Community-based Programs to Test and Cure Hepatitis C (CDC-RFA-PS14-1413)

Period Length: 4 years

Funding is expected to be approximately $4.5M each year

To increase health-care capacity and increase the number of persons diagnosed, treated, and cured, these projects:

  • Increase health department’s capacity to gather and follow-up on reports of current hepatitis C cases in populations with high rates of hepatitis C.
  • Strengthen health care capacity to test and treat hepatitis C.
  • Develop strategies to reduce cost and improve patient and provider acceptance of hepatitis C services at clinical sites.
  • Meet targets for testing (at least 10,000 persons per year, per site), diagnosis, and cure.

CDC has awarded funding for three projects in:

  • Chicago, IL – University of Chicago
    (Project title: Hepatitis C Community Alliance to Test and Treat in Chicago)
  • Baltimore, MD – Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
    (Project title: Maryland proposal to build capacity of providers to test for hepatitis C, link infected patients to care, and ensure receipt of treatment leading to sustained viral suppression)
  • Seattle, WA – Public Health – Seattle & King County
    (Project title: Public Health – Seattle & King County HCV Test and Cure Project