Hep C Task Force Meeting Highlights | 4-11-18
April 11 (3 PM – 5 PM) American Cancer Society, Manhattan
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In Attendance: See Below
Gillian Saunders, Director of Healthcare Compliance and Special Projects, Housingworks – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Housing Works has noticed an increase in clients getting treated with the incentive program, the gift cards are spread out so the monetary incentive helps push people to get SVR testing.
- View full presentation here.
NYS Health Hubs at Syringe Exchange Programs: Hep C Opportunities
Rebecca Goldberg, Opioid Program Manager, NYS Department of Health – email@example.com
New York State Hep C Elimination Strategy
Announcement of Commitment by Governor Cuomo – Potential impact on NYC
Reed Vreeland, Director of NYC Community Mobilization, Housing Works – firstname.lastname@example.org
- NYS FY19 budget had added 5 million dollars of additional funding for Hep C. Learn more about the NYS State Elimination Plan here
- View full presentation here.
Annual Hep Free NYC Awareness Event, Steps of City Hall. May 15, 11 – Noon.
Bethsy Morales, Hispanic Federation – email@example.com
- Organizations are encouraged to attend and bring their banners! T-shirts will be provided.
- View full presentation here.
- The NYS State Medicaid Hepatitis C Experienced Provider Classification was discussed. This topic may be on a future agenda of the Drug Utilization Review Board, upcoming agendas are listed here.
- Hepatitis C can be cured, see the explanation here.
- A person can always get infected again with Hep C. If you clear the virus on your own, or get treated and cured, you can get Hep C again. You are never immune! Learn more here.
Upcoming Events and Announcements
- NYC Viral Hepatitis Research Symposium. May 24, Rockefeller University: 1230 York Avenue.
- CME Webinar | Hep C Clinical Provider Training Series. April 19 (4:30-5:30 PM).
- Training | Hep C Patient Navigation. May 14 (9 – 5pm). NYC Health Dept.
- Training | Hep C Rapid Testing. May 17 (9 – 5pm). NYC Health Dept.
City Council Viral Hepatitis Initiative – Funding Update
- Empire Liver Foundation Clinical Training Program
- Check Hep C Patient Navigation Program
- Hep C Peer Navigation Program at Syringe Exchange Program
Alexis Rivera, NHBS Project Director, DOHMH, firstname.lastname@example.org
Alexis Thompson, Public Health Educator, DOHMH, email@example.com
Ann Winters, Medical Director, Viral Hepatitis, DOHMH, firstname.lastname@example.org
Arkeda Hansen, Linkage to Care Coordinator, Interfaith Medical Center, ahansen@InterfaithMedical.org
Bethsy Morales-Reid, Director of Community Health Engagement, Hispanic Federation, email@example.com
Bobby Kim, Senior Therapeutic Specialist, Gilead, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chelsea Grant, Clinical Research Coordinator, Hepatitis Outreach Network- Mount Sinai, Chelsea.email@example.com
Chris Cruz, Pharmaetuical rep, AbbVie, firstname.lastname@example.org
Courtney Dower, Program Manager, Bronx-Lebanon Family Medicine, email@example.com
Czarina Behrends, Instructor, Weill Cornell Medicine, firstname.lastname@example.org
Daniel Cotto, Peer Advocate, The Fortune Society
David Llewellyn, Regional Account Manager, Quality Specialty Pharmacy, email@example.com
Debra Stewart, HIV/Hep C Navigator, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, firstname.lastname@example.org
Diana Diaz-Munoz, Program Coordinator (Hep C Peer/Check Hep C), DOHMH, email@example.com
Douglas Reich, DREICH@bronxleb.org
Elisa McBratney, Program Manager, REACH – Mount Sinai, firstname.lastname@example.org
Farma Pene, Health Care Access Specialist, DOHMH, email@example.com
Fernando Valerio, Check Hep C Patient Navigator, Community Health Care Networks, firstname.lastname@example.org
Gail Brown, Policy Advocate, COPE, email@example.com
Gail Gonzalez, Montefiore Medical Center – HCV Program, firstname.lastname@example.org
Gil A Cerpa, Hep C Coordinator, Praxis Housing Initiatives Inc., gacerpa@PRAXISHOUSING.org
Gillian Saunders, Hep C program Manager, Housing Works, G.Saunders@housingworks.org
Ginger Wey, Medical Director, HepC treatment network @ Montefiore, email@example.com
Hasani Escobar, Bedford Stuyvesant Family Health Center, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hildegarde Reimers, Co-Managing Director of Quality and Value Based Initiatives Brownsville Community Development Corporation, email@example.com
Jackie Hill, Montefiore Medical Center – HCV Program, firstname.lastname@example.org
James Spellman, Associate Director, Viral Hepatitis Medical Affairs, Gilead Sciences, email@example.com
Jasmine Muniz-Cadorette, 340B Program Coordinator, Brightpoint Health, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jessie Schwartz, Clinical Coordinator, DOHMH – Viral Hepatitis, email@example.com
Jordan Denas, Pharmacy Student, Saint John’s University – College of Pharmacy, Jordan.firstname.lastname@example.org
Joy Cambe, Program Coordinator, Empire Liver Foundation, email@example.com
Julia Phillips, Public Health Educator/CBO Liaison, DOHMH STD Control, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathleen Bernock, NP, Bedford Stuyvesant Family Health Center, KBernock@bsfhc.org
Kristine Marks , Weill Cornell, email@example.com
Liz Tang , Health Care Access Specialist, DOHMH, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lucia Chan, Senior Director – Asian Services Center, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, email@example.com
Lucy Vega, Check Hep C Patient Navigator, Bedford Stuyvesant Family Health Center, Lvega@bsfhc.org
Mantsetse Kgama, Project Manager, DOHMH-Viral Hepatitis, firstname.lastname@example.org
Marie Bresnahan, Project Director DOHMH-Viral Hepatitis email@example.com
Medesa Garrett, HCV Coordinator, Brightpoint Health, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mercedes Guzman, Program Director, HCV Program, Albert Einstein DoSA, email@example.com
Nadine Kela-Murphy, Practice Transformation Specialist, DOHMH, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nana Asamani-Asante, Project Manager, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, email@example.com
Natalie Octave, Project Coordinator, DOHMH, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nirah Johnson, Director of Program Implementation & Capacity Building, DOHMH, email@example.com
Paul Bolter, Community Outreach/Education Manager, American Liver Foundation, firstname.lastname@example.org
Pauline Edwards, Outreach worker/Advocate, COPE, email@example.com
Peter Chen, Program Coordinator, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, PChen@kingsbrook.org
Rachel Redding, Program Assistant, DOHMH, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rahel Yosief, Patient Navigator, BOOM!Health, email@example.com
Rebecca Goldberg, Program Manager, NYSDOH, firstname.lastname@example.org
Reed Vreeland, Director of NYC Community Mobilization, Housing Works, email@example.com
Rene Guevara, Patient Navigator, Paramount Specialty Pharmacy, firstname.lastname@example.org
Romy Alvarez, Patient Navigator, Montefiore Medical Center, Roalvare@montefiore.org
Sarah Ahmed, Communications and Community Engagement Coordinator, DOHMH, email@example.com
Shashi Kapadia, MD, Instructor in Medicine/ Infectious Diseases, Weill Cornell Medicine, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sheila Reynoso, Project Coordinator, HIV/Hepatitis C, Montefiore Medical Center, email@example.com
Shellyann Vassell, Assistant Nurse Manager, Zucker Hillside Hospital, SVassell@northwell.edu
Sidney Carillo, NHBS Project Coordinator, NYC DOHMH, firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Lee, Specialist Pharmacist, Northwell Health, email@example.com
Suzanne Robinson Davis, Program Manager, Bedford Stuyvesant Family Health Center, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tatiana Vera, Health Educator/Linkage to Care Specialist, Montefiore Medical Center, email@example.com
Tricia Teoh, Preventive Medicine Resident, DOHMH, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vassilia Sideras, Pharmacy Student, Saint John’s University – College of Pharmacy, email@example.com