The Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) is seeking nominations for the Viral Hepatitis Elimination Planning Committee.  This volunteer committee will be comprised of a broad range of viral hepatitis stakeholders from across the state of Pennsylvania.  DOH is seeking self-nominations from individuals with a variety of expertise to ensure a breadth of knowledge is represented on the committee. 

The purpose of the Planning Committee is to provide direction for the establishment of a statewide viral hepatitis elimination coalition and ultimately a viral hepatitis elimination campaign.  Specifically, this committee will be tasked with overseeing the development of a viral hepatitis elimination campaign strategic plan.

DOH is seeking 10 to 15 committee members to serve a 2-year term beginning September 2019.  DOH will convene a meeting of the newly established Planning Committee in the fall of 2019 to discuss the creation of a statewide coalition and development of a strategic plan.


  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas of viral hepatitis management and prevention:
    • Academic research
    • Case management
    • Clinical management
    • Community outreach (especially experience working in high-risk communities)
    • Government affairs
    • Harm reduction services
    • Patient advocacy
    • Public policy
    • Living with viral hepatitis B or C
  • Availability to attend one-day in-person meetings twice annually in Harrisburg, PA
  • Pennsylvania residency
  • Experience with strategic plan development (Not required but highly encouraged)

By June 1, 2019, please submit your application using this link:

The application requires submission of a cover letter and resume which can be emailed to Lauren Orkis at