Hepatitis C

In 2015 The National Hispanic Medical Association began its three-part series, Hepatitis C and Hispanics Leadership Summits. We completed our three summits in March, 2015 in Austin, Texas, August 2015 in Los Angeles, California and February, 2016 in Washington, DC.  The goal of the summits were to raise awareness and begin a discussion on addressing barriers to care.

In addition, the Summits resulted in advocacy interest with the State legislative leaders and policymakers to increase cultural competence and education programs to our communities in these States as well as to develop programs to educate health professionals.

The final Summit aims complete 4 goals:

  1. to discuss the barriers of current programs that impact the health of Hispanics
  2. to discuss strategies needed for future health care programs that educate on prevention and treatment of HepC
  3. to review recommendations from last two NHMA summits;
  4. to build consensus on the Federal programs and policies that can be developed or enhanced to improve the quality of health care delivery to Hispanics with or at risk of acquiring Hepatitis C in the United States over the next five years.

At the final Summit we aim to address our main goals, as well as, review the recommendations from our previous Summits. Following our panel discussions attendees will be invited to join two breakout discussions, one on Access and the other on Prevention. 


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    • Alex Millman, MD Medical Epidemiologist Division of Viral Hepatitis National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD & TB Prevention Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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    • Julio A. Gutierrez, MD, MS Director, Hepatobiliary Cancer The Texas Liver Institute

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    • Marwan Haddad, MD, MPH Medical Director of HIV, Hepatitis C, and Buprenorphine Services (Project Echo) Community Health Centers, Inc. 

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