Hep Elimination Updates State Notes and Releases New Resource List

Hep Elimination, a collaboration between the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University Law Center, the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable and the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation at Harvard Law School, released final notes and updates on the states’ viral hepatitis elimination capacity for 2022. This release ensures that responders and advocates across the country have the latest and most comprehensive analysis of the country’s capacity to eliminate viral hepatitis. ‘viral hepatitis. We’ve also added a list of resources to the website for state officials, advocates, and other stakeholders who want to understand how to review and modernize laws, policies, and regulations in their jurisdiction to better support elimination efforts. viral hepatitis. Hep Elimination is the nation’s first comprehensive analysis of the policy landscape and programmatic strategies to eliminate viral hepatitis in all 50 states, Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico.

The updated ratings take into account actions states have taken since the ratings were originally released in January, comments from the 90-day public comment period, and revised ratings from Hepatitis C: Status of Access to Medicaid that take into account a broader range of barriers to accessing HCV treatment. for Medicaid recipients. Eight states received a rating increase while four states received a rating decrease.

The scoring rubric for Hep EliminatiNATION will be evaluated annually to ensure it responds to the changing elimination landscape and reflects the latest strategies and evidence. State scores will be updated at least once a year, and Hep Elimination will continuously monitor elimination efforts nationwide.

We encourage you to review your jurisdiction’s rating and score for each indicator on the Hep Elimination website and explore corresponding resources to advance viral hepatitis elimination in your jurisdiction. The resource list includes national, state, and local resources and examples of programs, policies, and legislation that some states have already implemented to support viral hepatitis elimination efforts.

If you would like to contribute to this list, please contact Sonia Canzater at [email protected]

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