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Hepatitis C Infection and Innovative Public Health Practice

September 16, 2008. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Ann Shindo, PhD, MSW, MPH, MS, and Ann Thomas, MD, MPH, describe the epidemiology and natural history of Hepatitis C virus with an emphasis on local data on risk factors and the burden of disease.

Quick Facts

Topics: Epidemiology, Infectious Disease & Immunizations

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

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Description

In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, Ann Shindo, PhD, MSW, MPH, MS, and Ann Thomas, MD, MPH, describe the epidemiology and natural history of Hepatitis C virus with an emphasis on local data on risk factors and the burden of disease. They then discuss innovative examples of program collaboration and service integration in local health jurisdictions targeting adults who at risk of transmitting viral hepatitis, HIV, and sexually transmitted diseases.

Air date: September 16, 2008

Learning Objectives

  • Describe some of the barriers to conducting surveillance for HCV.
  • List the most common risk factors for acquisition of HCV in Oregon.
  • Discuss the local health infrastructure outside of the urban metropolitan area.
  • Describe the one-stop-shop model for interventions targeting stigmatized blood-borne and STDs, including a locally adaptable tool to assist in implementation.

Intended Audience

Local and state public health practitioners; Public health nurses; Local and state emergency management staff; Addictions and mental health providers; Community health clinic providers

Slides

Quick Facts

Topics: Epidemiology, Infectious Disease & Immunizations

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

Presenters

Ann Shindo, PhD, MSW, MPH, MS, received her Master’s in Behavioral Neuroscience from Oregon Health & Sciences University and went on to accomplish a Master’s of Public Health, Master’s in Social Work, and her doctorate in Social Research & Policy from Portland State University. Dr. Shindo uses her eclectic education and decade of behavioral health research experience to promote program and policy development for local public health jurisdictions and state agencies targeting integrated HIV, viral hepatitis, and STD prevention among high-risk adults.

Ann Thomas, MD, MPH, received her bachelor’s degree at Stanford University and her MD from Columbia University. After a pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, she was in private practice for three years. She then served two years with the Measles Elimination Activity in the National Immunization Program for the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service. She earned her MPH at Emory University. She is currently a public health physician with the Acute and Communicable Disease Program at the Oregon State Public Health Division, where she oversees Oregon’s surveillance for meningitis, respiratory illness and hepatitis.

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