The updated Viral Hepatitis Action Plan (2014-2016), released the day prior to the consultation, builds on the success of the nation’s first comprehensive Viral Hepatitis Action Plan (released in 2011) and spells-out more than 150 strategic actions to be undertaken by federal agencies and offices around six priority areas. Because federal action alone cannot achieve the goals of the Action Plan, the updated plan includes “Opportunities for Nonfederal Stakeholders,” in each of the plan’s six priority areas. During the consultation, participants discussed and expanded upon those suggested actions and offered additional ideas.
Expanding the number and variety of partners who are engaged in efforts to address viral hepatitis in the U.S. is vital to achieving the goals outlined in the Action Plan. We hope that this report along with the Stakeholders Workbook, released earlier this month, will help to foster new and expanded engagement in the implementation of the Viral Hepatitis Action Plan.