Hepatitis C Elimination
The Eliminate Hepatitis C San Diego County Initiative is a public-private partnership to eliminate hepatitis C by 2030. The process started in November 2018 when it was approved by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, with the Board asking the County Health and Human Services Agency to return in twelve months with recommendations. Over the 12-month period of November 2018 to November 2019, community partners and stakeholders met, developing the Recommendation Report dated December 20, 2019. This report was approved by the Board of Supervisors on March 10, 2020. The Implementation Plan for these recommendations was approved by the Board of Supervisors on July 13, 2021. On January 1, 2022 the County of San Diego contracted with the Liver Coalition of San Diego to serve as the convener of the partnership.
During the planning process a San Diego County HCV Burden Estimate was determined, which has been reviewed and published by PLOS Digital Health. The article “The estimated hepatitis C seroprevalence and key population sizes in San Diego in 2018” can be viewed here.
The Liver Coalition of San Diego serves as the agency convener of the partnership, for meeting information please email Scott Suckow at: Scott@livercoalition.org
This initiative is currently funded by the County of San Diego, Health and Human Services Agency.
Additional funding is provided by unrestricted educational grants/support provided to the Liver Coalition of San Diego — the convening agency —by AbbVie, Inc. and Gilead Sciences.