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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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New “Know More Hepatitis” Educational Material from CDC

The CDC’s Division of Viral Hepatitis (CDC DVH) has updated educational materials and video PSAs for the national Know More Hepatitis campaign. Below is an email from the CDC DVH.   CDC has just released the next phase of the national Know More Hepatitis campaign. Of the estimated 3.2 million Americans who have Hepatitis C, […]

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Job | Senior Program Analyst, Viral Hepatitis/HIV/STI @ NACCHO

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), a national organization representing approximately 3,000 local health departments (LHDs) nationwide, has an immediate opening for a Senior Program Analyst. Position Summary: A Senior Program Analyst is an individual contributor in a specific area of expertise and is accountable for professional functions and/or systems. Work […]

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News | AAPCHO Launches New Hep B Storybank

OAKLAND, January 26, 2015 – The Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO), today launched new a website highlighting stories of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) impacted by hepatitis B. The #justB website was created to bring more attention to hepatitis B and the impact it has on the Asian American community, as well as […]

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Job | Hepatitis Treatment Officer & Strategic Info. Officer @ WHO

Marie O’ Connor is a Researcher with SRI Executive Search and is currently assisting the WHO with the recruitment process of two positions; Hepatitis Treatment Medical Officer and Strategic Information Officer. This is an exciting time in the global response to viral hepatitis with increased understanding of the burden of disease and increased attention on the […]

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Job | Physician @ Center for Asian Health (Livingston, NJ)

The Center for Asian Health is looking to add to our team: Physician- Internal Medicine or Family Practice, P/T, possibly F/T  (may also consider Nurse Practitioner) Physician -Seeking board-certified Internist or Family Practitioner, part-time and potentially full-time. -All outpatient care (can admit patients if desires) -Bilingual Mandarin/English speaking (does not have to read/write). -Looking for […]

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Job | Receptionist @ Center for Asian Health (Livingston, NJ)

The Center for Asian Health is looking to add to our team:   Receptionist -To provide front desk services and patient navigation -Must be bilingual Mandarin and English (both speaking/writing) -Should have medical office experience with working knowledge of electronic medical records. -Immediate opening   JOB LOCATION: Saint Barnabas Medical Center Livingston, NJ   BENEFITS […]

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Release of “The Fix” Documentary Film

WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF THE AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY, THE FIX! THE FIX is a tale of recovery and redemption that paints a powerful portrait of life after heroin addiction in the Bronx. To rent or purchase, head to the following platforms: iTunes | Amazon | Google Play | Vudu | xBox | […]

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New Posters from NYS DOH! Hep C Testing & Baby Boomers

The New York State Department of Health has published two new posters targeting Hep C testing for baby boomers. To order free copies of the new posters, fill out their Hep Ed Materials Order Form (PDF). Head to their website for more posters, brochures and educational materials. Hep C Retro Television (Full Resolution PDF) Hep C Retro Camera (Full […]

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Call for Abstracts: Science of Healthy Aging Summit (Submit Abstracts by Feb 2, 2015)

People born between 1945 -1965 are at risk for Hepatitis C, screening is recommended and if infected, treatment can cure infection and prevent cirrhosis, liver cancer and death. By 2030, the number of U.S. older adults (aged 65 or older) will more than double to about 71 million. About 80 percent of older adults have […]

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Job | Hep C Texting Program Coordinator @ NYC Health Dept

Organization: Fund for Public Health in New York, Inc. Position Reports to: Director of Program Implementation & Capacity Building NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene See original job posting here The Fund for Public Health in New York, Inc. (FPHNY) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to the advancement of the health […]

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