Increasing access to hepatitis C specialty care for incarcerated persons by using the Project ECHO Model

The Project ECHO Model was developed to improve access to care for patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Through the use of videoconferencing, primary care clinicians meet weekly with HCV specialists at an academic center to discuss HCV cases and develop a treatment plan. In 2010, Project ECHO published data demonstrating no difference in achieving sustained virologic response (SVR) or cure in patients treated at the academic medical center as compared to patients treated within the New Mexico state prison system or rural or underserved community setting. In June 2015, Project ECHO and the New Mexico Corrections Department renewed a partnership to treat incarcerated persons with direct acting antivirals (DAAs).

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2016
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Karla Thornton, MD, MPH
Miranda Sedillo, MS
Paulina Deming, PharmD
Sanjeev Arora, MD
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