treatment providers.
South Southwest PTTC Online Course
This 1-hour online course is designed to increase the capacity of prevention practitioners to collaborate with infectious disease control practitioners. The course focuses on how opioid misuse and overdose prevention strategies can be coordinated with infectious disease control efforts in order to align resources, increase access to focus populations, and address shared risk and protective factors.