About Division of Viral Hepatitis

At a glance

Division of Viral Hepatitis (DVH) seeks to eliminate viral hepatitis by improving care and treatment access for the nation’s most disproportionately affected persons. We engage community, state, and national leaders to serve the public and groups at higher risk of viral hepatitis infection, illness, and death.

Division of Viral Hepatitis

Our mission

To end the viral hepatitis epidemics through leadership in science and public health practices



Treat persons with professionalism and dignity, and embrace inclusivity and diversity


Communicate openly, and use honesty and ethics in all decisions and actions


Achieve the highest standard of performance in all endeavors promoting DVH’s public health mission


Create an environment that encourages and cultivates new ideas and critical thinking


Be a diligent steward of resources and be responsible in all actions and interactions


Ensure productive engagement and transparency with internal and external partners


  • Monitor viral hepatitis disease trends
  • Detect and respond to viral hepatitis outbreaks
  • Support state, local, tribal, and territorial capacity to conduct viral hepatitis surveillance and increase access to viral hepatitis prevention, diagnosis, and treatment services
  • Work with federal, state, and community partners as well as health care systems and providers to increase access to viral hepatitis prevention, diagnosis, and treatment services for all populations, including disproportionately affected populations (e.g., people with substance use disorder, justice involved populations, people living with HIV)
  • Advance viral hepatitis research
  • Develop and promote viral hepatitis national testing and vaccination recommendations
  • Increase public awareness of viral hepatitis


Goal 1: Reduce new viral hepatitis infections

Goal 2: Reduce viral hepatitis-related morbidity and mortality

Goal 3: Reduce viral hepatitis-related disparities

Goal 4: Establish comprehensive national viral hepatitis surveillance for public health action



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DVH lab and epidemiology

If you are a state or local health department with a question about outbreak investigation, management and/or specimens, please email DVH staff.

International travel

Information related to international travel, including destination-specific vaccination recommendations, travel health notices, health precautions, and outbreaks can be found on CDC's Travelers' Health website. You may also contact CDC INFO.