Family Health staff receives Hepatitis C training 05.02.24

May 2, 2024

Family Health staff receives Hepatitis C training

MOBILE, Ala. — Select Family Health providers and support staff attended a two-day lunch and learn training on April 17 and 19 at the Keeler Memorial Building. It was focused on the BRIDGE HCV project (Building bridges to Reach people who Inject Drugs with the Goal to Eliminate Hepatitis C Virus).

The first session covered “HCV Treatment in PWID (Persons Who Inject Drugs) – the Critical Link to HCV Elimination.” It was presented by Dr. Audrey Lloyd. She is an assistant professor of Pediatric and Adult Infectious Diseases at the University of Alabama at Birmingham along with Children’s of Alabama hospital.

The second session covered “Mastering HCV Management Skills.” It was presented by Dr. Will Bradford. He is Clinical Fellow of Infectious Diseases at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

The activity was jointly provided by Purdue University and Integritas Communications. It was supported by an education grant from Gilead Sciences.

Since its inception in 1979, Family Health has provided services to the uninsured, underinsured, insured, and medically underserved populations of Mobile County. In addition to the general population, the center also targets special populations, such as migrant and seasonal workers, refugees, at-risk students, public housing residents, maternity patients and people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH).

Family Health’s dedicated healthcare providers, support staff and administrative staff are committed to treating Hepatitis C with the ultimate goal of eliminating the Hepatitis C Virus. Family Health services include primary care, behavioral health, HIV early intervention services, nutrition services, 340B pharmacy, social services, X-ray, dental, lab, interpretation, and family planning, just to name a few. Call for an appointment today at 251-690-8889.