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Community Health Worker Survey (Peer and Community Health Workforce Consortium)

Peer and Community Health Worker Survey by the Office of Consumer Affairs The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Peer Support and Community Health Workforce Consortium is committed to enhancing and expanding the peer support and community health workforces in NYC.  To that end, the Consortium would like to ask New York City peers … Continue reading Community Health Worker Survey (Peer and Community Health Workforce Consortium)

New iPhone App for Tracking Hep C Treatment Outcomes

BOSTON, Oct. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston Children’s Computational Health Informatics Program (CHIP) are pleased to announce the release of C Tracker, an iPhone app developed using ResearchKit that will let patients living with chronic hepatitis C become active participants in outcomes research, using technology they already have in their pocket. More … Continue reading New iPhone App for Tracking Hep C Treatment Outcomes

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

    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

Article | Incidence & prevalence of HCV among persons who inject drugs in NYC: 2006-2013. Drug Alcohol Depend, 2015.

Incidence and prevalence of hepatitis c virus infection among persons who inject drugs in New York City: 2006-2013. Drug Alcohol Depend, 2015.  HCV prevalence among PWID (N:1535) was 67% during the study period, and was not significantly different from that observed in 2000-2001. The estimated HCV incidence among new injectors (persons injecting for ≤6 years) … Continue reading Article | Incidence & prevalence of HCV among persons who inject drugs in NYC: 2006-2013. Drug Alcohol Depend, 2015.

Article | A prospective evaluation of a community-based, multi-disciplinary, peer-driven model of Hep C treatment and support

Beyond Viral Response: a prospective evaluation of a community-based, multi-disciplinary, peer-driven model of HCV treatment and support.  International Journal of Drug Policy, 2015.  Highlights We prospectively study a community-based hepatitis C (HCV) treatment program serving active drug users in Toronto, Canada. We examine HCV care outcomes and changes in psycho-social status, including social determinants of health … Continue reading Article | A prospective evaluation of a community-based, multi-disciplinary, peer-driven model of Hep C treatment and support

EncephalApp | Smartphone app to identify hepatic encephalopathy in 5 mins

Up to 50% of cirrhosis patients are at risk for — or may already have — covert hepatic encephalopathy, whose symptoms are particularly hard to diagnose using a routine physical examination. In a researcher blog from DDW, Jasmohan S. Bajaj, MBBS, MD, MS, offers insight into his new smartphone application that can quickly identify patients … Continue reading EncephalApp | Smartphone app to identify hepatic encephalopathy in 5 mins

Article | An international perspective on using opioid substitution treatment (OST) to improve hep C prevention & care for people who inject drugs

An international perspective on using opioid substitution treatment (OST) to improve hepatitis C prevention and care for people who inject drugs: structural barriers and public health potential. International Journal of Drug Policy, 2015.  Highlights  We examined the use of mediation assisted treatment of opioid dependence to improve the HCV control. The stigmatization of drug use is … Continue reading Article | An international perspective on using opioid substitution treatment (OST) to improve hep C prevention & care for people who inject drugs

Hep C Provider Survey | Medscape & National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR)

Hepatitis C Provider Survey HealthHCV, an advocacy and education initiative of HealthHIV, is launching its inaugural State of HCV Care national survey in partnership with Medscape. This survey will reach providers nationwide, specifically hepatologists, gastroenterologists, infectious disease specialists, HIV specialists, primary care providers, and others screening for and/or treating hepatitis C. Please help share this survey … Continue reading Hep C Provider Survey | Medscape & National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR)

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

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

Survey | United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Drugs (Due 7/31/15)

  The United Nations General Assembly will hold a Special Session (UNGASS) on drugs on April 19th-21st, 2016. This is the most significant opportunity to hold a global and in-depth discussion on drugs in almost 20 years. The beneficial role communities can play in the preparation for this meeting has been widely acknowledged by the … Continue reading Survey | United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Drugs (Due 7/31/15)

Call for Asian American & Pacific Islanders Research Volunteers

APIAVote looking for individuals to further research on AAPI electorate Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) is looking for undergraduate or graduate students who are interested in research opportunities related to Asian American and Pacific Islander civic engagement and political participation. APIAVote’s past research and collaboration has contributed to a better understanding of the … Continue reading Call for Asian American & Pacific Islanders Research Volunteers

BMSM hepatitis subject matter experts (SME) needed for CME development (NASTAD)

NASTAD is seeking subject matter experts (SME) on hepatitis – with specific expertise and knowledge of the needs of black gay/bi men and other men who have sex with men (BMSM). The SME are being sought to help create continuing medical education (CME) modules addressing treatment and care strategies for patients co-infected with HIV and … Continue reading BMSM hepatitis subject matter experts (SME) needed for CME development (NASTAD)

Call for Abstracts: Science of Healthy Aging Summit (Submit Abstracts by Feb 2, 2015)

People born between 1945 -1965 are at risk for Hepatitis C, screening is recommended and if infected, treatment can cure infection and prevent cirrhosis, liver cancer and death. By 2030, the number of U.S. older adults (aged 65 or older) will more than double to about 71 million. About 80 percent of older adults have … Continue reading Call for Abstracts: Science of Healthy Aging Summit (Submit Abstracts by Feb 2, 2015)

Call for Abstracts | 143rd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (Due Feb 11, 2015)

Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health “Health in All Policies.” Submission Deadline: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 The Asian & Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health (APIC), in official relations with the American Public Health Association (APHA), invites abstracts for the 143rd APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition on October 31-November 4, 2015 in Chicago, IL. … Continue reading Call for Abstracts | 143rd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (Due Feb 11, 2015)

Hep C patient needed for educational video for Human Relations Media

Human Relations Media (HRM) is producing an educational video on Hepatitis C that will be distributed to schools and colleges nationwide. Their producer is looking for someone in the tri-state area to interview who has been infected with the virus through IV drug use, and has shown symptoms of liver failure, but has been successfully treated. … Continue reading Hep C patient needed for educational video for Human Relations Media

AASLD Poster | Check Hep C: A Community Based Approach to HCV Diagnosis in High Risk Populations

AASLD Poster | Check Hep C: A Community Based Approach to HCV Diagnosis in High Risk Populations Check Hep C was implemented in 2012-2013 by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) as a year-long demonstration project designed to increase screening, diagnosis, and linkage to care for persons chronically infected with … Continue reading AASLD Poster | Check Hep C: A Community Based Approach to HCV Diagnosis in High Risk Populations

Patient Survey | Hep C Diagnosis Uncertainty in Baby Boomers

Volunteers requested for a research study “Have you been diagnosed with Hepatitis C? Are you a Baby Boomer – born between 1945 – 1965, and uncertain about your diagnosis? Do you write and understand English?” The link to a SurveyMonkeyTM questionnaire can be found here: www.surveymonkey.com/s/UncertaintyHepC This link will take you to a webpage that will give … Continue reading Patient Survey | Hep C Diagnosis Uncertainty in Baby Boomers

Survey for Medical Providers serving NYC Chinese Immigrants

Survey on HBV among the Chinese Immigrant Community  About: We are requesting your participation in a short survey as part of a small research study to help us prepare for a larger study. Researchers at Hunter College/CUNY are designing a larger research study that will evaluate the efficacy of a community-based chronic Hepatitis B Virus … Continue reading Survey for Medical Providers serving NYC Chinese Immigrants

$ Focus Group | Hep C+ Women Age 40-49: Treated Not Cured or Currently Not On Treatment ($150/2 hours)

RRU Research is seeking participants for a  2 hour focus group Eligibility: Women 40-49 years old Diagnosed with Hep C Treated for Hep C  ‘unsuccessfully’ [not cured] in the past OR Currently NOT being treated for Hep C Dates August 21, 2014 (12:30PM – 2:30PM) August 22, 2014 (9:30AM – 11:30AM) Location: 26th Street & … Continue reading $ Focus Group | Hep C+ Women Age 40-49: Treated Not Cured or Currently Not On Treatment ($150/2 hours)

Call for Abstracts | US Conference on African Immigant Health (Sept 19 -21)

2nd United States Conference on African Immigrant Health Health Behaviors of African Immigrants and Refugees: Culture, Integration, Migration September 19-21, 2014 Conference Theme: Abstracts are invited for poster and oral presentations, related to all health issues that affect African immigrants and refugees (African Diaspora), especially as they are influenced by their culture, migration and integration context. … Continue reading Call for Abstracts | US Conference on African Immigant Health (Sept 19 -21)

Updated! Call for Abstracts | NY Hep C Research Consortium – Sept 29

Thank you to those who have already submitted abstracts to the 2014 NYC HCV Research Consortium. Fortunately, the abstract submission window will remain open for a few more days. The updated abstract submission deadline is August 4 at 12:00 PM. Abstracts should be submitted according to the consortium guidelines for abstract submission to hsabbagh@health.nyc.gov.   Please mark your calendars … Continue reading Updated! Call for Abstracts | NY Hep C Research Consortium – Sept 29

Participate! APIAHF Needs Assessment Survey

Opportunity to participate in a brief rapid assessment survey designed to assess the technical assistance (TA) and capacity building assistance (CBA) needs of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) community based organizations (CBOs) across the country and the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands Jurisdictions (US-PIJ). In some regions, CBOs might be referred to as non-governmental … Continue reading Participate! APIAHF Needs Assessment Survey

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.  

Physicians Survey: Liver disease screening in immigrant patients

Physicians providing care to people born outside of the US – please take this brief survey on hepatitis B screening practices. Click here to take survey       Dear colleague, In collaboration with the NYC Hep B Coalition, African Services Committee, and the Coalition against Hepatitis in People of African Origin (CHIPO), my partners and … Continue reading Physicians Survey: Liver disease screening in immigrant patients

HIV/Hepatitis C (HCV) Co‐infection among Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) in New York City (NYC), 2000‐2010. Poster ID Week 2013 Conference

HIV/Hepatitis C (HCV) Co‐infection among Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) in New York City (NYC), 2000‐2010. Ann Drobnik, MPH, Jessie Pinchoff, PhD Candidate, MPH, Jennifer Fuld, PhD Candidate, MA, Katherine Bornschlegel, Jay K. Varma, MD, Sarah L. Braunstein, PhD. Division of Disease Control, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC … Continue reading HIV/Hepatitis C (HCV) Co‐infection among Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) in New York City (NYC), 2000‐2010. Poster ID Week 2013 Conference

The NYC Hep C Research Consortium 2013

The NYC Hep C Research Consortium 2013 September 26th, 2013 Agenda & List of Poster Presentations: NYHCVRC_Agenda 2013 (PDF) Compendium of Abstracts: NYHCVRC Abstract Book (PDF) For more information on this event, contact: Eric Rude (erude@health.nyc.gov)

$25 Survey on Asian American Health Information

Dear Colleagues, Are you a healthcare consumer or patient who identifies as Asian American?  Or are you a provider or gatekeeper serving Asian American communities – for example, a healthcare provider, researcher or librarian, faith-based leader, community leader, service provider, or ethnic media reporter?  If yes, please take 10-15 minutes of your time to complete … Continue reading $25 Survey on Asian American Health Information

Hep C Patients needed for Market Research ($50)

Voice your opinions on Hepatitis C and earn $50 or more! Xcenda, part of AmerisourceBergen Consulting Services, is looking for individuals living in the United States to join our Hepatitis C Patient Market Research Panel. This is a great opportunity to voice your opinions! Participation in this research contributes towards advancing the quality of treatment … Continue reading Hep C Patients needed for Market Research ($50)

Hep C patient phone Interview $100 (diagnosed in last 6 months)

HCV (Hep C) Telephone Interview Nationwide $100.00 We are a leading marketing research company specializing in Hepatitis C research about important pharmaceutical studies. We are currently seeking individuals diagnosed with Hep C in the past 6 month’s. This is a telephone interview and the duration is 50-60 minutes. If you are interested in participating, please … Continue reading Hep C patient phone Interview $100 (diagnosed in last 6 months)

Focus Group for Family of LGBT Brooklyn Youth of Color

Participate in a Focus Group to help understand & encourage PREVENTION of HIV & other health conditions in LGBT youth. CAMBA’s Project Accept LGBTQ Youth or simply Project ALY, will utilize stories of acceptance from supportive parents and families of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth and teens in Brooklyn order to … Continue reading Focus Group for Family of LGBT Brooklyn Youth of Color

Cancer Prevention Study | Brooklyn btwn 20-65 yrs w/ no cancer

Register Today….Save a Life Tomorrow! Brooklyn residents have an unprecedented opportunity to participate in a nationwide cancer prevention research study that has the potential to protect future generations from getting cancer this May 2013.  The American Cancer Society’s Research Department is recruiting a diverse group of 300,000 men and women across the US and Puerto … Continue reading Cancer Prevention Study | Brooklyn btwn 20-65 yrs w/ no cancer

Survey| Chinese American Women ages 22-30yrs & Nutrition (drawing for $50 gift card)

I am a Doctoral candidate at George Mason University. I am currently conducting research to explore the perceptions of Chinese American women regarding nutrition education in the US. I am currently recruiting participants to complete an online questionnaire (that includes a written narrative). Do you know anyone that meets the following criteria? • A woman … Continue reading Survey| Chinese American Women ages 22-30yrs & Nutrition (drawing for $50 gift card)

Hep C Patients needed for Market Research Interview ($150) NY & Chicago

Hep C Patients needed for Market Research Interview: to understand what types of patient support services pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies should provide for patients on anti-HCV regimens Key eligibility: Diagnosed HCV patients who are either (1) currently on therapy or (2) completed therapy within the past 3 years Interviews will take place in: New York … Continue reading Hep C Patients needed for Market Research Interview ($150) NY & Chicago

Paid Online Survey | Adults on HCV treatment in last year ($50)

Attention Men and Women Diagnosed with Hepatitis C who are currently being treated or have been treated in last year. Paid Online Survey ($50) Fieldwork East, in Fort Lee, a major medical market research firm in Fort Lee, NJ is  inviting men and women diagnosed with Hepatitis C and currently being treated with medication or … Continue reading Paid Online Survey | Adults on HCV treatment in last year ($50)

Survey | Adults on HCV meds in last year: $65

Attention: MEN & WOMEN DIAGNOSED WITH HEPATITIS C. $65 FOR AN ONLINE SURVEY Paid Medical Market Research on the topic of MEDICATIONS      In order to qualify, participants must have taken Hep C medication – either currently taking medication, or completed within the last year.  Compensation: $65 If you are interested in participating, please contact: Carrie Garfinkel at   … Continue reading Survey | Adults on HCV meds in last year: $65

Study | Chronically infected Hep B Patients needed to donate plasma ($200)

Access Biologicals is currently in need of participants that diagnosed as acute or chronically infected with Hepatitis B. Access Biologicals supports diagnostic research & development of in-vitro diagnostics. With your participation in donating your plasma you would be helping support research and diagnostic development to diagnose others and save lives! If we can create awareness … Continue reading Study | Chronically infected Hep B Patients needed to donate plasma ($200)

Hep C Medical Market Research Interviews: $100 for one hour interview

ATTENTION: Men and Women Diagnosed with Hepatitis C Paid   Medical Market Research Interviews: $100 for a one hour interview Wednesday  October 24th  6-7pm or 7-8pm  Fieldwork East Inc., is an independent national multi-office market research facility, specializing in medical research for new product development. We are conducting research on the topic of Hepatitis C. We … Continue reading Hep C Medical Market Research Interviews: $100 for one hour interview

MedPage Today Survey: Needs related to Hep C Medical Care & Treatment

Medpage Today Brief Survey: Hepatitis C This brief survey is intended to assess your current interaction and competence level when assessing the needs of your patient population affected by Hepatitis C. The results of this survey may serve as a guide for organizing and executing future educational opportunities to help raise awareness in the fight … Continue reading MedPage Today Survey: Needs related to Hep C Medical Care & Treatment

Request for Sites to Field Test CDC Hep C Counseling & Testing Manual

Battelle Centers for Public Health Research and Evaluation are working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to conduct a field assessment of a comprehensive counseling and testing manual for Hepatitis C (HCV).  With the expansion of HCV testing, and the introduction of the rapid HCV antibody test, Hepatitis C counseling and testing … Continue reading Request for Sites to Field Test CDC Hep C Counseling & Testing Manual

Study: how experiences of anti-Asian racism & identity do or do not contribute to health symptoms

My name is Marcia Liu and I am a fifth year doctoral candidate in the Counseling Psychology program at Boston College. I am conducting my dissertation research, which focuses on experiences of racism, health, and racial identity for Asian Americans of East Asian descent (i.e., Korean, Chinese, and/or Japanese). I believe that the results of … Continue reading Study: how experiences of anti-Asian racism & identity do or do not contribute to health symptoms

Clinilabs: clinical research study of an investigational medication for Hepatitis B

Do you have Hepatitis B? If so, Clinilabs is currently conducting a clinical research study of an investigational medication for Hepatitis B. To Qualify, Participants Must: Be between the age of 18 years and 65 years old Be diagnosed with Hepatitis B for 6 month or longer Can be on treatment with Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate … Continue reading Clinilabs: clinical research study of an investigational medication for Hepatitis B

Seeking Young Adult Prescription Opiod Users (non-injector) for HCV/HIV Study

HIV/HCV Risk Associated with Nonmedical Use of Prescription Opioids Summary of Proposed Study (to be submitted to NIDA on 5/7/12): We are proposing a 5-year study of nonmedical prescription opioid (PO) use among young adults (ages 18-29; n=600) in the NYC area, with the objective of better understanding the HIV-and HCV-related risks associated with PO … Continue reading Seeking Young Adult Prescription Opiod Users (non-injector) for HCV/HIV Study

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