Hep B Coalition Meeting Highlights | 09-18-19

September 18 (3 PM – 5 PM) American Cancer Society, Manhattan
In Attendance: See Below


Korean Community Services (KCS) Hep B Toolkit: Targeted Outreach for Faith Leaders in the Korean Community and Beyond
Paul Lee, Project Coordinator/Grant Specialist, KCS – plee@kcsny.org

  • View presentation here.
  • View the toolkit here in English and Korean.

Hep B Moms Project Outcomes
Liz Tang, LMSW, and Farma Pene, Healthcare Access Specialists, NYC Health Department – ltang@health.nyc.gov and fpene@health.nyc.gov

  • View presentation here.

New NYC Hep B Prevalence Estimate
Ann Winters, MD, Viral Hepatitis Program Medical Director, NYC Health Department – awinters@health.nyc.gov 

  • The NYC Health Department estimates that 230,000 people are living with hepatitis B in NYC. View presentation here.
  • Surveillance data on HBV in people born in the Caribbean can be found here (Annual Report page 41 and 42).

Policy and Advocacy

Annette Gaudino, State & Local Policy Director, Treatment Action Group –  annette.gaudino@treatmentactiongroup.org
  • View presentation here.
  • Policy Update:
    • NYC Council has introduced a new bill: Eliminating Viral Hepatitis in NYC (Int 1703-2019). The proposed legislation would require that the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene develop a plan to eliminate viral hepatitis in New York City by the year 2030.
  • Viral Hepatitis Initiative Update, the advocacy leads for each program for FY 21 will be: 
    • Overall Lead: Reed Vreeland, Director of NYC Community Mobilization, Housing Works – r.vreeland@housingworks.org.
    • Check Hep B: Paul Lee, Project Coordinator/Grant Specialist, Korean Community Services – plee@kcsny.org
    • Empire Liver Foundation (ELF): Joy Cambe, Program Coordinator, ELF – joycambe@empireliverfoundation.org
Committee Updates

Coalition Against Hepatitis in People of African Origin (CHIPO – NYC Chapter): Farma Pene, NYC Health Department –  fpene@health.nyc.gov

  • Contact us if you know of any events or organizations where we can hold a Hep B or C screening or education event that would target the African Community

Communications: Shanaz Hosein, American Liver Foundation – shosein@liverfoundation.org

In Attendance:
  1. Adeeba Khan Intern DOHMH Viral Hepatitis Program AKhan8@health.nyc.gov
  2. Ala Roh Project Coordinator KCS aroh@kcsny.org
  3. Angie Milan-Cruz HCV Navigator/Coordinator St Anns Corner of Harm Reduction amilan-cruz@sachr.org
  4. Ann Winters Medical Director, Viral Hepatitis DOHMH awinters@health.nyc.gov
  5. Annette Gaudino HCV Project Co-Director Treatment Action Group annette.gaudino@treatmentactiongroup.org
  6. Christina Boynes Community Health Worker Bronx Lebanon cboynes@bronxleb.org
  7. Christina Hwang Surveillance Analyst NYC DOHMH (VHP) chwang@health.nyc.gov
  8. Daniela Sanclemente Patient Navigator Elmhurst Hospital sanclemd@nychhc.org
  9. Dennis Robinson Specialty Pharmacy Account Executuve Acaria health William.robinson@acariahealth.com
  10. Farma Pene Health Care Access Specialist DOHMH fpene@health.nyc.gov
    Fatima Omarufilo Navigator Montifiore omarufilofatima@gmail.com
  11. Halimatou Konte Hepatitis Coordinator African Services Committee halimatouk@africanservices.org
  12. James Park MD, Transplant Hepatology NYU Asian Liver Health Program James.Park@nyumc.org
  13. Janice Lyu Hep B Program Associate Charles B Wang Community Health Center jlyu@cbwchc.org
  14. Jiehui (Joy) Zhu Flushing Hep B Care Manager CBW jizhu@cbwchc.org
  15. Jielei Li Viral Hepatitis Program Intern DOHMH jli10@health.nyc.gov
  16. Joy Cambe Program Coordinator Empire Liver Foundation joycambe@empireliverfoundation.org
  17. Joyce Gino Journalist Columbia Journalism School jg4194@columbia.edu
  18. Justin Chan Infectious Disease physician, Clinician Educator Correctional Health Services, NYC Health + Hospitals chanj15@nychhc.org
  19. Kathy (Xiaofang) Zhou center for Asian health xzhou@templm.edu
  20. Liz Tang Health Care Access Specialist DOHMH ltang@health.nyc.gov
  21. Lucy Kingangi CDC PHAP Intern DOHMH lkingangi@health.nyc.gov
  22. Mary Chiang Hep B Patient Navigator Charles B Wang Community Health Center mchiang@cbwchc.org
  23. Nadine Kela-Murphy Practice Transformation Specialist DOHMH nkelamurphy@health.nyc.gov
  24. Nirah Johnson Director of Program Implementation & Capacity Building DOHMH njohnso2@health.nyc.gov
  25. Nyasha Makoni Clinical Research Coordinator HONE/Mount Sinai Nyashadzashe.makoni@mountsinai.org
  26. Okhyun Ko Project Coordinator Korean Community Service oko@kcsny.org
  27. Paul Lee project coordinator kcs plee@kcsny.org
  28. Rod Rollock Pharmacy Representative Jewel Pharmacy rod@jewelpharmacy.com
  29. Sarah Ahmed Communications and Community Engagement Coordinator DOHMH sahmed10@health.nyc.gov
  30. Shanaz Hosein Hep C Prevention in Youth Intern American Liver Foundation shosein@liverfoundation.org
  31. Shifra Baum Physician Assistant Elmhurst Hospital shifrabaum@gmail.com
  32. Soonsik “Sara” Kim Hep B Patient Navigator Coordinator Korean Community Service Skim@kcsny.org
  33. Stephanie Michel Health Educator DOHMH BTBC smichel2@health.nyc.gov
  34. Teresa Mark, MPH Health Educator DOHMH BTBC tmark@health.nyc.gov
  35. Umaima Khatun Program Coordinator DOHMH ukhatun@health.nyc.gov
  36. Victoria Foster Program Manager NYU Center for Study Asian American Health Victoria.Foster@nyulangone.org
  37. Y-Uyen Nguyen Acting Hepatitis B Program Director Charles B Wang Community Health Center ynguyen@cbwchc.org

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