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National Hepatitis Testing Day

May 19

National Hepatitis Testing Day is an opportunity to increase awareness and testing for both hepatitis B and C. It is also a reminder for health care providers and the public of the importance of testing for viral hepatitis.

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12:00 pm

Part 2: Buprenorphine in NYS: A Clinical Overview (Hep & Drug User Health Center – Clinical Education Initiative)

May 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
New York, NY United States

HRSA is inviting you to a two-part webinar series on Substance Use Disorder, in collaboration with the Mount Sinai Hepatitis C and Drug User Health Center Excellence. This two course series aims to increase medical providers’ capacity to care for people who use drugs, and in particular individuals with opioid use disorder. In part 1 of the series, we will discuss the importance of having a harm reduction approach to medical care in order to decrease overdose risk, transmission of blood borne viruses, and other negative health outcomes associated with substance use. In part 2 of the series, we will discuss buprenorphine treatment for opioid use disorder and identify how it fits within a harm reduction framework. Additionally, it will review federal and state requirements for prescribing buprenorphine, discuss perceived challenges regarding implementing buprenorphine and review strategies to overcome said challenges.

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1:00 pm

CME | Hep, Addiction & Stigma Reduction Project ECHO

May 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
New York, NY United States + Google Map

An Hep C Elimination Program Virtual Series focused on Reducing the stigma of persons who use drugs and/or persons living with hepatitis among healthcare providers, Increasing provider awareness of harm reduction and complimentary services for persons who use drugs, Fostering trust in healthcare services among people living with HCV and/or people who use drugs and reducing morbidity and mortality.

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2:00 pm

Hepatitis Awareness Month Event: Addressing Access to Hepatitis Care Panel

May 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
New York, NY United States

Join us for a Hepatitis Awareness Month Hep Free NYC webinar on Addressing Access to Hepatitis Care.

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6:00 pm

Training | Overdose Prevention & Response (NYC Health Dept)

May 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT

This virtual training will teach you how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose during the COVID-19 pandemic. You will become a Certified Opioid Overdose Responder and can receive an Overdose Rescue Kit with naloxone--a medication that can save someone’s life by reversing the effects of an opioid overdose.

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