Tohono O’odham Nation Hepatitis C Elimination Public Health Practice Initiative

Tohono O’odham Nation Hepatitis C Elimination Public Health Practice Initiative

Virus targets
Hepatitis C
Testing and treatment implementation
Micro elimination
Health outcomes
WHO region
Region of the Americas
Target goal
United States of America
Key interventions
Screening and diagnosis
Treatment (direct or referral)
Target population
Performance target
Care cascade: HCV diagnosis
Care cascade: HCV testing
Care cascade: HCV treatment
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Health outcomes additional info

In this project we aim to identify and treat 70% of HCV infected patients in 3 years with the goal of elimination of hepatitis C as defined by public health standards Given the current landscape of HCV treatment we aim to treat >90% of patient with F2 fibrosis or above and about 80% of patients with F0-F1 fibrosis. 1. Reduction in HCV prevalence of 70% 2. Decreasing HCV related mortality by 80% 3. Reduction in HCV incidence of at least 60%

Performance target additional info

This project seeks to serve Native Americans belonging to the Tohono O’odham Nation.



Summary and objectives

The Tohono O’odham Nation is one of the largest American Indian/Alaska Native communities in Arizona with over 33,000 registered members. Given an estimated 8.6% of the American Indian/Alaska Native community infected with HCV, we estimate approximately 2,893 HCV infected persons living in the Tohono O’odham Nation health care catchment.

To eliminate Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) as defined by AT LEAST 70% reduction of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) infection among infected members of the Tohono O’odham Nation by: Systematic, universal and targeted screening of at at-risk populations and Linkage to care, treatment, case management, and social support of all infected with HCV in the Tohono O’odham Nation

Additional program information:

This program was launched in January 2018.

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