HepTAC Virtual Learning Collaborative (VLC)
The VLC is a virtual learning community and training series designed to support viral hepatitis health department staff implement the viral hepatitis prevention and surveillance activities set forth in CDC’s Integrated Viral Hepatitis Surveillance and Prevention Funding for Health Departments (CDC-RFA-PS21-2103) and is open to all state, territorial, and local health departments.
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We are looking for speakers to share their viral hepatitis expertise during the Virtual Learning Collaborative Year 2. Please click here to indicate which dates and topics you are interested in presenting and discussing with other jurisdictions. Thank you!
VLC Year 2
The VLC Year 2 sessions are taking place from September 2022 through July 2023. The format for Y2 of the VLC will consist of two monthly sessions; the first will be a presentation and the second will be discussion based with breakout sessions to allow for participants to directly engage with presenters and/or SMEs. Sessions will range from 60-90 minutes depending on the topics and begin at 3:00 PM ET.
VLC Calendar, 2022-2023
|21-Sep-22||Presentation||Implementing Hepatitis Services in High-Impact Settings|
|26-Oct-22||Presenation||Laboratory and Health Systems Assessment for Hepatitis Programs|
|16-Nov-22||Presentation||Engaging Non-Traditional Partners and People with Lived Experience in Elimination Planning and Implementation|
|30-Nov-22||Workshop||Engaging Non-Traditional Partners and People with Lived Experience in Elimination Planning and Implementation|
|8-Feb-23||Presentation||Using a health equity approach to improve data collection and use of demographic data (sex, gender identity, race, and ethnicity) and risk factors|
|22-Feb-23||Workshop||Using a health equity approach to improve data collection and use of demographic data (sex, gender identity, race, and ethnicity) and risk factors|
|8-Mar-23||Presentation||Working across the health department and with other state agencies to increase collaboration on viral hepatitis prevention and surveillance activities.|
|22-Mar-23||Workshop||Working across the health department and with other state agencies to increase collaboration on viral hepatitis prevention and surveillance activities.|
|5-Apr-23||Presentation||New York State and NYC Hepatitis C Telehealth Toolkit Overview|
|19-Apr-23||Presentation||Characteristics of hepatitis B mortality and considerations for health departments in analyzing cause of death data|
|26-Apr-23||Presentation||Hepatitis C: State of Medicaid Access 2023 Report Card Update with NVHR and Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation|
|3-May-23||Presentation||Implementing negative/undetectable HBV DNA and HCV RNA lab reporting|
|17-May-23||Workshop||Implementing negative/undetectable HBV DNA and HCV RNA lab reporting|
|7-Jun-23||Presentation||Elimination planning next steps: Monitoring and Evaluation|
|21-Jun-23||Workshop||Elimination planning next steps: Monitoring and Evaluation|
|12-Jul-23||Presentation||Implementing anti-racist and harm reduction practices into elimination planning and VH activities|
|26-Jul-23||Workshop||Implementing anti-racist and harm reduction practices into elimination planning and VH activities|
VLC Year 1
The VLC Year 1 sessions took place from October 2021 through July 2022 from 3-4:30 pm ET.
Session recordings and presentation slides can be found below.
VLC Calendar, 2021-2022
|8-Sep-21||Surveillance Guidance Overview|
|22-Sep-21||Developing an elimination plan: Core components and establishing achievable targets|
|13-Oct-21||Building or enhancing a coalition to eliminate viral hepatitis, Part I||
Hepatitis VLC: Building or Enhancing a Coalition to Eliminate Viral Hepatitis, Part I - YouTube
|27-Oct-21||Conducting case investigation activities in resource- and capacity-limited settings (DIS)||
Hepatitis VLC: Conducting case investigation activities in resource and capacity limited settings - YouTube
|10-Nov-21||Outbreak 101, Part I (HAV)|
|15-Dec-21||Special VLC Session on Hepatitis C|
|12-Jan-22||Building or enhancing a coalition to eliminate viral hepatitis, Part II||
Hepatitis VLC: Building or Enhancing a Coalition to Eliminate Viral Hepatitis, Part II - YouTube
|26-Jan-22||Statutes and mandates for viral hepatitis condition and laboratory reporting||
Hepatitis VLC: Statutes and Mandates for Viral Hepatitis Condition and Laboratory Reporting - YouTube
|9-Feb-22||Outbreak 101, Part II (HBV & HCV)||
Hepatitis VLC: Outbreak 101, Part II Hepatitis B & C - YouTube
|23-Feb-22||Critical partnerships to improve viral hepatitis testing||
Hepatitis VLC: Critical Partnerships to Improve Viral Hepatitis Testing - YouTube
|9-Mar-22||Improving provider awareness and capacity to increase viral hepatitis testing and treatment||
Hepatitis VLC: Improving Provider Awareness & Capacity to Increase Viral Hep. Testing & Treatment - YouTube
|23-Mar-22||Establishing partnerships in settings (clinical, behavioral and laboratory) that conduct high volume of viral hepatitis testing to improve reporting and data quality||
Hepatitis VLC: Establishing Partnerships in Settings that Conduct High Volume of Viral Hep Testing - YouTube
|13-Apr-22||Attributes of an electronic surveillance system that can collect and store viral hepatitis lab reports, clinical data, and other case data||
Hepatitis VLC: Attributes of an Electronic Surveillance System... - YouTube
|27-Apr-22||Improving capacity of PH labs and clinics to conduct all VH testing and report results electronically to HDs||
Hepatitis VLC: Improving Capacity of Public Health Labs and Clinics... - YouTube
|11-May-22||Removing restrictions on access to hepatitis treatment||
Hepatitis VLC: Removing Restrictions on Access to Hepatitis Treatment - YouTube
|25-May-22||HCV RNA reflex testing: Updates and experience of commercial laboratories||
Hepatitis VLC: HCV RNA Reflex Testing: Updates and Experience of Commercial Laboratories - YouTube
|8-Jun-22||Building longitudinal databases/registries and development of HCV CoCs||
Hepatitis VLC: Building Longitudinal Databases/Registries and Development of HCV Cascades of Care - YouTube
|15-Jun-22||Establishing and conducting surveillance and case management for perinatal HCV among pregnant persons||
Hepatitis VLC: Establishing and Conducting Surveillance and Case Management for Perinatal HCV... - YouTube
|13-Jul-22||Working in coalition to advance viral hepatitis testing: SSPs and MAT settings||
Hepatitis VLC: Working in Coalition to Advance Viral Hepatitis Testing: SSPs and MAT settings - YouTube
|27-Jul-22||Leveraging existing data sources for case matching||
Hepatitis VLC: Leveraging Existing Data Sources for Case Matching - YouTube
On August 10 and 11, 2021, NASTAD, in collaboration with CDC, hosted the Viral Hepatitis Prevention and Surveillance Virtual Learning Collaborative Kickoff. This virtual event gathered close to 200 participants from health departments to provide core capacity training for viral hepatitis prevention and surveillance and featured sessions directed at building the core competencies of participants to facilitate effective implementation of activities under CDC's new viral hepatitis cooperative agreement Integrated Viral Hepatitis Surveillance and Prevention Funding for Health Departments or PS21-2103.