CHIPO-NYC Meeting Highlights | 9-22-17
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.
- NYC Health Department “Health Map”: Hep B care and vaccines site locator, click here
- Montefiore: Free Hep B screening, email Fatima Omarufilo at email@example.com
- Bronxcare: Hep B navigator Christina at CBoynes@bronxleb.org
- Bellevue: Hep B and C Navigators, email Luisa at Luisa.Martelo@nychhc.org or Yacaris at Yacaris.Dejesus@nychhc.org
- African Services Committee: Free Hep B and C screening and walk-in, email Halimatou at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions
- Aids Healthcare Foundation: care and vaccines https://locations.aidshealth.org/
- Resources to ensure health access for all (insured and uninsured) are available at hepfree.nyc/patients-public/patient-resources/special-programs/
- Patient Advocate Foundation Hep B drug copay assistance – https://www.copays.org/diseases/hepatitis-b
- Queens Liver Health Lecture – Coming up soon, for more information, email Farma at email@example.com
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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CHIPO-NYC 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.Tags: CHIPO