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January 14, 2014

By Gary A. Puckrein, PhD


12 August 2018

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;

  • 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!

Policy Briefing Agenda

About The Forum

The National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, non-partisan, independent research and education organization. The vision of NMQF is a health services research, delivery and financing system that provides quality and effective health services to the biodiverse American general population of the 21st century. NMQF helps assure that national and local quality improvement initiatives are informed by scientific evidence, and place a priority on the quality of care and patient outcomes in all populations.