"Hepatitis" means inflammation of the liver and also refers to a group of viral infections that affect the liver. The most common types are Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C. Viral hepatitis is the leading cause of liver cancer and the most common reason for liver transplantation. An estimated 4.4 million Americans are living with chronic hepatitis; most do not know they are infected.
This website will provide you with a variety of information meant to improve your knowledge of viral hepatitis and increase your awareness of available resources.
Idaho's Viral Hepatitis Prevention Program
The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare works closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to address viral hepatitis in Idaho. A Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinator (VHPC) partners with community partners throughout the state to promote awareness, implement Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) screening projects, and coordinate trainings.
To contact the Idaho Viral Hepatitis Prevention Program for more information on existing initiatives, please call (208) 334-5518.