Hep B Coalition Meeting Highlights | 4-25-18

April 25 (3 PM – 5 PM) American Cancer Society, Manhattan

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In Attendance: See Below


Hep B Health Code Amendment
Labs will be mandated to report negative hepatitis B DNA test results to the Health Department.
Dr. Ann Winters, Medical Director of Viral Hepatitis Program, NYC Health Department –awinters@health.nyc.gov

  • Increased reporting will provide a more clear picture than what exists now about what is happening with hepatitis B in NYC, and may enable the Health Department to develop a surveillance based care continuum.
  • View full presentation here.

Empire Liver Foundation Hep B Clinical Webinar Training Series
Dr. Harmit Kalia, Transplant Hepatologist and Assistant Professor, Montefiore  – HKALIA@montefiore.org

  • A four week clinical hepatitis B webinar training series is planned for Thursdays from 4:30 -5:30 PM in June. Pre-register

May Hepatitis Awareness Month Planning
Hepatitis B Awareness Event with Congresswoman Grace Meng. May 2 (11 – 2 PM). Flushing Library.
Dr. Amy Shen Tang, and Janice Lyu, Charles B Wang Community Health Center. –  jlyu@cbwchc.org

  • All are encouraged to attend and invite others! RSVP.
  • Organizations can bring their resources/materials for community members.
  • Circulate the Awareness Event Flyer in EnglishKorean, and Chinese.

Annual Hep Free NYC Awareness Event on the Steps of City Hall. May 15 (11 –  Noon).
Bethsy Morales, Hispanic Federation – bmorales@hispanicfederation.org

  • Organizations are encouraged to attend and bring their banners! Register Here
  • Hep Free NYC T-shirts will be provided.
  • Circulate the Awareness Event Flyer  in EnglishSpanishChinese and Korean.

NYC Viral Hepatitis Research Symposium. May 24 (8 – 4) at Rockefeller University, 1230 York Ave, NY.

Advocacy Update

Hep Free NYC Committee Updates

LGBTQ Committee
  • Committee is active and excited to take on any relevant projects.
  • Contact: Caroline Davidson MPH, Hep Free NYC LGBTQ Committee Chair –  cjd2165@caa.columbia.edu

Coalition against Hepatitis in People of African Origin (CHIPO) NYC

  • Next meeting: May 25 (3 – 5 pm) at African Services Committee 429 W. 127th Street. RSVP: Farma Pene, NYC Health Dept – fpene@health.nyc.gov
See more about our Committees

Upcoming Events

In Attendance: 

  1. Abou Diakhate, diasaty@yahoo.com
  2. Ala Roh, Project Coordinator, KCS, aroh@kcsny.org
  3. Amy Tang Hep B Medical Director, Charles B Wang Community Health Center,astang@cbwchc.org
  4. Ann Winters, Medical Director, Viral Hepatitis, DOHMH, awinters@health.nyc.gov
  5. Bora Kim, FGP Assistant, NYU Langone – Asian Liver Health, bora.kim2@nyumc.org
  6. Canossa Chan, Hospital Manager/Health Systems Manager, American Cancer Society canossa.chan@cancer.org
  7. Caroline Davidson, Research Associate, Shatterproof, cdavidson@shatterproof.org
  8. Charles Gonzalez, Assoc. Medical Director, NYS DOH AIDS Institute,cjg17@health.state.ny.us
  9. Chelsea Grant, Clinical Research Coordinator, Hepatitis Outreach Network- Mount Sinai, Chelsea.grant@mssm.edu
  10. Donovan Jones, Director of New York Knows, DOHMH – New York Knows,djones2@health.nyc.gov
  11. Farma Pene, Health Care Access Specialist, DOHMH, fpene@health.nyc.gov
  12. Frank Winters,  External Affairs Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services,frank.winter@cms.hhs.gov
  13. Gil A Cerpa, Hep C Coordinator, Praxis Housing Initiatives Inc.,gacerpa@PRAXISHOUSING.org
  14. Halimatou Konte, Hepatitis Coordinator, African Services Committee,halimatouk@africanservices.org
  15. Harmit Kalia, D.O., Montefiore, HKALIA@montefiore.org
  16. James Park MD, Transplant Hepatology NYU Asian Liver Health Program, James.Park@nyumc.org
  17. Jamie Love, Manager, Chinese American Medical Society, jlove@CAMSociety.org
  18. Janice Lyu, Hep B Program Associate, Charles B Wang Community Health Center, jlyu@cbwchc.org
  19. Joanna Li, Administrative Assistant, Chinese American Medical Society,jli@camsociety.org
  20. Joy Cambe, Program Coordinator, Empire Liver Foundation,joycambe@empireliverfoundation.org
  21. Karina Escamilla, Health Affairs Coordinator, Consulate General of Mexico in NY,kescamilla@consulmexny.mx
  22. Liz Tang, Health Care Access Specialist, DOHMH, ltang@health.nyc.gov
  23. Mary Chiang, Hep B Patient Navigator, Charles B Wang Community Health Center,mchiang@cbwchc.org
  24. Nirah Johnson, Director Capacity Building, DOHMH, njohnso2@health.nyc.gov
  25. Okhyun  Ko, Project Coordinator, Korean Community Service, oko@kcsny.org
  26. Paul Bolter, Community Outreach and Education Manager, Liver Foundation,PBolter@liverfoundation.org
  27. Paula Wong, Educational Outreach Director, H+EAL, paula.w.wong@gmail.com
  28. Qian Yi (Rachel) Yang, Medical Secretary, NYU Langone – Asian Liver Health,qianyi.yang@nyumc.org
  29. Qingqing He, Hep B Care Management Specialist, Charles B Wang Community Health Center, qhe@cbwchc.org
  30. Sarah Ahmed, Communications and Community Engagement Coordinator, DOHMH,sahmed10@health.nyc.gov
  31. Shifra Baum, Physician Assistant, Elmhurst Hospital, shifrabaum@gmail.com
  32. Umaima Khatun, Program Coordinator, DOHMH, ukhatun@health.nyc.gov



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