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

 Initiatives

  • 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.

Resources

Upcoming Events

  • Queens Liver Health Lecture – Coming up soon, for more information, email Farma at fpene@health.nyc.gov
  • 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)

Announcement

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 kimn@africanservices.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.

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