Viral Hepatitis

Viral hepatitis is a leading public health threat in the United States. Three related viruses—hepatitis A (HAV), B (HBV), and C (HCV)—cause liver inflammation and contribute to liver transplants and cancer, ultimately killing more Americans than any other infectious disease. We have the tools to stop outbreaks of HAV and eliminate HBV and HCV, but social and structural barriers, stigma and discrimination, and insufficient funding for the public health response limit access to hepatitis services. NACCHO works with local health departments to address these challenges and advance the prevention and elimination of viral hepatitis.

Stories from the Field provides a means for local health departments to share their experiences and demonstrate the value of public health.

To be featured on our blog or other NACCHO communications, email Kat Kelley (she/her) at [email protected] with an overview of your idea or program! Visit Stories From the Field to access more stories.

Hepatitis
  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

Advancing Hepatitis Elimination & Equity in Harm...

Local health departments are taking a coordinated approach to address the...

Jan 04, 2021 | Kat Kelley

Advancing Hepatitis Elimination & Equity in Harm...

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Mobilizing Emergency Response in Hepatitis A Outbreaks

2019 Prep Summit town hall on what it takes to manage a sustained response to a Hep A outbreak.

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Mobilizing Emergency Response in Hepatitis A Outbreaks

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  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

LHD HIV, STI, and Hepatitis Programs Respond and Adapt...

Local health departments (LHDs) are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic....

Apr 10, 2020 | Kat Kelley

LHD HIV, STI, and Hepatitis Programs Respond and Adapt...

NACCHO's policy statements and communications to Congress and the administration related to viral hepatitis are found below. The organization's Board of Directors determines positions on public health issues. Learn how local health departments have used NACCHO's policy statements to influence local, state and federal policy.

NACCHO members participate actively in the organization's policy development process through workgroups. The HIV, STI, and Viral Hepatitis Workgroup, Infectious Disease Workgroup, and Immunization Workgroup contribute to the development and revision of viral hepatitis-related policy statements. Learn more about the HIV, STI, and Viral Hepatitis Workgroup and apply to join here.

Viral Hepatitis-related policy statements

    Health equity policy statements

    Stay up to date on the latest HIV, STI, and viral hepatitis tools, news, and resources on our blog, The Essential Elements of Local Public Health! Click through the arrows below to see recent our recent posts or visit the blog to view all posts related to HIV, STI, and viral hepatitis.

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    NACCHO’s Model Practices Program nationally honors and recognizes outstanding local public health practice and shares the outstanding practices through the Model Practices Database. By submitting a practice, LHDs contribute to the overall improvement of public health through effective evidence-based practice methods.

    Model Practices are awarded to local health departments across the country for implementing programs that demonstrate exemplary and replicable outcomes in response to an identified public health need. Promising Practices are exciting approaches and strategies to local public health issues that are on track to becoming Model Practices. Each awarded practice was reviewed by a committee of peers, made up of other local health department professionals, and selected from a competitive collection of applications.

    View the drop-downs below to access select STI-related Model Practice and Promising Practice award winners from the last two years. To view all Model Practice awardees from previous years, visit our searchable database.

    Application Title Award Status Year Awarded Health Department Name Keywords
    Healthcare on the Spot: Integrated Mobile Treatment Promising Practice 2020 Baltimore City Health Department (MD) Harm reduction, mobile services, MAT, naloxone, HIV prevention, STI prevention, syringe exchange
    Aurora Syringe Access Services Model Practice 2019 Colorado Public Health Agencies (CO) Harm reduction, syringe exchange, hepatitis C, people who use drugs, opioid, naloxone, outreach, coalitions, partnerships, HIV prevention
    Hepatitis A Outbreak Response: Foot Team Deployment Using Geospatial High-Risk Activity Data Promising Practice 2020 Florida Department of Health Pinellas County (FL) Infectious disease, immunization, HAV, hepatitis A outbreak, field investigation, incident response, emergency response
    Hepatitis A Outbreak Response Promising Practice 2019 Oakland County Health Division (MI) Infectious disease, immunization, HAV, hepatitis A outbreak, emergency response, awareness campaign, hotline, vaccination clinic
    Addressing a Hepatitis A Outbreak - Collaborative Community Response Promising Practice 2019 Macomb County Health Department (MI) Infectious disease, immunization, HAV, hepatitis A outbreak, awareness campaign, epidemiology, collaboration
    Hepatitis A Vaccination in Correctional Facilities Promising Practice 2019 Bullitt County Health Department (KY) Infectious disease, immunization, HAV, hepatitis A outbreak, collaboration, vaccination, correctional facility, incident response, injection drug use
    Innovative Strategy to Increase Identification of Infants born to Chronic Hepatitis B Mothers Model Practice 2018 Houston Health Department (TX) Infectious disease, quality improvement, HBV screening, hepatitis B, maternal health, research and evaluation, electronic medical records
    Implementing PrEP and Hepatitis C Evaluation/Treatment in an Adult Health and STD Clinic Promising Practice 2018 Jefferson County Department of Health/Alabama Public Health Jefferson District (AL) Hepatitis C, HCV, HIV prevention, pre-exposure prophylaxis, linkage to care, training, HCV testing, collaboration, sexual health clinic

    For questions about NACCHO's work regarding viral hepatitis prevention, detection, and response, contact our hepatitis specialists below.

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    Kat Kelley

    Lead Analyst – Syndemics - HIV, STIs, Viral Hepatitis, & Harm Reduction

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