Viral Hepatitis

ASTHO is working to enhance the role for state health agencies in addressing hepatitis and to demonstrate the value of infrastructure and funding at the state public health level.

Issue Brief: State Public Health Role in Addressing Hepatitis


State-Level Implementation of the Birth Cohort Hepatitis C Testing Recommendations

In August 2012, CDC released recommendations for the one-time hepatitis C testing of baby boomers. State health departments are uniquely positioned to help call attention to the testing recommendations and broker relationships with providers to drive implementation.

See also: Meeting Report: CDC's Recommendations for One-time Hepatitis C Virus Testing for Persons Born During 1945-1965-Public Health's Role and Key Elements for Effective Implementation


ASTHO Hepatitis C Communications Toolkit

This new web-based communications toolkit provides information and tools to help state and territorial health officials communicate about CDC’s HCV testing recommendations with both healthcare providers and the public.


National Strategy for the Elimination of Hepatitis B and C

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine outlines a strategy and concrete action steps to eliminate hepatitis B and C by 2030.

National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan

The National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan for 2017 – 2020 presents robust and dynamic steps for improving the prevention of viral hepatitis and the care and treatment provided to infected persons.

Know More Hepatitis

To decrease the burden of chronic viral hepatitis, CDC’s Division of Viral Hepatitis has developed a national education campaign called Know More Hepatitis. The campaign is aimed at increasing awareness about this hidden epidemic and encouraging people who may be chronically infected with Hepatitis C to get tested.

CDC Division of Viral Hepatitis

The Division of Viral Hepatitis (DVH) is part of the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention at CDC. In collaboration with domestic and global partners, DVH provides the scientific and programmatic foundation and leadership for the prevention and control of hepatitis virus infections and their manifestations.