This section of the
California Hepatitis Resource Center serves as the focus
on viral hepatitis in California by accumulating, through
the help of the general public, a thorough list of county
resources that are available, including public health
clinics, special screening programs, other agencies to
provide peripheral support such as HIV groups, alcohol and
substance abuse, and task force efforts.
Each county may want to
share a model program on viral hepatitis, including
primary and secondary prevention programs. By sharing
programs, we believe that California will be able to
improve services through effective management of both
funds and effectiveness of our endeavors. If your
organization has a program that has been developed that
you would like to share with others, or if you have a
program in development that you would like support with
from another county resource, please email to the web
master of this site.
HEPATITIS C TASK FORCE MOVEMENT AND
In 2000, a collaborative
approach to the emerging hepatitis C epidemic was
addressed through the formation of a steering committee
and a working group by the California Department of Health
Services. After 1 year of meetings and plan preparation, the
Hepatitis C Strategic Plan was approved and
distributed in 2001. This entire plan can be reviewed and
Hepatitis C Strategic Plan for California.
Throughout the State of
California, counties and other agencies have been putting
together groups of people and organizations representative
of their regions for the purpose of forming regional task
forces’ and developing local strategic plans on
hepatitis C. The California Hepatitis Resource Center is
in the process of identifying all of these efforts and
will post them to this section as they become known. You
can visit sites and find information about these task
force/advisory council/strategic plan efforts. In 2001, a
larger group in California was formed comprised of county
representatives and others leading the regional task force
and strategic planning efforts called the
Hepatitis C Task Force. More information will be provided
to us about this statewide membership in the near future.
Advisory Council on Hepatitis C formed in January 2001
Strategic Plan developed and published in 2002.
Copy of Strategic Plan for Orange County [PDF File]
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY
Task Force on Hepatitis C formed in June 2001
Strategic Plan completed in 2003.
Web site for information and copy of the Strategic Plan www.sbhcvtaskforce.org
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY
Web site information
If you have more information to
submit concerning these types of efforts on viral
hepatitis in California, please email the California
Hepatitis Resource Center.