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HepCure Tele-Education Webinar Series – Mount Sinai NYC

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

Hep SBIRT | Alcohol Screening, Brief Intervention & Referral for Treatment tailored for Hep Patients

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

CME | Hep C Clinical Education Initiative @ NYS Dept of Health

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

Medicare Guidelines | HCV screening for baby boomer & at risk beneficiaries

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

Specialty Pharmacy Hep B & C Treatment Adherence Programs

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 jescalante@towntotal.com 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

PREP-C: Psychosocial Readiness Evaluation to Prepare for Hep C Treatment

  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

Hep B & C Community Testing Programs

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 (aaronv@africanservices.org)  (212) 222-3882 x122 American Cancer Society – Baekbong Kim, MSW, Manager, … Continue reading Hep B & C Community Testing Programs

Hep C: Get Tested, Get Cured! Video & Print Education Materials

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

Clinical Trial Search Website

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.  

Hep C Meds: Patient Assistance Programs (Private & Pharma)

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)

Hep C Care Coordination Toolkit for NYC Harm Reduction Programs

Hep C Care Coordination Toolkit for NYC Harm Reduction Programs Providing Services in affiliation with the Injection Drug Users Health Alliance (IDUHA) www.IDUHA.org Hep C Prevention Education Hepatitis C Counseling Best Practices Manual – Harm Reduction Coalition. for practitioners/workers that will be providing needle exchange participants Hepatitis C testing and discussing risk reduction strategies. These are … Continue reading Hep C Care Coordination Toolkit for NYC Harm Reduction Programs

Free Hep C Rapid Test Kits! NY State Department of Health

Hepatitis C Rapid Testing Program New York State Department of Health Provided by The New York State Department of Health to programs that demonstrate the infrastructure to support HCV rapid testing, including: a valid CLIA permit and linkages with providers that at a minimum conduct HCV diagnostic testing (HCV RNA by PCR). See full program … Continue reading Free Hep C Rapid Test Kits! NY State Department of Health