Improving the health of rural Kentuckians.

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the foundational model for USHAMP

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What is KHAMP?

The Kentucky Hepatitis Academic Mentorship Program (KHAMP) is a training platform designed using a tele-mentoring-based training program for primary care providers throughout communities in the Commonwealth.

Primary care providers will receive training on hepatitis C epidemiology, diagnosis, management, treatment and prevention. Thus, primary care providers throughout the Commonwealth will be equipped with the skills needed to treat hepatitis C patients in their local communities.

KHAMP will train providers on treating individuals for hepatitis C in their local communities which will increase the number of individuals treated, help to bridge the gap between prevention and management of hepatitis infections throughout the Commonwealth. The final goal: KHAMP will be an easily accessible, regardless of location, training program that meets the needs of primary care providers throughout the Commonwealth who are interested in providing hepatitis C services.

KHAMP is Kentucky's Founding chapter of USHAMP (United States Hepatitis Academic Mentorship Program)

Did you know? 

Check out these informative videos on Hepatitis C. 

Kentucky HVC: Did You Know?

A Story of Occupational Exposure

A Story of IV Drug Exposure


  1. Improve the health of individuals in underserved communities throughout the Appalachian region by building a primary care workforce trained by experts to screen, diagnose, treat, and follow persons infected with hepatitis C infection.

  2. Educate 

  3. Emower state leaders to develop a team-based program that will improve both individual and public health and provide momentum for eliminating hepatitis C in the US according to the Viral Hepatitis Strategic Plan 2025.

  4. Advocate for expanded access to curative hepatitis C treatment through education of a broad range of care providers, development of strong linkages to care, best practices, health equity, policy changes and insurance reform.
  5. Collaborate to provide resources and networking opportunities to multiple stakeholders within their state.  Collaborate with other state programs to strengthen state-based HAMP.

KHAMP Planning Committee Members
 Ashutosh Barve, MD, PhD University of Louisville Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
 William Balistreri, MD  Cincinnati Childrens, Pediatrics
 Barbra Cave, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC, PhD Hep C Program Lead UofL Hospital Hepatitis C Center
 Claudia Espinosa, MC, MSc University of Florida, Perinatal
 Susan Moser Kentucky Rural Health Association US-HAMP Team
 Tina McCormick Kentucky Rural Health Association Executive Director
 Kathy Sanders, RN MSN Kentucky Rural Health Association KHAMP Team

For access to additional resources, please consider becoming a member of our association!

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Learn more about US-HAMP, our nationwide collaboration to increase the number of patients cured from Hepatitis C. 

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