Missouri Hepatitic C Elmination Plan

The MO HEPC, Show Me the Cure plan is here! We are excited to share the first Missouri Hepatitis C Elimination Plan. We hope that you will take the opportunity to read through it. If you have any questions or feedback please email hepatitis@health.mo.gov.

MO HEP C Show Me the Cure

About the plan:

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Service, Viral Hepatitis Prevention Program (VHPP) receives a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide education and awareness for viral hepatitis. As part of this grant a hepatitis elimination plan is required. The plan is expected to be complete in May 2022.


Increase access to hepatitis C prevention, testing, and treatment for all Missouri citizens.


Create a plan to eliminate hepatitis C in Missouri by ensuring universal testing, improving health care outcomes for people living with hepatitis C, and preventing new infections.

Missouri Hepatitis C Elimination Planning Committee

Planning Committee 01

Bureau of HIV, STD, and Hepatitis, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS)

  • Alicia Jenkins, MSA, Bureau Chief
  • Tara McKinney, Viral Hepatitis Director
  • Cassia Lawrence, Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinator


Planning Committee 02
  • Dean Andersen, Missouri Telehealth Network & Show-Me ECHO
  • Tricia Cregger, Missouri Perinatal Hep B Program, DHSS
  • Heather Davenport, Missouri State Public Health Lab
  • LaToya Duckworth, Missouri Department of Corrections
  • Michael Gendernalik, Washington University, St. Louis – Project ARK
  • Kortney Gentner, Opioid Response Program, Missouri Department of Mental Health
  • Johny Gonzalez, KC Care Health Center
  • Marietta Hagan, CoxHealth
  • Planning Committee 03
  • Brooke Jarchow, Clay County Public Health Center
  • Claudia Jones, City of St. Louis Department of Health
  • Staci Lockhart, Abbvie
  • Nicole Massey, AIDS Project of the Ozarks
  • Rachel Melson, DNP, FNP-C, Swope Health
  • Cindy McDannold, Missouri Primary Care Association
  • Joshua Moore, PharmD, MO HealthNet
  • Kevin Sanders, St. Louis County Health Department
  • Randy Schillers, Missouri State Public Health Lab, DHSS
  • Christine Sewell, Hep C Alliance
  • Planning Committee Group Photo
  • Julia Siebert, St. Louis County Health Department
  • Jason Stallings, MD, KC Care Health Center
  • Blair Thedinger, MD, KC Care Health Center
  • Natalie Torres-Negrón, City of St. Louis Department of Health
  • Melissa VanDyne, Missouri Rural Health Association
  • Neann Wedgeworth, Harm Reduction Program, DHSS
  • Cole Whetstine, RN, KC Care Health Care
  • Jasmin Wright, Epidemiology and Public Health Practice, DHSS