Last month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released The Community Response to Viral Hepatitis – Contributions Toward Achieving the Goals of the Viral Hepatitis Action Plan. Prepared by HHS’s Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP), the report features the efforts of more than 70 non-Federal partners, including NACCHO, that are fighting viral hepatitis in their communities and across the nation. This compilation describes activities being conducted to combat hepatitis B and C, the partnerships that support the activities, and the challenges they’ve faced and overcome. These organizations illustrate how the efforts of individual stakeholders are vital to our collective work to meet our national viral hepatitis goals. By sharing these examples, HHS aims to encourage others to pursue new partnerships and actions in their communities and further expand the national response to viral hepatitis.
Read the report here and check out NACCHO’s work on page 102.