Improving the health of rural Kentuckians.

“Every patient with hepatitis C deserves treatment.”





What is US-HAMP?

o   A multi-state collaborative learning network with collective impact to empower key state leaders to train primary care providers in their state to screen, diagnose, evaluate, treat, cure and follow patients with chronic hepatitis C and report treatment outcomes across America.  Per CDC, more persons die from Hepatitis C than all other 60 reported infectious diseases combined, causing at least 20,000 deaths each year.

  • Mission: To provide a model for states to increase the number of patients who are cured, a key step in eliminating hepatitis C.
  • Vision:  To extend a successful collaborative program to other states to manage hepatitis C across the care continuum, from screening to cure, to address hepatitis C in any treatment setting in the U.S.


Educate key state leaders about the elements of a successful state-based HAMP model

Empower 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.

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.

Collaboratto provide resources and networking opportunities to multiple stakeholders within their state.  Collaborate with other state programs to strengthen state-based HAMP.


Key State Leader Responsibilities and Benefits

  • ENGAGE hepatitis C experts in their state as faculty to train and mentor providers.
  • DEVELOP and implement a state-specific HAMP program (1 & 2) based on a customizable model and a monthly or bimonthly state-specific HAMP webinars for case discussion and brief didactic presentations by faculty.
  • COMMIT to provide HAMP training for at least 12 months for your state
  • ATTEND an initial in-person or virtual summit and receive the HAMP training materials/toolkit. 
  • DISCUSS access to training materials, either through a free annual membership with the state-specific Rural Health Association or other convenor.
  • PROVIDE a secure website for HAMP scholars

If you are interested in developing a state program, we ask that you think of key leaders who would be willing to attend join your collaborative effort as you work together to develop a best practice program for your state.  Please reach out to Tina McCormick, US-HAMP Director, or 270-577-1707

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