Welcome to CHAMP

Carolina Hepatitis C Academic Mentorship Program (CHAMP) is a dynamic telemedicine training platform designed for providers delivered by providers

Mission

To improve the health of rural and underserved communities in North Carolina by building a primary care workforce with the expertise to manage and cure hepatitis C 

Our goals

  • Establish a North Carolina primary care workforce trained to diagnose, care for, and cure persons infected with hepatitis C infection
  • Expand access to primary care providers with specialty training in hepatitis C care in rural and low resource settings
  • Recruit health care providers practicing in local health departments, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), hospitals, and community clinics
  • Remove barriers to care for persons diagnosed with hepatitis C
  • Increase the number of people living with hepatitis C who are successfully linked to care and cure

How It Works

The CHAMP approach, a telementorship peer based training program designed to link primary providers to academic mentors for disease-specific training. CHAMP is designed to be agile, easily accessible for any provider regardless of location, and meets the real world needs of providers in clinical practice.

Highlights

  • Small groups meet for 1 hour, twice a month
  • Providers present cases to their peers and mentor for feedback and guidance
  • Mentors are accessible for consultation and backup for complex cases
  • Access to special topic presentations
  • Access to training materials/tool kit
  • Ability to earn Continuing Medical Education (CME)
  • Commitment to full 12 months of training is strongly encouraged

Who's Behind Champ

Developed by clinical specialists and public health professionals, the program is sustained by the collaborative efforts provided by the North Carolina Division of Public Health, Communicable Disease Branch; the University of North Carolina, and Duke Health.