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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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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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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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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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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 | 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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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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Job | Policy Assoc @ The AIDS Institute (DC) Hep

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The AIDS Institute is seeking applicants for: Policy Associate Leading national HIV/AIDS and hepatitis public policy, advocacy, research, and education organization seeking a Policy Associate to work in its Washington DC office. Successful applicant will: Assist in implementing broad range of domestic HIV/AIDS and hepatitis policy objectives before the U.S Congress and the Executive agencies. […]

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Olysio-Sovaldi Combo Becomes 2nd FDA-approved All-oral HCV Treatment

Olysio has been approved by the FDA, in combination with Sovaldi, for the treatment of Hepatitis C. It is substantially more expensive than Harvoni; although it depends on treatment time, a 12-week Harvoni treatment costs $94,500, compared to the Olysio-Sovaldi 12-week tag of $150,360. Olysio in combination with Sovaldi is the second Hepatitis C combination treatment regimen […]

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CME | Clinical Education Initiative @ NYS Dept. of Health

The New York State Department of Health Clinical Education Initiative (CEI) provides a wealth of resources for medical providers. From educational trainings to technical assistance, our mission is to support medical providers so they may provide the highest quality care for their patients.   One tool is the Clinical Consultation Line which connects medical providers […]

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Hep C patient needed for educational video for Human Relations Media

Human Relations Media (HRM) is producing an educational video on Hepatitis C that will be distributed to schools and colleges nationwide. Their producer is looking for someone in the tri-state area to interview who has been infected with the virus through IV drug use, and has shown symptoms of liver failure, but has been successfully treated. […]

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AASLD Poster | Check Hep C: A Community Based Approach to HCV Diagnosis in High Risk Populations

AASLD Poster | Check Hep C: A Community Based Approach to HCV Diagnosis in High Risk Populations Check Hep C was implemented in 2012-2013 by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) as a year-long demonstration project designed to increase screening, diagnosis, and linkage to care for persons chronically infected with […]

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Data Match | TB & Viral Hepatitis, New York City, 2000–2010

 Characteristics and TB treatment outcomes in TB patients with viral hepatitis, New York City, 2000-2010. Epidemiol Infect. 2014 Nov. Bushnell G, Stennis NL, Drobnik AM, Proops DC, Ahuja SD, Bornschlegel K, Fuld J. Abstract SUMMARY Literature surrounding the burden of and factors associated with hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in […]

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NYS DOH Funding | Outreach & Linkage to Care – High Risk Subtance Users (LOI 12/26)

The New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute (NYSDOH AI), Division of HIV and Hepatitis Health Care, Bureau of HIV Ambulatory Care Services (BHACS), Primary Care and Substance Use Section, and Health Research, Inc. (HRI) announce the availability of state and federal funds to provide outreach, linkage to care and retention in care services […]

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Job | Project Coordinator @ NYU Center for the Study of Asian American Health

Job Description:  Project Coordinator, Project REACH FAR Project REACH FAR is a new project to implement policy, systems, and environmental approaches to address hypertension control in Asian American communities in New York City and New Jersey. Targeted communities are: Bangladeshi, Filipino, Korean, and Asian Indian. Strategies involve working closely with community partners including faith-based organizations, […]

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BOOM!Health Promotes HCV Screening for Veterans

On Veteran’s Day, Boom!Health offered rapid HCV testing with specific outreach to veterans and baby boomers. The testing was offered at two of their locations: Harm Reduction Center, 226 East 144th St, Bronx, NY 10451 Prevention Center, 953 Southern Blvd, 2nd Floor, Bronx, NY 10459 Below is a report sent through their mailing list. Go to www.boomhealth.org and scroll to the […]

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NY State Hep B & C Laws Archive

New York State Hep B and C Related Laws Public Health Law 2164: Hep B Vaccination Requirement for Public School Attendance All children between the ages of 2 months and 18 years must show proof of compliance with immunization requirements under Public Health Law Section 2164, which include Hepatitis B vaccination. Public Health Law 2500-e: Hep B […]

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Internship | Project AHEAD @ Charles B. Wang Comm. Health Center (NYC)

Project AHEAD Project Asian Health Education and Development is an 8-week summer internship program designed to give training and experience to college students who have an interest in pursuing a career in healthcare. Project AHEAD 2015 will take place June 22, 2015 to August 14, 2015, and will be located in lower Manhattan. Students will […]

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