Hepatitis Matters sets out Hepatitis NSW’s main policy objectives for the next four years: 2016 to 2020.
These objectives were developed through consultation with our members, partner organisations and communities affected by hepatitis B and hepatitis C. Stakeholders were asked what they believed we need to achieve to address the viral hepatitis epidemics in NSW, and for their ideas about the specific campaigns that Hepatitis NSW should run.
We intend to pursue these objectives on behalf of people living with, affected by and at risk of viral hepatitis in NSW. This includes developing and implementing campaigns on the seven policy areas listed, and finding ways for people living with or affected by hepatitis B and hepatitis C to contribute actively to these activities.
The policy areas listed also include, where relevant, issues of importance to Aboriginal people living with or affected by viral hepatitis, rather than having a separate or stand-alone policy priority, a decision which was taken following consultation with the Aboriginal community.
With effect from July 2016, Hepatitis NSW will lead, in partnership with the Ministry of Health, on the implementation of the NSW Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C Communications Strategy. This will support and work towards achievement of our policy objectives that relate to increases in testing, monitoring and treatment access for people living with viral hepatitis in NSW.
This page last updated 12 Jan 2017