Hepatitis A Framework
- "NYS Viral Hepatitis Strategic Plan 2010 - 2015: Framework for Hepatitis A" (PDF, 2.5 MB, 2pg.)
- Hepatitis A Background and Rationale
Prevent the acquisition and transmission of the hepatitis A virus.
- Promote the use of effective risk reduction interventions and strategies.
- Ensure access to hepatitis A vaccination for persons and communities at-risk.
- Improve vaccination rates among children.
- Increase the provision of timely referrals for comprehensive sexual health-related services.
- Integrate hepatitis A counseling, screening, vaccination and referral services into existing service delivery systems.
- Emphasize the importance of sanitary conditions and personal hygiene among persons at greater risk.
Build knowledge and awareness of hepatitis A diseases, prevention, risk, treatment and medical management.
- Increase the knowledge of hepatitis A among the general public.
- Improve and expand the knowledge of hepatitis A among health and human service providers.
- Ensure access to culturally-sensitive and linguistically appropriate educational messages for persons, populations and communities at-risk.
- Foster appropriate screening practices for hepatitis A.
Surveillance and Research
Determine accurate incidence rates for use in conjunction with available research findings to guide decision making.
- Secure adequate resources for state and local surveillance activities.
- Improve capacity for complete and accurate disease reporting among laboratories and providers.
- Use surveillance data to better inform recommendations for hepatitis A.
- Improve the epidemiologic investigation and response capacity to community outbreaks.
- Develop and evaluate evidence-based interventions for hepatitis A prevention.
- Conduct hepatitis A-related research to advance prevention.
Medical Care and Treatment
Develop and maintain an infrastructure to provide the highest quality of hepatitis A care.
- Ensure provider access to current guidelines, regulations and recommendations for hepatitis A diagnosis and prevention.
- Assure timely access to hepatitis A diagnosis, care and post-exposure prophylaxis.
- Ensure timely access to sexual health-related services.
Policy and Planning
Foster an effective policy and planning environment at the local, state and national levels.
- Maintain an adequate statutory and regulatory environment for hepatitis A prevention.
- Base policy development and decisions on credible information.
- Ensure an inclusive approach to policy development and program planning.
- Provide policy makers with information on the impact of challenges and unmet needs related to hepatitis A.
- Assure the capacity of statewide systems to support hepatitis A-related goals.
- Reduce hepatitis A-related health disparities and cultural barriers.