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Infectious Disease: Hepatitis C Subcommittee
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The Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) subcommittee is a group of epidemiologists, program coordinators, and others interested in hepatitis C surveillance and epidemiology. The purpose of this subcommittee is to inform and improve practices related to HCV surveillance and data analysis in local, state, tribal and territorial settings. The subcommittee will also serve as an overseeing body for reviewing and developing national position statements on HCV related topics.


The vision of the HCV subcommittee is enhanced and standardized surveillance to inform the prevention and treatment of HCV infection.


The mission of the HCV subcommittee is to promote and support collaboration, communication, innovation, dissemination, and evaluation of data among public health professionals to inform and enhance HCV surveillance.


  • Identify and support best practices for HCV surveillance
    • Examine, assess, and promote best practices across jurisdictions in relation to HCV surveillance.
  • Build epidemiologic capacity
    • Increase understanding and promote improved epidemiological and surveillance practice in local, state, trial, and territorial settings.
  • Support partnerships to promote a range of surveillance methodologies
    • Facilitate collaboration between jurisdictions with a range of HCV surveillance infrastructure and state, local and national partners to determine priority data needs and resources. This will include collaboration of CSTE members and other associations such as, but not limited to, the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD), the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), and the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO).
  • Serve in an advisory capacity to CDC on specific HCV topics

Proposed Projects

  1. Provide feedback to CDC on recommended revisions to the viral hepatitis case reporting form.
  2. Host training webinars to provide informal continuing education for the current workforce, focusing on HCV surveillance methodologies and topics.
  3. Develop guidelines on the use of HCV surveillance data for determining state and local HCV care cascades.
  4. Provide guidance to state and local jurisdictions on adoption of the revised HCV case classifications, including impact on older data and analysis.


Viral Hepatitis Action Plan – RFI Response Letter
Click here for instructions on joining the HCV subcommittee group and discussion board forums. In order to enroll in the subcommittee distribution list, you will need to join the HCV group.
For more information about the HCV subcommittee and its activities, please contact Ashley Vineyard. Click here to view other Infectious Disease Steering Committee activities.
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