Hep C Task Force Meeting Highlights | 9-12-18

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


Housing for Vulnerable Populations
Giovanna Novoa, Program Manager, Housing Services Unit, NYC Health Department – gnovoa@health.nyc.gov 

  • View full presentations here.
  • View Ryan White Directory here.
  • View Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) Directory here.
  • Hep C mono-infected patients may be able to access housing services due to other co-morbid conditions, such as mental health or substance use. Resources can be found here.
Liver Cancer and Hepatitis B and C in NYC
Update from recent publication: Effect of Hepatocellular Carcinoma on Mortality Among Individuals with Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C Infection In New York City, 2001-2012.
Miranda Moore, Hepatitis Epidemiologist, Viral Hepatitis Program, NYC Health Department – mmoore3@health.nyc.gov

Policy and City Council Viral Hepatitis Initiative Funding Update

October Liver Cancer Awareness Month

  • Ideas to increase liver cancer screenings
    • Educate clinical providers and organizations where people at risk access care about the risks of liver cancer and the screening recommendations for people living with HCV
    • Develop and disseminate a liver cancer awareness screensaver clinical provider screen savers to remind them to screen for liver cancer
    • Set up EMR prompts to conduct liver cancer screenings according to recommended schedule
    • Educate patients: explain the need for ongoing liver health monitoring after Hep C cure, particularly in those with cirrhosis. Compare liver cancer screening to something familiar, like a “mammogram for the liver.” Promote liver cancer screening awarness on social media.
    • Encourage insurance companies to promote liver cancer screening as prevention
    • Associate May testing month with October liver cancer screening month
Committee Updates 
Upcoming Events

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In Attendance:
  1. Alecia Charles, Hepatitis C Program Coordinator, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, alecia.charles@downstate.edu
  2. Alexis Brenes, Health Care Access Specialist DOHMH abrenes@health.nyc.gov
  3. Alison Whitney, Project Coordinator, DOHMH
  4. Andres Perez – Correa, Clinical Research Coordinatr Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Andres.perez-correa@mssm.edu
  5. Ann Winters, Medical Director, Viral Hepatitis DOHMH awinters@health.nyc.gov
  6. Annette Gaudino, HCV Project Co-Director Treatment Action Group annette.gaudino@treatmentactiongroup.org
  7. Brian Hennessey, PREP Coordinator Housingworks b.hennessey@housingworks.org
  8. Bruce Glazer, Account Executive AbbVie bruce.glazer@abbvie.com
  9. Byron Eads, Peer Navigator Vocal NY Byrone1958@gmail.com
  10. Charu Malhotra Verma, VHP Intern DOHMH cverma@health.nyc.gov
  11. Chris Cruz, Pharmaetuical rep AbbVie chris.cruz@abbvie.com
  12. Courtney Dower, Program Manager Bronx-Lebanon Family Medicine cdower@bronxleb.org
  13. Daniel Castellanos, Director of Programs Hispanic AIDS Forum dcastellanos@hafnyc.org
  14. Danielle Cornwall, Pharmacy Specialist/Hep C Coordinator Amida Care NY dcornwall@amidacareny.org
  15. Daryin Hummel, Biological Anthropologist The Ohio State University daryin.hummel@gmail.com
  16. David Matthew, Program Manager Bed Stuy Family Health Center dmatthews@bsthc.org
  17. Debra Stewart, HIV/Hep C Navigator Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center dstewart@kingsbrook.org
  18. Diana Diaz-Munoz, Program Coordinator (Hep C Peer/Check Hep C) DOHMH ddiazmunoz@health.nyc.gov
  19. Donna Gilmore, Physician Specialist Kings County Hospital Center donna.gilmore@nychhc.org
  20. Elisa McBratney, Program Manager REACH – Mount Sinai ellisa.mcbratney@mountsinai.org
  21. Farma Pene, Health Care Access Specialist, DOHMH, fpene@health.nyc.gov
  22. Fernando Valerio, Check Hep C Patient Navigator, Community Health Care Networks, fvalerio@chnnyc.org
  23. Frank Gomez, Hep C Peer Navigator, Montefiore Medical Center, dutch915@gmail.com
  24. Frida Abramov, Associate Director, Medical Affairs, Gilead, Frida.abramov@gilead.com
  25. Gail Brown, Policy Advocate, COPE, gbrown.cope@gmail.com
  26. Gillian Saunders, Director of Healthcare Compliance and Special Projects, Housing Works, G.Saunders@housingworks.org
  27. Ginger Wey, Medical Director, HepC treatment network, Montefiore gwey@montefiore.org
  28. Giovanna Novoa, Program Manager, DOHMH, gnovoa@health.nyc.gov
  29. Henry Chang, Global Health Consultant, Liver Health Investment Fund, henry.amsterdam@gmail.com
  30. Jackie Chen, Professor Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School jacki0362@gmail.com
  31. Jackie Hill, Montefiore Medical Center – HCV Program, jackiehill823@icloud.com
  32. James Spellman, Associate Director, Viral Hepatitis Medical Affairs Gilead Sciences, james.spellman@gilead.com
  33. Jerry loschiavo, Rep. CVS Carmeark, Gerald.loschiavo@cvshealth.com
  34. Jessie Schwartz, Clinical Coordinator, DOHMH – Viral Hepatitis, jschwartz2@health.nyc.gov
  35. Jihaan Mutasim, Ryan White Community Coordinator, DOHMH, jmutasim@health.nyc.gov
  36. Jill Pace, Director HIV Care and Treatment, Mount Sinai jill.pace@mountsinai.org
  37. John Youhanna, Regional Medical Director, Dynavax Technologies, Jyouhanna@dynavax.com
  38. Joshua Lunior, Kings, joshua.lunior@gmail.com
  39. Joy Cambe, Program Coordinator, Empire Liver Foundation, joycambe@empireliverfoundation.org
  40. Julia Phillips, Public Health Educator/CBO Liaison, DOHMH, STD Control, jphillip@health.nyc.gov
  41. Justin Chan, Infectious Disease physician, Clinician Educator Correctional Health Services, NYC Health + Hospitals chanj15@nychhc.org
  42. Kathleen Bernock NP, Bedford Stuyvesant Family Health Center, KBernock@bsfhc.org
  43. Liz Tang, Health Care Access Specialist, DOHMH, ltang@health.nyc.gov
  44. Lucy Vega, Check Hep C Patient Navigator, Bedford Stuyvesant Family Health Center, Lvega@bsfhc.org
  45. Luis Perez, Pharmacy Specialist/Advocate, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, luis.r.perez@aidshealth.org
  46. Mantsetse Kgama, Project Manager, DOHMH-Viral Hepatitis, mkgama1@health.nyc.gov
  47. Marie Bresnahan, Project Director, DOHMH-Viral Hepatitis, mbresnahan@health.nyc.gov
  48. Mark Benn, BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy, mbenn@bioplusrx.com
  49. Melissa Pernier, Assistant Program Director, Bronxworks, mpernier@bronxworks.org
  50. Mila Gonzalez, Quality Manager, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, mcg9010@nyp.org
  51. Miranda Moore MPH, DOHMH – Viral Hepatitis, mmoore3@health.nyc.gov
  52. Nadine Kela-Murphy, Practice Transformation Specialist, DOHMH, nkelamurphy@health.nyc.gov
  53. Natalia Kwon, Specialty Representative, AbbVie, natalia.kwon@gmail.com
  54. Nikki Valenti, Community Specialist, HCV, Gilead, nikki.valenti@gilead.com
  55. Nirah Johnson, Director of Program Implementation & Capacity Building, DOHMH, njohnso2@health.nyc.gov
  56. Paul Bolter, Community Outreach/Education Manager, American Liver Foundation, pbolter@liverfoundation.org
  57. Pauline Edwards, Outreach worker/Advocate, COPE, pauline11@outlook.com
  58. Peter Chen, Program Coordinator, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, PChen@kingsbrook.org
  59. Rachel Redding, Program Assistant, DOHMH, rredding@health.nyc.gov
  60. Richard Medina, Linkage to Care Specialist, The Osborne Association, rmedina@osborneny.org
  61. Romy Alvarez, Patient Navigator, Montefiore Medical Center, Roalvare@montefiore.org
  62. Ronni Marks, Founder/ED, Hepatitis C Mentor and Support group, ronnimarks24@gmail.com
  63. Sarah Ahmed, Communications and Community Engagement Coordinator, DOHMH, sahmed10@health.nyc.gov
  64. Shanaz Hosein, Hep C Prevention in Youth Intern, CUNY Brooklyn College, hoseinshanaz@gmail.com
  65. Shannon Diaz, Region Business Director, Dynavax Technologies, Shannon.diaz@sales.dynavax.com
  66. Sheila Reynoso, Montefiore Medical Center, sreynoso@montefiore.org
  67. Tatiana Vera, Health Educator/Linkage to Care Specialist, Montefiore Medical Center, tvera@montefiore.org
  68. Toya Robinson, HCV Theraputic Specialist, Gilead, Toya.Robinson@Gilead.com
  69. Emerald Cazeau, intern, Bureau of Tuberculosis Control, DOHMH, emeraldcazeau@gmail.com
  70. lecelai desquitado, intern, Bureau of Tuberculosis Control, DOHMH, ldesquitado@health.nyc.gov

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