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2020 Press Releases

THU, JAN 07, 2021 - 16:17
The new Viral Hepatitis National Strategic Plan for the United States commits the U.S. to viral hepatitis elimination goals for the first time and will inform hepatitis elimination efforts across the country.
THU, DEC 17, 2020
NVHR welcomes Daniel Raymond as Director of Policy and is promoting Dr. Adrienne Simmons to Director of Programs in a new organizational structure to lead the organization in 2021.

THU, DEC 10, 2020
The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation (CHLPI) of Harvard Law School and the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR) have launched a new partnership with the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University to study viral hepatitis elimination efforts in the U.S. Building on the longstanding partnership between CHLPI and NVHR, the new venture will centralize resources and best practices for viral hepatitis elimination efforts in the U.S.

FRI, NOV 13, 2020
New research from NVHR and CHLPI demonstrates that states with sobriety restrictions or state policies that restrict harm reduction services are limiting hepatitis C elimination efforts in the U.S.

MON, SEP 21, 2020
New York State Medicaid recently removed prior authorization requirements for new patients, increasing opportunities for individuals to be treated and cured of hepatitis C. New York State Medicaid recently removed prior authorization requirements for new patients, increasing opportunities for individuals to be treated and cured of hepatitis C.

WED, JUL 29, 2020
Hep Free Hawai`i released the first-of-its-kind, comprehensive strategy to eliminate all forms of viral hepatitis by 2030.

WED, JUL 15, 2020 
The new advisory committee is made up of patients, clinicians, and advocates with lived or professional experience to guide NVHR’s fight to eliminate viral hepatitis in the U.S.

Press Release: Iowa Lifts Barrier to Accessing Hepatitis C Treatment, but Some Discriminatory Restrictions Remain
July 01, 2020



Press Release: NVHR Announces New Advisory Committee and Policy Manager to Elevate NVHR Member Voices and Provide Strategic Direction for the Organization - July 16, 2020

Press Release: NVHR and HEP Statement on Administration Rule Reducing Protections for Transgender Patients June 15, 2020

Press Release: Ohio Lifts Discriminatory Barriers to Accessing Hepatitis C Treatment - May 21, 2020

Press Release: NVHR Applauds Latest Guidance from the USPSTF Recommending Hepatitis C Screening for all U.S. Adults - 4-9-2020

Your help needed TODAY: Ask Congress to Support Frontline Public Health Programs Helping Underserved Populations - April 2, 2020

How can you use your voice to drive viral hepatitis advocacy? Tune in Monday March 23rd at 2pm ET/11am PT to learn from media experts. The webinar training will include tangible strategies for sharing your voice through both digital advocacy (e.g. social media, emails to legislators, engagement with large organizations) and traditional media (e.g letters to the editor & op-eds) routes of communication.

Press Release: Support Increased FY 2021 Funding for Viral Hepatitis - Mar 17, 2020

State of Hep C MT Removal Release - Montana Removes Discriminatory Restrictions on Access to Hepatitis C Treatment - Feb 3, 2020

NVHR Applauds CDC and HHS For Funding Programs to End HIV and Viral Hepatitis Epidemics - Jan 31, 2020

NVHR Applauds the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) for Calling for an Integrated Response to Treat Opioid Use Disorder and Infectious Disease Epidemics - Jan 23, 2020



2019 Press Releases

Press Release: NVHR and CHLPI: October 9, 2019

Sign-on Letter to CMS, October 9, 2019


2016 Press Releases

NVHR Press Release: President's Budget Fails to Address Severity of Viral Hepatitis Epidemic February 10, 2016


2015 Press Releases

Press Release: Science, Not Stigma Must Drive Hepatitis C Treatment Decisions, November 13, 2015

Coalition for Syringe Access Press Release: Congressional Briefings Tout Benefits, Debunk Myths of Syringe Services Programs October 30, 2015

Community Advocates Applaud U.S. Representatives' Call for Leadership, Resources to Combat Deadly Epidemics on World Hepatitis Day July 27, 2015


2014 Press Releases

NVHR Statement on Express Scripts/AbbVie Hepatitis C Treatment Access Announcement December 22, 2014

Community Leaders Call For End to Hepatitis C Treatment Access Crisis September 20, 2014