Hepatitis C Training for Prevention Providers

Providers who receive Hepatitis C (HCV) testing kits from DSHS and providers who draw blood and send it to the lab must complete training. Only providers who receive HCV kits from DSHS must complete the OraQuick HCV E-Training.

The following course is recommended for new epidemiologists who conduct HCV investigations. It may also help epidemiologists who need a refresher, healthcare providers, and/or students.

  • Introduction to Hepatitis C Surveillance – This training will help participants describe HCV epidemiology in Texas and the United States. Participants will learn to:
    • describe transmission and risk factors,
    • summarize current HCV treatment,
    • differentiate between chronic and acute HCV,
    • classify HCV cases based on existing definitions, and
    • list the required variables for acute HCV cases.