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Throughout May, during this year’s observance of Hepatitis Awareness Month, federal colleagues from across the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Justice, and Veterans Affairs will be engaged in a variety of activities to increase awareness—among the public and healthcare providers—about viral hepatitis. Federal partners will be working to raise awareness of the importance of vaccination for hepatitis B, testing for hepatitis B and C, the availability of effective care and curative treatment, and the serious health consequences resulting from undiagnosed and untreated viral hepatitis.
Public health leaders at the federal, state and local level will key their efforts to the actions outlined in the recently updated Action Plan for the Prevention, Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis, which was released earlier this month. In addition to promoting these observances, throughout May leaders in the field of viral hepatitis will actively seek to engage a broader mix of partners from both public and private sectors, in activities that will help raise awareness about viral hepatitis and move us closer toward achieving the Action Plan’s goals. The updated Action Plan provides a framework and focus around which all key stakeholders can engage to strengthen our nation’s response to viral hepatitis and leverages opportunities to ensure a coordinated national effort. If you haven’t had an opportunity to review the updated plan, you can download it here and read a blog post introducing it by Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Howard Koh.
As many of you know, May 19 is national Hepatitis Testing Day, a date that can be used as a platform for educating the public about this “silent epidemic.” Please join us in both of these important observances—Hepatitis Awareness Month and Hepatitis Testing Day—to enhance public awareness of viral hepatitis prevention, testing, care and treatment across the United States. Here are a few things you can do: