The April article in the “Innovations in Hepatitis Elimination Series” features a report from the Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation, an indigenous community in rural Saskatchewan, Canada who launched an integrated HCV care model focused on 1) HCV education and advocacy, 2) screening, 3) treatment, and 4) knowledge translation. Between December 2016 and July 2019, 227 HCV tests were completed with 83 individuals (41.5%) linked to care, 55 (66%) treated, and 42(77%) cured. Join us for a discussion with the authors of the report to explore how this model was launched and the challenges and successes of the program. Authors will be joined by Canadian and American colleagues who will share their own experiences in developing HCV elimination programs in indigenous communities. This webinar will mark the launch of the first-ever North America Hepatitis Elimination Summit.
-Stuart Skinner, Assistant Professor, University of Saskatchewan (Canada)
-Noreen Reed, Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation Health Centre (Canada)
-Jodie Albert, Community member, Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation (Canada)
-JoLee Sasakamoose, nātawihowin (art of self-healing) First Nations Health and Wellness Network, Saskatchewan First Nations and Métis Health and Wellness Research, Training, and Knowledge Mobilization Network (Canada)
-Jessica Leston, Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, Indian Health Service (United States)
-Brian McMahon, Alaska Native Medical Center (United States)
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