ties, and nongovernment organizations (NGOs) also provide viral hepatitis services, often with funding from federal agencies.
Most viral hepatitis–related activities in CDC are administered by the Division of Viral Hepatitis (DVH), which is part of the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, Sexually Transmitted Disease, and Tuberculosis Prevention (NCHHSTP). The activities of the DVH, shown in Box 5-2, include surveillance and epidemiologic studies and clinical and laboratory research related to viral hepatitis. It supports viral hepatitis programs at the national, state, and community levels; disseminates hepatitis-related information to the public; and develops guidelines for prevention and control. In FY 2008, the DVH received $17.6 million, 2% of the NCHHSTP
Mission Statement of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Viral Hepatitis
The Division of Viral Hepatitis (DVH) is the Public Health Service component that provides the scientific and programmatic foundation for the prevention, control, and elimination of hepatitis virus infections in the United States, and assists the international public health community in these activities.
To achieve its mission, DVH: