The Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy (OIDP) anticipates funding a linkage to care intervention and evaluation project that demonstrates the effectiveness of streamlined linkage to hepatitis C treatment from settings with high prevalence of hepatitis C. The purpose of this initiative under the Public Health Service Evaluation Fund is to implement and evaluate hepatitis C community navigation and linkage to care interventions. Interventions of interest are those that are likely to improve hepatitis C treatment rates, reduce transmission, reduce hepatitis C disparities, and reduce hepatitis C-related liver cancer and mortality among people who are disproportionately impacted by viral hepatitis. Examples of settings with high prevalence of hepatitis C may include correctional settings or harm reduction programs. Recipients will work with community partners to implement and evaluate interventions and develop resources for dissemination to diverse stakeholders.
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