Expanding hepatitis C testing and treatment through task-shifting

Event Date: 
10 December 2019, 12:00 EST

Simplifying hepatitis C prevention, testing, treatment and care services can expand access and enhance services for people whose needs are not being met by current systems.

Task shifting is an approach that decentralizes service delivery by expanding the types of providers who are able to offer services. It can also involve streamlining the number of steps involved in service access and delivery, and the elimination of tasks that no longer make sense.

This webinar will explore the concept of task shifting, the opportunities and benefits it offers, and will examine how Scotland has implemented this concept to scale up access to their hepatitis C services.

Moderator: Rivka Kushner, CATIE

Speakers:

  • Dr. John Dillon, University of Dundee
  • Kate Mason, Toronto Community Hep C Program
  • Jac Atkinson, MOSH Halifax
  • Jennifer Broad, Toronto Community Hep C Program

This webinar is part of a series on international approaches to hepatitis C programs, co-presented by CATIE and the International Network on Hepatitis in Substance Users (INHSU).

This webinar series features international speakers covering innovative approaches to hepatitis C program models designed to reach people where they are, and grounded in the principles of harm reduction. Learn more.

 

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