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African American Hepatitis C Action Day – July 25

On July 25, 2013, Harm Reduction Coalition, in partnership with National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, Inc and Coalition for Positive Health Empowerment (COPE), marks the first annual national observance of African American Hepatitis C Action Day, a commemoration designed to heighten public awareness about the devastating impact of the Hepatitis C epidemic on communities of African descent.

African Americans are twice as likely to have ever been infected with the Hepatitis C virus.

African American mortality related to the Hepatitis C virus is almost double the rates for non-Hispanic white Americans.

More than 75% of adults with Hepatitis C are Baby Boomers. Baby Boomers are five times more likely to be infected with Hepatitis C and most of them don’t know they are infected.

Actions taking place on July 25:

New York City Hall Press Conference – 12 to 1 pm (please call 212-251-4112 to RSVP)

Free Hepatitis C Testing (Albany, Atlanta, Buffalo, Detroit, New York City, Rochester) – Locations Listed Below!

Webinar: The impact of Hepatitis C on African Americans and strategies to address this epidemic.

GOALS:

  • Understand the epidemiology of hepatitis C
  • Learn about clinical issues in Hepatitis C care and treatment for African Americans
  • Explore the role of the Affordable Care Act in addressing access to care and social determinants of health

This will be an interactive webinar with opportunities for questions and discussions.

For more information, contact Rick-Anthony Richards at 212-251-4112 or rarichards@nblca.org.

Hepatitis C Testing (Free) Locations – July 25th 

This list will be updated as sites confirm.

Albany

Project Safe Point-Syringe Exchange Program

100 Slingerlands St. Albany, NY
518-449-3581 Ext. 130
Testing: Ten Broek and N. Swan
12 pm – 3 pm

AIDS Council of Northeastern New York
927 Broadway
Albany, NY 12207
518.434.4686  Ext. 2305
www.aidscouncil.org
9:30 am – 4 pm

Atlanta

Higher Hope Christian Ministries, (HHCM)
1450 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd.  SW,
Atlanta, GA 30310.
10 am – 2 pm

Bronx 

Citiwide Harm Reduction
44th Street (between Canal and Rider)
Bronx, NY 10451
Monday-Friday 10am-5pm

LeMed Pharmacy
159 East Gun Hill Rd.
Bronx, NY 10467
Tuesdays and Thursdays 11am-5pm

St. Ann’s Corner of Harm Reduction
310 Walton Ave. Suite 201 (between 138th and 140th
Bronx, NY 10451
Mon- Fri. 10am-2pm

Brooklyn 

Turning Point
5220 Fourth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11220 (53rd St on “R” train) ,
Mon, Weds., Thurs- 9am-6pm
Tues. & Fri. 9am-4pm
718-439-0077

FROSTD
Classon Ave. & Fulton St.
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Thursdays 10am-3:30pm
212-924-3733 or 646-210-8903

Buffalo

Evergreen Health Services
206 South Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14201
716-847-0212
10 am – 4 pm

Cattaraugus County Health Department
1 Leo Moss Drive
Olean, NY 14760
716-701-3439
8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Cattaraugus County Health Department“Stone Building”
9824 Route 16
Machias, NY 14101
716-353-8525
1 – 4 pm

New York City

Coalition on Positive Health Empowerment
Testing Tent
124th & Park Ave. (on corner)
9am – 3pm

Coalition on Positive Health Empowerment
Testing Tent
161-169 E. 110th
Between Lex & 3rd Ave
12pm – 7pm

Coalition on Positive Health Empowerment
Educational Community Forum
Topic:  African Americans and Hepatitis C
Presenter:  Joan Culpepper-Morgan, MD of Harlem hospital
Asthma Center
161-169 E. 110th street
10 – 11:30 am
Food & Metro Card Provided
RSVP: 212-289-3900

Queens
ACQC (AIDS Center of Queens)
62-07 Woodside Ave. 3rd Floor
Woodside, New York  11377
10 am – 4 pm

Rochester

Trillium Health
259 Monroe Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
9 – 5 pm

Satellite Office
The Health Outreach Project 
416 Central Ave.
Rochester, NY 14605
585-454-5556
1 – 4 pm

Staten Island

Digestive Disease Associates
305 Seguine Ave. Suite 6
Staten Island, NY
718-317-8317

Community Health Action of Staten Island
380 Van Duzer St.
Staten Island, NY 10301
(Mobile Unit) Mon – Fri 9am-5pm
(last test given at 4pm)
718-808-1300

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