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Harvoni: FDA Approved – Combo Pill for Hep C Treatment

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

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HepSBIRT Update: NYC SBIRT Initiative The NYC SBIRT Initiative is a New York City (NYC) Department of Health and Mental Hygiene program to promote use of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) in primary care practices across the city. See initiative here. Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Alcohol Screening & Brief Intervention Tailored […]

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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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HAP Sign-On Statement | People w/ Hep C Deserve Lifesaving Treatment

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Hepatitis Appropriations Partnership (HAP) Sign-on Statement: All People With Hepatitis C Deserve Lifesaving Treatment In response to the escalating crisis in access to new, lifesaving hepatitis C medications, a coalition of organizations and medical providers (see list below) has developed the following sign-on statement. The voice of the hepatitis C community must be heard during […]

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Job | Hep C Project INSPIRE Program Manager @ Fund for Public Health NY

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See original post here. Job Title: Project INSPIRE Program Manager Organization: Fund for Public Health in New York – NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Position Reports to: Director of Office of Viral Hepatitis Surveillance, Prevention and Control, Bureau of Communicable Diseases, NYCDOHMH The Fund for Public Health in New York, Inc. (FPHNY) is a 501(c)3 non-profit […]

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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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New! Hep C CHI: NYC Health Dept Publication for Medical Providers

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New! NYC Department of Health City Health Information (CHI) on Hep C 2014   The Diagnosing and Managing Hepatitis C CHI provides a thorough summary of risk assessment, testing recommendations, laboratory tests, and managing current HCV infection. There is specific information on how providers should speak to patients currently infected with HCV, as well as tables detailing common HCV […]

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Job | Health Educator @ Washington Heights CORNER Project

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 Health Educator Job posted by: The Washington Heights CORNER Project Posted on: August 18, 2014  Position Description: Oversee the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYCDOHMH) Enhanced Condom Distribution program to expand access to free NYC condoms in Northern Manhattan. Identify appropriate non-traditional venues (e.g. barbershops, bodegas, motels) that currently do not […]

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Hepatitis on the Hill | Register by March 1, Volunteers Needed!

From NASTAD: This is a final reminder to REGISTER to attend Hepatitis on the Hill! If you’re planning on attending, please go to www.nvhr.org/heponthehill to register so that we may have an accurate food and materials count. We need everyone to register before Monday, March 2. We also need volunteers! Many of our constituent advocates […]

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Funding | HCV Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) (LOI March 6)

Less than two weeks remain to submit your required Letters of Intent (LOIs) for the open PCORI Funding Announcements (PFAs) under our five National Priorities for Research and our hepatitis C funding opportunity. LOIs are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 6. Read the full PFAs on the Funding Opportunities page.   Clinical Management […]

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Job | Director @ Korean Community Services Public Health & Research Center

ORGANIZATION: Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, Inc. POSITION TITLE: Director DEPARTMENT: Public Health and Research Center REPORTS TO: Executive Director ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION: Founded in 1973 as the first community-based social service agency targeting the Korean population, The Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (KCS) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) multi-social service […]

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New! 2013 NYC Hep B & C Surveillance Report (NYC Health Dept, 2015)

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2013 NYC Hepatitis B & C Surveillance Report NYC Health Department, February 2015. To view click here See also NYC Health Department Online Data Portal EpiQuery. Click here                    

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Funding | Capacity Building Initiative for Substance Abuse (SA) & HIV Prevention Services for At-Risk Racial/Ethnic Minority Youth & Young Adults (Due: 4/23/15)

  The following funding information has been recently added to the CDC National Prevention Information Network’s (NPIN) Funding Database (http://npin.cdc.gov/search/funding). Fund Titles Fund Number: 4956 – Fund Title: Capacity Building Initiative for Substance Abuse (SA) and HIV Prevention Services for At-Risk Racial/Ethnic Minority Youth and Young Adults Fund Number: 4956Fund Title: Capacity Building Initiative for […]

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Petition to found National African Immigrant & Refugee HIV/Hepatitis Day

Change.org Petition: Establish the National African Immigrant & Refugee HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis Awareness Day #NAIRHHADay We hereby call on President Obama, Congress, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis community to officially recognize September 9th as National African Immigrant & Refugee HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis Awareness Day (NAIRHHA Day). September […]

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Job | Project Manager: Hep C Clinical & Research Program – Mount Sinai NYC

Project Manager: DGIM Hepatitis C Clinical & Research Program Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine (DGIM) www.mountsinai.org/primarycarehcv The Project Manager will manage activities associated to research and service projects of the DGIM Hepatitis C Clinical & Research Program, including supervision of staff, grant and budget preparation, […]

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Job | Harm Reduction Coordinator @ Community Access, Inc.

Harm Reduction Coordinator @ Community Access, Inc. of New York City Job Description: Community Access, Inc. (CA) is a progressive not-for-profit organization that for the last 40 years has helped thousands of people diagnosed with psychiatric disabilities to make the transition from hospitals and shelters to independent living. Our primary mission is to identify needs […]

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Funding | New Technologies for Viral Hepatitis SBIR (R43/R44)

The following funding information has been recently added to the CDC National Prevention Information Network’s (NPIN) Funding Database (http://npin.cdc.gov/search/funding). Fund Number: 4923 Fund Title: New Technologies for Viral Hepatitis SBIR (R43/R44) Fund Category: Other Health-Related Description: This FOA encourages small business establishments to submit applications that address any the specific research topics in the Viral […]

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Funding | New Technologies for Viral Hepatitis STTR (R41/R42)

The following funding information has been recently added to the CDC National Prevention Information Network’s (NPIN) Funding Database (http://npin.cdc.gov/search/funding). Fund Number: 4922 Fund Title: New Technologies for Viral Hepatitis STTR (R41/R42) Fund Category: Other Health-Related Description: This FOA encourages small business establishments to submit applications that address any of the specific research topics in the […]

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