Action Plan for the Prevention and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis: The Community Response

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,

Action Plan for the Prevention and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis

The Community Response

Date & Time: May 16, 2011 at 12:00 PM Pacific Time

On May 12, 2011 HHS will release the first ever national strategy for viral hepatitis. Join us for this informative webinar as we explore what the plan does, and what it does not do, from the community perspective. Learn how you can use the plan to support the addition of viral hepatitis services into local health policy. As always, we will leave plenty of time for questions and answers.

About the Presentation Team:

Ryan Clary

Mr. Clary is the Director of Public Policy at Project Inform. He advocates at the national, state, and local levels on HIV and hepatitis C policy issues. He is a co-founder of Hepatitis C Advocates UNITED!, a national grassroots coalition of advocates working to increase the federal government’s response to the HCV epidemic.

Daniel Raymond

Mr. Raymond is the Policy Director for the Harm Reduction Coalition in New York and a Steering Committee member of the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable. His work focuses on syringe access, HIV, hepatitis C, and overdose prevention. He has worked in the field of harm reduction and syringe exchange for two decades, and provided testimony to the Institute of Medicine on hepatitis C prevention for people who inject drugs.

Lorren Sandt

Ms. Sandt is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Caring Ambassadors Program. She has managed the Hepatitis C Program of the Caring Ambassadors Program since its inception in 1999. Lorren is a co-editor and a contributing author, to Hepatitis C Choices, 4th Edition, a one-of-a-kind, patient-centered book authored by a team of more than 25 multi-disciplined experts in hepatitis C. She has worked on policy changes at both the state and federal level since 2001. Lorren is the Chair of the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable, a member of the Hepatitis Community Advisory Board, the Fair Pricing Coalition, a member of the Hepatitis Appropriations Partnership, and co-moderator of Hepatitis C Advocates UNITED.

Colin Schwartz

Mr. Schwartz is the Manager, Viral Hepatitis/Government Relations for the National Alliance of State & Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD). In this role, he provides program and policy assistance to state health department viral hepatitis programs and advocates on their behalf with the Administration, Congress and Federal Agencies. Mr. Schwartz is actively involved in several national hepatitis advocacy coalitions including serving as the Coordinator for the Hepatitis Appropriations Partnership (HAP). He has policy experience in HIV and viral hepatitis, comprehensive sex education and sexual health, with expertise on Congressional Appropriations for public health programs.


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To join this webinar:


Dial-In: 1-800-201-2375 or 1-469-759-7753     Passcode: 327238


Colin Schwartz

Manager, Viral Hepatitis/Government Relations

National Alliance of State & Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD)

444 North Capitol Street NW, Suite 339

Washington, DC  20001

Phone: (202) 434.8005  Fax: (202) 434.8092

“Bridging Science, Policy, and Public Health”


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