New Tools & Resources

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, […]

Release of “The Fix” Documentary Film

January 22, 2015 | Comments Off

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 | […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

New York State Hep B & C Laws Archive

November 10, 2014 | Comments Off

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 […]

Overview: CMS has finalized its decision to reimburse for HCV screening in primary care settings, for individuals who are Medicare eligible and either “high risk” or born between 1945-1965. “High risk” is defined as persons with a current or past history of illicit injection drug use; and persons who have a history of receiving a blood transfusion […]

The NYC pharmacies listed below provide Hep B & C Treatment Adherence Programs. These local specialty pharmacies can help with ordering medication, counseling patients about use, and providing treatment adherence support. Local Specialty Pharmacies Aureus Health Services Specialty Pharmacy Janet Escalante: (718)-775-5018 jescalante@towntotal.com Website:  http://aureushealthservices.com/specialty-pharmacy/ Services: Patient Benefit Investigations, Help Obtaining Financial Assistance, Prior Authorization Handling and […]

PREP-C

  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. […]

Download Free App: Liver Health – Hepatitis C

August 14, 2014 | Comments Off

NYC Liver Health: The Liver Health app is a central mobile hub for Hep C info, risk assessment, hep services site locator, connection to support, news alerts & much more. Available on Android and iPhone. Download & share!            

Hep B & C Community Testing Programs

August 9, 2014 | Comments Off

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 (aaronv@africanservices.org)  (212) 222-3882 x122 American Cancer Society – Baekbong Kim, MSW, Manager, […]

The NYC Health Department presents a new Video PSA and Print Materials Hep C: Get Tested, Get Cured! New Print Materials! Postcard | Hepatitis C Risk Assessment (PDF). Other Languages: [Español] Poster | Hep C: Get Tested, Get Cured! Raises awareness about Baby Boomer testing recommendation. Booklet | Hepatitis C: The Facts (PDF). Helps people […]

Video | Family Promise: Get Tested for Hep B

July 9, 2014 | Comments Off

Family Promise: Get Tested for Hepatitis B Video by CDC & Hep B United

Clinical Trial Search Website

May 6, 2014 | Comments Off

TrialReach is a user-friendly search engine for clinical trials in your neighborhood. Results include an overview of the trial, including eligibility requirements and who to contact.   TrialReach is compliant with HONcode. Learn more about the company here.  

Medication Patient Assistance Programs Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs: Hepatitis C. HCV Advocate. Partnership for Prescription Assistance Programs. Brings together America’s pharmaceutical companies, doctors, other health care providers, patient advocacy organizations and community groups to help qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get free or low-cost medicines through the public or private program that’s right for them. Medications Covered: […]

Health Insurance & Benefits Enrollment Resources

April 25, 2014 | Comments Off

Online Resources: ACCESS NY: ACCESS NYC is a free service that helps you find out if you may qualify for over 30 City, State and Federal benefit programs. You can use this service anonymously or you can create an account. NYS Health Insurance Marketplace: Compare health insurance plans available through the NYS Marketplace and enroll online […]

NYC Hep Patient Navigator Network

April 21, 2014 | Comments Off

Dept Questions

The NYC Hep  Patient Navigator Network is a sub-group of the NYC Hep B Coalition & Hep C Task Force. The network serves to identify and make contact with professionals who navigate patients with Hep B or C through the health care system, in order to connect with others in a similar role, strengthen referral relationships […]

Hep C Care Coordination Toolkit for NYC Harm Reduction Programs Providing Services in affiliation with the Injection Drug Users Health Alliance (IDUHA) www.IDUHA.org Hep C Prevention Education Hepatitis C Counseling Best Practices Manual – Harm Reduction Coalition. for practitioners/workers that will be providing needle exchange participants Hepatitis C testing and discussing risk reduction strategies. These are […]

Hepatitis C Rapid Testing Program New York State Department of Health Provided by The New York State Department of Health to programs that demonstrate the infrastructure to support HCV rapid testing, including: a valid CLIA permit and linkages with providers that at a minimum conduct HCV diagnostic testing (HCV RNA by PCR). See full program […]

Hep C & HIV Training Manual for Treatment Advocates (Treatment Action Group) TRAINING MANUAL FOR TREATMENT ADVOCATES: Hepatitis C Virus and Coinfection with HIV November 2013 – The information here is written by and for people who are not medical specialists. We are treatment activists who learned about hepatitis C because it was a problem […]

Hepatitis C RNA Reflex Tests Now Available from Commercial Labs RNA testing is needed to confirm current hepatitis C infection in patients who test positive for hepatitis C antibody. Too often, though, the RNA test is not ordered after a positive antibody test. Now, clinicians can now order a hepatitis C reflex test from several […]

The Vaccine Girls in Little Hep

Free/Low Cost Hepatitis Care & Treatment

September 18, 2013 | Comments Off

Hep-Cap Hep C evaluation, care and treatment at no cost to eligible patients. Funded by the NYS Department of Health. Two locations: Mount Sinai Primary Care HCV Program. Contact: Jocelyn.camacho@mountsinai.org Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Division of Substance Abuse. Contact: lcockerham-colas@dosa.aecom.yu.edu Public Hospitals (HHC) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) are required to provide care regardless of ability to […]

It Kills New Yorkers to Wait In Line

Every 15 hours another New Yorker dies waiting for a life-saving organ transplant. It doesn’t have to be this way. Sign up to be an organ donor today.http://www.HateTheWait.org

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