POLICY BRIEFING: UNDIAGNOSED HEPATITIS C IN MINORITY COMMUNITIES: AN URGENT HEALTHCARE RESPONSE IS REQUIRED

Assistant Secretary for Health Howard K. Koh, MD;
Cong. Hank Johnson, Cong. Mike Honda to attend.

Please join us for a policy briefing that will address the challenge of undiagnosed Hepatitis C in minority populations in the United States, and the imperative for a healthcare system response.
The briefing is scheduled for January 14, 2014, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, Rayburn HOB, Room 2168, 45 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC. Box lunches will be available.

Confirmed speakers include Assistant Secretary for Health Howard K. Koh, MD; Cong. Hank Johnson; Cong. Mike Honda; clinical expert Charles Howell, MD; and HCV patient advocate Ms. Hadiyah Charles.
Dr. Koh will define the HHS leadership role in addressing the Nation’s Viral Hepatitis epidemic. Cong. Johnson will speak to the importance of testing for minority communities, and Dr. Howell will describe new therapeutic options for Hepatitis C.

The Forum will introduce a web-based resource Hepatitis C Index to help healthcare practitioners, policy makers, and advocacy groups identify and quantify Hepatitis C geographically, and by age, gender, race and ethnicity.
We hope you will be able to attend!

For additional information, please contact Ms. Gretchen C. Wartman at 202-223-7560.

Click here for the Agenda
http://www.nmqf.org/email/policybriefingundiagnosedhepatitisc/agenda11442014.pdf