HCMSG’s Circle Model address the basic needs of all people affected by Hepatitis C and/or co infected with HIV. 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 accomplish this, trust must be first established.
The Circle Model is a Modern Support Environment...
With over 18 years of running a conventional support group HCMSG Founder, Ronni Marks, discovered the need for a more flexible model of support for patients and group participants. As the landscape for those affected by hepatitis C was continuously shifting, (medications, stigma, lack of services, education, risk factors, etc.) it became clear that the supportive services needed to be equally adaptive. By design, the Circle Model seeks to replace change-driven system interventions and give participants the tools to be in charge of their own health.
Traditional programs focus on wellness and health behavior change with an established agenda for participants to adopt a particular lifestyle. By design, the Circle Model seeks to replace change-driven system interventions and empower participants to develop the lifestyle that suits them. Participants are then able to take charge of their health by providing tools and resources to improve overall health and well-being.
The Circle Model is a participant-inspired wellness path to self-discovery and restoration of self-worth. Participants are empowered to take charge of their health by providing tools and resources to improve overall health and well-being. The process is participatory, reflective, and inclusive, which encourages the voiceless to find their voice.
Regardless of age, race, ethnicity, or background, the Circle Model provides a wide array of individualized support solutions to various communities including the implementation of harm reduction strategies and support people of child-bearing age as well as those in the Spanish-speaking community.