In response to Gov. Inslee’s Sept. 2018 directive, the Washington State Department of Health, Health Care Authority and members of the Hep C Free Washington Coordinating Committee are striving to eliminate Hepatitis C by 2030. Baby Boomers (those born from 1946 to 1964), people who inject drugs, people who have experienced incarceration, people living with HIV, African Americans and Native Americans are disproportionately impacted by Hepatitis C.
Hepatitis C (HCV) cases among people who use drugs, including people who inject drugs, continue to rise, so the DOH is calling on health care providers to test and treat people who use drugs (active or prior use) as a primary strategy to eliminate HCV in Washington.
Learn more about Washington’s plan to eliminate HCV by 2030 online at DOH Hep C Free and HCA Eliminating Hepatitis C, including:
- How to participate in the Hep C Free Washington planning and implementation.
- The state of HCV in Washington.
- Best practices related to treating people who use or inject drugs for HCV.
- The latest clinical guidance and best practice recommendations.
- Apple Health (Medicaid) coverage for curative treatment. (Department of Health’s Infectious Disease Office)