Hep C Task Force Meeting Highlights | 12-05-18

December 5th (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

Mount Sinai REACH Program: Promoting Hep C and Drug User Health Care & Internal Capacity Building
Jeffrey J. Weiss, PhD, MS, Director, REACH Program, Mount Sinai Health System – jeffrey.weiss@mountsinai.org

  • View full presentations here.
Advocacy

NYS Hep C Elimination Plan Update
Annette Gaudino, HIV/HCV Project Co-Director, Treatment Action Group – annette.gaudino@treatmentactiongroup.org

  • View full presentations here.

NYC Council Viral Hepatitis Initiative Planning
Overview of the history of the City Council Viral Hepatitis Initiative

  • FY20 Budget season will begin in early 2019. The FY 2020 discretionary funding application will be posted here in early 2019.
Committee Updates 
  • Communications Committee
    • Please follow Hep Free NYC on Social Media, and share content to raise awareness!
    • To join the committee, contact Committee Chair: Shanaz Hosein, CUNY – hoseinshanaz@gmail.com
  • HIV/HCV Treatment Access Committee – Project SUCCEED
    • This committee is following the NYC Health Department and community health organization progress working to eliminate Hep C in People living with HIV in NYC.
    • Next Meeting: January 17 (10 – noon) @ NYC Health Department. RSVP REQUIRED.
    • To join the committee, contact Committee Chair: MaNtsetse Kgama, MPH, Project Manager, NYC Health Department – mkgama1@health.nyc.gov
  • Coalition against Hepatitis in People of African Origin (CHIPO)
    • Next meeting: February 6 (3-5 PM) @ African Services Committee: 429 W 127th St, New York
    • To RSVP or join the committee, contact Committee Chair: Farma Pene, NYC Health Dept – fpene@health.nyc.gov
  • Advocacy Committee

See upcoming events on our Community Calendar

Funding
In Attendance:
  1. Alecia Charles, Hepatitis C Program Coordinator, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, alecia.charles@downstate.edu

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