Viral Hepatitis Care Integration

Praxis provides Viral Hepatitis Care Integration training to all Massachusetts Bureau of Substance Abuse Services funded substance use disorder treatment programs. This 3-hour training includes instruction, discussions, demonstrations, and interactive activities. Read the agenda.

At the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the work of a healthy liver.
  • Explain how viral hepatitis A, B & C are transmitted.
  • Recite the potential signs and symptoms of viral hepatitis.
  • Explain prevention strategies-vaccinations for viral hepatitis A & B.
  • Describe harm reduction strategies for reducing transmission of viral hepatitis A, B, & C.
  • Explain the treatment and management of viral hepatitis A, B, & C.
  • Discuss new treatment protocols for viral hepatitis C.
  • Demonstrate how to assess a client’s risks for acquiring a viral hepatitis infection.
  • Generate key discussion points for teaching clients about viral hepatitis.

Contact us to learn more and request training.

Meet Our Trainers

GagneCheryl Gagne, Sc.D., Praxis Director of Training
Dones1Marc Dones, B.A., Trainer
LivniAyala Livny, M.Ed., Trainer
Lonnie McAdooLonnie McAdoo, B.F.A., Trainer
SherwinVicki Sherwin, B.A., Trainer
TRAINING CERTIFICATES: Participants who have attended all three or four hours of the training, completed the course evaluation form, and signed the sign-in sheet will be awarded a Certificate of Completion for 3 or 4 continuing education credits through NAADAC, NBCC, MNA, and ASWB. Certificates will be emailed directly to participants roughly two weeks after the completion of the Praxis training.

The Center for Social Innovation, Provider #1457, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. The Center for Social Innovation maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 10/17/2016 to 10/17/2017. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 3 or 4 continuing education clock hours.

ACCOMMODATIONS: If you need accommodations for disability, please contact praxis@center4si.com.

GRIEVANCES: If you would like to report a complaint, please email Katie Volk, Praxis Project Director, at kvolk@center4si.com or Cheryl Gagne, Praxis Training Director, at cgagne@center4si.com.

Viral Hepatitis Care Integration Resources

Praxis Resources

Viral Hepatitis Fact Sheet

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The ABCs of Viral Hepatitis: CDC Fact Sheet

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Viral Hepatitis: What Providers Need to Know and Do

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Challenging Questions Activity

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Talking about Sexual History and STIs: A Provider’s Guide

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Harm Reduction Café Menu

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Hepatitis Antiviral Agents Prior Authorization Request Form

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STIs at a Glance

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Trauma Informed Care

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Local Resources

MA Viral Hepatitis Coalition

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Hepatitis Antiviral Agents Prior Authorization Form

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Educational Resources

HCV Advocate – information and support for people infected with HCV

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Hep C 123, National Liver Foundation

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Hep C Fact Sheet, Massachusetts Department of Public Health

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Shifting Epidemics: HIV and Hepatitis C Infection among Injection Drug Users in Massachusetts: Fifth in a Series of Reports on the Status of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Massachusetts. Massachusetts Department of Public Health Bureau of Infectious Disease.

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Diana Shares Experiences Living with Hepatitis C and HIV