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Hep Free NYC

May 2016 Newsletter
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2014 NYC Health Dept Hep B & C Annual Report Infographic

During Hepatitis Awareness Month, share this infographic about Hep B and C in NYC!
Want to learn more? Read the report online or order free print copies by emailing
Join us!

National Hepatitis Testing Day  | Hispanic Hepatitis Awareness Day 
Hep Free NYC Awareness Event on the Steps of City Hall
May 12 (11 AM - Noon)

Bring your organization banner and invite others!
*If you are planning on hosting a hepatitis screening or event for Hepatitis Testing Day, let us know and we will post to our Hep Free NYC Calendar!

Upcoming Events

Conference | NYS Clinical Conference on HIV and Hep C. Fri, May 6. NYS DOH.
Training | Hep C 101. Tue, May 10 (9 - 5 PM). NYC Health Dept.

Webinar | Hepatitis Awareness Month Roundtable. Tue, May 10 (4:30 - 5:30 PM). HepCure.

Training | Intro to HIV, STIs and Hep C. Thu, May 12 (9 AM - 12 PM). NYS DOH.

Training | Health Literacy in HIV, STI, and Viral Hepatitis Patient Care. May 13 (9 - 12 PM). NYS DOH.

CME Symposium | HIV and Hep C Symposium. Sat, May 14, NYC. Clinical Care Options. For medical providers.

Webinar | Talking to Clients about Hep C Treatment. Tue, May 24 (12 - 2 PM). Harm Reduction Coalition.

Video Chat | Combating Hep B Among High-Risk Communities: A Government-Community Partnership. Wed, May 25 (3 - 4 PM). Hep B United.

Training | Hep C Prevention with Young PWID. Thu, Jun 2 (10 AM - 5 PM). Harm Reduction Coalition. 

Conference | 11th National Harm Reduction Conference. November 3-6, San Diego, CA. Harm Reduction Coalition. Abstracts due May 1.

Conference | 4th US Conference on African Immigrant Health. September 15-18, Queens NY. Office of Minority Health. Abstracts due June 23.

>> See more Events
>>See Hep Free NYC Meeting Highlights


Sign on | Injection Drug Users Health Alliance (IDUHA) FY 2017 NYC Council Hepatitis B and C Initiative Budget Proposal. To sign on, contact Mike Selick, Harm Reduction Coalition (

Join | Be #HepAware Thunderclap. May 19 (12 PM).

Hep C Medical Providers: Register in the New York State Department of Health Hep C Provider Directory.
>> See more Action Alerts

Share the NYC Hep B Coalition's 10-Second #HepBUnite Video on Facebook!

Recognize anyone you know?
Like and share!


NYS Removes Bars for Hepatitis C Medication. The NYS DOH Drug Utilization Review Board (DURB) voted to eliminate most restrictions on prescribing hepatitis C medications in Medicaid fee-for-service.

New York Insurers to Change Coverage of Hepatitis C Drugs. Wall Street Journal. Deal requires seven insurers to cover the drugs for most patients with commercial insurance plans.
>> See more News

Hep Free NYC Stories
Ed Manchess

Ed was first diagnosed with hepatitis non-A/non-B while in a rehabilitation facility, before hepatitis C was even coined as a term. As a person who works in the field of health services, Manchess is angered by how difficult it was for him to navigate the medical system. He feels strongly about helping others less fortunate and has made sacrifices to do so. Read Ed's story.
>> Want to share your story?
Find opportunities through the Hep Free NYC Personal Stories Workshop

Training & Technical Assistance

Community Health Care Providers are invited to join the free Hep C Clinical Tele-Mentoring Program. An NYC Health Department and Empire Liver Foundation Program.

Report & Notes | 4th Annual National Hepatitis Corrections Network (NHCN) Meeting.

HepCure Webinar Archives. HepCure tele-education is a weekly forum for interprofessional learning on hepatitis C that brings together key stakeholders to discuss issues related to treatment and cure and learn from each other.

>> See more Training & Technical Assistance

Reports & Guidelines

Report | Eliminating the Public Health Problem of Hepatitis B and C in the United States. CDC, HHS sponsored. The world has the tools to prevent hepatitis B and cure hepatitis C.

Report | NYS Hep C Testing Law - 2016 Evaluation Report. NYS DOH, Jan 2016. Marked increases were observed in the number of hepatitis C screening tests and screening rates in the first year following the enactment of the law.

New HRSA Guidance on Use of Funds to Support Syringe Services Programs.

Public Health Reports | The CDC HepTLC Initiative: Expanding Access to HBV and HCV Testing and Care in the U.S. 

Surveillance for Viral Hepatitis – United States, 2014. CDC. Deaths associated with hepatitis C in the U.S. reached an all-time high of 19,659 in 2014. 

The American Journal of Managed Care | Special Issue: HCV

Updated World Health Organization Hep C Screening, Care & Treatment Guidelines.

City Health Information | Detecting and Treating Depression in Adults. NYC Health Dept.

Hep C and Clinical Supplements. NIH National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health.

Job Board

Check Hep B & C Patient Navigator @ Bellevue Hospital Hepatitis Clinic
Health Event Coordinator @ New York-Presbyterian/Queens Hospital
Hep C Peer Navigator @ Mt Sinai Project INSPIRE (P/T)
Advocacy Manager @ BOOM!Health
Hep C Peer Educator @ Osborne Association (P/T)
>> See more Jobs


Hep B Education, Screening and Linkage to Care (Hep B United - Deadline 5/6/16)
Viral Hepatitis Public Health Conference Support (CDC - Deadline 5/16/16)
Viral Hep/HIV Co-Infection (NIH - Deadline 9/5/16)
Hep C & Substance Using Populations (NIH - Rolling due dates)

>> See more Funding

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