HIV/HCV Treatment Access Committee Notes

June 7th (10 AM – Noon)
NYC Department of Health, Long Island City,
In Attendance: See Below

Project SUCCEED: Eliminating Hep C in PLWH in NYC – Updates

Project SUCCEED update

  • View presentation here.

Feedback for HCV Screening and Treatment Recommendations for PLWH Handout

  • Create a hand out for provider offices, maybe pocket card

Proposal: Treating PWUD for Hep C

  • Video Testimonials
  • On-site multidisciplinary case conference for developing a care plan for hard to treat patients
  • Facilitated discussions at CBO’s
  • To join the PWUD Treatment Workgroup, email Tsetsi
  • Workgroup Participants: Cherry Jones, John Nelson, Divine Prince Allah, Shellyann Vassell, Guisseppe Quispe Ramos, Veronica Jones, Jill Pace

Community of Practice and Learning

Hep C University – July 25th, 10am – 4pm, Salvation Army 540 Malcolm X Blvd
Divine Prince Allah, Coalition for Positive Health Empowerment – 

A Behavioral Intervention Improves the Rate of Hepatitis C Treatment Initiation Among HIV/HCV Co-infected Patients: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial
Jeff Weiss, PhD Professor Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai –

Announcements and Upcoming Events

  • NYC Hep C Task Force Meeting. June 27 (3-5 PM), American Cancer Society, 132 West 32nd Street.
  • National African American Hep C Action Day & Hep C University. July 25th. 540 Malcolm X Blvd, 10am – 4pm.
    • Includes Hep C Treatment & Policy Updates and Health Fair. All are welcome.
    • To RSVP or reserve a table at the outdoor Health Fair, email Gail Brown All are welcome!

Upcoming Trainings

Community Trainings

  • HepCure – Weekly Tele-education Series. Tuesdays (4:30 – 5:30 PM).
  • Empire Liver Foundation: HCV Clinical Provider Training Live Webinar Series (10 CME)
    Thursdays (4:30 – 5:30pm) March 22 – May 31
    To register contact:
  • Hep C Basics – To request a an on-site training for community members and front-line staff contact:

Additional resources available at

In Attendance:

1. Alexis Brenes, Health Care Access Specialist, DOHMH,
2. Ann Winters,Medical Director – VHP, DOHMH,
3. Chelsea Amato, Harm Reduction Specialist, DOHMH BADUPCT Harm Reduction,
4. Cherry Jones,Program Coordinator, Mount Sinai Health System,
5. Farma Pene, Health Care Access Specialist, DOHMH,
6. Giusseppe Quispe Ramos,Test Counselor/ Health Educator,Harlem United,
7. Gracine S. Lewis,Project Manager,Northeast/Caribbean AETC,
8. Jeff Weiss, Associate Professor, Mount Sinai, Weiss,
9. Jennifer Irwin,Sr. Director of Programs,Mount Sinai,
10. Jill Pace,Director, HIV Care & Treatment,Mount Sinai,
11. John Nelson, AETC,
12. Kate Penrose, Senior Research Analyst, DOHMH,
13. Kizzi Belfon, HIV/HCV Surveillance Analyst, DOHMH,
14. Luz Marina Aguirre,,AETC Access Program,
15. MaNtsetse Kgama, Project Manager,
16. Mstn Tanzila Pervin,Public Health Adviser,DOHMH,
17. Natalie Octave, Project Coordinator, DOHMH,
18. Nirah Johnson, Director of Capacity Building,DOHMH,
19. Shale Maulana ,Director of New Initiatives, CHE,DOHMH,
20. Shellyann Vassell,Assistant Coordinator,Northwell,
21. Veronica Jones, AETC,


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