The Arkansas Department of Health, Infectious Disease Branch is the lead agency in the state for public health initiatives. The activities outlined in this application illustrate the internal public health capacity of the ADH and the ADH's external partner's capacity to implement viral hepatitis inventions statewide. Through surveillance methods for monitoring the epidemiological viral hepatitis profile in the state, and performing investigative activities for reported cases. The state's viral hepatitis initiative will also implement interventions for reducing the lack of awareness, increase testing and education, and linking persons to treatment and to SUD partner facilities. In addition, through partnership with other state agencies the ADH will develop a viral hepatitis elimination plan and continue to improve its efforts for responding to outbreaks and/or cluster detections.