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Alaska has eliminated new HAV and HBV infections and linked 90% of patients with chronic HBV to care in the Alaska Native population.
Such a collaboration successfully provided treatment to a population of Native Americans and Alaska Natives.
Inhabitants are facing mounting hepatitis A, addiction and overdose risks.
Disparities in access to health care make Native Americans, Aboriginals and others up to 10 times more likely to be infected.
Recent hepatitis C data shows the American Indian and Alaska Native population had the highest rate of new infections of all ethnic groups.
So far, nearly 23,000 people have been screened for viral liver disease under the tribe’s ambitious health initiative.
They are the first community in the United States to set this goal
This blog looks at the Cherokee Nation’s goal to ELIMINATE hepatitis C in their community!
If successful, the tribe’s program could become a national model to fight the virus.
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