September 27th NYC Hepatitis B Coalition MEEETING HIGHLIGHTSCharles B Wang: 168 Centre Street (3-5 PM)
In attendance: See below
Coalition Success Stories for the Past Year
- World Hepatitis Day NYC 2012 Summary – Nicole Bannister, Columbia MPH Candidate. WHD 2012 in NYC was a great success with over 100 volunteers at sites all across NYC. The social media campaign raised approx. $3000 with their indiegogo fundraising website and Facebook page. Check out the NYC WHD video. And we helped the World Hepatitis Alliance to set a Guinness World Record for collective groups doing the ‘see no evil, hear no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil’ action.
- NYU B Free CEED End of Project Summary – Isha Weerasinghe, MSc
- 2013 City Council Funding Success!
- NYU Lagone Medical Center – award from Black, Latino, and Asian Caucus, Bronx Delegation and Council Member Maria del Carmen Arroyo – Priya Chatterjee.
- Charles B. Wang Community Health Center – award from Manhattan Delegation and Council Member Margaret Chin – Calvin Yu. They have already placed the B Free CEED advertisements on bus shelters in Brooklyn and will be showing the PSA on Sinovision in Oct-Nov. They hope this ad campaign will bring in people to get screened for HBV and linked to care.
- CDC Grant – awarded to African Services Committee to fund a patient navigator and 2,000 hepatitis B screening tests. They will be looking to our group for partnerships and assistance. Contact Saba Bekele (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Planning for Future Success!
- Hep B United Road Map – Isha Weerasinghe, MSc
- Hep B United is focused on policy and you can get involved by completing this form.
- National Task Force on Hep B is a way to share resources and best practices. To join the National Task Force on Hepatitis B: Focus on Asian and Pacific Islander Americans, please send an email to the Task Force Secretary (Chari.Cohen@hepb.org) with your contact information. You will be enrolled in their listserv and included in their monthly conference calls.
- Engaging Youth – Next Focus of the Coalition. NYC World Hepatitis Day success has proven how valuable it is to get the youth involved in projects. At the next meeting we will be inviting various student groups to join us to learn about hepatitis B in NYC, highlight the benefits of getting involved and strategize how to incorporate their participation within the coalition.
- If you know of any youth organizations at high schools, colleges, or graduate programs that would be interested in getting involved with the coalition, please email Nicole Bannister (email@example.com) with their contact information.
- Save the Date! 2012 Medicaid & Medicare: Hep B & C Special Issues Training. November 29th. A collaboration with Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS), the NYC Hep C Task Force & NYC Hep B Coalition: ‘Health Care Access, Insurance & Medications Workgroup‘ & the Hep B & C Patient Navigator Network. Free! Register in advance.
- We need some hepatitis B representation!
This evaluation will help the NYC Hep B Coalition to determine how the network has impacted the community, and how to improve in the future. Please take a brief survey to evaluate the NYC Hepatitis B Coalition click here
Other Important Coalition Achievements of the last year to note! Congratulations to all for all the hard work.
- New Coalition Website was created! www.HepFree.nyc with links to Social Media: NYC Liver Health on Facebook & NYC Hep B & C Community Coalitions on Linkedin.
- African Hep B & C Liver Health Initiative launched. African Service Committee was awarded the CDC Hep B Testing & Linkage to Care Grant! Yahuzah Siba, MD has been focusing on Hep B Screening in the African Immigrant Communities at Mosque in the Bronx. Moun Sinia HONE Project & African Services Committee abstract on Hep B Screening in the African Committee was accepted to ACG. National Hepatitis B Task Force established an African Subcommittee.
- Russian Hep B & C Community Outreach, Education & Support – Gregori Romenski started a monthly community education & support group in January 2012, has achieved non-profit status, and is producing a hepatitis TV program.
- A Staten Island Hep B & C Task Force was established and has met 3 times in 2102.
- A Crown Heights Hep & C Task Force was conducted in August 2012.
- A Hepatitis Health Care Access, Insurance & Medications Workgroup was established and meets bi-monthly to increase health care access for vulnerable, underinsured and uninsurable clients.
- NY State Department of Health Statewide Hep C Community Workgroup expanded to include Hep B.
- NYC Department of Health responded to the NYC Hep B Coalition request to develop and publish a new City Health Information: Preventing and Managing Hepatitis B (May 2012).
- Be Certain: Get Tested for Hepatitis B Video campaign, was officially unveiled on June 12th, 2012 at Flushing Town Hall. The campaign consists of a 30 second PSA to encourage Hepatitis B screening in the Chinese and Korean communities in NYC. Print ads are available in Chinese, Korean, and English. Contact: http://bfree.med.nyu.edu
Chinese PSA – Korean PSA
- Hepatitis Rap – Callen-Lorde TV “New Hepatitis A, B & C Video, from Callen-Lorde TV!!!! In this old school rap video join Lady Hep A, The Notorious HBV, Funk Master C and Mistress CL Smooth as they school you on some basic Hepatitis knowledge. Get a glimpse of the ABCs of Hepatitis.” Collaboration between Callen-Lorde Community Health Center & the Al Rodriguez Liver Foundation
- Calvin Yu, Charles B. Wang Community Health Center (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Debra Farron, Gilead (email@example.com)
- Geraldine Joseph, Ryan Network-St. Lukes (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Greta Elysee, NYU B Free CEED (email@example.com)
- Isha Weerasinghe, NYU B Free CEED (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Janette Yung, NYC DOHMH (email@example.com)
- Jessica Zhao, Charles B. Wang Community Health Center (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Maria Karlya, Charles B. Wang Community Health Center (email@example.com)
- Nicole Bannister, Advocates for Asian American Health at Columbia University & DOHMH (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Priya Chatterjee, NYU Langone Medical Center (email@example.com)
- Rebecca Park, NYU B Free CEED (Rebecca.firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Stefan Hagmann, Bronx-Lebabbon Hospital (email@example.com)
- Steven Linick, Echo Pharmacy (SLinick@Echodrx.com)
- Nirah Johnson (NJohnso2@health.nyc.gov)