Episode 49 - Mitigating the Impact of Hepatitis C in Southwest Virginia

Episode 49 - Mitigating the Impact of Hepatitis C in Southwe...

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Laura Kate Jennings-Brink is the Southwest Regional Hepatitis C Coordinator with the Virginia Department of Health. In our conversation, we discuss the alarming prevalence of Hepatitis C in the region, as well as the populations who are at highest risk, available treatment options and prevention methods. Resources mentioned in this episode: HepVu: Understanding Hepatitis C Where You Live - http://www.hepvu.org National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable - http://www.nvhr.org/ Book recommendation: Dopesick (Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America) - Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Dopesick-Dealers-Doctors-Company-Addicted/dp/0316551244 The Crime of the Century (HBO docuseries) official trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkU75sBdjdU Additional resources: HELP-4-HEP hotline (assists patients in finding care and support) - http://www.help4hep.org (877-435-7443) https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/content/uploads/sites/10/2016/06/Virginia-Hepatitis-C-Epidemiologic-Profile-2016.pdf (This is the data published by VDH central office in 2016 depicting Hep C data statewide.) Other suggested reading material: Fentanyl Inc. by Ben Westhoff Death in Mudlick by Eric Eyre
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Laura Kate Jennings-Brink is the Southwest Regional Hepatitis C Coordinator with the Virginia Department of Health. In our conversation, we discuss the alarming prevalence of Hepatitis C in the region, as well as the populations who are at highest risk, available treatment options and prevention methods. Resources mentioned in this episode: HepVu: Understanding Hepatitis C Where You Live - http://www.hepvu.org National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable - http://www.nvhr.org/ Book recommendation: Dopesick (Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America) - Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Dopesick-Dealers-Doctors-Company-Addicted/dp/0316551244 The Crime of the Century (HBO docuseries) official trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkU75sBdjdU Additional resources: HELP-4-HEP hotline (assists patients in finding care and support) - http://www.help4hep.org (877-435-7443) https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/content/uploads/sites/10/2016/06/Virginia-Hepatitis-C-Epidemiologic-Profile-2016.pdf (This is the data published by VDH central office in 2016 depicting Hep C data statewide.) Other suggested reading material: Fentanyl Inc. by Ben Westhoff Death in Mudlick by Eric Eyre
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