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
- Collaborating to raise awareness about Hepatitis in the African community to promote increased vaccination and linkage to care.
Suggestions from participants
- Raising awareness could happen with outreach in the communities such as hair salons and mosques.
- Building a coalition for the Africans in the community as well as having hep B rapid testing (not yet approved by FDA) is a future goal.
- More finding for African services committee to do work and outreach in Staten Island as Staten Island lacks H+H hospitals for low cost of those that are uninsured.
- Strengthen organization that are serving the African communities.
Queens Liver Health Lecture – Coming up soon, for more information, email Farma at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hep B Coalition Meeting – December 13th (3 -5pm) at American Cancer Society – 132 W 32nd St, New York, NY 10001
Breakfast Briefing To Obtain Funding – organized by Henry Chang, Chair for Hep B Patients For A Cure Committee – will be announced shortly
Next CHIPO NYC Bi-monthly Meeting – December 8th (3 – 5pm) at African Services Committee (429 W. 127th Street)
Deutsche Bank Unity & Opportunity – are offering up to $50,000 in support of vulnerable, low-income immigrants for nonprofit organizations in the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Nassau, and Suffolk counties. Applications are due 3 pm E.T. on Friday, October 13. For more information please contact Kim Nichols at email@example.com
- Abou Diakhate, Intern, DOHMH, Abou.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Amanda Lugg, Director of Advocacy, ASC, email@example.com
- Christina Boynes, Patient Navigator, Bronx Lebanon Hospital, Cboynes@bronxleb.org
- Daniel Boneville, Representative, Cedra Specialty Pharmacy, Daniel.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Daouda Ndiaye, Patient Navigator, ASC, email@example.com
- Diana Diaz Munoz, Program Implementation Coordinator, DOHMH, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Esther Nortey, NP, Health Education On Wheels, email@example.com
- Farma Pene, Health Care Access Specialist, DOHMH, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Halimatou Konte, Testing Center Coordinator, ASC, email@example.com
- Henry E. Chang, Chair, Hep B Patients For A Cure Committee; Liver Foundation, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jessie Schwartz, Clinical Coordinator, DOHMH, email@example.com
- Kim Nichols, Co-Executive Director, ASC, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Nadine Kela-Murphy, Practice Transformation Specialist, DOHMH, email@example.com
- Nirah Johnson, Director of Capacity Building, DOHMH, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Omolola Balogun, Project Associate, Montefiore Medical Center, email@example.com
- Priscilla Agyeman, Hep C Program Intern, Harlem United, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Stacy Irozuru, Patient Navigator, Harlem United, email@example.com
- Umaima Khatun, Program Coordinator, DOHMH, firstname.lastname@example.org