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Program Description of Central Outreach Wellness Center Improving Access to Hepatitis C Diagnosis and Treatment

Bequeath, Matthew (2023) Program Description of Central Outreach Wellness Center Improving Access to Hepatitis C Diagnosis and Treatment. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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Across Western Pennsylvania and much of the world, Hepatitis C continues to contribute to liver disease and related disorders of many persons. Groundbreaking progress has been made in available treatment methods; however, there is still much community work to be done to ensure that diagnosis and treatment intervention are equitably available. In response to this public health problem, many agencies, programs, and organizations are developing programs to engage impacted and at-risk communities in preventing and addressing HCV. One of these organizations located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is the Central Outreach Wellness Center. Central Outreach focuses their work on populations that are affected by many disparities, including access to healthcare, socio-economic burdens, and stigma surrounding harm reduction methods. Many of these disparities are worsened or caused by the negative impacts of Hepatitis C. This paper is an analytical description of the efforts conducted by Central Outreach to mitigate the spread of Hepatitis C across Western Pennsylvania. To reach the World Health Organizations HCV global elimination plan for 2030, innovative methods conducted by Central Outreach and other leaders in HCV care, should be examined, replicated, and improved upon.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Submitted
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Bequeath, MatthewMCB127@pitt.eduMCB127
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairGIvens, Daviddlg43@pitt.edudlg43UNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberGlynn, Nancyepidnwg@pitt.eduepidnwgUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberFrank, Lindafrankie@pitt.edufrankieUNSPECIFIED
Date: 15 May 2023
Date Type: Completion
Number of Pages: 43
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Public Health > Infectious Diseases and Microbiology
Degree: MPH - Master of Public Health
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: Yes
Date Deposited: 15 May 2023 21:34
Last Modified: 15 May 2023 21:34


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