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December 2016 Newsletter

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Upcoming Events


Citywide NYC Hep C Task Force Meeting. December 12 (3 - 5 PM). Mount Sinai Beth Israel at Union Square. Presentations on: Hep C Statewide Elimination Summit; NYS Hep C testing law evaluation; and NYC Health Dept Hep C 2015 surveillance report. RSVP.

NYC Hep B Coalition Meeting. December 14 (3 - 5 PM). American Cancer Society, 132 West 32nd St. Presentations on: National Updates on Addressing Hep B in the U.S; and Check Hep B Patient Navigation Program at NYU Lutheran Family Health Centers Brooklyn-ChineseRSVP.

Conference | NYS 2017 Clinical Conference on HIV and Hep C. May 12, 2017. Rochester, NY. New York State Clinical Education Initiative. Abstracts due 12/16/16. #WorldAIDSDay

NYS Department of Health Trainings
HIV and Hepatitis C Co-infection. December 1 (9 AM - 12 PM). #WorldAIDSDay
Intro to HIV, STIs and Viral Hepatitis. December 8 (9 AM - 5 PM). #WorldAIDSDay
Using Stages of Change. December 15 (1 - 3 PM). 
Harm Reduction Approach Overview. December 20 (9 AM - 5 PM).

HepCure Webinars
Drug-Drug Interactions Seen in Hep C Treatment. December 6 (4:30-5:30 PM).

>> See more Events

Jobs Spotlight


Since 2015, the Check Hep C Patient Navigation Program has helped more than 850 people living with Hep C access care. This what a patient navigator said about the job: "Just having this program to reach out to the community is a great thing, get them more interested in their own care is just amazing.”
 
This is what a patient said about the program: “My Check Hep C patient navigator got me through the methadone program, Hep C treatment, in the shelter. I got my life back.”

Become part of the movement to eliminate Hep C in NYC. Apply to become a Check Hep C patient navigator today:

Spotlight on Hep C and People Who Use Drugs

Below are new and recent resources on Hep C and people who use drugs (PWUD).

Medical Provider Toolkit | Screening for Hep C in People Who Inject Drugs. Project Inform.

  • Hep C screening guidelines and follow-up
  • Pre-/post-test discussion and counseling
  • Treatment for PWUD
  • Hep C ICD-10 diagnosis and billing codes

Booklet | Quality Health Care is Your Right: A Guide for People Who Use Drugs. Harm Reduction Coalition.

  • Where to go and paying for your health care
  • How to prepare for visits and talking to providers about drug use
  • Section on HIV and hepatitis

Fact Sheet | HIV and Injection Drug Use. CDC Vital Signs. #WorldAIDSDay

The CDC recommends that syringe services programs are made more available to PWUD and offer comprehensive services including Hep A and Hep B vaccination and hepatitis testing and linkage to treatment. 

Report | Hepatitis B and C in New York City, 2015: NYC Health Department Annual Report of Surveillance Data and Activities.

See pages 16-18 for data on new Hep C infections among people ages 0 to 29.

Related Programs & Resources

Training & Technical Assistance


Toolkit | How to Build a HCV Clinical Toolkit. AIDS Education and Training Centers Program. Includes webinars on care and treatment of HIV/Hep C co-infection. #WorldAIDSDay

Online Training | Simplifying and Demystifying Hepatitis C Management. NovaMed Education. Includes CME/CNE curriculum, clinician resource toolbox and patient education program.

Slides | Identifying and Managing Patients at Risk for HBV Reactivation. Clinical Care Options.

Publications


Report | Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health. The landmark report on the topic by the Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy endorses harm reduction, referring to syringe access programs as a “important strategy to reduce risks while still using.”

>> See more Publications

News


NYS ADAP Includes New Hep C Meds on Formulary. The New York State AIDS Drug Assistance Program will be offering access to Zepatier, Viekira Pak, Viekira XR, and Daklinza effective November 28, 2016. #WorldAIDSDay

State Medicaid Programs Illegally Restrict Access To Hep C Meds. New report shows that most states continue to impose discriminatory restrictions in opposition to guidance from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.

>> See more News

Job Board


Bilingual Hep B Linkage to Care Specialist @ NYC Health Dept
Program Coordinator: Hep C Treatment in HIV/Hep C Persons of Color @ NYC Health Dept #WorldAIDSDay
Health Care Access Specialist: Hep C Treatment in HIV/Hep C Persons of Color @ NYC Health Dept #WorldAIDSDay
Hep C Patient Navigator @ After Hours Project
Hep C Peer Navigator Coordinator @ Praxis Housing Initiatives
Director of Harm Reduction @ Washington Heights CORNER Project
>> See more Jobs

Funding


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