Nirah Johnson (email@example.com) & Daniel Calder (firstname.lastname@example.org), NYC Health Dept
Introduction to the new Brighpoint Health location at 57 Bay Street
Future Hep C Care and Treatment Plans
Roberta Kelly MSN, FNP-BC - Brightpoint Health (email@example.com)
- Brighpoint Health is a Federally Qualified Health Center providing services in an integrated care model.
- The Brighpoint Bay Street Health Center is located on 57 Bay Street, Staten Island
- The Bay Street Health Center provides: primary care services, pediatrics, OB/GYN, dental care, adolescent medicine, and infectious disease (in development).
- Provides hepatitis screening, and will soon have a medical doctor on-site, one day per week, who will provide Hep C treatment.
- Brightpoint uses a harm reduction approach, will treat patients who are actively using drugs.
- The Center does not turn away patients, and works on a sliding fee for those who do not have insurance.
- To make an appointment, call 855-681-8700.
- View presentation slides.
Updates on the Tackling Youth Substance Abuse (TYSA) Program at Staten Island Partnership for Community Wellness
Jazmin Rivera, TYSA (firstname.lastname@example.org
The NYC Hep C Peer Navigation Program at the Community Health Action of Staten Island (CHASI)
- TYSA seeks to drive major improvements in youth substance abuse prevention and treatment in Staten Island by reducing use substance abuse rates.
- Current projects include the Bathroom Signage Campaign, Naloxone Expansion, Prevention & Harm Reduction Education
- TYSA partnered with the Hep C Task Force and was awarded a grant from the Birdsnest Foundation to develop a Hep C Prevention in Youth Video PSA. This video will display the progression from prescription drug use to addiction, intra-nasal and injection administration and heroin use, and the associated risk for acquiring Hep C.
- For more information about these projects, view the presentation slides.
Evelyn Parrinello (Evelyn.Parrinello@CHASINY.org
), Hep C Peer Navigation Program Supervisor & Lawrence Jackson, Hep C Peer Navigator (email@example.com
Hepatitis C Policy Advocacy Update
- The NYC Hep C Peer Navigation Program is an initiative that strives to prevent new Hep C infections and get Hep C patients into Hep C medical care and treatment to cure the infection.
- NYC Council has funded the program since 2014 to employ peer navigators at Injection Drug Users Health Alliance (IDUHA) syringe exchange programs, including CHASI.
- CHASI provides hepatitis testing at numerous locations throughout Staten Island and on mobile health units – and provides linkage to care for hepatitis patients.
- The CHASI peers provide Hep C focused health coaching, and navigation through Hep C testing, medical care, and other health services.
Carlos Rosario, VOCAL - NY (firstname.lastname@example.org
Developing a resource card to increase Hepatitis screening among Injection Drug Users
Stephanie Weiner, NYC Health Dept (email@example.com
Hep Free NYC Committee Updates
- Stephanie Weiner, an Intern at the NYC Health Department, created a resource card to increase Hepatitis screening among injection drug users in Staten Island, and to direct them to care.
- With the help of local community organizations, the resource card will be distributed in appropriate neighborhoods and areas of Staten Island.
- View the presentation and draft resource card.
- If you have any feedback about the card, email Stephanie.
Daniel Calder, NYC Health Dept (firstname.lastname@example.org
Press Release | NYC Health Department Highlights New Preliminary Data on Hepatitis B and C in Recognition of Hepatitis Awareness Month
NYC Health Dept Hep B & C Annual Report (2014). NYC Health Department's latest report containing key hepatitis B and C activities and surveillance data through 2014. View full report.
HepCure Webinar | Hep C Treatment for Substance Users
HepCap: NYS DOH funded Hep C care for the uninsured.
EpiQuery: NYC Health Dept online data portal.
- Betsy Dubovsky, Executive Director, The Staten Island Foundation, email@example.com
- Betsy Pecora, Pharmaceutical Rep, Gilead, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Carlos Rosario, Hep C Organizer, VOCAL-NY, email@example.com
- Dale Smith, Minister, Central Family Life Center
- Daniel Calder, Outreach Coordinator, DOHMH, firstname.lastname@example.org
- David Etakpofe, Pastor, NBLCA, email@example.com
- Donna Demarest, Director, Community Health Action of Staten Island, Donna.Demarest@chasiny.org
- Eric Eilenberg, CTR, Community Health Action of Staten Island, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Eric Driver, Associate Manager of CTR/Outreach/Hep C, AIDS Service Center NYC, email@example.com
- Evelyn Parrinello, Info & Referral Specialist, Community Health Action of Staten Island, EVELYN.PARRINELLO@CHASINY.ORG
- Helen Vasquez, Coordinator of Administrative Services, Central Family Life Center, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jason Kondrk, HCV Community Specialist, Gilead, Jason.email@example.com
- Jazmin Rivera, TYSA, Project Coordinator, Staten Island Partnership for Community Wellness, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Lawrence Jackson, Hep C Peer Navigator, Community Health Action of Staten Island, email@example.com
- Michelle Oberfeld, Marketing Manager, Nate's Pharmacy, Moberfeld@natespharmacy.com
- Neshama Marcus, Director of Social Services and Disaster Relief, Jewish Community Center of Staten Island, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Nirah Johnson, Director of Program Implementation & Capacity Building, DOHMH, email@example.com
- Roberta Kelly, Vice President of Practice Management, Brightpoint Health, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sarjita Naik, Medical Affairs, Gilead email@example.com
- Sharon Jensen, Director, Prison and Counseling & Testing Services, Community Health Action of Staten Island, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Stephanie Weiner, NYC Health Department Intern, DOHMH - Viral Hepatitis, email@example.com
- Stephen Bennett, Dir. Of Prevention Services, United Activities Unlimited, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Thomas Chempiel, Account Executive, AcariaHealth, Thomas.email@example.com