Informational Brief on CDC Hepatitis Funded Program: Viral Hepatitis Networking, Capacity Building, and Training

Hep B United

Hep B United is a national coalition to address the public health challenge of hepatitis B through increasing hepatitis B awareness, testing, vaccination and linkage to care in high risk communities across the U.S. Through the CDC cooperative agreement, the Hepatitis B Foundation will be providing capacity building, training, and technical assistance to over 30 Hep B United coalition partners in 25 cities and 15 states, including the District of Columbia. Activities will include coalition building, webinars, mini grants, peer mentoring, speakers’ bureau development, a national hepatitis B storytelling campaign, and in-person annual summits. The project will also focus on enhancing dissemination and usage of the multi-lingual Know Hepatitis B campaign. We will be leveraging the successes and best practices of our partners to help improve hepatitis B screening in the highest-risk and most underserved Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in the U.S.

National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD)

The National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD), represents the nation’s Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinators (VHPCs) in state and local public health departments. Through this CDC cooperative agreement, NASTAD will lead, implement and facilitate the Hepatitis Testing Partnership and Learning Collaborative which will accelerate coordinated strategies in states and communities through an expanding national, state and local coalition network. The Hepatitis Testing Partnership will be comprised of public health agencies, community based organizations, health systems, primary care providers, community health centers, liver disease specialists, substance use and mental health service providers, harm reduction coalitions, hepatitis C coalitions, advocates and patients working together to increase hepatitis C testing and linkage to care for people born from 1945- 1965 and people who inject drugs. Through the Learning Collaborative, NASTAD will provide capacity building assistance to targeted states to accelerate implementation of CDC’s hepatitis C testing recommendations while sharing learning experiences with the broader national coalition. NASTAD will also further the dissemination of the CDC’s “Know More Hepatitis” campaign.

University of Washington

Through the cooperative agreement, the University of Washington National Hepatitis Training Center has created Hepatitis C Online. Hepatitis C Online Course is a self-study, interactive course on hepatitis C virus infection. Intended for medical providers, content covers the following topics: Screening & Diagnosis of Hepatitis C; Evaluation, Staging, and Monitoring of Chronic Hepatitis C; Management of Cirrhosis-related Complications; Evaluation and Preparation for Hepatitis C Treatment; Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C; and Treatment for Special Populations and Special Situations, as well as dedicated sections for HCV medications, clinical calculators (APRI, MELD, Glasgow Coma Scale, etc.), and master bibliography. Free CME credit and free CNE credit are offered through both sites.

Free CME credit and free CNE credit are offered through both sites.


Funding for the five-year project period is expected to be approximately $648,000 each year.

Previous Awardees

In 2013, cooperative agreements for Viral Hepatitis Networking, Education, and Training were awarded to:

In 2008, the following organizations received competitive cooperative agreements from Division of Viral Hepatitis for Networking, Education, and Training.

The following organizations received competitive cooperative agreements from CDC for the 2003 to 2006/2008 grant cycle.

Note: These are links to websites outside the CDC domain.