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