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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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FDA Approves Viekira Pak to Treat Hep C

A new hepatitis C medication, Viekira Pak, was approved today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). AbbVie, who markets the drug, has not immediately released the price of the new all-oral Hep C medication which will now rival Harvoni and Sovaldi from Gilead Sciences. Harvoni and Sovaldi have generated controversy over their high-price tags and […]

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Nov 12 Hep B Coalition Meeting Materials

November 12 NYC Hep B Coalition Meeting Highlights View full meeting highlights here Presentations Hiroko Hatanaka, IW Group, The CDC Know Hepatitis B Campaign & Asian Media Overview (PDF slides) A detailed report on Asian news media sources and usage in the US, including types of media, preferred media consumption behavior, general Asian media characteristics, and tips on how […]

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News | NJ Hep B Coalition Congratulations Dr. Su Wang – New Board Member @ World Hep Alliance

New Regional Board Members Our Executive Board is vital to the governance of the Alliance and, crucially, to provide representation for our patient groups on a regional level. Following a largely contested election, we are happy to now announce our new Regional Board Members for 2014-2016. Our voting members have spoken and votes have been […]

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2014 NYC HEP Health Care Access Training Meeting Report

2014 NYC HEP Health Care Access Training Report View full meeting report here Agenda & Handout:_2014 NYC Hep Health Care Access Training (PDF) Presentations Nirah Johnson, NYC DOHMH, Viral Hepatitis Health Care Access Resources (PDF slides) An overview of the state of hep B and C in NYC, NYS laws regarding hep B and C, free printed education materials from NYC DOHMH (call […]

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

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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Job | Program Manager: Tackling Youth Substance Abuse (TYSA) Initiative – Staten Island

The Staten Island Partnership for Community Wellness (SIPCW) seeks to hire a Program Manager for the Tackling Youth Substance Abuse (TYSA) Initiative. TYSA is a collective impact initiative that was formed in 2011 to address Staten Island’s alarming rates of youth substance abuse. TYSA is a project of SIPCW, a nonprofit established to promote wellness […]

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Job | Senior Representative, Community Engagement @ American Cancer Society

Title: Senior Representative, Community Engagement Position in NYC Job Description:  (Flushing ‐ New York) The Senior Representative leads the integration of community engagement, health systems, and corporate and distinguished partner activities for an assigned area. Accountable for mission and income targets through relationship management and engagement of locally based corporations, small health systems, volunteer leadership groups and other community‐based assets. Supports […]

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Sign On | NYS Legislation to Fully Legalize Syringe Possession & Reform Expanded Syringe Access Program (ESAP)

Vocal-NY promotes legislation to fully legalize syringe possession and reform the Expanded Syringe Access Program (ESAP) More than 20 years into legal syringe exchange in New York, a criminal law [NY Penal Law 220.45] results in thousands of arrests for syringe possession every year. Reform of the ESAP program which allows syringe distribution of syringes through […]

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Sign On | $20 Million – NYS Hep C Prevention, Care, & Treatment Infrastructure

A new $20 million investment in hepatitis C prevention, care, and treatment infrastructure New York has appropriated less than $1.2 million for an epidemic affecting more than 200,000 New Yorkers, which is causing increasing disability and death and healthcare costs. The attached proposal [Hep C Budget Sign-On] — addressed to the governor and legislative leadership — […]

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Open for Comment | NYS Medicaid Harvoni Clinical Criteria

Update 12/15/14: The meeting summary is now available. Outcome of the HARVONI clinical criteria review at the New York State Drug Utilization Review Board (DURB) meeting on November 20th, 2014. The NYS DURB has decided that the newly approved HCV medication Harvoni will use the same Medicaid clinical criteria approved for Solvadi in October, 2014. The criteria includes prioritization […]

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