CMS launched a national initiative, “From Coverage to Care”, (C2C), which is designed to help answer questions that people may have about their new health coverage to help them make the most of their new benefits, including taking full advantage of primary care and preventive services so they can live a long and healthy life. … Continue reading From Coverage to Care (C2C) | CMS Guide to New Health Coverage
See the NYC Hepatitis Tester Toolkit Dear Partner, Hepatitis Awareness Month and the fourth annual national Hepatitis Testing Day on May 19th are just around the corner. Below are links to specific resources, as well as some suggestions on how to help spread the word about viral hepatitis. Throughout the month of May, we will … Continue reading National Hepatitis Testing Day: Planning Toolkit (CDC)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) developed a fact sheet on Hepatitis C and injection drug use. The fact sheet includes an overview of hepatitis C including symptoms, testing, transmission, prevention, treatment, and reinfection, among other information like: Did you know that cleaning equipment does not kill the Hep C virus? Click to … Continue reading New! Hepatitis C and Injection Drug Use (IDU) Fact Sheet
The NYC Department of Health now offers a text messaging service offering info and support on liver health and hepatitis. Text LIVER to 877877 to learn more about Hep B and C risk assessment, find Hep B & C Testing & Care in your zip code, and to receive healthy liver tips. Print and share … Continue reading Text LIVER to 877877 to find Hep B & C Testing and Care in NYC
The NYC Department of Health, Viral Hepatitis Program has produced a mobile app to help people learn about hepatitis C risk, and care. The Liver Health Hepatitis C App includes: Hep C risk assessment Hep C self management checklist Site Locator providing testing and medical care sites Connection to online support and resources News alerts Download … Continue reading Hep C Mobile App — provided by NYC Health Dept
The NYC Department of Health, Office of Viral Hepatitis produced a public service announcement encouraging hepatitis C testing and treatment.
The NYC Department of Health, Office of Viral Hepatitis produced a public service announcement encouraging hepatitis B vaccination. The PSA is recorded in English, Spanish and Chinese.
HepCure is an innovative state-of-the-art project of Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, designed to improve provider knowledge through telemedicine and distance learning, and use a mobile application to improve patient engagement for chronic disease management in persons infected with the Hepatitis C Virus (HCV). To view the latest and upcoming events visit the … Continue reading HepCure Tele-Education Webinar Series – Mount Sinai NYC
2013 NYC Hepatitis B & C Surveillance Report NYC Health Department, February 2015. To view click here See also NYC Health Department Online Data Portal EpiQuery. Click here
The CDC’s Division of Viral Hepatitis (CDC DVH) has updated educational materials and video PSAs for the national Know More Hepatitis campaign. Below is an email from the CDC DVH. CDC has just released the next phase of the national Know More Hepatitis campaign. Of the estimated 3.2 million Americans who have Hepatitis C, 3 … Continue reading Know More Hepatitis Educational Material from CDC
WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF THE AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY, THE FIX! THE FIX is a tale of recovery and redemption that paints a powerful portrait of life after heroin addiction in the Bronx. To rent or purchase, head to the following platforms: iTunes | Amazon | Google Play | Vudu | xBox | … Continue reading Release of “The Fix” Documentary Film
HepSBIRT Update: NYC SBIRT Initiative The NYC SBIRT Initiative is a New York City (NYC) Department of Health and Mental Hygiene program to promote use of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) in primary care practices across the city. See initiative here. Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Alcohol Screening & Brief Intervention Tailored … Continue reading Hep SBIRT | Alcohol Screening, Brief Intervention & Referral for Treatment tailored for Hep Patients
The New York State Department of Health Clinical Education Initiative (CEI) provides a wealth of resources for medical providers. From educational trainings to technical assistance, our mission is to support medical providers so they may provide the highest quality care for their patients. One tool is the Clinical Consultation Line which connects medical providers … Continue reading CME | Hep C Clinical Education Initiative @ NYS Dept of Health
New York State Hep B and C Related Laws Public Health Law 2164: Hep B Vaccination Requirement for Public School Attendance All children between the ages of 2 months and 18 years must show proof of compliance with immunization requirements under Public Health Law Section 2164, which include Hepatitis B vaccination. Public Health Law 2500-e: Hep B … Continue reading New York State Hep B & C Laws Archive
Overview: CMS has finalized its decision to reimburse for HCV screening in primary care settings, for individuals who are Medicare eligible and either “high risk” or born between 1945-1965. “High risk” is defined as persons with a current or past history of illicit injection drug use; and persons who have a history of receiving a blood transfusion … Continue reading Medicare Guidelines | HCV screening for baby boomer & at risk beneficiaries
The NYC pharmacies listed below provide Hep B & C Treatment Adherence Programs. These local specialty pharmacies can help with ordering medication, counseling patients about use, and providing treatment adherence support. Local Specialty Pharmacies Aureus Health Services Specialty Pharmacy Janet Escalante: (718)-775-5018 firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://aureushealthservices.com/specialty-pharmacy/ Services: Patient Benefit Investigations, Help Obtaining Financial Assistance, Prior Authorization Handling and … Continue reading Specialty Pharmacy Hep B & C Treatment Adherence Programs
Psychosocial Readiness Evaluation & Preparation for Hep C Treatment A New Free Interactive Online Tool for health care and social service providers to assess and improve a patient’s readiness to begin Hep C Treatment. www.PREPC.org The PREP-C was developed by Psychologists, Social Workers, Medical Providers and Patient Navigators specializing in Hep C Treatment Adherence. … Continue reading PREP-C: Psychosocial Readiness Evaluation to Prepare for Hep C Treatment
NYC Liver Health: The Liver Health app is a central mobile hub for Hep C info, risk assessment, hep services site locator, connection to support, news alerts & much more. Available on Android and iPhone. Download & share!
The following organizations provide Hepatitis B or C Testing in NYC in the community or ‘in the field.’ Please contact these organizations to refer for testing or to collaborate on special events. Hep B Field or Mobile Testing Programs African Services Committee – Aaron Vanderhoff, Hepatitis Coordinator (email@example.com) (212) 222-3882 x122 American Cancer Society – Baekbong Kim, MSW, Manager, … Continue reading Hep B & C Community Testing Programs
The NYC Health Department presents a new Video PSA and Print Materials Hep C: Get Tested, Get Cured! New Print Materials! Postcard | Hepatitis C Risk Assessment (PDF). Other Languages: [Español] Poster | Hep C: Get Tested, Get Cured! Raises awareness about Baby Boomer testing recommendation. Booklet | Hepatitis C: The Facts (PDF). Helps people … Continue reading Hep C: Get Tested, Get Cured! Video & Print Education Materials
Family Promise: Get Tested for Hepatitis B Video by CDC & Hep B United
TrialReach is a user-friendly search engine for clinical trials in your neighborhood. Results include an overview of the trial, including eligibility requirements and who to contact. TrialReach is compliant with HONcode. Learn more about the company here.
Medication Patient Assistance Programs Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs: Hepatitis C. HCV Advocate. Partnership for Prescription Assistance Programs. Brings together America’s pharmaceutical companies, doctors, other health care providers, patient advocacy organizations and community groups to help qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get free or low-cost medicines through the public or private program that’s right for them. Medications Covered: … Continue reading Hep C Meds: Patient Assistance Programs (Private & Pharma)
Online Resources: ACCESS NY: ACCESS NYC is a free service that helps you find out if you may qualify for over 30 City, State and Federal benefit programs. You can use this service anonymously or you can create an account. NYS Health Insurance Marketplace: Compare health insurance plans available through the NYS Marketplace and enroll online … Continue reading Health Insurance & Benefits Enrollment Resources