National Hepatitis B Strategy 2010–2013

6. Priority action areas

Page last updated: July 2010

This National Hepatitis B Strategy 2010–2013 has five priority action areas:

  1. building partnerships and strengthening community action
  2. preventing hepatitis B transmission
  3. optimising diagnosis and screening
  4. clinical management of people with chronic hepatitis B
  5. developing health maintenance, care and support for people with hepatitis B.
This is Australia’s first nationally coordinated response to hepatitis B and significant groundwork is needed to support implementation. Limited data were available to guide the development of the first National Hepatitis B Strategy 2010–2013 and support its implementation. An evidence base is needed so the healthcare system can respond effectively and efficiently.

Stigma and discrimination continue to be unfortunate responses to BBVs. Many interventions supported by this strategy seek to directly or indirectly lessen the effects of stigma and discrimination. This includes gathering evidence on these issues as they relate to hepatitis B to better inform a nationally coordinated response.