The Third National Hepatitis C Strategy 2010 - 2013

1.2 Relationship to other strategies

Page last updated: July 2010

This strategy is one of a suite of five strategies aiming to reduce the transmission of STIs and BBVs in Australia, and the morbidity, mortality and personal and social impacts they cause. The five strategies, which cover the period 2010–13, are the:

  • Third National Hepatitis C Strategy (this strategy)
  • Sixth National HIV Strategy
  • National Hepatitis B Strategy
  • Second National Sexually Transmissible Infections Strategy
  • Third National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmissible Infections Strategy.
While the first four strategies listed focus on individual infections, the fifth strategy focuses on the combined health impact these infections have on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia. Despite their specific focus, each strategy shares common structural elements. This is designed to support a coordinated effort across stakeholder groups and pinpoint common concerns. The shared structural elements are:
  • guiding principles (Chapter 4 in each strategy)
  • priority populations (Chapter 5)
  • shared or similar priority action areas (Chapter 6)
  • issues around surveillance, research and workforce development (later chapters).