Windows of Opportunity: Integrated Hepatitis C Programming Approaches for Priority Populations


Outcomes: Common factors of success across and within population-specific programs

Programs throughout the country are providing hepatitis C services for priority populations across the continuum of care. Although there are differences between and within them, they share a number of common factors and foundational approaches that contribute to their successes, outlined in this section in general, and in Population-specific priority directions for specific populations.

All of the programs and models discussed at the deliberative dialogue deliver services along the full continuum of care. These continuum of care models are also known as integrated models.

This section illustrates how programs are operationalizing integration and details good practices in hepatitis C services at the programming, organizational and structural/systemic levels.

Specifically, this section includes the following:

  1. an overview of the principles of integration
  2. a description of the main techniques and methods being used to operationalize integration in hepatitis C programs
  3. a discussion of essential factors of success and priority recommendations in hepatitis C programming at the programming, organizational and structural/systemic levels
  4. a description of the resources and tools required to develop and scale up effective integrated hepatitis C programs