Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Technical Assistance

National Alliance of State & Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD)

Project Years: 2020-2021

The Hepatitis team at the National Association of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) provides technical assistance to viral hepatitis prevention and surveillance personnel at state, territorial, and major city/county health departments. In 2020, NASTAD created a new national technical assistance center to support this work as a joint effort with the CDC’s Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support (CSTLTS) and the Division of Viral Hepatitis (DVH).

Dr. Facente was selected as a member of the technical assistance team for the new TA center, responding to requests for support as they arose. Requests included things such as developing TA materials related to use of data systems to enhance viral hepatitis burden analysis, optimal use of communicable disease or viral hepatitis-specific surveillance databases, and development of tools to measure and address health inequities and disparities.