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The NYC Hep B Coalition Mission is to coordinate efforts to prevent, manage and reduce hepatitis B among all residents of NYC. www.HepFree.NYC #HepFreeNYC
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NYC Hep B Coalition Meeting Highlights
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
At American Cancer Society, 132 West 32nd Steet, Manhattan  

In attendance: See below
Introduction to Dr. James Park, NYU Langone Medical Center - New Chair of the Hep B Coalition!

Vision for the Hep B Coalition and Proposed Goals in 2016
Dr. James Park, NYC Langone Medical Center (James.Park@nyumc.org)
  1. Hold four general meetings
     
  2. Participate in organization of National Hepatitis Testing Day and World Hepatitis Day commemorations 

    - Lynna Zhong from NYU Langone Medical Center offered to assist in planning World Hepatitis Day
    - If you would like to help plan for these events, email dcalder@health.nyc.gov
     
  3. Support the Check Hep B Patient Navigation Program

    - Inform providers about Check Hep B Sites they can refer their patients to.  For a list of Hep B Sites, click here 
    - Attend health fairs to advertise Check Hep B.
    - Ensure that Check Hep B sites are reaching patients who may be out of reach and less likely to receive care.
    - Provide mentorships for patient navigators.
     
  4. Support the national Universal Hep B Birth Dose Initiative 
     
  5. Explore starting a Hep B support group

    - Survey Hep B patients on what they need in a support group.
    - Decide on where these support groups could be held and how to engage patients
    - Possibly put together a package to facilitate support groups, which can be used by many organizations. 
    - Christina Tsai from Brooklyn Chinese Family Medical Center has offered assistance in developing a group.
    - For a list of support groups in New York City, click here 
    The Hepatitis C Mentor and Support Group, Inc. provides assistance in starting hepatitis support groups.
     
  6. Designate a chair for each committee: If you would like to serve as the chair for a committee, email Daniel at dcalder@health.nyc.gov
    1. Team HBV NYC - To be filled 
    2. Patient Navigator Network - Paul Bollter (pbolter@liverfoundation.org)
    3. LGBTQ Initiative - To be filled
    4. Communications Committee - To be filled
    5. Events Planning Committee - To be filled 
       
  7. Engage in advocacy: If you would like to provide leadership in Advocacy initiatives, email Daniel at dcalder@health.nyc.gov 
    - Designate a volunteer from each organization to help out with Advocacy
    - Send staff members to various advocacy events
    - Participate in Hepatitis on the Hill, March 6 - 8
     
  8. Engage in State and National Hepatitis Coalitions:

Check Hep B Patient Navigator Resources and Opportunities
Melissa Ip, NYC Health Department (mip@health.nyc.gov)
Nirah Johnson, NYC Health Department (njohnso2@health.nyc.gov)
  • Check Hep B patient navigation resources are intended to support Check Hep B patient navigators in providing Hep B health promotion and preparing their patients for Hep B care and treatment. See  slides about the program from the Hep B United webinar here.
  • Resources include a 1) health promotion guide 2) care plan 3) treatment planning form 4) guide for advocating for patient care funding from City Council.
  • To learn more about the Check Hep B program and these resources, contact Daniel Calder at dcalder@health.nyc.gov
  • For a full list of NYC Health Department Hep B and C patient education materials, click here.
  • For the presentation, click here.
NYU Hepatitis B FREE CEED - "Be Certain: Get Tested for Hepatitis B" Campaign
Lynna Zhong, NYU Langone Medical Center (Lynna.Zhong@nyumc.org)
  • B FREE CEED was funded by CDC from 2007-2012 to serve as a national resource and expert center on the elimination of Hepatitis B health disparities among Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders.
  • The goal of the Program was to evaluate and disseminate multi-level, evidence-based social marketing.
  • To view the social marketing materials, click here

B FREE CEED PSA - DON’T LET HEPATITIS B CATCH YOU OFF GUARD.

Get tested now, a simple blood test is all it takes!

Asians are at high risk for hepatitis B infection. Untreated, hepatitis B may lead to liver cancer or other serious liver damage. Protect yourself and your loved ones

Be certain get tested for hepatitis B!

Project H+EAL: High School Student focused Hep B Education
Paula Wong, Project H+EAL (paula.w.wong@gmail.com)
  • This will be presented at the next Hep B Coalition meeting on April 27

2016 Hep B Coalition Planning
2016 Schedule
3-5 PM at American Cancer Society
  • February 17
  • April 27
  • July 13
  • October 12
Action Alerts!

Review and comment on CDC Hep B Vaccination Statement! Submit comments to the CDC on their Hepatitis Vaccination Statement. (Deadline 4/8/16)  For more information and to submit a comment, click here 
Resources 

New! NYC Health Dept Hep B & C Annual Report (2014)

2013 NYC Hepatitis B & C Surveillance Report. NYC Health Dept, February 2015.

EpiQuery: NYC Health Dept online data portal

Data Report | Hepatitis B Birth Dose Coverage by NYC Facility. NYC Health Dept, March 2015.
Updated! Hepatitis B: The Facts is an NYC Health Dept publication that provides information on how Hep B can be contracted; the symptoms, stages, and risks of Hep B; getting tested for Hep B; and how people with Hep B can protect their health.

Currently available online and in Print. in English, Spanish, Chinese, French, Korean and Russian. Call 311 to order printed copies in bulk.
Upcoming Events


Meeting | Brooklyn Hep C Task Force. Mar 9 (3 - 5 PM). Brooklyn Borough Hall.

Training | Hep-SBIRT | Alcohol Screening & Counseling for Hepatitis Patients. March 31 (11 AM - 3PM. NYC Health Department, Long Island City.

Training | Motivational Interviewing. Mar 24 (9 AM - 5 PM). NYS AIDS Institute.
In attendance 
  1. Allen  Chiang Community Health Worker American Cancer Society Allen.chiang@cancer.org
  2. Amy Woo Therapeutic Specialist  Gilead amy.woo@gilead.com
  3. Arvind Bhandari Sales Quality Specialty Pharmacy Organization arvindbhndr8@gmail.com
  4. Asmara Tesfaye Rogoza Viral Hepatitis Coordinator  DOHMH - Viral Hepatitis
  5. Baekbong Kim Asian Community Health Coordinator American Cancer Society baekbong.kim@cancer.org
  6. Becky Swenson Advertising Account Manager Area 23 becky.swenson@area23hc.com
  7. Charles Rabinovich Director of Operations Quality Specialty Pharmacy Organization charles@qsprx.com
  8. Christina  Tsai Site Director  NYU Lutheran Family Health Centers - Brooklyn Chinese Family Health Center Christina.Tsai@nyumc.org
  9. Daniel  Calder Outreach Coordinator DOHMH dcalder@health.nyc.gov
  10. Edward Wake Adult Immunization DOHMH-Immunization ewake@health.nyc.gov
  11. Frank Winter External Affairs Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services  frank.winter@cms.hhs.gov
  12. Gina Nguyen Intern​ African Services Committee  gnguyen2@student.touro.edu
  13. Hiroko  Hatanaka Board Member JASSI hiroko.hatanaka@gmail.com
  14. James  Park  Transplant Hepatology- NYU Asian Liver Center James.Park@nyumc.org 
  15. Jamie Love  Chinese American Medical Society jlove@CAMSociety.org
  16. Janice  Lyu Hep B Program Associate Charles B Wang Community Health Center jlyu@cbwchc.org
  17. Jessie  Schwartz Clinical Coordinator DOHMH - Viral Hepatitis jschwartz2@health.nyc.gov
  18. Joanna Li Administrative Assistant  Chinese American Medical Society jli@camsociety.org
  19. Julia Phillips Public Health Educator/CBO Liaison DOHMH STD Control jphillip@health.nyc.gov
  20. Julie  Lazaroff Unit Chief DOHMH jlazarof@health.nyc.gov
  21. Lynna  Zhong Research Data Associate  NYU CSAAH  lynna.zhong@nyumc.org
  22. Kenesha Baldwin Director, Educational Campaigns Prevent Cancer Foundation Kbaldwin@preventcancer.org
  23. Malta  Cirino Recruitment Specialist   Bailey House mcirino@baileyhouse.org
  24. Maria  Karlya Communications Charles B Wang Community Health Center mkarlya@cbwchc.org
  25. Mary Chiang Hep B Patient Navigator Charles B Wang Community Health Center mchiang@cbwchc.org
  26. Michelle Oberfeld Marketing Manager Nate's Pharmacy moberfeld@natespharmacy.com
  27. Minji  Kim Patient Navigator Korean Community Services  kcshealth@gmail.com
  28. Nirah Johnson Director of Program Implementation & Capacity Building DOHMH - Viral Hepatitis njohnso2@health.nyc.gov
  29. QiuQu Zhao Medical Director  NYU Lutheran Family Health Centers - Brooklyn Chinese Family Health Center
  30. So Young Yoon Patient Navigator Korean Community Services  kcshealth@gmail.com
  31. Umaima Khatun MPH Intern DOHMH - Viral Hepatitis ukhatun@health.nyc.gov
  32. Vivan  Huang Hep B Program Director  Charles B Wang Community Health Center vhuang@cbwchc.org
  33. Yeon Hee Yu Intern​ African Services Committee  yyu5@student.touro.edu
  34. Yujing  Dai Hep B Program Assistant Charles B Wang Community Health Center ydai@cbwchc.org
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