Meeting Report Now Available: Hepatitis C among African Americans

Content From: Ronald Valdiserri, M.D., M.P.H., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases, and Director, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesPublished: May 29, 20152 min read


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Dr. Ronald ValdiserriAfrican Americans are among the populations prioritized by the Action Plan for the Prevention, Care, and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis (Action Plan) which outlines steps to educate communities about the benefits of viral hepatitis prevention, care, and treatment as well as actions to enhance healthcare provider knowledge about populations disproportionately impacted. A two-day forum convened by HHS in March 2015 focused on strengthening the response to hepatitis C in African American communities and included participation from over 30 organizations from across the country. The Action Plan is a national plan that requires the participation and engagement of many partners in order to achieve its goals and the newly released forum report includes themes and strategic considerations that all stakeholders can use to address the important health disparity of hepatitis C among African Americans in the United States.

Read the full report from the HHS Forum on Hepatitis C in African American Communities (PDF 8.4MB)
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