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Project Title:

A National Strategy for the Elimination of Hepatitis B and C
PIN: IOM-BPH-15-07        

Major Unit:

Institute of Medicine

Sub Unit: Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice

RSO: Buckley, Gillian

Subject/Focus Area: Health and Medicine

Project Scope
An ad hoc committee under the auspices of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will be convened to complete a two phase study on hepatitis B and C elimination.


The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will conduct a literature review and convene two meetings of the committee, one of which will include a two part workshop, one part focused on HBV and one focused on HCV to determine whether HBV and HCV elimination goals for the United States are feasible and to identify possible critical success factors. A brief report containing the committee’s conclusion regarding the feasibility of setting elimination goals and possible critical success factors shall be prepared.


The committee will prepare a consensus report containing committee conclusions and recommendations, specifically identifying:
1) the appropriate hepatitis reduction or elimination goal(s) and specifying a plan of action to achieve the goal(s) including, but not necessarily limited to: medical and substance abuse services, community-based services, and correctional health services;
2) barriers to achieving the goal(s) such as access to treatment and related policy issues; public health infrastructure resources for screening, education and outreach; and surveillance;
3) potential solutions to the barriers identified; and
4) specific stakeholders and their responsibilities to achieve the goal.

The project is sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Viral Hepatitis, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, the Office of Minority Health (HHS), the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, and the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable.

The approximate start date for the project is 8/1/2015. A report will be issued at the end of phase I of the project in approximately 10 months.

Project Duration: 18 months    

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Committee Membership
Committee Membership

 Meeting 1 - 11/30/2015
 Meeting 2 - 12/16/2015
 Meeting 3 - 06/08/2016
 Meeting 4 - 08/11/2016
 Meeting 5 - 11/28/2016


Reports having no URL can be seen
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Eliminating the Public Health Problem of Hepatitis B and C in the United States: Phase One Report
A National Strategy for the Elimination of Hepatitis B and C: Phase Two Report