Mielle is the linkage to care coordinator for the LINC-B service pilot, and administrator for Commonwealth funded projects WHO Collaborating Centre for Viral Hepatitis. Mielle has a nursing background specialising in community and sexual health, with a population-based focus following her the completion of her MPH.
Coordinated Hepatitis responses to Enhance the Cascade of Care by optimising existing Surveillance systems (CHECCS)
CHECCS is a pilot program that has been funded by the Eliminate Hepatitis C Australia Partnership (EC Australia). Utilising Victoria's existing surveillance system and public health data environment, CHECCS aims to improve the delivery of care to Victorians living with chronic viral hepatitis by identifying people who have been diagnosed with viral hepatitis but have no evidence of follow-up testing or treatment.
LINC-B – Victorian Linkage to Information and Care for People Notified with Hepatitis B Service Pilot
LINC-B is a twelve-month pilot program that aims to maximise linkage to healthcare services for people diagnosed with hepatitis B, and ensure they receive the information and care they need in a culturally appropriate and safe manner, as soon as possible following notification.
Ben’s group focuses on viral hepatitis epidemiological research. The team undertakes a broad range of activities supporting local, national and global control of viral hepatitis, through surveillance, treatment and prevention initiatives, and training and regional capacity building.