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NCSL Legislative Video Resource Center

The NCSL Video Resource Center is a collection of recorded webinars accessible for on-demand learning.

Policies and Strategies to Address Infectious Diseases

The costs to states resulting from the treatment of infectious diseases are impressive. The estimated cost of providing health care services to people living with hepatitis C, for example, is $15 billion annually and recent hepatitis A outbreaks have cost at least $270 million since 2016. In 2019, HIV care and treatment cost the U.S. more than $20 billion. However, many cost-effective strategies exist that can prevent transmission of these diseases altogether. This webinar highlights these strategies and provides insight from states that have effectively implemented them.


  • Charlie Severance-Medaris, policy specialist, NCSL Health Program


  • Sara C. Zeigler, associate director for policy, Office of Policy, Planning, and Partnerships, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral, Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention, CDC, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Representative Alex Valdez, Colorado
  • Delegate Matthew Rohrbach, West Virginia