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Input Sought from Viral Hepatitis Community Stakeholders on Activities in 2014-2015

In the years since 2011, when the Department of Health and Human Services released the first national Viral Hepatitis Action Plan, much of the Federal work to move towards the goals identified in the plan has been described in reports like the recently released 2014 Federal Implementation Progress Report as well as in posts shared…

Report of 2014 Federal Progress on the National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan

Today, we released the fourth annual report detailing progress made in implementing the Action Plan for the Prevention, Care, and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis (Action Plan) [PDF 2.1MB], the first such report since the Action Plan was updated. The 2014 Federal Implementation Progress Report, [PDF 2.2MB] compiled by the HHS Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious…

Increasing Viral Hepatitis Awareness & Capacity among Nurses in AIDS Care

Recognizing the importance of building and maintaining a healthcare workforce prepared to prevent, diagnose and treat viral hepatitis, the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) leadership advocates for ongoing viral hepatitis training and capacity building among their members. I recently had the honor of presenting during the annual meeting of these important allies in…

Prescription Drugs: Advancing Ideas to Improve Access, Affordability, and Innovation

Recently, prescription drugs have been in the news a lot, particularly with respect to their cost.  Millions of Americans rely on prescription medications to manage chronic illnesses or treat acute conditions, and drug innovation has resulted in better health outcomes for people across our nation. Because of this, finding ways to improve affordability and access…

Hepatitis C in Corrections – A New Resource for Incarcerated People

A disproportionate number of people with hepatitis C (HCV) in the U.S. are or have been inmates in jails and prisons. Correctional settings therefore present significant opportunities to provide hepatitis prevention, testing, care, and treatment interventions. To help incarcerated people understand HCV, the National Hepatitis Corrections Network (NHCN)  has introduced a new resource to assist…

Hepatitis C Initiative in Ryan White Clinics—Findings from a Special Program of National Significance

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) presented findings and lessons from a four-year demonstration project that supported 29 organizations implementing focused interventions designed to increase access to and completion of hepatitis C (HCV) treatment for people also living with HIV at ID Week, a leading forum for sharing infectious disease research and practice. The…

APHA Session on Hepatitis C Trends and Disparities on Tuesday 11/3/15

The HHS Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP) invites participants in the 2015 American Public Health Association (APHA) annual meeting to join us for a special session: The Changing Epidemiology of Viral Hepatitis – Hepatitis C Emerging Trends and Disparities Tuesday, November 3rd from 12:30pm-2:00pm CT If we are to realize the goals…

Promising Approaches to Improving Outcomes along the HCV Continuum of Care

There is a great deal of work being done across the country to improve care for those infected with hepatitis C. This work has been reinvigorated in recent years by new tools that hold great promise, including new HCV treatments that have the potential to cure over 90% of all individuals with HCV infection as…