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PREP-C: Psychosocial Readiness Evaluation to Prepare for Hep C Treatment

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  Psychosocial Readiness Evaluation & Preparation for Hep C Treatment A New Free Interactive Online Tool for health care and social service providers to assess and improve a patient’s readiness to begin Hep C Treatment. www.PREPC.org The PREP-C was developed by Psychologists, Social Workers, Medical Providers and Patient Navigators specializing in Hep C Treatment Adherence. […]

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Hep B & C Community Testing Programs

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The following organizations provide Hepatitis B or C Testing in NYC in the community or ‘in the field.’  Please contact these organizations to refer for testing or to collaborate on special events. Hep B Field or Mobile Testing Programs African Services Committee – Aaron Vanderhoff, Hepatitis Coordinator ([email protected])  (212) 222-3882 x122 American Cancer Society – Baekbong Kim, MSW, Manager, […]

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New! Participatory Budgeting NYC – City Council Funding

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See original post here. In 2011, four New York City Council Members – Brad Lander, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Eric Ulrich, and Jumaane D. Williams – launched a PB process to let residents allocate part of their capital discretionary funds. Since then, five more council districts have joined PBNYC, giving ordinary New Yorkers real decision-making power over […]

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Funding | NYS: Improving Linkage & Access to Hep C Care & Treatment (LOI: 9-25-14)

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The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), AIDS Institute (AI) and Health Research, Inc. (HRI) announce the availability of state and federal funds for: Improving Linkage and Access to Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Care and Treatment Component A:  Improving Linkage and Access to HCV Care and Treatment for HCV Mono-infected Persons. Component B: Improving […]

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City Council Proclamation | NYC Hep B Awareness Week

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The Council of the City of New York Proclamation Whereas: Hepatitis B is a silent epidemic that affects 1.2 million Americans, most of whom do not know they are infected with the virus. Chronic hepatitis B can damage the liver for up to 20-30 years without symptoms, and can lead to end-stage liver diseases such […]

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Presidential Proclamation | World Hepatitis Day 2014

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See original post here. Presidential Proclamation — World Hepatitis Day, 2014 WORLD HEPATITIS DAY, 2014 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Around the world, one in twelve people are living with viral hepatitis. In the United States, millions of Americans are infected with […]

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Job | LCSW @ Housing Works – Part time

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JOB TITLE: Licensed Clinical Social Worker Posted by: Housing Works Inc. Summary Description: The Part Time Clinical Social Worker has primary responsibility for coordination, development, supervision, and service provision of social work and clinical services. Furthermore, the Clinical Social Worker is responsible for providing multiple aspects of psychosocial care for a client caseload, including assessment, […]

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Call for Abstracts | US Conference on African Immigant Health (Sept 19 -21)

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2nd United States Conference on African Immigrant Health Health Behaviors of African Immigrants and Refugees: Culture, Integration, Migration September 19-21, 2014 Conference Theme: Abstracts are invited for poster and oral presentations, related to all health issues that affect African immigrants and refugees (African Diaspora), especially as they are influenced by their culture, migration and integration context. […]

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Congressional Leaders Introduce Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2014(HEAA)

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The Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2014 was introduced by Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard and other members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus and Congressional Black Caucus. This Act builds upon the Affordable Care Act by further providing federal resources, policies, and infrastructure to eliminate health disparities in all populations. The HEAA aims to […]

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Hep SBIRT | Alcohol Screening, Brief Intervention & Referral for Treatment tailored for Hep Patients

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HepSBIRT Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Alcohol Screening & Brief Intervention Tailored for Hepatitis Patients American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD) recommends that viral hepatitis patients do not drink alcohol and, when appropriate, seek intervention to facilitate cessation of alcohol consumption. There is NO known ‘safe amount of alcohol’ […]

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Paid Internship | Hep C Program Recruitment > must be CUNY Student

Paid Internship for CUNY Students Candidate must in the CUNY School of Social Work or Public Health 19 Hours per week. $13 per hour Hep C Project INSPIRE: Recruitment Intern Brief description of the project including the objectives, goals and deliverables: Under the supervision and guidance of the Director of Program Implementation & Capacity Building […]

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FDA Approves Harvoni: Combo Pill for Hep C Treatment

Today, the FDA approved Harvoni, a fixed-dose combination pill of ledipasvir and sofosbuvir produced by Gilead Sciences, Inc. The following information was released by the FDA along with the approval. The complete product label will be available soon at DailyMed or at Drugs@FDA. Also see: FDA Press Release on the approval, and Harvoni Patient Information     On October […]

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Job | Program Coordinator @ Community Counseling and Mediation

Job Title: Program Coordinator, SAMHSA Minority AIDS Program Organization: Community Counseling and Mediation Position Reports to: Program Director, SAMHSA Minority AIDS Program Salary: $45k-$52k View original post here. Community Counseling and Mediation (CCM), a Brooklyn-based social services organization, has just been awarded a federal grant from SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) to carry out a “Minority […]

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Job | Community Engagement Specialists @ Fund for Public Health NY

Job Title: BEAT – Community Engagement Specialists See original post here. Organization: Fund for Public Health in New York – NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene – Center for Health Equity Position Reports to: Deputy Director, Center for Health Equity (CHE), District Public Health Office (DPHO) The Fund for Public Health in New York, […]

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Job | Grant Administrator Hep C Project INSPIRE @ Fund for Public Health NY

Job (Long Island City): Grants Administrator – idealist.org Job Title: INSPIRE Grants Administrator Organization: Fund for Public Health in New York, Inc. Position Reports to: VHSPC Senior Program Administrator Salary: Commensurate with experience See original post here. The Fund for Public Health in New York, Inc. (FPHNY) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated […]

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Sign on Letter | NYS Medicaid Solvaldi Clinical Criteria Comments (Project Inform)

The draft clinical criteria for the use of Sofosbuvir (Sovaldi) under NY State Medicaid is open for public comment. See the details of the comment period and clinical criteria here. Project Inform, a national Hep C advocacy organization has composed a letter with comments. Individuals and organizations are invited to sign on to the letter. […]

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Open for Public Comment: NY State Medicaid Sovaldi Clinical Criteria

Updated as of 10/3/14. The draft clinical criteria for the use of Hep C medication Sofosbuvir (Sovaldi) was presented to the NYS Department Of Health Drug Utilization Review Board (DURB) on Thursday, September 18, 2014. The meeting summary, including the criteria can be reviewed here. The presentation slides can be reviewed here: Presentation: HCV Direct Acting Antiviral (DAA) […]

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Job | Policy Associate @ Drug Policy Alliance NY

Policy Associate, New York Job posted by: Drug Policy Alliance – New York Posted on: October 1, 2014 on Idealist.org Job description Title: Policy Associate Type: Full-Time Location: New York City Last Day to Apply: Applications will be reviewed immediately and will be accepted until the position is filled. The Drug Policy Alliance has an immediate […]

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Job | Director of Outreach and Advocacy @ NYHRE

  Director of Outreach and Advocacy Job posted by: New York Harm Reduction Educators Posted on: October 2, 2014 at Idealist.org Job description From its activist beginnings as an underground needle exchange, New York Harm Reduction Educators (NYHRE) is now New York’s largest syringe exchange program, serving over 5,000 low-income drug users and street-based sex […]

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2014 NYC Hep C Research Consortium: Report

The 2014 NYC HCV Research Consortium was held at The Rockefeller University on September 29, 2014. The consortium brought together providers, researchers, and community advocates to discuss the current state of hepatitis C research and practice in New York City and determine future priorities. Please review materials and presentations from the consortium below. We will […]

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