Sign On | Hepatitis Appropriations Partnership’s Funding Request Letter to US Congress
Consider signing on to the letter from the Hepatitis Appropriations Partnership (HAP) to the Office of Management and Budget regarding the President’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget.
- Requests $170.3 million for the Division of Viral Hepatitis at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Recommends that the Administration restore funding for screening and linkage to care programs in the President’s FY2017 budget, and increase funding to $50 million, within the above recommended funding level for DVH
- Encourages the Administration to continue to support and expand the VHPC program and hepatitis surveillance activities in all jurisdictions by including $40.5 million in the President’s FY2017 budget proposal
- Recommends that the Administration provide $30 million to study and address gaps in current prevention strategies, develop a comprehensive case management program that focuses on strengthening public health agencies’ responses and the identification, referral, care and treatment of HBV-infected women and infants
- Recommends that the Administration provide $20 million to prioritize immediate support in the field, strengthening health department and community responses that target youth and young adults, specifically persons who injection drugs (PWIDs), persons under 30 years old, and persons living in rural areas
- Applauds President Obama for consistently proposing an end to the ban on the use of federal funds for syringe exchange programs and allowing the use of local funds for syringe exchange programs in the District of Columbia, and urge that he continue this in the FY2017 budget