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The NYC Hep C Task Force is an action based coalition committed to identifying and improving access to quality Hep C services in NYC. www.nychepbc.org
March 27th 2013
Bronx Hep C Task Force Meeting Highlights
(2:30 - 5 PM) Lincoln Medical Center - 1st Floor Conference Center
In Attendance: See Below
Presentations

Epidemiological Trends of Hepatitis C and Related Co-infections in NYC, 2000-2010.
Ann Drobnik, PCSI Analyst, NYC Health Department adrobnik@health.nyc.gov Policy & Advocacy Updates & Alerts
Hadiyah Charles, MA, Hep C Advocacy Manager - hcharles@harmreduction.org 
New Hep C Resources at VIP Community Services
Jose Laboy, VIP Community Services - jlaboy@vipservices.org
  • Hep C 10 Session Training for newly Diagnosed Patients
  • Hep C/HIV Patient Support Group
Bronx Lebanon: Department of Family Medicine (FQHC) Hep C Program
Maged Barakat, MD  (MBARAKAT@bronxleb.org)
Luis Sepulveda, Hep C Care Manager/ Community Health Worker (LSEPULVE@bronxleb.org) NYC Department of Health is prioritizing Hep C
  • Hep C Strategic Plan for the Health Department in development. Letter from the Commissioner will go out to NYC Primary Care Providers encouraging effective Hep C Screening & Linkage to Care. DOHMH has formed internal work groups to focus on Surveillance, Policy & Provider Education.
Upcoming Training | Psychosocial Readiness Evaluation & Preparation for Hepatitis C Treatment (PREP-C). April 30th (9:00AM – 12:00PM). Provided by Jeff Weiss, PhD. A theoretical & practical training utilizing & integrating interactive online tools into your practice. To register, contact: Nirah Johnson, njohnso2@health.nyc.gov
Upcoming Awareness Day Planning
Join! Liver Life Walk New York City 2013: Team Hep B/C NYC! April 20 (10 am) at Clinton Cove (Hudson River Park).
Task Force Initiative Updates
 
Hepatitis Health Care Access, Insurance & Medications Workgroup
  • A work group focused on identification of and overcoming obstacles to health care access, insurance coverage and medication coverage in the Hep B & C community.
  • 2013 Training will focus on: Health Insurance expansion under the Affordable Care Act & the increasing health care access for the Uninsured.
  • Meets bi-monthly.To join, contact: Nirah Johnson – njohnso2@health.nyc.gov or Frank Winter, CMS  -Frank.Winter@cms.hhs.gov
Hepatitis Patient Navigator Network.
  • Goal: To Provide support and facilite connection and collaboration amongst Patient Navigators/Care Managers city-wide. Will send monthly emails and meet periodically.
  • To join, contact:  Adrian Lopez, HCV Patient Navigator, Mount Sinai Primary Care Hep C Program - adrian.lopez@mountsinai.org
Hep B & C Personal Stories Workshop
  • Your story is powerful and can change the world. Come together with others living with Hep B or C to work on sharing your story to educate others, generate awareness & get involved in Advocacy.
  • Next Meeting Monday April 15th (5:30 - 7) Long Island City
  • To join contact: Nirah Johnson – njohnso2@health.nyc.gov
Hep C Faith Based Outreach Initiative
  • Training NYC Hep C Task Force Members to provide Hep C Education & Testing & Linkage to Care resources to Faith Based Organizations in NYC.
  • Next Meeting/Training April 12th (2 -5 PM) Long Island City
  • To join contact: Nirah Johnson – njohnso2@health.nyc.gov
Alcohol Reduction Counseling Training & Support
Program Alerts!
Hep-Cap: Hep C Care & Treatment for the Uninsured. NY State Department of Health funded Hep C comprehensive care & treatment program for uninsured or under-insured Hep C mono-infected patients. Eligible patients qualify for care and treatment at no cost.
Free Hep C Rapid Test Kits! For organizations meeting eligibility requirements. Provided by the NY State Department of Health.
In Attendance:
NYC Hep A, B & C Services Site Locator
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Guide to Clinical Trials for People with Hep C
January 2013. Treatment Action Group (TAG)
Available In English and Spanish
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