CDC’s Division of Viral Hepatitis Releases 5-Year Strategic Plan

CDC’s Division of Viral Hepatitis (DVH) has released a 5-year strategic plan (“Division of Viral Hepatitis Strategic Plan, 2016-2020“) describing their efforts to decrease incidence and prevalence of viral hepatitis, decrease morbidity and mortality from viral hepatitis, and reduce viral hepatitis-related health disparities. To eliminate viral hepatitis in the United States and worldwide, CDC is working to bring together science and public-health practices in pursuit of four strategic imperatives:

  • Strategic Imperative I: Assure vulnerable populations are vaccinated to prevent viral hepatitis.
  • Strategic Imperative II: Assure early detection and response to stop transmission of hepatitis B and hepatitis C
  • Strategic Imperative III: Assure persons living with hepatitis B and hepatitis C are identified and linked to recommended care and treatment services
  • Strategic Imperative IV: Act globally to prevent, detect, and control viral hepatitis

For more in-depth details about the objectives under each strategic imperative, view the full plan.

About Kim Rodgers

Kim Rodgers serves as a Communications Specialist at NACCHO. Her work includes promoting local health departments' best practices, as well as partner tools and resources, in infectious disease and preparedness through NACCHO's communications channels, storytelling, and outreach to various audiences.

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