Learn together, care together.

ANTHC’s Liver Disease and Hepatitis Program, HIV Clinical Services, Behavioral Health Department and Southcentral Foundation’s Pharmacists have partnered with the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board to expand the AK Hepatitis C (HCV) ECHO to include human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Each session begins with a didactic presented by a subject matter expert. Every session will also include one or more case presentation(s) by a provider to the ECHO team of hepatologists, infectious disease specialists, behavioral specialists, and pharmacists who can provide holistic treatment input.

Continuing education credits are available.

What is it about?

This partnership aims to:

  • Increase Tribal healthcare providers’ knowledge about prevention strategies, screening, diagnosing, treatment and management of HCV, HIV, PrEP and STIs.
  • Improve understanding of appropriate practices regarding these diagnoses.
  • Help providers gain confidence and competence in providing best practices in evaluating and caring for Alaska Native/American Indian persons with these infections and preventing future infections.

Who should attend?

Tribal and community primary care health providers, nurses, pharmacists and behavioral health care in Alaska who want to learn best practices and gain competence and confidence in preventing HIV infection with PrEP, preventing HCV and STIs, and caring for Alaska Native/American Indian patients facing HCV-HIV-STI diagnoses. The AK HCV ECHO Tribal partners in the pacific Northwest and across Indian Country and all persons interested in working-up, diagnosing, managing, and treating these topics.


The second Tuesday of each month noon-1 p.m. Alaska Standard Time, via Zoom throughout 2021.

AK ID ECHO: HCV-HIV-PrEP-STIs Schedule (tentative):

February 9PrEP 101 – Pre Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV
March 92020 AASLD Update: What’s new with HCV Treatment
April 13STI Epidemiology, Screening, Treating: HIV
May 11STI Epidemiology, Screening, Treating: Syphilis
June 8STI Epidemiology, Screening, Treating: Chlamydia/Gonorrhea and EPT
July 13Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)
August 10How to take a sexual health history
September 14STI prevention programs, initiatives, harm reduction resources
October 12Trauma Informed Care
November 9Stigma with patient perspective
December 14HCV Epidemiology, Alaska Elimination Plan

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Please contact us about submitting a case presentation or for any questions.

Past Session Recordings:

This project is supported by a grant from the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board and funding is provided from the HHS Secretary’s Minority HIV/AIDS Fund.