RECORDING Breaking the Chain of Infection: Nurses in Corrections 1 10/29/20
RECORDING OF: Breaking the Chain of Infection
-Series for Nurses in Corrections Session 1
Recorded on October 29, 2020
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Hepatitis C Elimination – the Key Role of Jails and Prisons
Presented By: David de Gijsel, MD, Assistant Professor at the Geisel School of Medicine
Brief overview/description: The United States government has endorsed the World Health Organization’s goal of eliminating hepatitis C as a public health threat by 2030. Most new hepatitis C infections in the United States occur among people who use drugs. The criminalization of drug use has led to a large population of people infected with hepatitis C in prisons and jails throughout the United States. Successful and efficient elimination strategies focus on testing and treating of hepatitis C in people who are incarcerated.
Structural Inequity, Racial and Ethnic Disparities & Infectious Diseases
Presented By: Bisola Ojikutu, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Global and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Associate Physician, Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Faculty Member, Infectious Disease Divisions, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital.
Brief overview/description: This talk focuses on structural factors, such as structural racism, that promote risk for infectious diseases such as COVID-19 and HIV. Public health and clinical strategies to address these factors within underserved communities are highlighted.
Nurses Discussion Board offered after this session: