Nirah Johnson, LCSW (firstname.lastname@example.org) & Daniel Calder, MPH, (email@example.com) NYC Health Dept
Hep Free NYC - Faith Based Initiative
Daniel Leyva, Deputy to the President, Latino Commission on AIDS (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Hep Free NYC Faith Based Initiative:
Hep C Services at Brightpoint Health - Sutphin Health Center
- Connects faith based organizations (FBOs), and those with interest and experience in faith-based outreach, to raise awareness about hepatitis in faith communities.
- Views faith leaders as gatekeepers and stakeholders in the community, and allows for better access to diverse communities.
- In February, will host an Interfaith Service on Hepatitis Awareness.
- Will facilitate participation of faith leaders in the commemoration of World Hepatitis Day, Hepatitis Testing Day and National Hispanic Hepatitis Awareness Day.
- View presentation slides online.
Barbara C. Zeller MD, Chief Clinical Officer, Brightpoint Health (email@example.com)
Hep C Policy Update: Statewide Elimination Summit and Beyond
- Brighpoint Health is a Federally Qualified Health Center providing Hep C treatment in an integrated care mode including: primary care services, behavioral health integration, and infectious diseases specialists.
- Brightpoint is a NYS DOH Hep C Comprehensive Care Program, with linkage to care support and the HepCap program for the uninsured.
- The Sutphin Health Center is located at 105-04 Sutphin Blvd, Jamaica, Queens.
- View presentation slides online.
Eric Rude, Director of Viral Hepatitis Policy and Development, NYC Health Dept (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Purpose of the Hep C Elimination Summit is to develop and implement a statewide strategy to eliminate Hep C infection.
- Objectives of the summit are: 1) convene a diverse stakeholder meeting of policymakers, Hep C specialists and medical providers, payers, and community advocates; 2) review gaps in Hep C policies and programs; 3) present the findings and recommendations from the five working groups and produce a consensus document proposing a strategy for Hep C elimination; 4) identify additional research, infrastructure and resources required to scale up Hep C testing, prevention, care, supportive services, treatment, and address social determinants.
- The Summit is planned for February 7th, in Albany.
- The Summit will have national speakers from NASTAD, CDC, Academy of Medicine, and HRSA.
- Aiming to have as many community members as possible to attend. If you would like to attend, email Clifton Garman at email@example.com
NYC Council Viral Hepatitis Initiative 2016 Final Reports
Check Hep C
Patient Navigation Program
NYC Hep C Peer Navigation Program
- In 2016, NYC Council allocated $430,502 for Check Hep C to fund 1-2 full-time patient navigators at five program sites to provide linkage to care and clinical care coordination services.
- From January 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016, Check Hep C served 722 patients living with Hep C. In that time, 358 started treatment and have likely been cured.
at Syringe Exchange Programs
Hep Free NYC Committee Updates
- In 2016, NYC Council allocated $337,504 for Check Hep C to fund peer navigators at 15 Injection Drug User Health Alliance (IDUAHA) syringe exchange programs to provide outreach to people at risk for Hep C, Hep C prevention services, and linkage to and retention in Hep C medical care.
- From January 1, 2014 to June 30, 2016, 3,664 people living with or risk for Hep C were enrolled and received Hep C health coaching and prevention services. 472 Hep C patients were referred to medical care and 51 started Hep C treatment.
Daniel Calder, MPH NYC Health Dept