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The National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR) is a coalition of public, private, and voluntary organizations dedicated to reducing the incidence of infection, morbidity, and mortality from viral hepatitis in the United States.
NVHR is dedicated to these viral hepatitis principles:
- Build the capacity to address the challenges of viral hepatitis.
- Vaccinate America to eliminate vaccine-preventable viral hepatitis A and B.
- Counsel, test, and refer persons at risk to inform them about how to reduce their risks.
- Provide care and medical management for persons with chronic viral hepatitis.
Voting membership is open to any nonprofit organization that is interested in reducing viral hepatitis morbidity and mortality; and that is involved in one or more of the following areas:
- Viral hepatitis education, information, and awareness;
- Viral hepatitis research; and
- Viral hepatitis prevention, identification, medical management, or treatment.
NVHR operates under the leadership of an elected steering committee. A general election of the membership is held annually for three year terms. An executive committee of the steering committee is elected each year to work with the organization's paid director to conduct NVHR business.
The National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR) engages in both programmatic and policy work. Programmatic work focuses on national networking and partnership development and capacity-building with organizations to improve viral hepatitis programs. NVHR's policy work focuses on increasing awareness, education, and resources at the federal level for an adequate federal response to viral hepatitis. NVHR's Web site houses policy statements and fact sheets, action alerts, capacity-building tips, newsletters, and a webinar and event calendar.
Institute of Medicine Report on Viral Hepatitis
NVHR and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are cosponsoring an Institute of Medicine (IOM) study on prevention and control of viral hepatitis in the United States. A final report of the study's findings is scheduled to be released by the IOM in January, 2010. NVHR is mobilizing national efforts to leverage media and awareness opportunities at the local, state, and federal levels using the IOM viral hepatitis report data. NVHR plans to conduct Congressional visits in Washington D.C. to bring attention to the IOM report in support of efforts to improve the federal responses to viral hepatitis.
Viral Hepatitis Networking, Education and Training Cooperative Agreement
NVHR in partnership with the National Alliance of State & Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) receives funding from the CDC Division of Viral Hepatitis to strengthen networking and partnership among hepatitis coalitions, and community-based and national organizations. Through this work, NVHR continues to bring together hepatitis B and hepatitis C advocates to form a stronger and united national response to the viral hepatitis epidemics in the United States.
Under this program, NVHR offers its members and other stakeholders regular communications and tip sheets, in addition to hosting educational webinars to build organizational capacity among community-based non-profits in order to improve viral hepatitis services and programs in the United States.
National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable
C/O Task Force for Global Health
325 Swanton Way
Decatur, GA 30030
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