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Viral Hepatitis

Organizations & Websites

National resources

  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Viral Hepatitis External link - Complete viral hepatitis information for the public and healthcare professionals, including FAQs, prevention and control measures including vaccination, serology, data, training and many other topics.
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC) - Fact sheets:
  • American Liver Foundation External link: Supports the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease through health and prevention programs and information, support services, research grants and awards, and advocacy information.
  • ClinicalTrials.gov External link is a registry and results database of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world. ClinicalTrials.gov gives you information about a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations and phone numbers for more details. This information should be used in conjunction with advice from health care professionals.
  • Hepatitis Foundation International External link: This website is a gateway to liver care and hepatitis information from Hepatitis Foundation International, which provides education, training programs and materials for the public, patients, health educators and medical professionals. The Foundation also supports hepatitis research, provides a patient telephone support network, answers a toll-free hotline (1-800-891-0707), maintains a database of hepatitis support groups, serves as an advocate for patients and the medical community worldwide, and supports research into prevention, treatment and cures for viral hepatitis.
  • Immunization Action Coalition External link: IAC works to increase immunization rates and prevent disease by creating and distributing educational materials for health professionals and the public that enhance the delivery of safe and effective immunization services. The Coalition also facilitates communication about the safety, efficacy, and use of vaccines within the broad immunization community of patients, parents, health care organizations and government health agencies.

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Additional Hepatitis C resources

  • Better to Know C External link: Information on Hepatitis C for consumers and healthcare professionals. Video: Hepatitis C Made Simple. Simple YouTube videos explaining the basics of Hepatitis C. Website and videos sponsored by Vertex Pharmaceuticals.
  • HCV Advocate External link: The Hepatitis C Support Project (HCSP) is a registered non-profit organization that provides unbiased information, support, and advocacy to all communities affected by HCV and HIV/HCV coinfection, including medical providers.
  • Hepatitis C: the Silent Epidemic External link - Basic information about Hepatitis C sponsored by the C. Everett Koop Institute, Dartmouth Medical School, Dartmouth College, and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Veterans' Administration Hepatitis C Program External link - Current, comprehensive information on Hepatitis C for healthcare professionals, veterans, and the public.

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North Carolina hepatitis resources

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National plans and strategies

  • Institute of Medicine - Hepatitis and Liver Cancer: A National Strategy for Prevention and Control of Hepatitis B and C External link, January 2010. This new study finds that Hepatitis B and C are not widely recognized as serious public health problems, and as a result, that viral hepatitis prevention, control and surveillance programs have inadequate resources. The report concludes that the current approach to the prevention and control of chronic Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C is not working. As a remedy, the IOM recommends increased knowledge and awareness about chronic viral hepatitis among health care providers, social service providers and the public; improved surveillance for Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C; and better integration of viral hepatitis services.
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan - "Combating the Silent Epidemic of Viral Hepatitis: Action Plan for the Prevention, Care, and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis" External link, May 2011: Presenting robust and dynamic steps for improving the prevention of viral hepatitis as well as the care and treatment provided to those who are infected, the Plan is a guide for HHS agencies, healthcare providers, communities, researchers and others working together to combat the silent epidemic of viral hepatitis.

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