Health Professionals

The Division of Disease Prevention works with health professionals directly and through partner-affiliated agencies.  This page contains resources for healthcare workers organized by topic.  Other information can be found throughout our site that may not be specific to providers, such as data, general resources and publications, etc.  If you have questions on a topic or cannot find information that you need, please use the contact us page to reach a staff person in our office.

General Clinical Resources

Transgender Health Risk Assessment: A Clinician’s Guide

Transgender Brochure ImageThe Guide has been available since August of 2006, mainly through distribution at relevant events, service providers’ offices, and by ordering through the VDH Disease Prevention Hotline.  It contains the following sections: Why Focus on Transgender Health?, Psychosocial Issues, General Questions to Assess Health Issues, Assessing Sexual Risks and Other HIV Risks, a brief glossary of terms, and Resources. A PDF of the brochure can be viewed or downloaded by clicking on the image to the left.

National Organizations

National Viral Hepatitis Resources

    • National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan 2017-2020: This action plan is our nation’s battle plan for fighting s viral hepatitis in the United States. The updated plan outlines strategies to achieve four major goals and includes indicators to help track progress between now and 2020. The goals are:
      • Goal 1: Prevent new viral hepatitis infections
      • Goal 2: Reduce deaths and improve the health of people living with viral hepatitis
      • Goal 3: Reduce viral hepatitis health disparities
      • Goal 4: Coordinate, monitor, and report on implementation of viral hepatitis activities
    • CDC Training Resources: Access to hepatitis courses, online continuing education opportunities, and other resources.
    • Hepatitis Web Study: provides interactive, case-based modules related to the clinical care of persons with viral hepatitis
    • International Antiviral Society-USA (IAS-USA): Sponsored CME activities designed to provide cutting-edge information for practitioners who are actively involved in medical care of people with HIV or other viral infections.
    • National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) Viral Hepatitis: NASTAD’s Viral Hepatitis Team provides guidance and technical assistance to strengthen the capacity of state and local health departments to develop, maintain and enhance comprehensive viral hepatitis programs as they address the continuum from prevention through cure.
    • National Hepatitis Training Institute: This national training center provides on-line training to front-line workers in community based organizations and clinics on hepatitis prevention, diagnosis, management, treatment and integration.
    • U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS): HHS offers information on testing and treatment, policies impacting hepatitis, and national data.
    • Viral Hepatitis Action Coalition: A public-private partnership developed by the CDC Foundation to help the CDC make meaningful advances in the prevention, screening, linkage to care, and treatment of viral hepatitis. Coalition members help support crucial CDC-led research and programs and amplify CDC’s messages to the public to increase overall awareness of viral hepatitis.
    • Viral Hepatitis Serology Training: online course comprised of six animated tutorials and eight case studies (CME and CNE available).

Last Updated: April 2, 2021.