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Release of the Updated Department of Health and Human Services' Viral Hepatitis Action Plan 

On Thursday, April 3, 2014 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Released the 2014-2016 Action Plan for the Prevention, Care, and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis.   This is a renewal of the previous action plan and is aimed at achieving four main goals: 

  • Increase the proportion of persons who are aware of their HBV infection from 33 percent to 66 percent,
  • Increase the proportion of persons who are aware of their HCV infection from 45 percent to 66 percent,
  • Reduce the number of new cases of HCV infection by 25 percent, and
  • Eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HBV.

The Viral Hepatitis Action Plan provides a framework and focus that allows stakeholders to engage in strengthening the nation’s response to viral hepatitis and seeks to leverage opportunities to improve the coordination of viral hepatitis activities across programs and with the efforts of the wide variety of stakeholders. The Action Plan also supports the public health and primary care infrastructures needed for viral hepatitis prevention, care, and treatment at the federal, state, and local levels. To access the action plan, click on the following link, http://1.usa.gov/1fXAjJf 

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