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NYSDOH AIDS Institute Defines HCV Experienced Provider

July 2, 2015

Source: Defining the Experienced Hepatitis C Provider, New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute, June 2015 Transformative new treatments for hepatitis C virus (HCV) will greatly expand the number of patients in New York State who can be treated successfully. This expansion promises to reduce morbidity, mortality, and the incidence of HCV transmission, but it … Continue reading NYSDOH AIDS Institute Defines HCV Experienced Provider

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Epi Data Brief | Overdose Deaths Involving Opioids in NYC, 2000-2013

July 1, 2015

Unintentional Drug Poisoning (Overdose) Deaths Involving Opioids in New York City, 2000-2013 Data Brief (PDF) – Data Tables (PDF) August 2014, No. 50 (Updated) Health Department’s Bureau of Vital Statistics/Office of the Chief Medical Examiner 2000-2013

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City Health Information (CHI): Diagnosing & Managing Hep C 2015 (NYC Health Dept)

The NYC Health Department recently released the City Health Information (CHI): Diagnosing & Managing Hep C

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FAQ: Covering the Cost of Hep C Meds

June 25, 2015

How Can I Cover the Cost of My Hep C Medical Care and Treatment? Hep C medical care and treatment is covered under Medicaid, Medicare and private insurance for many patients. Seeing a medical provider experienced in treatment advocacy can help get the medications covered more quickly. Find health insurance through the NY Marketplace here How Can I … Continue reading FAQ: Covering the Cost of Hep C Meds

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Job | HIV/Hep C Client Navigator @ Turning Point

June 18, 2015

Job (Brooklyn): Client Navigator Position Description: The Client Navigator Assistant coordinates with Client Navigator(s) to provide assistance with client’s medical appointments, engagement in care and referrals for services. The Client Navigator Assistant is responsible for carrying out tasks needed to execute the individual medical and supportive services plan for each client including administrative tasks. Screens … Continue reading Job | HIV/Hep C Client Navigator @ Turning Point

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2015 National Summit on HCV & HIV Diagnosis, Prevention & Access to Care: Abstracts, Presentations & Posters

June 17, 2015

    Abstracts, Presentations, and Posters are now Available Online Abstracts, presentations, and posters from the 2015 National Summit on HCV and HIV Diagnosis, Prevention and Access to Care are available on the Summit webpage. Final Program and Abstract Book (PDF) Program Overview and Plenary Presentations Breakout Session Presentations Posters More information on the 2015 National Summit is available at http://www.hivforum.org/2015Summit … Continue reading 2015 National Summit on HCV & HIV Diagnosis, Prevention & Access to Care: Abstracts, Presentations & Posters

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Hep C Peer Navigator Story: Dennis Rivera

Dennis Rivera is a peer navigator at AIDS Center of Queens County (ACQC) and is a peer in the IDUHA Hep C Peer Navigation Program. For Dennis, peer navigation is about sharing hope and educating people about the dangers of Hep C before it’s too late. He became a peer navigator to ‘give back and … Continue reading Hep C Peer Navigator Story: Dennis Rivera

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New! OD, HIV & Hep C Prevention Harm Reduction Palm Cards for People Who Use Drugs

June 8, 2015

Share these palm cards for people who inject drugs, such as prescription painkillers or heroin. Find practical tips for preventing overdose, Hep C and HIV and information on local resources. Download the palm cards in English or Spanish, or order these free materials by calling 311. Find more Hep B and C educational resources (in multiple languages) here.    

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CDC | National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD & TB Prevention Strategic Plan through 2020

June 6, 2015

Dear Colleague: I am delighted to present the new National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention: Strategic Plan through 2020. This Plan updates the Center’s current strategic plan and serves as a blueprint for achieving our vision of a future free of HIV, viral hepatitis, STDs, and TB. It will guide activities … Continue reading CDC | National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD & TB Prevention Strategic Plan through 2020

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Report on Medicaid & Hep C Treatment Access (The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation)

 Medicaid and Hepatitis C Treatment Access. The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation (CHLPI) at Harvard Law School recently released a report that analyzes hepatitis C treatment access in Medicaid fee-for-service and managed care programs in 10 states (including NYC). It also provides information about how advocates can use the report to advocate for … Continue reading Report on Medicaid & Hep C Treatment Access (The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation)

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Provider Reporting: How to Report Diseases, Events & Conditions to the NYC Health Dept

Provider Reporting: How to Report Diseases, Events, and Conditions to the New York City Health Department. The Guide provides a Table of all reportable diseases, and events including instructions on how and when they should be reported. The Guide is currently available on-line at http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/downloads/pdf/hcp/reporting-guide.pdf. Please share with your colleagues and email Molly Kratz (mkratz@health.nyc.gov) … Continue reading Provider Reporting: How to Report Diseases, Events & Conditions to the NYC Health Dept

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2014 Annual Report | Treatment Action Group

June 1, 2015

Treatment Action Group (TAG) is an independent AIDS research and policy think tank fighting for better treatment, a vaccine, and a cure for AIDS. Read TAG’s 2014 Annual Report for program updates and news, including their HIV/Hepatitis Project update and plan: TAG’s Hepatitis/HIV Project draws from the core values and history of AIDS activism to end hepatitis C. … Continue reading 2014 Annual Report | Treatment Action Group

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Hep C Peer Navigator Story: Ana Faro

May 26, 2015

Ana Faro is a peer navigator for the AIDS Center of Queens County (ACQC) and is involved in the IDUHA Hep C Peer Navigation Program. She is passionate about making Hep C a priority and ensuring quality services are provided to people with a history of drug use. Ana became motivated in this work after a series … Continue reading Hep C Peer Navigator Story: Ana Faro

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Hep C Testing Coverage Guide | The AIDS Institute

May 19, 2015

In an effort to assist patients, clinics, and providers in obtaining coverage for HCV testing, The AIDS Institute is releasing an updated Coverage Guide for Hepatitis C Screening. The guide explains coverage of preventive services under the ACA and sets out specific coverage for HCV testing under various types of insurance, including private health plans, … Continue reading Hep C Testing Coverage Guide | The AIDS Institute

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Study Shows Improved Socio-economic Outcomes After Community-based HCV Treatment Program

May 11, 2015

A new study demonstrates that a multi-disciplinary, community-based model of HCV treatment improves participant’s lives in ways that extend beyond Hepatitis C. Researchers from the University of Toronto worked with the Toronto Community Hep C Program to examine HCV care outcomes and changes in psycho-social-economic status, including social determinants of health and measures of well-being. … Continue reading Study Shows Improved Socio-economic Outcomes After Community-based HCV Treatment Program

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