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CHIPO NYC 2017 Goal
To reinvigorate the Coalition against Hepatitis in People of African Origin work in NYC
- • Expansion of the Check Hep B Patient Navigation Program in organizations serving the African community, including in Staten Island
• Seeking funding for Hep B Community Screening and care for the uninsured – funding opportunities are list here: https://hepfree.nyc/funding
• Collaborate to raise awareness about hepatitis in the African community to promote increased vaccination, testing and linkage to care.
Suggestions from participants
- Tips for raising awareness and promoting services:
- Frequent outreach at the same locations to increase engagement in services such as vaccination and testing
- Involve community or religious leaders in events
- Collaborate with existing African events or parades for screening
- Radio announcement and education has been successful
- Promote liver cancer screening instead of hepatitis B to overcome stigma (possibly)
- Be aware of immigration concerns
- Provide a “voucher” for free hepatitis vaccination or testing services
- Use educational materials such as the Hep B pocket card
- Hep B Image based pocket card – Available at next meeting (Thank you all for your feedbacks)
- Support funding for:
- Check Hep B at CHASI on Staten Island
- Support funding for Check Hep B and/or C at Bronx Works.
- Currently offering free testing
Breakfast Briefing To Obtain Funding – Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to take action and take the lead to plan this event.
Next CHIPO NYC Bi-monthly Meeting – Look out for the next meeting in March at (3 – 5pm) at African Services Committee (429 W. 127th Street)
National CHIPO Calls – Email Chari Cohen at email@example.com to present during the call.
African Immigrant Advisory Group – Email Chari Cohen at firstname.lastname@example.org to join.
New 2 Dose Hep B Vaccine!
CVS Caremark/Careplus – Many thanks to Jerry, if you have any questions regarding HIV or Hep C medication approval please email him at Gerald.email@example.com
- Amanda Lugg, Director of Advocacy, ASC, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Christina Boynes, Patient Navigator, Bronx Lebanon Hospital, Cboynes@bronxleb.org
- Diana Diaz Munoz, Program Implementation Coordinator, DOHMH, email@example.com
- Farma Pene, Health Care Access Specialist, DOHMH, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Halimatou Konte, Testing Center Coordinator, ASC, email@example.com
- Henrich Boahene, HIV Program Manager, Pride Center of Staten Island, Hboahene@pridecentersi.org
- Jerry loschiavo, Representative, CVS Carmeark Careplus, Gerald.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Juan Diaz, MPH student, DOHMH, email@example.com
- Kemi Bolutayo, Research Project Coordinator, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jessie Schwartz, Clinical Coordinator, DOHMH, email@example.com
- Kim Nichols, Co-Executive Director, ASC, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Millicent Freeman, Director of Outreach and Training, STD Administration, DOHMH email@example.com
- Nadine Kela-Murphy, Practice Transformation Specialist, DOHMH, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Nirah Johnson, Director of Capacity Building, DOHMH, email@example.com
- Talibah Hicks, Program Specialist, BronxWorks, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Thierry Amegnona Ekon, HIV Prevention Specialist, DOHMH, email@example.com
- Timeka Toussiant, Program Specialist, BronxWorks, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Umaima Khatun, Program Coordinator, DOHMH, email@example.com