HepFree.NYC http://nychepbc.org NYC Hep B Coalition & Hep C Task Force Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:47:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://quiksite.com/?v=4.1.1 2-25-15 Hep B Coalition Meeting Notes http://nychepbc.org/2-25-15-hep-b-coalition-meeting-notes/ http://nychepbc.org/2-25-15-hep-b-coalition-meeting-notes/#comments Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:47:44 +0000 http://nychepbc.org/?p=8951 February 25 NYC Hep B Coalition Meeting View full meeting highlights here Slides: Hepatitis B: New therapies Jennifer Leong, MD – Assistant Professor of Medicine, Div. of Liver Diseases, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine (jennifer.leong@mountsinai.org)

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February 25 NYC Hep B Coalition Meeting

View full meeting highlights here

Slides:

Hepatitis B: New therapies

  • Jennifer Leong, MD – Assistant Professor of Medicine, Div. of Liver Diseases, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine (jennifer.leong@mountsinai.org)

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Hepatitis on the Hill | Register by March 1, Volunteers Needed! http://nychepbc.org/hepatitis-hill-register-march-1-volunteers-needed/ http://nychepbc.org/hepatitis-hill-register-march-1-volunteers-needed/#comments Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:51:09 +0000 http://nychepbc.org/?p=8942 From NASTAD: This is a final reminder to REGISTER to attend Hepatitis on the Hill! If you’re planning on attending, please go to www.nvhr.org/heponthehill to register so that we may have an accurate food and materials count. We need everyone to register before Monday, March 2. We also need volunteers! Many of our constituent advocates […]

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From NASTAD:

This is a final reminder to REGISTER to attend Hepatitis on the Hill! If you’re planning on attending, please go to www.nvhr.org/heponthehill to register so that we may have an accurate food and materials count. We need everyone to register before Monday, March 2.

We also need volunteers! Many of our constituent advocates have very limited experience in advocacy – for some of them this will be their first time participating in a Hill visit. Because of this, we are making every effort to ensure that every constituent group will be accompanied by a more experienced team lead during their Hill visit. If you are attending Hepatitis on the Hill and are able to serve as a volunteer team lead for hill visits, please let Mariah Johnson or Christine Rodriguez know by COB Wednesday, March 4. If you have any questions please let us know.

 

Click here for more information on the event

 

 

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Funding | HCV Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) (LOI March 6) http://nychepbc.org/hep-c-funding-opprotunity-submit-letters-march-6/ http://nychepbc.org/hep-c-funding-opprotunity-submit-letters-march-6/#comments Fri, 27 Feb 2015 02:07:51 +0000 http://nychepbc.org/?p=8882 Less than two weeks remain to submit your required Letters of Intent (LOIs) for the open PCORI Funding Announcements (PFAs) under our five National Priorities for Research and our hepatitis C funding opportunity. LOIs are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 6. Read the full PFAs on the Funding Opportunities page.   Clinical Management […]

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Less than two weeks remain to submit your required Letters of Intent (LOIs) for the open PCORI Funding Announcements (PFAs) under our five National Priorities for Research and our hepatitis C funding opportunity. LOIs are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 6. Read the full PFAs on the Funding Opportunities page.

 

Clinical Management of Hepatitis C Infection

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) seeks to fund pragmatic clinical trials (PCTs), or large-scale observational studies that compare two or more alternatives for addressing prevention, diagnosis, treatment, or management of hepatitis C infection; PCORI is interested in comparative studies that evaluate alternative strategies for planning, implementing and managing care for hepatitis C. The research is expected to examine treatment options as well as systems-level interventions or those aimed at eliminate health or healthcare disparities.

Proposed studies must address clinical and healthcare delivery choices faced by patients, their caregivers, clinicians, and/or delivery systems. Proposed studies must compare two or more active interventions. They must involve patient populations that are representative of the U.S. population and be large enough to provide precise estimates of hypothesized effectiveness differences and to support evaluation of potential differences in treatment effectiveness in patient subgroups.

For this solicitation, relevant patient organizations, professional organizations, payer or purchaser organizations, and/or manufacturers must be included as partners and active participants in developing the application and carrying out the research. PCORI expects most applications to propose study designs that use randomization, either of individual participants or clusters, to avoid bias due to confounding. However, we encourage investigators who identify exceptional opportunities, by virtue of natural experiments and/or the existence of large registries, to use observational designs to address the research questions. Please note that this funding program does not support applications to conduct cost-effectiveness analysis, systematic reviews, development and/or evaluations of shared decision-making or decision support tools.

The proposed studies must address at least one of the four priority research questions identified in the main body of the PFA.

Cycle:
One-time Opportunity
Full announcement:
Letter of Intent (LOI) deadline:
March 6, 2015
Application Deadline:
May 5, 2015
Online systems open:
February 4, 2015
Applicant Town Hall session:
February 11, 2015
Total Direct Costs:
$20 Million
Funds available up to:
$50 Million
Maximum project period:
Five years
Announcement type:
Research Award
Status:
Open
Eligibility

Applications may be submitted by any private sector research organization, including any nonprofit or for-profit organization, and any public sector research organization, including any university or college hospital or healthcare system, laboratory or manufacturer, or unit of local, state, or federal government. The Internal Revenue Service must recognize all US applicant organizations. Nondomestic components of organizations based in the US and foreign organizations may apply, as long as there is demonstrable benefit to the US healthcare system and US efforts in the area of patient-centered research can be clearly shown. Organizations may submit multiple applications for funding. Individuals are not permitted to apply.

Review criteria
  1. Impact and importance of the research aims, interventions, comparators, and outcomes on individuals with hepatitis C and their caregivers, clinicians, employers, insurers, and policy makers
  2. Potential for the study results to be incorporated into clinical practice
  3. Technical merit
  4. Patient-centeredness
  5. Patient and stakeholder engagement
Other

Deadlines are at 5:00 p.m. (ET). If a deadline falls on a weekend or a federal holiday, the deadline will be the following Monday or the next day after the federal holiday.

Other Key Dates

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Job | Director @ Korean Community Services Public Health & Research Center http://nychepbc.org/job-director-kcs-public-health-research-center/ http://nychepbc.org/job-director-kcs-public-health-research-center/#comments Fri, 27 Feb 2015 02:05:59 +0000 http://nychepbc.org/?p=8884 ORGANIZATION: Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, Inc. POSITION TITLE: Director DEPARTMENT: Public Health and Research Center REPORTS TO: Executive Director ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION: Founded in 1973 as the first community-based social service agency targeting the Korean population, The Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (KCS) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) multi-social service […]

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ORGANIZATION: Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, Inc.
POSITION TITLE: Director
DEPARTMENT: Public Health and Research Center
REPORTS TO: Executive Director

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION: Founded in 1973 as the first community-based social service agency targeting the Korean population, The Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (KCS) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) multi-social service organization supported by government agencies, foundations, corporations and concerned individuals. The objectives of KCS are to develop and deliver a broad range of social service programs to meet the various needs of the community. In order to achieve these objectives, KCS provides various professional community service programs in the areas of Community, Aging, Workforce Development and Public Health.

Since 1994, KCS’ Public Health and Research Center (PHRC) has offered a wide range of much-needed health care services to eradicate health disparities among minorities in the New York metropolitan area. PHRC consists of fourteen culturally and linguistically competent public health programs operating under 5 divisions — Hepatitis B / Immunization, Diabetes and Obesity, Women’s Health, Social Service, and Advocacy. PHRC serves over 13,000 clients annually by maintaining a strong network of bilingual medical providers, interns, and volunteers and collaborating with government, hospitals, clinics, universities, and other community-based organizations to deliver the most effective and efficient services to the community.

ABOUT THE POSITION: Responsible for managing and directing departmental operations to meet public health research and service requirements in compliance with regulations and standards. Analyze and address needs of the community and responsible for the management, implementation, and direction of all programs.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
· Promote, maintain and improve existing programs and services
· Plan, develop and implement strategy for expansion of programs and services ensuring that goals or objectives of the projects are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters
· Develop resources (including grantwriting and identifying funders), evaluate and administer projects in close consultation with the Executive Director
· Establish and maintain appropriate systems for measuring necessary aspects of departmental performance
· Monitor, measure and report on staff training and development plans
· Delegate responsibility to each division leader to review projects to determine work plans, time frame, funding limitations, procedures for accomplishing projects, allotment of available resources, and to participate in meetings with funders
· Develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with agencies and organizations and attend meetings
· Prepares project reports for management, client or others
· Liaise with Executive Director to ensure that all public relation activities are pre-approved prior to announcement and execution
· Collect and analyze data to identify community needs
· Supervise staff according to organization’s policies and liaise with Executive Director regarding interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work, appraisal performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS:
· A master’s degree in public health or other related degree and a minimum of 3-5 years of experience
· Instruction/supervision: demonstrated experience supervising staff and teaching/guiding them on how to run their programs
· Ability to speak Korean is preferred due to the client population
· Previous grantwriting experience in some capacity
· Interest, enthusiasm and affinity for KCS’s mission
· Comfort working independently and with diverse team – must be a team player
· Excellent interpersonal skills and a proven ability to cultivate and nurture relationships
· Active listening: giving full attention to others’ opinions, taking time to understand points being made, and asking questions as appropriate
· Exceptional communications skills, both written and verbal

COMPENSATION:
Competitive compensation commensurate with experience.

To apply: please send a copy of your cover letter and resume to LLee@kcsny.org and ryk@kcsny.org. For more information about KCS, please visit www.kcsny.org.

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New! 2013 NYC Hep B & C Surveillance Report (NYC Health Dept, 2015) http://nychepbc.org/news-new-hep-b-c-surveillance-report/ http://nychepbc.org/news-new-hep-b-c-surveillance-report/#comments Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:48:13 +0000 http://nychepbc.org/?p=8893 2013 NYC Hepatitis B & C Surveillance Report NYC Health Department, Feburary 2015. To view click here See also NYC Health Department Online Data Portal EpiQuery. Click here                    

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Funding | Capacity Building Initiative for Substance Abuse (SA) & HIV Prevention Services for At-Risk Racial/Ethnic Minority Youth & Young Adults (Due: 4/23/15) http://nychepbc.org/funding-hivhepatitisstdtb-funding-information-2262015/ http://nychepbc.org/funding-hivhepatitisstdtb-funding-information-2262015/#comments Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:33:39 +0000 http://nychepbc.org/?p=8889   The following funding information has been recently added to the CDC National Prevention Information Network’s (NPIN) Funding Database (http://npin.cdc.gov/search/funding). Fund Titles Fund Number: 4956 – Fund Title: Capacity Building Initiative for Substance Abuse (SA) and HIV Prevention Services for At-Risk Racial/Ethnic Minority Youth and Young Adults Fund Number: 4956Fund Title: Capacity Building Initiative for […]

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The following funding information has been recently added to the CDC National Prevention Information Network’s (NPIN) Funding Database (http://npin.cdc.gov/search/funding).

Fund Titles

Fund Number: 4956 – Fund Title: Capacity Building Initiative for Substance Abuse (SA) and HIV Prevention Services for At-Risk Racial/Ethnic Minority Youth and Young Adults
Fund Number: 4956Fund Title: Capacity Building Initiative for Substance Abuse (SA) and HIV Prevention Services for At-Risk Racial/Ethnic Minority Youth and Young Adults

Fund Category:
HIV/AIDS

Description:
The purpose of the HIV CBI program is to support an array of activities to assist grantees in building a solid foundation for delivering and sustaining quality and accessible state of the science substance abuse and HIV prevention services.

Sponsor(s):
US Department of Health and Human Services
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Center for Substance Abuse Prevention

Funder’s Fund ID: SP-15-005

Web Page: http://www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/sp-15-005

Application Due Date: 04/23/2015

Fund Duration: Up to 5 years

Application Process:
Applicants must send the PHSIS to appropriate State and local health agencies by application deadline. Comments from Single State Agency are due no later than 60 days after application deadline.

Number of Awards: 48

Total Award: $14,193,763.00

Maximum Award: $300,000.00

Award Notes:
Proposed budgets cannot exceed $300,000 in total costs (direct and indirect) in any year of the proposed project.

Eligible Locations:
– National

Application Contact Name:
Jeanette Bevett-Mills
Application Contact Address:
1 Choke Cherry Road – Room 4-110
Rockville, MD 20857
United States
Email: jeanette.bevett-mills@samhsa.hhs.gov

Technical Contact Name:
Eileen Bermudez
Technical Contact Address:
1 Choke Cherry Road – Room 7-109
Rockville, MD 20857
United States

Support Types:
– Cooperative Agreements

Subject Areas:
– Disease Prevention
– Education and Prevention
– HIV
– HIV/AIDS Prevention

Audiences:
– Adolescents/Youth/Teens
– African Americans/Blacks
– Asians/Pacific Islanders
– At Risk Persons
– At Risk Youth
– Hispanics/Latinos
– Minorities
– Native Americans
– Other Minorities
– Runaway Youth
– Young Adults

Eligibility:
– Colleges/Universities
– Community Based Organizations
– Religious Organizations
– Schools
– Social Service Organizations
– Tribal Organizations

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Petition to found National African Immigrant & Refugee HIV/Hepatitis Day http://nychepbc.org/petition-nairhha-day/ http://nychepbc.org/petition-nairhha-day/#comments Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:17:05 +0000 http://nychepbc.org/?p=8839 Change.org Petition: Establish the National African Immigrant & Refugee HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis Awareness Day #NAIRHHADay We hereby call on President Obama, Congress, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis community to officially recognize September 9th as National African Immigrant & Refugee HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis Awareness Day (NAIRHHA Day). September […]

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Change.org Petition:

Establish the National African Immigrant & Refugee HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis Awareness Day #NAIRHHADay

We hereby call on President Obama, Congress, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis community to officially recognize September 9th as National African Immigrant & Refugee HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis Awareness Day (NAIRHHA Day). September 9th was chosen because, US Congress, the White House and Governors in over thirty states recognize September as National African Immigrant Heritage Month.

According to the US Census, the number of African immigrants moving to the United States has grown from 35,000 in 1990 to over 1.6 million in 2010. Almost half of African immigrants in the U.S. arrived in 2000 or later. Two-fifths of African immigrants have a bachelor’s degree or more education. More than one-third of African immigrants work in professional jobs. The African immigrant community contributes significantly to the economic and social welfare of the United States. Unlike other communities, the African immigrant community does not have a federally recognized awareness day that promotes health education and prevention, specifically HIV and viral Hepatitis.

Why is it important to have an HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis awareness day for African immigrants?

Awareness days have historically been established by community-led advocacy campaigns as a way to bring national attention, resources and policy change to sub-populations impacted by HIV and other diseases. There is growing data related to the disproportionate impact of HIV and Hepatitis B on African immigrants in the US.  According to the United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) testing for Hepatitis B is recommended for people born in Africa and also, in a recent study that analyzed the HIV surveillance data of 8 jurisdictions – California; Georgia; King County, Washington; Massachusetts; New Jersey; New York City; and Virginia-DC – Africans accounted for 0.6% of the Black population, but 3.8% of those diagnosed with HIV among the Black population.

HIV, viral Hepatitis and other infectious diseases among African immigrants is a “hidden epidemic;” because of the failure of current US surveillance reporting requirements to collect data on the country of origin. Therefore, it has been suggested that a significant number of persons currently classified as African-Americans with HIV infection are African immigrants.

How does National African Immigrant & Refugee HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis Awareness Day (NAIRHHA Day) address this issue?

The purpose of NAIRHHA Day is to bring national and local attention to the HIV and viral Hepatitis needs of African immigrants living in the U.S. in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner. The creation of a national awareness day will also support the eradication of other epidemics fueling or related to HIV disparities among African immigrants, including Tuberculosis, Substance Use and Mental Health.

On this day, organizations, communities, families and individuals will

  1. raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and viral Hepatitis to eliminate stigma
  2. learn about ways to protect against HIV, viral Hepatitis and other related diseases
  3. take control by encouraging screenings and treatment, including viral Hepatitis vaccination
  4. get involved by advocating for policies and practices that promote healthy African immigrant families, communities and individuals

African immigrants and their allies are determined to have a significant impact on the HIV and viral Hepatitis pandemic by establishing NAIRHH Day. This is a momentous step towards acknowledging and addressing the needs of a growing percentage of the US population — and towards holding our leaders accountable each year as we continue this fight.

The campaign is being organized and lead by the Africans For Improved Access (AFIA) program at the Multicultural AIDS Coalition, Cameroon American Council (CAC), African National HIV/AIDS Alliance (ANHA), and, Congressional African Immigrant Caucus Institute (CAICI)

Click here to sign

 

 

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Job | Project Manager: Hep C Clinical & Research Program – Mount Sinai NYC http://nychepbc.org/job-project-manager-hep-c-clinical-research-program-mount-sinai-nyc/ http://nychepbc.org/job-project-manager-hep-c-clinical-research-program-mount-sinai-nyc/#comments Sat, 21 Feb 2015 03:19:05 +0000 http://nychepbc.org/?p=8831 Project Manager: DGIM Hepatitis C Clinical & Research Program Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine (DGIM) www.mountsinai.org/primarycarehcv The Project Manager will manage activities associated to research and service projects of the DGIM Hepatitis C Clinical & Research Program, including supervision of staff, grant and budget preparation, […]

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Project Manager: DGIM Hepatitis C Clinical & Research Program

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine (DGIM)

www.mountsinai.org/primarycarehcv

The Project Manager will manage activities associated to research and service projects of the DGIM Hepatitis C Clinical & Research Program, including supervision of staff, grant and budget preparation, and data management to applicable regulations.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with Program Director to achieve all Program Objectives and Deliverables
  • Administrative Management of approximately 15 staff members
  • Prepare progress reports and resubmissions as required by funders
  • Manage multiple grant budgets
  • Manage Grants Office and IRB submissions for multiple projects
  • Communicate with funding agencies and Community Partners
  • Other duties as assigned

Desired Skills

  • Experience in grant management including budgets, Grants Office, and IRB submissions
  • Experience managing staff and communicating across several departments and disciplines
  • Strong communication, writing and problem solving skills
  • Experience with data management and report writing
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with patients with chronic hepatitis C and/or other underserved and marginalized patient populations
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work

Minimal Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in public health, clinical epidemiology, or related field and at least 3 years of experience managing healthcare projects

Immediate start date.

The position is grant funded.

Salary commensurate with experience.

 

Submit Cover Letter and Resume to:

Jeffrey Weiss, PhD, Associate Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai –

One Gustave L. Levy Place – Box 1087 – New York, NY 10029

Office: (212) 824-7575– Email: Jeffrey.Weiss@mountsinai.org

 

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Job | Harm Reduction Coordinator @ Community Access, Inc. http://nychepbc.org/job-harm-reduction-coordinator-community-access-inc/ http://nychepbc.org/job-harm-reduction-coordinator-community-access-inc/#comments Sun, 15 Feb 2015 23:03:21 +0000 http://nychepbc.org/?p=8801 Harm Reduction Coordinator @ Community Access, Inc. of New York City Job Description: Community Access, Inc. (CA) is a progressive not-for-profit organization that for the last 40 years has helped thousands of people diagnosed with psychiatric disabilities to make the transition from hospitals and shelters to independent living. Our primary mission is to identify needs […]

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Harm Reduction Coordinator @ Community Access, Inc. of New York City

Job Description:

Community Access, Inc. (CA) is a progressive not-for-profit organization that for the last 40 years has helped thousands of people diagnosed with psychiatric disabilities to make the transition from hospitals and shelters to independent living. Our primary mission is to identify needs and create solutions for homeless people with psychiatric disabilities. Our programs include over 1000 units of supportive housing in three boroughs, the Howie T. Harp Peer Advocacy Center, East Village Access—a PROS-licensed training program, and the Art Collective.

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the full-time position of

HARM REDUCTION COORDINATOR

to work in our training department at 2 Washington Street, New York, NY and in our supportive housing program, Gouverneur Court, located at 621 Water Street, New York, NY.

Annual salary is 50k, plus an excellent benefits package.

Position Overview

The Harm Reduction Coordinator provides intra-agency consultation, training, and support to staff utilizing a harm reduction approach. The Harm Reduction Coordinator provides leadership for the Harm Reduction Committee in forwarding Community Access’ commitment to implementing the harm reduction model. The Harm Reduction Coordinator provides direct services to program participants at Gouverneur Court, with a focus on supporting health and quality of life for individuals and the community.

Core Principles

The job responsibilities of all staff extend to understanding and incorporating certain principles into their work and into their relationships with program participants. These principles are:

  • Program participants’ right to self-determination;
  • Respectful communication;
  • Services that support recovery and healing consistent with and nurturing each participant’s cultural background, experience, identity, and values.
  • Clear professional boundaries to support the limits and possibilities of services.

Essential Job Functions

  • Serve on the Harm Reduction Committee in a leadership capacity:
    • Provide guidance, support, and management for projects and activities of the committee, with a focus on implementing the harm reduction model throughout the agency;
    • Schedule, facilitate, and document monthly committee meetings;
    • Provide technical assistance to Harm Reduction Specialists
  • Maintain a set schedule at Gouverneur Court, developing and providing outreach, engagement and harm reduction services to individuals in need of support, including individuals using drugs/alcohol, people living with HIV/AIDS, individuals involved in sex work/survival sex, people with diabetes, individuals at risk for violence, etc.
  • Provide recovery oriented services and outreach to assigned program participants at Gouverneur Court, as defined by program and contractual requirements
  • Maintain regular rotation at various agency sites for scheduled technical assistance sessions with program staff
  • Serve as an intra-agency trainer and resource in the Harm Reduction model for staff during manager meetings, core trainings, housing counselor and other trainings as needed
  • Develop agency curriculum, tools and resources to assist staff in various roles (e.g. service coordinators, managers and housing counselors) to utilize harm reduction principles and skills in their work
  • Serve as a resource for program specific and intra-agency consultation, education and support on the harm reduction model, including HIV prevention strategies, for staff and program participants
  • Develop and maintain relationships between Community Access and other agencies in New York City who are promoting harm reduction in their work
  • Raise agency awareness of current harm reduction policy and advocacy issues
  • Provide training on Community Access values and practice models, as needed
  • Produce and maintain thorough, accurate and timely documentation, including charts and documentation in service records of interactions with program participants, services provided, important information and/or events, and contacts with other agencies and service providers, as required by agency policies, and relevant contracts and regulatory agencies
  • Serve as Director of agency Opioid Overdose Prevention Program
  • Coordinate agency-wide safer sex and safer drug use supplies program
  • Maintain quality service by establishing and reinforcing program/agency standards in all interactions with program participants
  • Attend and participate in supervision, meetings and training sessions, as required and as scheduled
  • Participate in hiring committees, Incident Management Committee, and other agency committees, as required and as scheduled
  • Contribute to Training Department goal setting and project completion
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Job Qualifications

  • Have an understanding, appreciation, and commitment to the philosophy and mission of Community Access, with particular expertise in harm reduction and recovery oriented services
  • Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (GED) – Bachelor’s degree, preferred
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience working within a harm reduction model (personal experience participating in harm reduction services may substitute for up to 1 year of work experience)
  • Commitment and ability to communicate and engage staff on implementation of CA values and practice model
  • Ability to transfer knowledge and skills in areas such as, but not limited to: engagement, developing a therapeutic alliance, harm reduction, motivational interviewing, trauma-informed services, cultural competence, conflict mediation
  • Ability to effectively create and deliver training and technical assistance using a variety of instructional techniques such as didactic lecture, role playing, experiential learning, team exercises, group discussions, multi-media, etc.
  • Ability to travel to various agency locations throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong time management skills: ability to effectively manage workload so as to simultaneously plan and meet short term and long term deadlines
  • Ability to utilize various computer programs, such as Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
  • Be creative and flexible
  • Show initiative and be responsible for follow through
  • Ability to maintain confidential information, as related to position
  • Ability to work in the field (using public transportation)
  • Must be fingerprinted and cleared by the New York State Justice Center
  • Bilingual Spanish-speaking, preferred; ability to speak other relevant languages, dependent upon specific needs of program participants

Community Access is an Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.

Women, People of Color and Members of the LGBT community are strongly encouraged to apply.

CA is committed to the hiring of at least 51% consumer staff, in all of its departments and programs, and at all levels of management.

www.communityaccess.org

How to Apply

Interested candidates should apply at www.communityaccess.org/jobs

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Funding | New Technologies for Viral Hepatitis SBIR (R43/R44) http://nychepbc.org/funding-opportunity-new-technologies-viral-hepatitis-sbir-r43r44/ http://nychepbc.org/funding-opportunity-new-technologies-viral-hepatitis-sbir-r43r44/#comments Fri, 13 Feb 2015 08:22:02 +0000 http://nychepbc.org/?p=8798 The following funding information has been recently added to the CDC National Prevention Information Network’s (NPIN) Funding Database (http://npin.cdc.gov/search/funding). Fund Number: 4923 Fund Title: New Technologies for Viral Hepatitis SBIR (R43/R44) Fund Category: Other Health-Related Description: This FOA encourages small business establishments to submit applications that address any the specific research topics in the Viral […]

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The following funding information has been recently added to the CDC National Prevention Information Network’s (NPIN) Funding Database (http://npin.cdc.gov/search/funding).

Fund Number: 4923

Fund Title: New Technologies for Viral Hepatitis SBIR (R43/R44)

Fund Category:
Other Health-Related

Description:
This FOA encourages small business establishments to submit applications that address any the specific research topics in the Viral Hepatitis Action Plan.

Sponsor(s):
US Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
— AND —
National Institutes of Health
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
— AND —
US Department of Health and Human Services
Public Health Service
National Institutes of Health
— AND —
National Heart Lung and Blood Institute

Funder’s Fund ID: PA-15-077

Web Page: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=PA-15-077

Application Due Date: 01/07/2018 Earliest submission date 03/05/2015

Fund Duration: Not exceed 6 months for Phase I. Not exceed 2 years for Phase II.

Application Process:
Applicants must download the SF424 (R&R) application package associated with this funding opportunity using the “Apply for Grant Electronically” button in this FOA or following the directions provided at Grants.gov.

It is critical that applicants follow the instructions in the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/424/SF424_RR_Guide_General_Adobe_VerB.pdf), except where instructed in this funding opportunity announcement to do otherwise. Conformance to the requirements in the Application Guide is required and strictly enforced. Applications that are out of compliance with these instructions may be delayed or not accepted for review.

Award Notes:
According to statutory guidelines, total funding support normally may not exceed $150,000 for Phase I awards and $1,000,000 for Phase II awards. Applicants are encouraged to propose a budget that is reasonable and appropriate for completion of the research project.

Eligible Locations:
– National

Fund Notes:
If the application is AIDS-related, please see
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/submissionschedule.htm#AIDS.

Application Contact Name:
Christine L Densmore
Title: Program Director
Application Contact Address:
NIDDK
6707 Democracy Blvd
Room 649
Bethesda, MD 208925450
United States
Email: cd121z@nih.gov
Phone:
Fax:

Technical Contact Name:
Christine Cho
Technical Contact Address:
NIDDK
6707 Democracy Blvd
Room 649
Bethesda, MD 208925450
United States
Email: cd121z@nih.gov
United States
Email: chojj2@niddk.nih.gov
Phone:
Fax:

Contact Note:
Consult the Agency Contacts section of the FOA for other contacts for Application Submission, Scientific/Research, Peer Review, and Financial/Grants Management.

Support Types:
– Research

Subject Areas:
– Diagnostic Tests
– Hepatitis Prevention
– Medical Treatments and Therapies
– Research Programs

Audiences:
– Researchers

Eligibility:
– Commercial Organizations

Eligibility Notes:
Only United States small business concerns (SBCs) are eligible to submit applications for this opportunity. A small business concern is one that, at the time of award of Phase I and Phase II, meets all of the following criteria:
(1) Is organized for profit, with a place of business located in the United States, which operates primarily within the United States or which makes a significant contribution to the United States economy through payment of taxes or use of American products, materials or labor;
(2) Is in the legal form of an individual proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company, corporation, joint venture, association, trust or cooperative, except that where the form is a joint venture, there can be no more than 49 percent participation by foreign business entities in the joint venture;
(3) Is at least 51 percent owned and controlled by one or more individuals who are citizens of, or permanent resident aliens in, the United States, or it must be a for-profit business concern that is at least 51% owned and controlled by another for-profit business concern that is at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more individuals who are citizens of, or permanent resident aliens in, the United States, except in the case of a joint venture, where each entity to the venture must be 51 percent owned and controlled by one or more individuals who are citizens of, or permanent resident aliens in, the United States; and;
(4) Has, including its affiliates, not more than 500 employees.

SBCs must also meet the other regulatory requirements found in 13 C.F.R. Part 121. Business concerns, other than investment companies licensed, or state development companies qualifying under the Small Business Investment Act of 1958, 15 U.S.C. 661, et seq., are affiliates of one another when either directly or indirectly, (a) one concern controls or has the power to control the other; or (b) a third-party/parties controls or has the power to control both. Business concerns include, but are not limited to, any individual (sole proprietorship) partnership, corporation, joint venture, association, or cooperative. The SF424 (R&R) SBIR/STTR Application Guide should be referenced for detailed eligibility information.

Foreign Institutions:
Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) are not eligible to apply.
Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U.S. Organizations are not eligible to apply.
Foreign components, as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement, are not allowed.

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