National Viral Hepatitis Progress Report

Progress Toward Viral Hepatitis Elimination in the United States [PDF – 46 pages], is an inaugural report highlighting the nation’s progress toward reducing the burden of hepatitis A virus (HAV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections. The report reflects progress toward accomplishing the goals outlined in the 2017-2020 HHS National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan [PDF – 84 pages] and the Division of Viral Hepatitis Strategic Plan, 2016-2020 [PDF – 17 pages] and suggests specific strategies for overcoming existing challenges to eliminating viral hepatitis.  The report also complements a March 2017 report released by the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine titled A National Strategy for the Elimination of Hepatitis B and C, which highlights the actions necessary to eliminate hepatitis B and hepatitis C as public health threats in the United States by 2030.

Report At-A-Glance

Seven Indicators Used to Measure Progress toward Elimination

Unique to the national progress report is a new set of seven standardized viral hepatitis indicators, each with annual targets and accompanying 2020 goals.

Target for 2015 assumes a constant (linear) rate of change from the observed baseline (2014) to the 2020 goal
Per 100,000 U.S. population
Met or exceeded current annual target  Not met—moved toward annual target in most recent data year Not met—no change or moved away from annual target in most recent data year

The Nation’s Progress toward Reducing the Burden of HAV, HBV, and HCV

 This report demonstrates that much work remains to meet our national targets and ultimately eliminate viral hepatitis as a public health threat in the United States. CDC will continue to monitor the burden of viral hepatitis in the nation, report changes in performance measures and indicators of health outcomes, and share progress in toward achieving our goals.

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