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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

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

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

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

Oakland County Children’s Village (Pontiac, MI)
Offers hepatitis B vaccine to adolescents being screened for gonorrhea and chlamydia. Reviewed 10/19/07

State of Connecticut Immunization Program
Provides hepatitis B vaccination to all inmates <19 years of age in two prisons. Reviewed 10/19/07

Stop Hepatitis Mobile Theatre/Viral Hepatitis Education Targeting Youth
An inspirational interactive educational theatre performance that educates youth about the prevention of hepatitis A, B, and C virus infections. Reviewed 10/19/07

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


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

Health Care for Children and Adolescents in the Juvenile Correctional Care System
Source: American Academy of Pediatrics, April 2001, Vol. 107(4):799-803

Health Services to Adolescents in Adult Correctional Facilities
Source: National Commission on Correctional Health Care, May 17, 1998

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HIV Prevention Fact Sheets
Source: Center for Aids Prevention Studies

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

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

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Center for AIDS Prevention Studies

National HCV Prison Coalition

HIV & Hepatitis Education Prison Project (Sponsored by the Brown Medical School Office of Continuing Education and the Brown University AIDS Program)

National Coalition of Youth Law and Advocacy Organization

Information for Clients
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"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.

Should you be tested for hepatitis C?
Use this questionnaire to assess your patients' risk factors.

Ask the Experts: Hepatitis B

Every day, teens are infected with hepatitis B
A brochure for teens and parents.

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.

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

Are you 11–19 years old? Then you need to be vaccinated!
Covers all vaccinations for teenagers.

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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