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Prevention Programs
Carver County Minnesota’s Hepatitis B Vaccination Program (Carver County, MN)
Hepatitis B vaccination program for incarcerated inmates. Reviewed 8/28/07

Centerforce Division of Health Programs (California)
For over 30 years, Centerforce has provided groundbreaking social service programs to those impacted by incarceration. Committed to successful programming, Centerforce has documented the effectiveness of many of its programs and in the process, has become one of the nation's leading agencies implementing evidence-based programs for prisoners and their loved ones. Reviewed 2/10/08

County Jail Hepatitis Vaccination Program, New York State Department of Health
Offers state funded hepatitis A and hepatitis B vaccine. As of 12/06, 33 counties in upstate New York have implemented hepatitis vaccination programs in their county jails. Reviewed 9/27/08

Denver Public Health Department
Offers hepatitis B and A vaccines to clients of public STD and CTS clinics and to inmates at Denver County Jail. Reviewed 11/16/07

Florida Department of Health, Hepatitis Prevention Program
Established a comprehensive hepatitis and liver failure prevention and control program. Reviewed 10/19/07

Hampden County Correctional and Community Health Program (Massachusetts)
Used a public health model to develop a program to prevent, detect, and treat hepatitis A, B, and C in county correctional facilities. Reviewed 10/19/07

HCV Prevention Education for Inmates (Louisiana)
This is an HCV educational program for inmates. Reviewed 10/19/07

HCV Prison Support Project
Supports prisoners infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) or co-infected with HIV/HCV, both inside correction facilities and after release. Reviewed 10/19/07

Hepatitis Web Study
This site provides interactive, case-based modules related to the clinical care of persons with viral hepatitis. Reviewed 9/8/08

Indiana Viral Hepatitis and Immunization Education Program
An educational program is available for the Indiana Correctional System and Juvenile Correctional System upon request. Reviewed 10/28/08

Integrating Viral Hepatitis into Client Centered Counseling Training Program
A training designed to enhance the counseling skills of DIS, HIV counselors, and health educators that will foster opportunities to integrate viral hepatitis prevention and control messages into each counseling session. Posted 9/24/07

Maricopa County Department of Public Health Hepatitis Education, Prevention, and Survival Project (Arizona)
Maricopa County Department of Public Health's Hepatitis Education, Prevention, and Survival Project provides hepatitis, HIV, and STD prevention education to incarcerated adults in two counties. Reviewed 10/19/07

New York State Hepatitis C Continuity Program
The Hepatitis C Continuity Program is a program for NYSDOCS inmates who are under treatment for hepatitis C. The program promotes treatment completion by collaborating with the DOCS, NYSDOH, NYS Division of Parole, NYC Health and Hospitals. Posted 2/28/08

North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Screens all incoming prisoners for hepatitis C and offers HCV treatment and hepatitis A and B immunization when appropriate. Reviewed 10/19/07

Training: It's Time: Integrate Viral Hepatitis into your Work
This program offers training for providers who work with a wide range of clients at increased risk of viral hepatitis infections. Reviewed 4/4/08

Twinrix® Vaccination Program
Offers combination hepatitis B and hepatitis A vaccine to adults with current or past history of injection drug use, current or past incarceration, multiple sex partners, HIV infection, HCV infection, or chronic liver disease, and to men who have sex with men. Reviewed 11/2/07

The Wisconsin HIV/STD/Hepatitis Information & Referral Center
A toll-free 24-hour hotline for WI resident that provides general information on the prevention, transmission and treatment of HIV and AIDS, sexually transmitted infections and viral hepatitis. Posted 10/8/07

Viral Hepatitis Services within the Community Immunization Services of Palm Beach County Health Department
Palm Beach County FL offers a perinatal hepatitis B program and an adult hepatitis B program in various venues within the county. Posted 4/4/08


Recommendations for Identification and Public Health Management of Persons with Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection
Source: MMWR, September 19, 2008; 57(RR--8):1-20

ACIP Recommendations: A Comprehensive Immunization Strategy to Eliminate Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States. Part II: Immunization of Adults Source: MMWR, December 8, 2006;55(RR-16):1-25
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5516a2.htm - Appendix A
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5516a3.htm - Appendix B
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5516a4.htm - Appendix C
Please note: If you are using the HTML version of this document, be sure to access all four HTML links to get the complete content of the document, which includes 3 important appendices.

A Comprehensive Immunization Strategy to Eliminate Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States. Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Part 1: Immunization of Infants, Children and Adolescents.
Source: MMWR, December 23, 2005, Vol. 54(RR-16):1-39

Please note: Be sure to access the following 3 important appendices to get the complete document.
Appendix A: Case Management - www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5416a2.htm
Appendix B: Immunization Management - www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5416a3.htm
Appendix C: Postexposure Prophylaxis - www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5416a4.htm

Sexually transmitted diseases treatment guidelines, 2006
Source: MMWR August 4, 2006 Vol 55(RR11);1-94

Prevention and Control of Infections with Hepatitis Viruses in Correctional Settings
Source: MMWR, January 24, 2003, Vol. 52(RR-1):1-44

Prevention of Hepatitis A Through Active or Passive Immunization: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
Source: MMWR, May 19, 2006, Vol. 55(RR07):1-23

Prevention of Hepatitis A Through Active or Passive Immunization: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
Source: MMWR, October 01, 1999, Vol. 48(RR12):1-37

National Hepatitis C Prevention Strategy: A Comprehensive Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Hepatitis C Virus Infection and its Consequences
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Summer 2001

Management of Hepatitis B Virus in Correctional Facilities
Source: National Commission on Correctional Health Care

Management of Hepatitis C Virus in Correctional Facilities
Source: National Commission on Correctional Health Care

Guidelines for Laboratory Testing and Result Reporting of Antibody to Hepatitis C Virus
Source: MMWR, February 7, 2003, Vol. 52 (RR-3):1-24

More Resources for Providers

Integrating Viral Hepatitis Prevention into Public Health Settings
Guest Editors: Buffington J, Jones TS, Harris JL
Public Health Reports, May 2007; 122(suppl. 2): 1-104

The Seattle STD/HIV Prevention Training Center and the University of Washington announced the release of Hepatitis Web Study, a website designed for healthcare workers who provide clinical care to persons with viral hepatitis. This project was funded by CDC's Division of Viral Hepatitis. The website features:

  • Fourteen interactive, clinically-relevant case studies, each with a discussion, high quality illustrations and graphics, and links, that highlight and illustrate key recommendations from national guidelines;
  • Free continuing education credits, including an easy way to print CME/CNE documentation and an electronic CE tracker;
  • Numerous high quality figures that the user can easily download into PowerPoint slides;
  • Reference linked to Pub Med abstracts, federal guidelines sites, and/or CDC MMWR documents.

The site will be maintained and updated on an ongoing basis and will continue to be expanded. Please visit the site and share the address with your colleagues! To access this valuable resource, go to: http://www.hepwebstudy.org

Disease Burden from Hepatitis A, B, and C in the United States
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Infectious Diseases in Corrections Report (formerly called HEPP Report) is a forum for correctional problem solving

American Correctional Association Standards for Health Services

Syringe Disinfection for Injection Drug Users

Driving the Point Home: A Strategy for Safer Tattooing in Canadian Prisons
Source: Prisoners' HIV/AIDS Support Action Network (PASAN)

Brief Sex History Questionnaire
Source: Immunization Action Coalition

Facts About Drug Abuse and Hepatitis C
Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse

Viral Hepatitis and the Criminal Justice System
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Medical Management of Chronic Hepatitis B and Chronic Hepatitis C
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis C Virus and HIV Coinfection
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Viral Hepatitis and Injection Drug Users
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Management of Hepatitis C: 2002
Consensus Development Conference Statement
Source: National Institutes of Health, June 10-12, 2002
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HIV Prevention Fact Sheets
Source: Center for Aids Prevention Studies, Updated April 19, 2002

Related Organizations

Prisoners' HIV/AIDS Support Action Network (PASAN)
Canadian community-based network of prisoners, ex-prisoners, organizations, and activists working together to provide advocacy, education, and support to prisoners on HIV/AIDS, HCV, and related issues. Has resources on injection drug use and tattooing.

National HCV Prison Coalition/Hepatitis C Awareness Project
The Coalition was formed to bring together organizations and individuals interested in raising awareness and providing support to prisoners who are suffering from hepatitis and HIV/HCV coinfection

Information for patients with hepatitis B or hepatitis C and their families

National HCV Prison Coalition
Hepatitis C Awareness Project

United States Department of Justice

Society of Correctional Physicians
Site includes their position paper on "The Management of Hepatitis C in Correctional Institutions."

National Commission on Correctional Health Care

Infectious Diseases in Corrections Report

American Correctional Association

National Criminal Justice Reference Service

Center for AIDS Prevention Studies

Hepatitis C Advocacy

Information for Clients
All IAC education materials are copyright free and we encourage you to use them! Documents designated by "(PDF)" are in Adobe Portable Document Format.

"Living with Hepatitis B", a booklet developed by the Hepatitis B Foundation for persons infected with HBV. This helpful resource includes information on test interpretation, finding a liver specialist, monitoring hepatitis B virus infection, available treatments and treatment issues, healthy life choices, pregnancy, health insurance and employment, support groups, and more.
To download this booklet in ready-to-print (PDF) format, go to:

Living with Hepatitis B
(interactive online guide for people with chronic hepatitis B virus infection)
Source: Hepatitis B Foundation

Tattooing and You: The Safeguards within Prison
Source: Prisoners' HIV/AIDS Support Action Network (PASAN)

Safe Tattooing
Prisoners' HIV/AIDS Support Action Network (PASAN)

HBF Drug Watch: Compounds in Development for Chronic Hepatitis B
Source: Hepatitis B Foundation

Hepatitis A, B, and C: Learn the differences

Do I need any vaccinations today?
A 2-page screening questionnaire for adult patients to find out about what shots they need.

Should you be vaccinated against hepatitis A?
Use this questionnaire to assess your patients' risk factors.

Should you be vaccinated against hepatitis B?
Use this questionnaire to assess your patients' risk factors.

Are you at risk for hepatitis C?
Use this questionnaire to assess your patients' risk factors.

Ask the Experts: Hepatitis B

Hepatitis A is a serious liver disease . . . should you be vaccinated?
A brochure for all ages.

Every week hundreds of sexually active people are infected with hepatitis B.
A hepatitis B brochure for adults.

If you have HIV infection, which vaccinations do you need?
A visual table of shots recommended for HIV-infected adults.

If you have hepatitis C, what vaccinations do you need?
This one-page sheet describes vaccinations that HCV-positive adults need.

Vaccinations for adults—you're never too old to get immunzed!
A visual table covering all adult vaccinations.

Hepatitis A Vaccine Information Statements
Download camera-ready copies of CDC's hepatitis A VIS in a choice of 28 languages.

Hepatitis B Vaccine Information Statements
Download camera-ready copies of CDC's hepatitis B VIS in 31 languages. This VIS is also offered in audio format in English, Spanish, and Russian.

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