New York State Hepatitis C Elimination

In November 2021, New York State reaffirmed its commitment to addressing hepatitis C with the release of the New York State Hepatitis C Elimination Plan. The Plan outlines recommendations in five key areas that will lead the state to eliminate hepatitis C as a public health problem by 2030, including: 1) Prevention; 2) Care and Treatment Access; 3) Testing and Linkage to Care; 4) Surveillance, Data and Metrics; and 5) Social Determinants.

A series of virtual regional discussion sessions open to the public were held to promote the Plan. Learn aboutf the effort to eliminate hepatitis C in your region.

New York State Hepatitis C Elimination Task Force

In March 2018, New York State announced its commitment to eliminating hepatitis C as a public health problem in New York State (NYS).  The announcement was followed by the allocation of $5 million to implement new programs and activities that will lead the State towards elimination.  In July 2018, NYS announced a strategy for hepatitis C elimination, including the establishment of a Hepatitis C Elimination Task Force. 

The NYS Hepatitis C Elimination Task Force was charged with providing input to the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) on the hepatitis C elimination plan.   Task Force and workgroup members included representatives from community-based organizations, people living with and affected by hepatitis C, health care providers, payers, public health experts, researchers, harm reduction specialists and social service providers. The Task Force structure consisted of community and governmental co-chairs and five workgroup committees.

1) Hepatitis C Prevention; 2) Hepatitis C Care and Treatment Access; 3) Hepatitis C Testing and Linkage to Care; 4) Surveillance, Data and Metrics; and 5) Social Determinants. 

The Task Force held two meetings on November, 2018 and June 2019 in Albany, NY.

NYS Hepatitis C Elimination Task Force Meetings

Task Force Members

Workgroup Committees

Hepatitis C Elimination Resources