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
Page last reviewed: October 3, 2019