Hepatitis C is an illness caused by the blood-borne Hepatitis C virus (HCV), and usually becomes a chronic condition. Left untreated, HCV can lead to severe liver disease and liver failure. Newer treatments are effective and well tolerated, but most people with chronic HCV are not accessing treatment due to several factors that will be discussed. The primary objectives of this quality improvement project were to improve the treatment cascade, provide education to providers and patients, and facilitate screening, virus confirmation, and referral to treatment, in a Federally Qualified Health Center.
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Level of Degree
Joanne Haeffele PhD, APRN, FNP-BC
First Committee Member
Aaron Skiles DNP, FNP-BC
Hepatitis C, screening, linkage to care, primary care
McMahon, Maria E.. "Hepatitis C Screening, Confirmation, and Referral Improvement Project." (2022). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/dnp/21