Hepatitis Free Northern New England


A tri-state initiative providing evidence-based, localized, and actionable strategies that will free NNE (New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont) from hepatitis B and hepatitis C.

Hepatitis Free Northern New England (HFNNE) is a broad, community-based coalition with members and participants from all over the three states, who are living with, affected by, or work in the field of viral hepatitis. This initiative formed in 2021, and we welcome new participants to join the journey toward viral hepatitis B and C elimination at any time.

A primary goal of HFNNE is to bring the widest range of voices to the table as the Northern New England 2025 Viral Hepatitis Elimination Plan is created. The Planning Group meets once every other month, starting in February 2024. The plan will be published in January 2025.

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HFNNE is a New Hampshire-driven collaboration involving the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (NH DHHS), the Maine Centers for Disease Control (ME CDC), the Vermont Department of Health (VT DOH), and stakeholders across diverse sectors spanning all three states. The NH Viral Hepatitis Prevention Program provides funding and project management for the HFNNE strategic planning process.

Funding for the HFNNE initiative is made possible by cooperative agreement #CDC-RFA-PS21-2103, “Integrated Viral Hepatitis Surveillance and Prevention Funding for Health Departments” from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Viral Hepatitis. The views expressed in written materials or publications on this website do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply their endorsement of the U. S. Government.

Final Responsibility

The Health Departments of the three Northern New England states hold the final responsibility for submitting a Viral Hepatitis Elimination Plan that meets the CDC’s definitions and requirements laid out in their funding of this work. All input will be equally considered, and final decisions on matters that can’t be solved by the Planning Group and Steering Committee together, will be decided on by the Health Departments.