THE CIRCLE MODEL
HCMSG’s “The Circle Model” address the basic needs of all people affected by Hepatitis C and/or co infected with HIV. In response to what is clearly a connection between substance use and Hepatitis C, we educate each person in regards to transmission and the benefits of being tested for Hepatitis C. This may be through a group or one on one. In order to effectively accomplish this, trust must be first established. The participants who test positive are then navigated through the process with the goal of receiving treatment for Hepatitis C and to endeavor to reduce the harm of substance use. The participants are identified through programs, such as syringe exchanges.
"The Circle Model" provides a non-hostile environment where participants are treated with respect encouraging them to reduce the harm of infection and encourage changes for a healthier lifestyle. With many having had bad experiences with the healthcare system, we offer support without forcing one down a specific path. There is no judgment of lifestyle and participants are given tools to provide options in an effort to reduce the harm. In addition to addressing the medical concerns, we provide guidance for participants who face non-medical challenges. We provide insight and direction into providing options and developing effective ways to engage participants in their own care and treatment. Our goal is to empower them to be able to be active in developing a long term plan and take control of their overall health.
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