Advocacy

 
 
Share this
 
 

Action Alerts

Email Congress to Support Increased Funding for Viral Hepatitis

COVID-19 continues to impact everyone across the country. For those living with liver disease, including hepatitis, the risks of complications from COVID-19 are even worse. However, current public health funding levels are not adequate to address the rising hepatitis rates.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Viral Hepatitis is severely underfunded and needs at least $134 million to strengthen the viral hepatitis infrastructure to prevent more cases and diagnose and treat existing cases. The Infectious Disease Consequences of the Opioid Epidemic Program needs at least $58 million to support harm reduction programs to prevent HIV, viral hepatitis, and other infections associated with unsafe injection drug use.

Email your Members of Congress today and urge them to support increased funding for viral hepatitis.