Hep B Coalition Meeting Highlights | 12-12-18

December 12 (3 PM – 5 PM) American Cancer Society, Manhattan
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In Attendance: See Below

Hepatitis A, B and C in New York City: 2017 Annual Report

  • This report is published annually, it is mandated by City Council.
  • Meeting participants reviewed and provided feedback to improve the report for next year during the meeting. Please provide any additional feedback here.
Presentations

National Hep B Policy and Advocacy Update
Rhea Racho, Public Policy and Program Manager, Hepatitis B Foundation – rhea.racho@hepb.org

Policy and Advocacy Update

NYS Hepatitis B Elimination Strategy
Janice Lyu, Charles B Wang Community Health Center – jlyu@cbwchc.org

  • Letter to the Governor requesting Hep B be included in a NYS Hepatitis Elimination Strategy was submitted, review here.
  • In New York State there has been a several years-long strategic planning process that has led to Gov. Cuomo supporting Hep C Elimination plan.
  • Several leaders in our local coalition are looking to add Hep B Elimination with the assistance of advocates who worked on Hep C Elimination.
  • If you are interested in this effort, email Janice Lyu – jlyu@cbwchc.org

City Council Viral Hepatitis Initiative – update.

  • The FY 2020 discretionary funding application will be posted here in early 2019.
Committee Updates 
Upcoming Events

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Funding
In Attendance:
  1. Alexis Brenes Health Care Access Specialist DOHMH abrenes@health.nyc.gov

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