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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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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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$ Focus Group | Hep C+ Women Age 40-49: Treated Not Cured or Currently Not On Treatment ($150/2 hours)

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RRU Research is seeking participants for a  2 hour focus group Eligibility: Women 40-49 years old Diagnosed with Hep C Treated for Hep C  ‘unsuccessfully’ [not cured] in the past OR Currently NOT being treated for Hep C Dates August 21, 2014 (12:30PM – 2:30PM) August 22, 2014 (9:30AM – 11:30AM) Location: 26th Street & […]

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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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Funding | CDC: High-Impact HIV (Hep) Prevention Projects for CBOs

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is pleased to announce the publication of Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) PS15-1502: Comprehensive High-Impact HIV Prevention Projects for Community-Based Organizations. This FOA published September 3, 2014 on www.grants.gov (please find the instructions for accessing the FOA below). Letters of Intent are due September 17, 2014. The application deadline […]

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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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Viral Hep Prevention – Is $1/Patient Enough?

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[HAP] NASTAD Observes World Hepatitis Day – Viral Hepatitis Prevention: Is $1 Enough? State health departments receive less than $1 dollar in federal funding for every person living with viral hepatitis for the Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinator (VHPC) program. See the original NASTAD post here. 

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Workshops | Neighborhood Leadership Institute Series

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Taken from the Citizens Committee for NYC Website: Workshops Sharpen your community organizing skills. “At Citizens Committee, we don’t just give out grants. We host free community workshops on great ways to mobilize your neighbors, raise funds (beyond our own grants), navigate city government, and more. We share stories, tools, and tips custom-tailored to meet […]

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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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8-27-14 NYC Hep B Coalition – Meeting Materials

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Hepatitis B Vaccine Birth Dose Coverage in NYC (PDF Slides) Katelynn Devinney, MPH City Research Scientist, Bureau of Immunization – NYC DOHMH ([email protected]) Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll (PDF Slides) Hannah Sabbagh, MPH Candidate, Intern, Bureau of Communicable Disease – NYC DOHMH ([email protected]) Amendment to Health Code 13.03 (b)(3) (PDF Slides) Julie Lazaroff, MPH, Unit Chief […]

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Job | Managing Director, Access to Care Services @ Harlem United

Title: Managing Director Program/Dept: Access to Care Services Reports To: Associate Vice President, Prevention & SQUIRE Supervises: Program Coordinators (2); Peer Trainer/Supervisor (1) Access the full PDF description here. POSITION DESCRIPTION The Managing Director for Access to Care is responsible for the design and implementation of program policies and procedures, strategic program planning, work plans, […]

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Funding | Hepatitis C Grant Information HHS/NIH and NIAID (Letter Deadline 1/3/14)

HHS/NIH and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID):  Research Program – Cooperative Agreements (U19). Hepatitis C Cooperative Research Centers: Immunity to HCV Infection. Deadline for letters of intent is January 3, 2014. Learn more.

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NVHR endorses Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act 2014

  NVHR Endorses S.2839 NVHR has endorsed S.2839, “The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2014.” The bipartisan bill outlines a broad strategy to address the opiod and heroin misuse crisis in our communities. We sent a letter to all Senate Judiciary Committee members expressing our support for the legislation and outlining how it can […]

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Hearing on Harvoni | NYS DOH Drug Utilization Review Board: Nov 20 (Albany)

The next NYSDOH Drug Utilization Review (DUR) Board meeting is scheduled for November 20, 2014 in Albany. A link to the full meeting agenda can be found here. Harvoni will be presented at this meeting. Public comments are being accepted for this meeting. The meeting agenda notes: Interested parties must notify the Department of Health […]

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Call for Abstracts | NYC Epidemiology Forum (Due Dec. 15)

Sent on behalf of Calaine Hemans-Henry   All:   Please see below for a call for the second annual New York City Epidemiology Forum (NYCEF). The forum will be held on February 27, 2015 at Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University.  Please share this announcement with staff, including those on the PCSI Brown Bag […]

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Funding | Transforming Clinical Practices Initiative (LOI Nov 20)

The Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative is designed to help clinicians achieve large-scale health transformation. The initiative is designed to support 150,000 clinician practices over the next four years in sharing, adapting and further developing their comprehensive quality improvement strategies. The initiative is one part of a strategy advanced by the Affordable Care Act to strengthen the […]

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Liver Cancer Awareness Campaign is Underground! American Liver Foundation

LIVER CANCER CAMPAIGN comes to New York City!The American Liver Foundation (ALF) has announced a special educational campaign commemorating October as Liver Cancer Awareness Month. Sponsored by Bayer and Onyx Pharmaceuticals, the campaign features vibrant, eye catching ads on New York City taxis, subways and buses! The ads urge people at risk for liver cancer to […]

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Join! NYC Hep B Clinicians Honor Roll: Screen all patients at risk

The New York City Hepatitis B Clinical Honor Roll is for physicians who have pledged to screen at risk patients for chronic viral hepatitis B infection. Their screening is in accordance with national guidelines from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. At risk patients include those from all over the globe with intermediate to […]

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Patient Survey | Hep C Diagnosis Uncertainty in Baby Boomers

Volunteers requested for a research study “Have you been diagnosed with Hepatitis C? Are you a Baby Boomer – born between 1945 – 1965, and uncertain about your diagnosis? Do you write and understand English?” The link to a SurveyMonkeyTM questionnaire can be found here: www.surveymonkey.com/s/UncertaintyHepC This link will take you to a webpage that will give […]

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Fellowship | Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy (Due Nov. 13)

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF): Health Policy Fellows Program. Fellows will participate in the policy process at the federal level and use that experience to improve health, health care and health policy. Deadline is November 13, 2014. Purpose: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows program provides the nation’s most comprehensive fellowship experience at the […]

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