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Viral Hepatitis Prevention and Surveillance VLC

Virtual Learning Collaborative (VLC)

HepTAC Virtual Learning Collaborative (VLC)

The VLC is a virtual learning community and training series designed to support viral hepatitis health department staff implement the viral hepatitis prevention and surveillance activities set forth in CDC’s Integrated Viral Hepatitis Surveillance and Prevention Funding for Health Departments (CDC-RFA-PS21-2103) and is open to all state, territorial, and local health departments.

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VLC Calendar, 2021-2022
Date Session Recording Slides
September 8, 2021 Surveillance Guidance Overview

Hepatitis VLC: Surveillance Guidance Overview - YouTube

September 22, 2021 Developing an elimination plan: Core components and establishing achievable targets

Hepatitis VLC: Developing an Elimination Plan - YouTube

October 13, 2021 Building or enhancing a coalition to eliminate viral hepatitis, Part I

Hepatitis VLC: Building or Enhancing a Coalition to Eliminate Viral Hepatitis, Part I - YouTube

October 27, 2021 Conducting case investigation activities in resource- and capacity-limited settings (DIS)

Hepatitis VLC: Conducting case investigation activities in resource and capacity limited settings - YouTube

November 10, 2021 Outbreak 101, Part I (HAV)

Hepatitis VLC: Outbreak 101, Part I, Hepatitis A - YouTube

December 15, 2021 Special VLC Session on Hepatitis C

Hepatitis VLC: Hepatitis C Surveillance - YouTube

January 12, 2022 Building or enhancing a coalition to eliminate viral hepatitis, Part II

Hepatitis VLC: Building or Enhancing a Coalition to Eliminate Viral Hepatitis, Part II - YouTube

January 26, 2022 Statutes and mandates for viral hepatitis condition and laboratory reporting

Hepatitis VLC: Statutes and Mandates for Viral Hepatitis Condition and Laboratory Reporting - YouTube

February 9, 2022 Outbreak 101, Part II (HBV & HCV)

Hepatitis VLC: Outbreak 101, Part II Hepatitis B & C - YouTube

February 23, 2022 Critical partnerships to improve viral hepatitis testing

Hepatitis VLC: Critical Partnerships to Improve Viral Hepatitis Testing - YouTube

March 9, 2022 Improving provider awareness and capacity to increase viral hepatitis testing and treatment

Hepatitis VLC: Improving Provider Awareness & Capacity to Increase Viral Hep. Testing & Treatment - YouTube

March 23, 2022 Establishing partnerships in settings (clinical, behavioral and laboratory) that conduct high volume of viral hepatitis testing to improve reporting and data quality

Hepatitis VLC: Establishing Partnerships in Settings that Conduct High Volume of Viral Hep Testing - YouTube

April 13, 2022 Attributes of an electronic surveillance system that can collect and store viral hepatitis lab reports, clinical data, and other case data

Hepatitis VLC: Attributes of an Electronic Surveillance System... - YouTube

April 27, 2022 Improving capacity of PH labs and clinics to conduct all VH testing and report results electronically to HDs

Hepatitis VLC: Improving Capacity of Public Health Labs and Clinics... - YouTube

May 11, 2022 Removing restrictions on access to hepatitis treatment

Hepatitis VLC: Removing Restrictions on Access to Hepatitis Treatment - YouTube

May 25, 2022 HCV RNA reflex testing: Updates and experience of commercial laboratories

Hepatitis VLC: HCV RNA Reflex Testing: Updates and Experience of Commercial Laboratories - YouTube

June 8, 2022 Building longitudinal databases/registries and development of HCV CoCs

Hepatitis VLC: Building Longitudinal Databases/Registries and Development of HCV Cascades of Care - YouTube

June 15, 2022 Establishing and conducting surveillance and case management for perinatal HCV among pregnant persons
July 13, 2022 Working in coalition to advance viral hepatitis testing: SSPs and MAT settings
July 27, 2022 Leveraging existing data sources for case matching

Beginning October 2021 through July 2022, VLC sessions will begin at 3 pm ET. All sessions will be 60-90 minutes long depending on the topics.

Registration Information

Attendees register once and can attend any of the 2021 – 2022 prevention, surveillance and joint sessions: register for the VLC here

Zoom Meeting ID: 817 4051 1776

Kickoff Meeting

On August 10 and 11, 2021, NASTAD, in collaboration with CDC, hosted the Viral Hepatitis Prevention and Surveillance Virtual Learning Collaborative Kickoff. This virtual event gathered close to 200 participants from health departments to provide core capacity training for viral hepatitis prevention and surveillance and featured sessions directed at building the core competencies of participants to facilitate effective implementation of activities under CDC's new viral hepatitis cooperative agreement Integrated Viral Hepatitis Surveillance and Prevention Funding for Health Departments or PS21-2103.

Session recordings can be accessed via the agenda here.