Spotlight On Our Team - Anna Halloran

July 18, 2019

In each issue of the Epigram, we are pleased to introduce you to a member of the Disease Prevention and Response team at SRHD. In this issue we feature our Epidemiologist, Anna Halloran. Anna works in our Communicable Disease Epidemiology program where she focuses on communicable disease investigation and intervention and provider and community education.

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HIV and AIDS Cases Reportable within 3 Business Days

July 18, 2019

Over the years, reporting HIV and AIDS cases to public health has been something of an ordeal, compared to the relatively straightforward process for other STDs. For providers and facilities, HIV and AIDS cases are reportable within three business days. Providers are required to report all new HIV and AIDS cases as well as previously diagnosed cases that are new to a practice. The HIV and AIDS case report form is now faxable.

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Goals for a Hepatitis C-Free Washington

July 18, 2019

On September 28, 2018, Governor Jay Inslee unveiled a first-in-nation approach to eliminate the hepatitis C virus (HCV) in Washington state by 2030. This approach focuses on HCV elimination through combined public health efforts and a new medication purchasing approach.

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Become an Adult Vaccine Provider

July 18, 2019

Washington State Department of Health (DOH) Adult Vaccine Program (AVP) provides vaccine for adults 19 years of age and older who are uninsured or underinsured. This program is funded using 317 federal funding and vaccine is available for providers to order at no cost for a limited time once a year (usually during June to September).  Providers agree to not charge patients for vaccine or sell vaccine, and will not refuse to administer vaccine to patients who cannot afford an administration fee. 

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