Prevention Public Health Fund 2012: Viral Hepatitis Prevention

Program activities under this funding will allow for CDC to partner with multiple organizations to benefit individuals by substantially reducing viral hepatitis transmission, identifing those that are chronically infected and linking infected individuals with treatment if appropriate.

Specifically,
the program activities may include but are not limited to:

1.

Increasing the proportion of persons living with HCV and HBV who are aware of their infection and referred for prevention and clinical care services.

2.

Expanding and improving efforts to develop and disseminate viral hepatitis training and educational materials targeting the public and private sector health care professionals to build capacity to assess, test and medically manage populations at risk for chronic HCV and HBV infection.

3.

Supporting state and local health departments and other organizations in linking HCV infected persons to community health centers, clinics serving injection drug users, and other health organizations seeing individuals potentially infected with chronic viral hepatitis.



4.

Additional support will be p