This is an archived program. Grant funding has ended.
Approximately four million Americans are infected with hepatitis C (HCV) and eight to ten thousand of them die each year. The estimated cost of HCV is more than $600 million per year in medical and work-loss expenses.
NACCHO worked to help LPHAs and community-based organizations meet the Healthy People 2010 goal of preventing disease, disability, and death from infectious diseases.
Accomplishments include the following:
The Hepatitis C Project began in 1997 as a cooperative agreement with NACCHO and the Hepatitis Branch of the Division of Viral Hepatitis of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).