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September 2018 Newsletter
A Network Building Capacity to Prevent, Manage and Treat Hepatitis in NYC
AdvocacyEvents | Publications and ResourcesOpportunities 
Free Hep B and C Screening @ Association Des Senegalais D’amerique (ASA) in Harlem. September 7 (10 - 4 PM) 
Hep B advocates urge NYS to establish a NYS viral hepatitis elimination strategy that includes Hep B. Learn more and sign on.

City Council FY2019 Budget Released - Viral Hepatitis Initiative

The NYC Council FY2019 budget for the "Viral Hepatitis Initiative" was released in June. The FY19 Transparency Resolution (page 57) released in August, allocated $500,000 of the $1,923,658 outlined in the FY2019 budget. The Viral Hepatitis Initiative supports the Check Hep B and Check Hep C Patient Navigation Programs, Hep C Peer Navigation Program at all NYC Syringe Exchange Programs, and the Empire Liver Foundation Clinical Training Program. See the FY2019 Budget here (page 41). 

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Program Partner Highlight
After Hours Project provides participants – primarily intravenous drug users, sex workers and homeless people who have little or no regular contact with linkage to service providers – with a variety of health and social services, including syringe access, case management and HIV counseling and testing after the traditional “9-5” working hours. After Hours Project has Hep C testing and navigation services. Additionally, they offer Buprenorphine/Subaxone Treatment on Thursdays 10-5PM and Fridays-10-5PM.   
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Wellness Advocate (Full Time) @ NYC Health Department
Wellness Advocate (Part Time) @ NYC Health Department
Community Health Worker @ SUNY Downstate STAR Program 
Paid Internship | Hepatitis B & C Patient Navigation Assistant @ NYC Health Dept
Paid Internship | Viral Hepatitis Surveillance Intern @ NYC Health Dept
Hep C Community Health Worker @ REACH Mount Sinai
Peer Counselor @ NYC H+H Queens Harm Reduction Program
Viral Hep Prevention & Control Specialist @ World Health Organization
Director, Hepatitis @ NASTAD
HIV/Hep C Peer Educator @ St. John’s Riverside Hospital
Risk Behavior Interviewer @ NYC Health Department
Phlebotomist/Interviewer @ NYC Health Department


Call for Proposals | Hepatitis C Micro-­Elimination - Gilead | Deadline: September 30, 2018
NYSHealth Accepting Applications for Conference Scholarships | Rolling Deadline

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