View Now: Webcast on Strategies for Hepatitis B and C Testing and Linkage to Care

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) hosted a Public Health Reports Webinar to discuss the strategies for hepatitis B and C testing and linkage to care. In alignment with the goals and priorities of CDC’s Division of Viral Hepatitis (DVH) Strategic Plan, 2016–2020: Bringing Together Science and Public-Health Practice for the Elimination of Viral Hepatitis, DVH works to assure early detection and response to stop transmission of hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) and to assure persons living with HBV and HCV are identified and linked to recommended care and treatment services. Half of the persons living with HBV or HCV do not know they are infected. Only through testing and knowledge of infection status can persons infected with HBV or HCV receive the care and treatment needed to vastly improve their health outcomes.

View the webinar recording.

 

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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