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Wanted: An Effective Public Health Response to Hepatitis C Virus in the United States

Klein, Susan J. MS; Flanigan, Colleen A. MS, RN; Cooper, Jay G. BA; Holtgrave, David R. PhD; Carrascal, Alvaro F. MD, MPH; Birkhead, Guthrie S. MD, MPH

Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: September-October 2008 - Volume 14 - Issue 5 - p 471–475
doi: 10.1097/01.PHH.0000333882.52893.81
Position Paper

This commentary focuses on major efforts needed to effectively respond to today's challenges from hepatitis C and to address the burden of hepatitis C disease that will require our attention for the foreseeable future.

Susan J. Klein, MS, is Deputy Director, New York State Department of Health, AIDS Institute, Albany.

Colleen A. Flanigan, MS, RN, is Viral Hepatitis Coordinator, New York State Department of Health, AIDS Institute, Albany.

Jay G. Cooper, BA, is Health Program Administrator, New York State Department of Health, AIDS Institute, Albany.

David R. Holtgrave, PhD, is Professor and Chair, Department of Health, Behavior & Society, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.

is Director, Division of HIV Healthcare, New York State Department of Health, AIDS Institute, Albany.

Guthrie S. Birkhead, MD, MPH, is Deputy Commissioner, Office of Public Health, New York State Department of Health, AIDS Institute, Albany.

Corresponding Author: Susan J. Klein, MS, New York State Department of Health, AIDS Institute, Corning Tower, Room 412, Albany, NY 12237 (sjk06@health.state.ny.us).

© 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.