National Hispanic Medical Association Hepatitis C Summit

National Summit to Bring Awareness about the Hepatitis C Epidemic

Feb 10, 2016, 18:02 ET from National Hispanic Medical Association

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) will hold a national summit on Hepatitis C at the Rayburn House Office Building, Room B354 on February 11, 2016 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm for our public and private partners. The summit is to increase awareness on the importance of Hepatitis C, and how to better inform the Hispanic communities.

Hepatitis C is projected to be an epidemic that will impact a greater number of people than HIV, and will be seen in Hispanics at a younger age with complications such as liver cancer.

The summit will discuss barriers of current healthcare programs that affect Hispanics with Hepatitis C, strategies needed for future health care programs for Hispanics with Hepatitis C, and build consensus on Federal programs and policies to improve quality health care to Hispanics with Hepatitis C over the next five years.

"The CDC has announced that all baby-boomers should be tested for HepC. NHMA is proud to convene this summit with our public and private partners to come up with innovative ideas to bring awareness to our community. We want our doctors and advocates to increase testing among the Hispanic population and communicate effectively with their Hispanic patients." 

The sponsor for our 3rd and final summit on Hepatitis C is AbbVie. Our participants include:

  • Advocates
  • Government representatives
  • Health professionals including physicians, pharmacists, nurses, residents, medical students, medical school faculty, pharmaceutical and insurance company leaders
  • Media

See our website for more information on the Hepatitis C Summit.

National Medical Association (NHMA) is a non-profit association representing 50,000 Hispanic physicians. NHMA mission is to empower Hispanic physicians to lead efforts to improve the health of Hispanic and other underserved populations. Learn more at http://nhmamd.org/.

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