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California Non-Profit Organization Launches Train-the Trainer Program on Hepatitis C

The Hepatitis C Support Project (HCSP) is a registered non-profit organization founded in 1997 by hepatitis C (HCV) positive individuals to address the lack of education, support, and services available at that time for the HCV population.

Train the Trainer Workshops

Based on a needs assessment by HCSP in 2001, it was decided that a major resource need was quality HCV education that could be widely distributed and utilized throughout areas impacted by HCV. To accomplish this objective, HCSP designed the Train the Trainer program that would train individuals to become HCV educators in their respective communities.

The Train the Trainer workshop is an intensive two-day workshop that will provide the necessary skills and knowledge for people to go out into their communities and educate others about hepatitis C. Workshop participants that successfully complete the training will learn the necessary information to provide a basic HCV presentation. In addition, the training workshop will provide background information on HCV so that trainees will be able address audience questions. Workshop participants that successfully complete the course will be certified as Basic Hepatitis C Educators by the HCSP for a period of one year. Annual recertification will be available. The goal for this program is to provide HCSP-accredited trainers throughout the United States.

What Can You Expect from the Training?

The Train the Trainer workshop is an intensive two-day workshop that will provide the necessary skills and knowledge for you to educate others about hepatitis C. The goal of the workshop is to provide high quality education about HCV that will help certified educators provide education, support, and advocacy for people affected by HCV and HIV/HCV co-infection in your own communities. The course will provide basic information about hepatitis C, and also some of the background information you may need to address questions from your audience on hepatitis A and hepatitis B.

If you would like to attend a training program, or if you are interested in bringing a program to your community, please visit the HCSP web site at www.hcvadvocate.org. 

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