Category Archives: Hepatitis C policy

California DPH issues statewide standing order to reduce opioid deaths with naloxone

Issued by the California Department of Public Health on July 5, 2018: Many organizations and programs in California can help reduce deaths associated with opioid overdose by distributing naloxone, however some find it difficult to obtain the required standing order from a physician to do so….Read More

New Medi-Cal policy issued for treating hepatitis C

On July 3, 2018, California Department of Public Health issued the following communication. Dear Community Partners: I am very excited to announce that today the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) released a new hepatitis C treatment policy for Medi-Cal beneficiaries. The new Medi-Cal policy…Read More

NASTAD recognizes Project Inform’s Anne Donnelly during 2018 Annual Meeting

ORIGINAL POST: www.nastad.org Every year during our Annual Meeting, NASTAD celebrates the accomplishments of our members and partners with a series of awards. This year, we’re so proud to recognize the amazing accomplishments of Peter Whiticar, Diana Jordan, Anne Donnelly, and Dr. Theo Hodge. NASTAD Partnership…Read More

California Governor Jerry Brown’s Budget is Model for Hepatitis C Funding

Reprinted from HepMag.com. On Friday, May 11, 2018, Governor Jerry Brown of California released his “May Revised Budget” and it contained a lot of excellent news for people living with hepatitis C (HCV): Called for the removal of all fibrosis restrictions in Medi-Cal; Added $70.4 million…Read More

CA Governor’s new budget increases investment in expanding hepatitis C treatment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  MAY 15, 2018  (CLICK HERE FOR PDF) CONTACT: ANNE DONNELLY, adonnelly AT projectinform DOT org, (415) 640-6103 ANDREW REYNOLDS areynolds AT projectinform DOT org, (415) 312-3445 SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Project Inform and the California Hepatitis Alliance (CalHEP), a group of over 100…Read More

Project Inform’s rural opioid summit attracts providers from 26 counties

On February 5-6, 2018 in Santa Rosa, CA, Project Inform hosted The Opioid Crisis & Related Public Health Issues in Rural Northern Counties: A Summit to Discuss Solutions. Over 113 participants from a diverse array of health and social service organizations, including drug treatment programs, federally…Read More

Project Inform signs letter to Pres Trump urging commitment to eliminating hepatitis in the US

As the U.S. is falling behind in hepatitis elimination efforts, Project Inform added their name this week to a community sign-on letter to President Trump demanding federal investment in the HHS’s National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan. The letter — signed by more than 60 organizations —…Read More