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April 24, 2018

Viral Hepatitis Prevention

An estimated 4.4 million Americans are living with chronic hepatitis; most do not know they are infected. This website will provide you with a variety of information meant to improve your knowledge of viral hepatitis and increase your awareness of available resources. 
The Idaho Viral Hepatitis Prevention Program works closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to address hepatitis in Idaho. A Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinator (VHPC) partners with community partners throughout the state to promote awareness, implement Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) screening projects, and coordinate training opportunities. For more information on existing initiatives in Idaho, please call (208) 334-5518.


Funding Opportunity for Public Health Region One

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Division of Public Health, Adult Viral Hepatitis Program is seeking a qualified grantee(s) to implement system-level policy change within their health setting aimed at increasing screening and detection of hepatitis C (HCV) among the baby boomer population, and link newly-diagnosed patients with HCV to medical care, including counseling.

This is a three-year grant, total amount of the grant is $53,850.

Applicants must be in a clinical setting serving populations in at least two (2) of the five (5) Idaho counties in public health region one (Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kootenai and Shoshone) and can provide service for populations with:

  • HCV-related health disparities, including limited access to health care (e.g., Medicaid coverage or no health insurance)
  • Confirmation of current HCV infection (HCV RNA) for patients with positive anti-HCV antibody results as indicated in the current CDC algorithm for HCV testing ( Linkage to – or provision of – HCV care and treatment.

Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) populations in at least two (2) of the five (5) Idaho counties in public health region one will be given preference over other applicants. 

Application documents are located under External Resources to the right.