HCV Action good practice case study: BBV Champions model

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Nov 2015 by HCV Action
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The BBV Champions model was established in 2010 in order to raise awareness of hepatitis C among at-risk groups (principally the substance misuse community and the South Asian community), as well increase testing among these groups and support people with the virus into and through treatment.

It involved the development and delivery of training to a number of key workers in various agencies and organisations who work with at-risk groups. The training provided an overview of blood borne viruses (BBVs), as well as information on how to deliver BBV testing and fully support people through the testing and treatment pathway. In addition to training key workers, the model also involved training individuals from the local Pakistani community to deliver awareness-raising and education initiatives, as well as deliver testing.

This case study provides an overview of why the model was established, how it operates, and the outcomes that it has achieved.
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UK, South East