New York State Viral Hepatitis Strategic Plan


The Mission of the Viral Hepatitis Strategic Plan is to outline a coordinated, comprehensive and systematic approach that will decrease the incidence and reduce the morbidity and mortality of viral hepatitis.


A State where viral hepatitis has been eliminated; where all New Yorkers have access to effective prevention services, know their viral hepatitis status, have access to high quality health care and treatment, free from stigma and discrimination.

Overview of the NYS Viral Hepatitis Strategic Plan

Viral hepatitis continues to be a public health priority that requires the concerted efforts of individuals, agencies and organizations at all levels and in every community.

The Viral Hepatitis Strategic Plan provides a framework to maximize the effectiveness of the work of a diverse array of stakeholders engaged in fighting viral hepatitis in NYS. The framework is comprised of five focus areas with wide-ranging goals and strategies necessary for a comprehensive approach. The framework offers flexibility to meet a variety of needs, offering users latitude and options for action. The framework is intended to be user-friendly and engaging. The plan will be reviewed on an annual basis and updated if necessary.

The success of the Plan will involve a coordinated, collaborative and sustained approach for viral hepatitis prevention, education, surveillance and research, medical care and treatment and policy and planning. The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) will engage and facilitate the involvement of others in carrying out the necessary activities to achieve the Viral Hepatitis Strategic Plan's goals and strategies. By aligning activities with the Viral Hepatitis Strategic Plan, the NYSDOH and others will maximize opportunities to eliminate new hepatitis A, B and C infections and improve the quality of life for individuals living with chronic hepatitis B and C.