Foundation Program Sites

Hepatitis C

Congratulations to our 2024 Bree Collaborative award winner for Best Practices in Hepatitis C Care and Treatment:

Community Health Plan of Washington

Read our Report and Recommendations

Implementation Support

Checklists: The checklist translates the Bree guidelines into action steps for that sector (i.e., clinician, health delivery site, public health, etc.). The action items have been arranged into levels 1, 2, and 3 to correspond to the difficulty level of implementing the action into the sectors’ setting. Bree staff co-created the checklists with report workgroup members and topic experts.

Topic Overview: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is the most common chronic blood-borne pathogen in the US and a leading cause of complications from chronic liver disease. In 2018, an estimated 59,100 Washingtonians were living with HCV, prompting Governor Inslee to issue Directive of the Governor 18-13: “Eliminating Hepatitis C in Washington in 2030 through combined public health efforts and a new medication purchasing approach.”

You can scroll down to the bottom of this page to view data from the Washington State Department of Health on Hepatitis C incidents and prevalence in Washington. Currently, there is no dashboard on screening rates or treatment for Hepatitis C.

Past Meeting Materials

Date Materials
January 6 Agenda January 6
Hep C Workgroup Charter Draft
Hep C Free Washington Plan (DOH)
February 3 Agenda January 3
Minutes January 6
Hep C Free Presentation (DOH)
March 3 Agenda March 3
Minutes February 3
April 7 Agenda April 7
Minutes March 3
Bree Hep C Timeline Draft
Potential HCV Metrics Draft
May 5 Agenda May 5
Minutes April 7
Potential HCV Metrics 05/05
Care Coordination Draft 05/05
PMCC Presentation 05/05
June 2 Agenda June 2
Minutes May 5
Potential HCV Metrics 06/02
Care Coordination Draft 06/02
July 7 Agenda July 7
Minutes June 2
Care Coordination Draft 7/07
Integrating Pharmacists Draft 7/07
August 4 Agenda August 4
Minutes July 7
Hep C Recommendation Review Worksheet
National Strategy Alignment Worksheet
September 1 Agenda September 1
Minutes August 4
Draft HCV Recommendations 22_0825
November 3 Agenda November 3
Minutes September 1
HCV Public Comment Table
Draft HCV Recommendations 22_1103

Workgroup Members

Name Title Organization
Abha Puri, MPH Program Manager Community Health Plan of Washington
Emalie Huriaux, MPH STD, Adult Hepatitis, and Syringe Service Program (SSP) Manager WA Department of Health
John Scott, MD, MSc Professor, Department of Medicine
Medical Director, Telehealth
Associate Medical Director, Liver Clinic
University of Washington
Jon Stockton, MHA Adult Viral Hepatitis Coordinator WA Department of Health
Judith Tsui, MD, MPH Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Director, UW Medical Student Addiction Research Program
University of Washington
Melda Velasquez Service Line Director Kadlec Regional Medical Center
Omar Daoud, PharmD Director of Pharmacy Community Health Plan of Washington
Patrick Judkins Education and Outreach Specialist, Disease Control and Prevention Thurston County Health Department
Ryan Pistoresi, PharmD, MS Assistant Chief Pharmacy Officer Washington State Health Care Authority
Wendy Wong, BSc Ambulatory Clinical Pharmacist Providence Health and Services
Vania Rudolph, MD, MPH Addiction Medicine Specialist Swedish Health Centers
Yumi Ando, MD Gastroenterologist Kaiser Permanente 

Hepatitis C, Chronic

  • Chronic Cases

Hepatitis C, Acute and Chronic, by year

  • Acute case