County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health
To protect health, prevent disease, and promote health and well-being.
The Los Angeles Department of Public Health has developed an Adult Viral Hepatitis Prevention Plan 2010-2015. This plan outlines how Los Angeles County proposes to address viral hepatitis through three overarching goals:
- Reduce the number of people newly infected with viral hepatitis.
- Reduce morbidity and mortality due to viral hepatitis
- Improve quality of life for people chronically infected with and affected by viral hepatitis.
The Adult Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinator facilitated integration of the local hepatitis B and C resource guides into a web-based Los Angeles County HIV/AIDS resource guide (www.hivla.org). The online guide allows the user to enter a zip code, a mile-radius range, and the type of hepatitis service he/she is seeking, after which a list of programs that provide these hepatitis services are displayed.