• ‘Room for improvement' in providing IV-drug users access to HCV prevention, care

    2 monthes ago - By Healio

    WASHINGTON - In this video, John Ward, MD, director of the Coalition for Global Hepatitis Elimination at the CDC Taskforce for Global Health, details the need for hepatitis C prevention and treatment options for injection-drug users.
    Ward spoke with Healio at The Liver Meeting and discussed data presented, which demonstrated that people who inject drugs have similar cure and reinfection rates as others who receive treatment for HCV.
    “We have big room for improvement, because those young Americans need the same prevention, care and treatment as anyone else,” Ward said. “This
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  • Examining Children With Complex Care and Technology Needs in the Context of Social Determinants of Health

    Examining Children With Complex Care and Technology Needs in the Context of Social Determinants of Health

    2 monthes ago - By Journal of Pediatric Health Care

    Children with complex care and technology needs require daily, intensive care from family caregivers. These children are understudied, particularly in relation to the social determinants of health that affect their health, well-being, and quality of life. This paper examines the salient research on SDOH among this population, focusing on the Healthy People 2030 domains. Gaps in the research are identified and recommendations for future research, practice, policy, and education are presented.
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