Matthew Akiyama, MD, MSc; Mandy Altman, MPA, CCHP; Lara Strick, MD, MSc; Tracy Swan; Alysse G. Wurcel, MD, MS
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc.
This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and Integritas Communications.
Matthew Akiyama, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine: Divisions of General
Internal Medicine & Infectious Diseases
Montefiore Medical Center
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, New York
Mandy Altman, MPA, CCHP
Director, Correctional Health Program
Hepatitis Education Project
National Hepatitis Corrections Network
Lara Strick, MD, MSc
Clinical Associate Professor
University of Washington
Infectious Disease Physician
Washington State Department of Corrections
HIV and Hepatitis C Educator, Advocate,
and Policy Advisor
Alysse G. Wurcel, MD, MS
Assistant Professor, Tufts Medical Center
Department of Medicine: Division of Geographic
Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Tufts University School of Medicine
Department of Public Health and
We, in the correctional community, have a critical part to play in shaping health care delivery and advocating for our patients. This is especially pertinent to HCV care, in which significant gaps in testing, treatment, prevention, and education persist—both behind bars and upon community reentry. Across the corrections-based HCV-care continuum, providers are faced not only with challenges, but also with opportunities and options. This CorrectCare InPractice/InContext™ HCV supplement is intended to provide highly relevant educational content, best-practice principles, and real-world perspectives for corrections-based HCV-care delivery and advocacy.
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of correctional health care professionals who treat incarcerated persons with or at risk for hepatitis C virus (HCV).
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be better able to:
- Describe epidemiologic trends in HCV within correctional institutions
- Provide opt-out HCV testing in accordance with current guideline recommendations
- Demonstrate knowledge of corrections-based HCV treatment and prevention
- Identify challenges to effective HCV treatment and prevention within the correctional setting and at the time of community reentry
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Matthew Akiyama, MD, MSc: No financial relationship to disclose
Mandy Altman, MPA: No financial relationship to disclose
Lara Strick, MD, MSc: No financial relationship to disclose
Tracy Swan: No financial relationship to disclose
Alyssa G. Wurcel, MD, MS: No financial relationship to disclose
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Ashley Cann: Nothing to disclose
Andrea Funk: Nothing to disclose
Liddy Knight: Nothing to disclose
Jim Kappler, PhD: Nothing to disclose
Ashley Marostica, RN, MSN: Nothing to disclose
Jeanette Ruby, MD: Nothing to disclose
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