The Resource Training Center is holding a 4-month full time training to become credentialed alcohol & substance abuse counselor. Scholarships are available for those in the health care field.
The NYC Health Department HIV Training and Technical Assistance Program (TTAP) offers viral hepatitis training such as Hep C 101, at no cost. See the 2016 training catalog.
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A free, online CME/CE program, ACT-First can help improve providers’ knowledge and clinical skills in hepatology.
NYC tele-mentoring program to empower clinicians to be able to manage patients diagnosed with Hepatitis C using the most current treatment options.
HCV Current is a national initiative among the ATTC Regional Centers to increase hepatitis C (HCV) knowledge among medical and behavioral health professionals, especially staff at federally qualified health centers.
A Community Health Worker is a front-line public health worker who is a trusted member of and has an unusually close understanding of the community served. This trusting relationship enables the worker to serve as a liaison/link/intermediary between health services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of … Continue reading Community Health Worker Trainings in NYC
Hepatitis C RNA Reflex Tests Are Now Available from Commercial Labs In NYC, many Hep C patients with a positive Hep C antibody test do not get the Hep C RNA test needed to confirm infection (McGibbon et al, 2013). Clinicians can now order a Hep C antibody test with reflex to RNA from several commercial laboratories. The … Continue reading Hep C Antibody Test with Reflex to RNA Implementation Guidance
People with opioid use disorder are commonly infected with Hepatitis C virus (HCV) and/or HIV. It is important that all providers delivering treatment to individuals with opioid use disorder understand appropriate prevention, screening and treatment strategies of HCV and HIV and specific considerations for people receiving opioid agonist therapy. This includes an understanding of the … Continue reading Webinar | Hep C & HIV & Opioid Use Disorder (American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry)
The NYS DOH, AIDS Institute Peer Worker certification process is intended to be a vehicle to improve client services while supporting employment opportunities for people living with HIV or Hepatitis C. AIDS Institute certified Peer Workers are individuals with the lived experience of HIV, Hepatitis C or accessing harm reduction services. The AIDS Institute will … Continue reading NYS Hep C Peer Worker Certification (NYS DOH)
The Hepatitis C Mentor & Support Group, Inc. Will help you set up a support group at your organization Hepatitis C Support Group Manual from HCV Advocate Hepatitis C Support Groups For Drug Users: Facilitators Manual. This guide was developed with the collective input of syringe exchange participants and service providers actively involved in hepatitis … Continue reading Hepatitis Support Group Guides
The City Health Information (CHI) publication is an evidence-based clinical bulletin for health care providers throughout New York City. The “Preventing Injection-associated Infections in Outpatient Settings” CHI was written to improve patient safety by highlighting unsafe injection practices that increase the risk of infections. The CHI will cover epidemiology of injection-associated infections in the city, … Continue reading CME/CNE | Preventing Injection-Associated Infections (NYC Health Dept)
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Health Resource and Services Administration (HRSA) has developed a viral hepatitis webpage for Community Health Centers. This webpage provides useful information for primary care providers seeking to improve their capacity care for people at risk for or living with viral hepatitis B and C: Vaccination, screening and treatment guidance … Continue reading Hepatitis Action Steps & Guidelines for Health Centers (HRSA)
A Rapid Teen Substance Use Screening Tool for Clinicians | National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) “In the past year, on how many days have you used alcohol?…smoked cigarettes or used other tobacco products?…used marijuana?” The answers to these questions can help a busy health care provider flag a teen’s problematic use of these substances, … Continue reading Rapid Teen Substance Use Screening Tool for Clinicians (NIDA)
Alcohol use significantly increases the risk for developing fibrosis, cirrhosis, and liver cancer in people living with hepatitis. New Health Dept materials provide guidance in screening patients with hepatitis for alcohol use and steps to take to reduce risk.
The NYC Health Department HIV Training and Technical Assistance Program (TTAP) offers viral hepatitis training at no cost. Location: Long Island City, 42-09 28th Street Queens, NY 11101 See the list of upcoming HIV and Hep C trainings: July – December 2015 T-TAP Catalog Upcoming Hep C trainings: Hepatitis C 101: To provide basic information about Hepatitis C. Core topics … Continue reading HIV/Hep C Training & Technical Assistance Program Catalog: July – December 2015 (NYC Health Dept)
Hep C can now be easily cured, as long as you can get the meds. Find tips for getting Hep C meds covered here!
Interprofessional Seminars in HIV and HCV for Practitioners in Federal and Public Health Settings for Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, and Nurses Treating Patients with HIV or HCV in Federal, Public, and Government Healthcare Settings ACCREDITED FOR SATURDAY, JUNE 13 New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge 333 Adams Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 Join … Continue reading Interprofessional Seminars | HIV and Hep C for Practitioners in Federal & Public Health Settings
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)
The emerging epidemic of Hep C infection among young people is linked to prior misuse of prescription opioids who later transitioned to heroin injection. Health care providers can play a central role in reversing the epidemic of opioid analgesic misuse and overdose deaths. In New York City, rates of overdose death from opioid analgesics increased … Continue reading Opioid Analgesic Action Kit (NYC Health Dept)
About the CEI Line NYS DOH Clinical Education Initiative CEI Line connects medical providers to experienced specialists about Hep C as well as HIV, PrEP, PEP, and STD management. After providing general information about your question or case, an experienced clinician will be connected with you to answer your questions and provide guidance. To Use the CEI Line Call … Continue reading HCV Clinical Education Initiative (CEI) Provider Hotline (NYS DOH)
This webinar covers the most important elements that patients need to know regarding screening, access to care, receiving and paying for treatment, and living with hepatitis C.
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)
2014 NYC HEP Health Care Access Training Report View full meeting report here Agenda & Handout:_2014 NYC Hep Health Care Access Training (PDF) Presentations Nirah Johnson, NYC DOHMH, Viral Hepatitis Health Care Access Resources (PDF slides) An overview of the state of hep B and C in NYC, NYS laws regarding hep B and C, free printed education materials from NYC DOHMH (call … Continue reading 2014 NYC HEP Health Care Access Training Report
Hep-SBIRT is a tailored Alcohol Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) intervention model providers can use with hepatitis patients. The screening and intervention is billable through Medicaid, Medicare and commercial insurances.
On September 16, 2014, NVHR held a webinar featuring Dr. Cami Graham, Co-Director, Viral Hepatitis Center, Division of Infectious Diseases at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center on why and how to make the case for the importance and urgency of screening baby boomers (those born 1945-1965) for hepatitis C. We also shared information about NVHR’s … Continue reading Hep C | Baby Boomers Screening Webinar (NVHR)
Watch the new Hep C Testing Law Video Developed by the NYS DOH Clinical Education Initiative (July 2015) Background on the Law Effective January 1, 2014, the NYS Hepatitis C Testing Law. 2171 requires healthcare providers to offer hep C test to baby boomers. The law requires full diagnostic testing for those who screen anti-body positive and either … Continue reading NYS Hep C ‘Baby Boomer’ Testing Law
Hep C & HIV Training Manual for Treatment Advocates (Treatment Action Group) TRAINING MANUAL FOR TREATMENT ADVOCATES: Hepatitis C Virus and Coinfection with HIV November 2013 – The information here is written by and for people who are not medical specialists. We are treatment activists who learned about hepatitis C because it was a problem … Continue reading Hep C & HIV Training Manual for Treatment Advocates (Treatment Action Group)
CME/CE | Hepatitis C Medications & Special Considerations for People Living with HIV. Dr. Kristen Marks, MD, MS The NY/NJ AIDS Education and Training Center and Weill Cornell Medical College recently released an online learning module on Hepatitis C Medications and Special Considerations for People Living with HIV through special funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration. The … Continue reading CME/CE | HCV Meds & Special Considerations for People Living with HIV. Kristen Marks, MD, MS
HEPATITIS C/HIV POINT-OF-CARE TESTING TECHNOLOGIES Half-Day Training through NYC Department of Health T-TAP Program Trainings Occur Quarterly and are Free! Who Should Attend? Clinical and non-clinical service providers involved in conducting HIV and HCV testing and in linking persons who test positive to medical care. T-TAP Training Prerequisites: Understanding Hepatitis A,B,C is a prerequisite for … Continue reading Training | Hep C/HIV Point of Care (Rapid) Testing Technology (NYC Health Dept)
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