Scaling Up Co-Infection Care & Eliminating Ethnic Disparities
More than 4,200 people are living with HIV and current Hepatitis C (HCV) infection in New York City, the majority of whom are people of color. People co-infected with HIV and HCV are at high risk for developing liver disease, liver cancer and premature death.
HCV can now be treated and cured in just a few months with all oral regimens and few side effects. The majority of patients treated can be cured, even people who are actively using drugs or alcohol, or who have a detectable HIV viral load. Being cured of HCV improves the chances of living a longer healthier life. Everyone deserves a cure!
Project SUCCEED (Scaling up Co-Infection Care & Eliminating Ethnic Disparities) is a NYC Health Department initiative that aims to improve HCV screening, linkage to care and treatment rates in people living with HIV. Project SUCCEED will use surveillance data to identify the health care practices in NYC with the greatest number of HIV/HCV co-infected patients and provide training and technical assistance to support improved HCV care. Project SUCCEED Health Care Access Specialists will conduct case finding and linkage to care for patients who are lost to follow-up.
Join us in the effort to eliminate hepatitis C in people living with HIV!
We are offering the following training, technical assistance and resources to HIV providers:
Hepatitis C Clinical Provider Training
Ten CME weekly webinar based training for clinical providers (MD, DO, NP, PA, RN) interested in treating HCV, with an option to participate in a half day clinical preceptorship
Hepatitis C Patient Navigation Training
Full day training on HCV outreach, screening and care navigation for non-clinical providers
Hepatitis C Medication Coverage Training
Two hour training on getting HCV medications covered by health insurance
Provision of recommendations and support to improve HCV care at HIV clinical sites
Hep C Toolkit
Online and print resources for patients, clinical and non-clinical providers
Direct to Patient Outreach and Linkage to Care
Health Department Health Care Access Specialists can help find patients and link them to HCV care
HIV/HCV Treatment Access Committee
Committee of the NYC Hep C Task Force that will meet quarterly to ensure all people living with HIV in NYC are screened, treated and cured of HCV
To learn more or participate, contact: Hep@health.nyc.gov