Hepatitis Awareness Month: May 2014 Events

May 8, 2014


Hepatitis Awareness Month



May is Hepatitis Awareness Month! Community partners are holding events across NYC this month, to raise awareness and provide free testing to those at risk for viral hepatitis.

Find an event in your community! Look for updates on this page and our calendar.


Join us on May 15th for a Press Conference on the steps of City Hall–see here for details.

Free Hepatitis B Community Screening Events:

May 18th (Sun)
*10am-3pm (Chinatown, Manhattan) at CBWCHC (268 Canal St, 2nd floor). Contact Nicole Bannister.
*9am-1pm (Flushing, Queens) at CBWCHC (136-26 37th Ave, 2nd floor). Contact Nicole Bannister.
May 19th (Mon)
*12pm-4pm (Chinatown, Manhattan) at Lin Sing Association (49 Mott Street) and
from 12pm-1pm two local community physicians will be conducting hepatitis B-related talks – event sponsored by CAMS, CAIPA and New York-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital. Contact Jamie Love.
May 31st (Sat)
*10am-2pm (Flushing, Queens) at the 25th Parents Festival & Health Fair
at Flushing High School (35-01 Union St) – event sponsored by KCS and ACS. Contact Soonsik Kim.

Free Hepatitis C Testing Events:

May 12th (Mon)
*10a-4p (Staten Island) CHASINY Mobile Health Unit–1295 Forest Ave, SI. Contact Sharon Jensen.
May 15th (Thu)
*9am-2pm (Staten Island) CHASINY Mobile Health Unit–500 Jewett Ave, SI. Contact Sharon Jensen.
*11am-1pm (Manhattan) at Iris House (2348 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd). Contact Ofelia Barrios.
*4pm-7pm (Woodside, Queens) at ACQC (62-07 Woodside Avenue). Contact Alex Valencia.
May 16th (Fri)
*11am-4pm (Manhattan) at Washington Heights CORNER Project (566 West 181 St 2nd floor). Contact Sarah Deutsch.
May 17th (Sat)
*12pm-4pm (Staten Island) CHASINY Mobile Health Unit–382 Jersey St, SI – BLCA SI Borough Sponsored Event. Contact Sharon Jensen.
May 29th(Thu)
*1pm-5pm (Manhattan) at Betances Health Center (280 Henry St). Contact Fidel Contreras.
*2pm (Manhattan) at GMHC (446 W 33rd St) GMHC/Mount Sinai Hospital co-infection awareness and testing. Contact Michael Cruz.

Other Awareness Events:

Webinar | La hepatitis viral, asesino silencioso entre los hispanos: Como abordar los factores atribuidos a la alta mortalidad. May 13 (2 – 3pm).  Speaker: Dr. Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, Fundación de Investigación – Puerto Rico. Learn more and register.

Webinar | National Strategies to Combat Viral Hepatitis.  White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) and Hep B United. May 15 (3 – 4 PM).  Register.

Documentary Screening | The Fix. Village East Cinema. May 19th | 9 PM. Buy ticketsThis film portrays the story of a group of methadone patients who undergo treatment for Hepatitis C and become peer educators and advocates in the process.  You will also see several Einstein staff who talk about their work with our Hep C peer educators and who treat Hep C every day.

National Call | Coalition against Hepatitis in People of African Origin (CHIPO). 4th Monday of the month (3-4 PM EST). Join: Chari Cohen.

Planning a Hepatitis Testing Event at your organization this month?