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31. National Hepatitis C Prevention Strategy

There is a national strategy for hepatitis C prevention - and yes, this was developed by CDC almost 4 years ago. It wasn't really well vetted for a number of reasons that were kind of the expediency of the time. But, what goes around this national strategy are things about communication, issues around how we put prevention programs at the local level - and that includes not just health departments, but clinical care settings, how advocacy groups are involved and patient support groups are involved. It defines issues around surveillance and evaluation and it defines issues of the need for additional research. We don't have all of the answers. But this doesn't exist for hepatitis A or for hepatitis B, or for all of these being put together as a single entity.