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New NYC Liver Health: Hep C App!
Download Free on Android and iPhone. Central mobile hub for Hep C info, risk assessment, hep services site locator, connection to support, news alerts & much more. Download & share!

Upcoming Events

Bronx Hep C Task Force Meeting. August 6 (2:45 - 5 PM). Lincoln Medical Center, 1st Floor Conference Center. Presentations:  Bronx HIV & Hep C Advocacy Network; The Fix Documentary Preview; Epiquery Demo - NYC Online Health Data; Negative RNA Reporting at the NYC DOHMH; and Hep C Treatment 2014. RSVP

White House Office Of National AIDS Policy listening sessions. Bring Hep C & co-infection issues to the White House! Open to the public. Goal: to learn about innovations, successes, and challenges at the state and local levels. Focus: National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) and the HIV Care Continuum InitiativeMr. Douglas Brooks, ONAP’s newly appointed director, will lead the listening sessions. Register: https://www.cmpinc.net/onap
  • August 7 (1:30 - 4:30 PM)  The Schomburg Center: 515 Malcolm X Boulevard, Harlem, 10037
  • August 8 (1:30 - 4:30 PM) The Brooklyn Law School - Forchelli Conference Center - 205 State Street, 22nd Floor, Brooklyn, 11201
2nd Annual Hep C Clinical Trials Training with Tracy Swan of Treatment Action Group. A NYC Hep C Task Force Event. August 20th (3-5 PM). Location: NYC Department of Health, Gotham. Learn about participating in clinical trials, and the new Hep C medications in development. Register. The Fix Documentary: Special Premier Screening at Lehman College! September 5th (6 PM). Free of charge, live music, panel discussion, Q & A, and refreshments. RSVP: Eventbrite.

AASLD/EASL Special Conference on Hepatitis C. September 12-13, New York City. View the Program and Register by August 15 to Save.

2nd US Conference on African Immigrant Health. September 19-21, Pittsburgh, PA. Office of Minority Health. Call for abstracts now open, due August 8th.

Queens Consortium on Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Symposium | Impact of Opioid and Heroin Addiction. September 23 (8 -12:30 pm). Location: Antun’s of Queens Village. More info: bethcovelli@opiny.org.

3rd NYC Hep C Research Consortium. September 29th (8:30 - 4:30). Location TBD. Submit an abstract! Abstract Call Info.
 
10th National Harm Reduction Conference | Crossroads and Intersections: Doing Together What We Can't Do Apart. Baltimore, MD on October 23-26, 2014.

New! NYC Health Dept Hep C Awareness Campaign

New NYC Liver Health: Hep C App! Download Free on Android and iPhone.
Hep C info, risk assessment, site locator, connection to support, news alerts & much more. A central hub for Hep C in NYC.
New Video Public Service Announcement (PSA)
New Provider Resources
New Print Materials: Call 311 to order for free
CDC Know More Hepatitis B
Awareness Campaign Materials

New Video PSA | Protect Your Family: Get Tested for Hepatitis B. 30 sec in English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean & Vietnamese.

News, Reports & Journal Articles

NYC Hep B Advocates organized the 1st Ever NYC Hep B Week July 21-27
NYC Council Member Margaret Chin kicked of the event at the NYC Hep B Awareness Week Press Conference by issuing a Mayoral Proclamation and Press Releas.
#BAwareNYC
World Hep Day 2014 Photo Montage
World Hepatitis Day NYC 2014
NYC Hep B & C Advocates gathered in all 5 boroughs and then in Downtown Manhattan for a series of awareness actions in concert wit the World Hepatitis Alliance global campaign.
Reports & Journal Articles

Access to Care & Medication

Covering the cost of medication. See recently updated available medication Patient Assistance Programs.

CoverMyMedsService that helps physicians and pharmacists complete Prior Authorization and other insurance coverage determination forms for any drug and almost all drug plans.
 
Specialty Pharmacies in NYC area: help with ordering medications, prior authorization, counseling patients about use, and providing treatment adherence support.

ICD-9 codes for HCV, from Orasure's Physician Office Reimbursement Guide.

Updated: NYC Health Department Hepatitis Services Locator
Hep A, B & C services in NYC: Vaccination, testing, care, treatment, syringe exchange, specialty pharmacy & patient navigation.

American Liver Foundation National Hepatitis Medical Provider Locator

HHCAdvantage: Electronic referral into the HHC public hospital system system for all types of community providers.
Check Hep C is a patient support program that provides free patient navigation and care coordination services to help people with Hep C get into care and through treatment as easily as possible. The program is currently provided at 4 sites in the Bronx, Harlem and Brooklyn. Refer today!
The Psychosocial Readiness Evaluation and Preparation for Hepatitis C Treatment (PREP-C) is a free interactive online tool that facilitates assessment of a patient’s psychosocial readiness to begin Hep C treatment, and make a treatment plan to improve treatment readiness.

Policy Watch

The New Face of Heroin | Rolling Stone.The explosion of drugs like OxyContin has given way to a heroin epidemic ravaging the least likely corners of America - like bucolic Vermont, which has just woken up to a full-blown crisis.

House Agrees To Prescription Drug Enforcement Overhaul. H.R.4709 Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2014.
$1/patient for Hep Prevention
NASTAD | State health departments receive less than $1 dollar in federal funding for every person living with viral hepatitis for the Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinator (VHPC) program. Learn more & get involved.
Viral Hepatitis Testing Act of 2013, HR3723. Introduced December 12, 2013 in the US House of Representatives to amend the Public Health Service Act to revise and extend the program for viral hepatitis surveillance, education, and testing.

Bill A9124A-2013. Authorizes nurse practitioners and physicians to administer tests to determine the presence of the hepatitis C virus. Introduced in March 2014 by Assembly Member Kenneth Zebrowski. The bill was passed by the Senate and returned to the New York State Assembly on June 10, 2014. The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has made a public statement of support for this bill.
 
Pharmacy Choice:  NYS Law A05502B  prohibits health insurers from requiring the insured purchase prescribed drugs from mail order pharmacy. If the consumer does not have a clear option, a complaint can be filed through Attorney General's Health Care Consumer's Help Line 1-800-342-3736.
NYC Hep B Universal Birth Dose Initiative. New Birthing Centers have qualified for the National Hep B Birth Dose Honor Roll!
  • Lincoln Medical Center
  • St. Barnabas Hospital
  • New York Hospital Queens
  • Forest Hills Hospital
Is your hospital on the Hep B Vaccine Birth Dose Honor Roll? Find out here. No? Apply now!

HCV Quest: Global Patient Survey from World Hepatitis Alliance. 35 languages. Participate & share!
 

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Job Board

Volunteer | CBWCHC Health Fair (Aug. 5 & 9) *bilingual preferred - See more at: http://nychepbc.org/volunteer-cbwchc-health-fair/#sthash.WMRqsEXA.dpuf
 
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