Opportunity to Provide Comment on the Draft Viral Hepatitis National Strategic Plan
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health and its Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy (OIDP), has been coordinating development of the next iteration of a strategic plan to eliminate the nation’s viral hepatitis epidemic. The Viral Hepatitis National Strategic Plan: A Roadmap to Elimination (2021-2025) (Hepatitis Plan) has been developed through coordination with federal partners throughout HHS and other departments and with public comment input collected through 18 listening sessions throughout the country and a Request for Information in the Federal Register in the beginning stages of developing the plan.
OIDP has published a Request for Information (RFI) in the Federal Register to solicit input on the draft Hepatitis Plan. HHS seeks input from a broad mix of stakeholders on whether the plan’s goals, objectives, and strategies appropriately address the viral hepatitis epidemic and whether there are any critical gaps.
The draft Hepatitis Plan and a link to the Federal Register notice for public inspection are posted on www.hhs.gov/hepatitis. All comments must be submitted electronically to HepatitisPlanComments@hhs.gov no later than October 8, 2020, to be considered.
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