New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Dedicated to Advancing Addiction Professionals in New Hampshire

HCV (Hepatitis C) Current: Resources for Medical & Behavioral Health Professionals

  • July 30, 2019
  • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
  • 37



with Haner Hernandez-Bonilla, PhD, CPS, CADCA II, LADC I

A 3 hour training event July 30, 2019

8:30 – 11:30 A.M. (REGISTRATION BEGINS AT 8:00 A.M.)

PRESENTATION: Approximately 2.5 to 4 million people are infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) in the United States (SAMHSA, 2014). Baby boomers (those born between 1945 and 1965) and persons with mental health and substance use disorders face an increased risk for infection. Among people who have used or currently use intravenous drugs, one in three young adults and three in four older adults are HCV infected (CDC, 2014). Dramatic medical advances in the past year have revolutionized the course of HCV treatment, increasing the role of primary care and behavioral health settings in addressing this public health concern. The training modules cover opportunities for promoting HCV screening and testing, strategies for linking patients to treatment, available treatment options, and patient considerations for treatment. As a result of this training participants will be able to: Explain the difference between acute and chronic hepatitis C infection; Discuss at least two reasons why it is important to promote hepatitis C screening and testing; Describe at least three prevention messages that can be used when promoting hepatitis C screening and testing; and Provide examples of at least three strategies to link persons infected with HCV to health care.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Dr. Hernández is originally from Puerto Rico, is bilingual and has worked for over 27 years in the health and human service field developing, implementing, and evaluating culturally and linguistically competent youth and adult health prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery support programs. Also, Dr. Hernández has many years of experience in delivering addiction counseling and clinical supervision to professionals in the field. Furthermore, he is a professional trainer and facilitator and provides individualized technical assistance and support to organizations that provide addiction prevention, treatment and recovery supports. Haner is a person in long-term recovery from addiction and is committed to eliminating health disparities by working at the national, state, and local levels. He is currently a Senior Consultant to the Massachusetts Department of Public health Bureau of Substance Abuse Services, with a focus on Access To Recovery, Recovery Supports, and the Recovery Support Centers. Dr. Hernandez was appointed to SAMHSA Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) steering committee in 2014. He has served a consultant to several federally-funded initiatives in the areas of behavioral workforce development, HIV/AIDS, addiction prevention and treatment, military service members, their families and TBI and PTSD, and pediatric asthma.

Fee: $25. NBCC add $5. Lunch will be on your own. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060

3 Contact Hours Available
Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: 6
LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  5, 13, 16
CRSW Performance Domains:  1, 3, 4
NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
(NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program). This Program is not eligible for NASW/NBCC credit hours


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