Last Updated on January 23, 2018 by Nirah Johnson
Sign On | Hep C 2017 NYS Budget and Legislative Platform
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The platform recommends increasing funding for Hep C programs to expand:
- Statewide Hep C Surveillance: NYS currently lacks resources to monitor the Hep C epidemic, investigate new outbreaks, and utilize epidemiological data to efficiently guide public health resources.
- Prevention: The statewide increase in prescription opioid and heroin injecting, especially among young people, has put a new generation at risk of Hep C infection.
- Linkage to Care and Treatment: Hep C peer and patient navigation services modeled on programs developed to combat the HIV epidemic have been vital to engaging and retaining people in care and treatment.
- Criminal Justice Initiative: Expand the existing NYS DOH Criminal Justice Initiative to include Hep C prevention, opt-out or universal Hep C screening and support services.
To sign on or for questions, contact Mike Selick, Hep C Program Coordinator at Harm Reduction Coalition.
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