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January 2017 Newsletter

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New York State
Hep C Elimination Summit

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY

Join for presentations by national and NYS speakers and review of a consensus document on the statewide elimination of Hep C. Join in-person (spaces are limited) or by webcast. Email Clifton to RSVP or for more info.

Upcoming Events

Training | Hepatitis 101. February 17 (9 AM - 1 PM). NYC Health Dept.

NYS Department of Health Trainings
Health Literacy in HIV, STI, and Viral Hep Care. January 13 (9 AM - 12 PM). 
HIV and Hep C Co-infection. January 26 (1 PM - 3 PM).

Harm Reduction Coalition Trainings
Ensuring Competencies for Hep C Testing. February 1 (9 AM - 5 PM).

HepCure Hep C Webinars
Medicaid Restrictions on Access to Hep C Treatments. January 10 (4:30 - 5:30 PM).
Pregnancy and Hep C. January 24 (4:30 - 5:30 PM).
Hep C Treatment in the Active Substance User. February 14 (4:30 - 5:30 PM).

>> See more Events

Hep Free NYC News

Join the Public Education Committee

Join the Hep Free NYC Public Education Committee to expand our outreach and education efforts to at-risk populations. Click here to learn more and how to join.

Missed a meeting? Read our meeting highlights:
  • Dec 12 Citywide NYC Hep C Task Force. Presentations: Hep C Statewide Elimination Summit; NYS Hep C testing law evaluation; and NYC Health Dept Hep C 2015 surveillance report.
  • Dec 14 NYC Hep B Coalition. Presentations: National Updates on Addressing Hep B in the U.S. and Check Hep B Patient Navigation Program at NYU Lutheran Family Health Centers Brooklyn-Chinese.
  • Dec 22 Hep C Prevention in Youth. Discussion: Distribution of Hep C prevention in youth video, educational opportunities to youth about Hep C, social media campaigns.

NYC Council Hep B and Hep C Initiative Updates

The NYC Council Hep B and Hep C Initiative served more than 4,500 people living with Hep B and Hep C from 2014 to 2016. Read the 2016 final reports for:
The Empire Liver Foundation is developing a Hepatitis Community Health Provider Capacity Building Program, offering free CME accredited: 
Hep C Grand Rounds for hospitals and health centers, a NYS Hep C Medicaid provider preparatory web-based training series, Hep C medication prior-authorization training, monthly HepCure webinars, and a community health center mentoring service. To learn more, contact

Training & Technical Assistance

Webinar | HIV and Hep C Co-Infection. Clinical Education Initiative.

CME | HCV Prior Authorization: Tricks of the Trade. Clinical Education Initiative.

CME | Achieved SVR, What's Next? HCV Post Treatment Management. Clinical Education Initiative.

Image result for hep b unitedBecome a Hep B Advocate

Join Hep B United's new grassroots advocacy action center to help raise the profile of Hep B and liver cancer as urgent public health priorities. The Hep B Action Center provides resources to help you communicate with elected officials, educate the public on policy issues, and more! Sign up here to join.

Patient Education Materials

Brochure | Depression. NYC Health Dept.

Call 311 to order copies.

Also available in: SpanishRussianTraditional ChineseArabicBengaliSimplified Chinese, FrenchHaitian CreoleItalianKoreanPolishUrdu, Yiddish

Order Free Hep B and Hep C Patient Education Materials

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Article | Demonstrating a Model of Hep C Patient Navigation. Clin Infect Dis, December 2016. Between March 2014 and January 2015, 388 participants enrolled in the Check Hep C Patient Navigation Program, 129 (33%) initiated treatment, and 119 (91% of initiators) had sustained virologic response (SVR).

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Job Board

HIV/Hep C Program Coordinator @ The Institute for Advanced Medicine (Mount Sinai)
Policy Director @ VOCAL-NY
Program Coordinator @ National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable
Program Coordinator: Hep C Treatment in HIV/Hep C Persons of Color @ NYC Health Dept
Health Care Access Specialist: Hep C Treatment in HIV/Hep C Persons of Color @ NYC Health Dept
>> See more Jobs


Hep C & Substance Using Populations (NIH - Rolling due dates)

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