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Table 1 Table summarising the collaborative and concerted efforts

From: Peer involvement and cross-sector efforts in establishing integrated treatment of hepatitis C virus infection for people with substance use disorders: experiences from Norway


Information interventions

Outreach interventions

Integrated health care

Interventions towards users

User group seminars led by user group representatives together with MAR clinics and the INTRO-HCV project

Information brochure developed by user group representatives and the INTRO-HCV project reaching 6000 persons

Establishing of outreach bus («Hepatittbussen») led by user group representatives in ProLAR Nett to diagnose people with hepatitis C, informing and motivating for treatment

Establishing an integrated health care response in collaboration between user group representatives, MAR clinics, internal medicine specialists, municipal health care clinics and researchers coordinated by INTRO-HCV project. The integrated assessment and treatment has reached 800 persons in MAR outpatient clinics, municipal health care clinics, and local and regional prisons.

Interventions towards health care workers

User group members working in MAR clinics and health care seminars led by MAR clinics, the INTRO-HCV project and user group representatives


Research planning seminars led by INTRO-HCV project in collaboration with user group representatives, MAR clinics, and municipal health care officials.

Around 10 seminars have been held.

Policy oriented interventions and public communication

The concert «Lever4Livet» reached a general population group in the Bergen area

Policy panels led by municipal health care policy makers with user group representatives

Several mass media communications and have reached a large population group in the Bergen area