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Charter of the CDC/HRSA Advisory Committee on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STD Prevention and Treatment
  • Published Date:
    November 25,2014
  • Language:
    English
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  • Corporate Authors:
    United States. Department of Health and Human Services. ; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.) ; United States. Health Resources and Services Administration.
  • Description:
    The CDC/HRSA Advisory Committee on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STD Prevention and Treatment was established under Section 222 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act [42 U.S.C. §2 l7aJ, as amended. The committee is governed by the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, (5 U.S.C. App.), which sets forth standards for the formation and use of advisory committees.

    The Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and by delegation, the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Administrator, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), are authorized by the PHS Act to: (I) conduct, encourage, cooperate with, and assist other appropriate public health authorities, scientific institutions, and scientists in the conduct of research, investigations, experiments, demonstrations, and studies relating to the causes, diagnosis, treatment, control, and prevention of physical and mental diseases, and other impairments; (2) assist states and their political subdivisions in preventing, suppressing, and treating communicable diseases and other preventable conditions and in promoting health and well-being; and (3) assist public and non­ profit private entities in preventing, controlling and treating sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including HIV (human immunodeficiency virus); (4) improve health and achieve health equity through access to quality services and a skilled health workforce and innovative programs; and, (5) support healthcare services to persons living with or at risk for HlV, Viral Hepatitis and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and the education of health professionals and the public about HIV , Viral Hepatitis and other STDs.

    The CDC/HRSA Advisory Committee on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STD Prevention and Treatment shall advise the Secretary, HHS; the Director, CDC; and the Administrator, HRSA, regarding objectives, strategies, policies, and priorities for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, and other STDs; prevention and treatment efforts including surveillance of HIV infection, AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, other STDs, and related behaviors; epidemiologic, behavioral, health services, and laboratory research on HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, and other STDs; identification of policy issues related to HIV/Viral Hepatitis/STD professional education, patient healthcare delivery, and prevention services; agency policies about prevention of HIVI/IDS, Viral Hepatitis and other STDs; treatment, healthcare delivery, and research and training; strategic issues influencing the ability of CDC and HRSA to fulfill their missions of providing prevention and treatment services; programmatic efforts to prevent and treat HIV, Viral Hepatitis, and other STDs; and, support to the agencies in their development of responses to emerging health needs related to HIV, Viral Hepatitis and other STDs.

    To assist CDC and HRSA in carrying out their responsibilities, the CDC/HRSA Advisory Committee on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STD Prevention and Treatment (CHACHSPT) will assess CDC's and HRSA's activities related to the HIV, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Viral Hepatitis and other STDs, and make recommendations for the future directions of CDC's and HRSA's programs to prevent, control, and treat STDs, HIV/AIDS, and Viral Hepatitis.

    CHACHSPT will advise CDC and HRSA on activities related to the prevention and control of HIVIAIDS, Viral Hepatitis and other STDs, the support of healthcare services to persons living with HIVIAIDS, and the education of health professionals and the public about HIVIAIDS, Viral Hepatitis and other STDs. The committee will support the agencies' process of identifying and responding to the prevention and health service delivery needs of affected communities, and the needs of individuals living with or at risk for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and other STDs.

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