This project identified the best practices and strategies for chronic hepatitis surveillance through site visits and phone interviews of eight health departments. Several states have been developing and refining their surveillance system models for chronic hepatitis. These states have emphasized direct reporting from medical laboratories, where the locus of hepatitis diagnosis resides. The project provided information about effective practices and organizational strategies and encourages sharing knowledge and experience among public health agencies working to improve chronic hepatitis surveillance. Recommendations from all eight states for ways to improve surveillance were similar.
PIC ID: 7873; Agency Sponsor: CDC, Centers for Disease Control; Federal Contact: Finelli, Lyn, 404-371- 5313; Performer: Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., Plainsboro, NJ