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CHIPO-NYC Committee Notes

March 23rd (3 PM – 5 PM)
African Services Committee: 429 W. 127th Street
www.hepfree.nyc/africa/
www.chipo.org
In Attendance: See Below

CHIPO- NYC Update

  • View Hep B and C presentation here. Interested in presentation in French, contact Farma Pene, fpene@health.nyc.gov
  • Hep B pocket card and Hep B and C testing voucher will be available at next meeting
  • Next meeting: May 25 (3 – 5 pm) at African Services Committee 429 W. 127th Street

Funding Opportunities

  • Organizations can apply for funding through NYC Council. Learn more here.
  • Funding opportunities are listed here.
  • Have any funding opportunities? Contact Farma Pene at fpene@health.nyc.gov

Resources

  • H+H (Bellevue) and FQHCs (Bronx Lebanon and Montefiore) receive funding for Check Hep B patient navigation program and provide low cost services.
  • Resources to ensure health access for all (insured and uninsured) are available at here.
  • #justB (Hepatitis B Foundation) – Seeking patient and family member to tell their Hep B story. Please email Chari Cohen at chari.cohen@hepb.org for more details

Upcoming Events

  • Hep B Coalition Meeting – April 25th (3 -5pm) at American Cancer Society – 132 W 32nd St, New York, NY 10001
  • Annual Hep Free NYC Awareness Event – May 15th (11 – Noon), Steps of City Hall.
  • NYC Viral Hepatitis Research Symposium – May 24th (8am -4pm) at Rockefeller University, 1230 York Ave, New York, NY 10065.
  • Next CHIPO-NYC meeting – May 25th (3-5pm)at African Services Committee 429 W. 127th Street
  • African Immigrant Advisory Group – To join, email Chari Cohen, chari.cohen@hepb.org
  • National CHIPO Call – To joinn, email Chari Cohen,  chari.cohen@hepb.org

CHIPO is a coalition of organizations and individuals interested in addressing the high rates of hepatitis B and C infections among African communities in the U.S. Our goal is to bring together NYC organizations, services providers and advocates who are dedicated to ending hepatitis B and C in African communities throughout the city.

 

All Attendance:

  1. Alassane  Diop, Immigrant Affairs & Constituent Services Liaison, Manhattan Borough President Office, adiop@manhattanbp.nyc.gov
  2. Amanda Lugg, Director of Advocacy, African Services Committee, amandal@africanservices.org
  3. Chelsea Grant, Clinical Research Coordinator, Hone – Mount Sinai Hospital, grant@mssm.edu
  4. Christina Boynes, Patient Navigator, Bronx Lebanon Hospital, Cboynes@bronxleb.org
  5. Daouda Ndiaye, Patient navigator, ASC, daoudan@africanservices.org
  6. Esther Blondeau-Lecomte, Clinical Research Coordinator, Hone – Mount Sinai Hospital, blondeau-lecomte@mssm.edu
  7. Farma Pene, Health Care Access Specialist, Meeting organizer, DOHMH, fpene@health.nyc.gov
  8. Halimatou Konte, Testing Center Coordinator ASC, halimatouk@africanservices.org
  9. Jerry Loschiavo, Specialty Pharmacy Account Executive, CVS Specialty Pharmacy, loschiavo@cvshealth.com
  10. Kim Nichols, Co-Executive Director, African Services Committee, kimn@africanservices.org
  11. Liz Tang, Health Care Access Specialist, DOHMH, ltang@health.nyc.gov
  12. Nirah Johnson, Director of Capacity Building, DOHMH, njohnso2@health.nyc.gov
  13. Phillip White, Intern, Manhattan Borough President Office, whitebx718@gmail.com
  14. Rahel Yosief, Patient Navigator, Check Hep C, Boom!Health, ryosief@boomhealth.org
  15. Sarah Ahmed, Community Organizing & Training Coordinator, DOHMH, sahmed10@health.nyc.gov
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