Webinar Archive

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Hepatitis C Basics

Hepatitis C Basics SlideThis 2-hour webinar was presented by Harm Reduction Coalition’s Mike Selick, Hepatitis C Training and Policy Manager, and Joanna Berton Martinez, Senior Trainer, on July 27th, 2017.  The webinar can serve as an introductory course for anyone with a professional or personal interest in Hepatitis C.  The webinar provides participants with information on how HCV can be transmitted, how the disease progresses, how to identify HCV infection, how to discuss HCV prevention with clients, and how to provide basic tips or taking care of the liver and living healthy while living with HCV.


Talking with Clients about Hepatitis C Treatment

Talking with Clients about Hepatitis C Treatment SlideThis 2-hour webinar was presented by Harm Reduction Coalition’s Daniel Raymond, Deputy Director of Policy and Planning, and Mike Selick, Hepatitis C Training and Policy Manager, on March 17th, 2017.  The webinar describes the role of non-clinical health and human services providers in supporting clients living with chronic Hepatitis C as they consider starting hepatitis C treatment.  Participants will become familiar with current guidelines regarding populations prioritized for treatment, issues relating to treatment access, and patient assistance resources.


Harm Reduction Approach

Harm Reduction Approach Slide WebinarThis 2-hour webinar webinar was presented by Harm Reduction Coalition’s Emma Roberts, Director of Capacity Building Services, and Joanna Berton Martinez, Senior Trainer, on October 5, 2016.  The webinar provides participants with an introduction to basic philosophy and practices of HIV/STI/HCV harm reduction with regards to substance use and sexual risk behavior.  The webinar provides an opportunity to reflect on your values and attitudes regarding harm reduction, as well as learn specific harm reduction strategies.


What’s the Scoop with Fentanyl?

Fentanyl Webinar SlideThis 2-hour webinar webinar was presented by Harm Reduction Coalition’s William Matthews, Physician Assistant, on March 29th, 2017.  The webinar focuses on Fentanyl, a potent, synthetic opioid pain medication that has been associated with the recent surge in opioid related overdose deaths.  Fentanyl has been found as a contaminant in the illicit drug supply and plays a significant role in the current wave of overdose deaths in NYC and around the United States.  The webinar explains how to recognize a fentanyl related overdose and how to use a harm reduction response.


New York State Hepatitis C Elimination: From Vision to Reality

HCV Elimination Webinar SlideThis hour long webinar features Harm Reduction Coalition’s Hepatitis C Training and Policy Manager, Mike Selick, and Reed Vreerland, Direct of Policy at Housing Works was hosted by HepCure on March 21st, 2017.  The webinar goes through the history, process, recommendations, and goals for the New York State Hepatitis C Elimination Summit which took place in Albany, NY on February 7th, 2017.

Injection Drug User Cultural Competency

Cultural Competency Webinar SlideThis 90-minute webinar aims to provide an overview of injecting drug user (IDU) cultural competency. The webinar opens by answering the questions “Why is there a need for IDU cultural competency?” and “What is IDU Cultural Competency?” while exploring facets of injecting drug user culture and experience. The webinar closes with a discussion of IDU cultural competency principles and practices, as well as a detailed question-and-answer segment.


A Need for Racial Justice in Harm Reduction: Where a Racial Justice Agenda Matters

A community-based developmental evaluation study was conducted that explores organizational development barriers for African-Americans to access leadership and decision making power within institutions and organizations providing HIV prevention services and programming using the harm reduction model.


Pages from Viral Hepatitis and African Americans - Christopher Bates, MPAAfrican Americans and Hepatitis C

Organized in observance of the inaugural African American Hepatitis C Action Day, this webinar on African American’s and Hepatitis C covered the following topics: Clinical issues in hepatitis C care and treatment for African Americans; the role of the Affordable Care Act in addressing prevention, treatment and access to care for people living with viral hepatitis; and recommendations for increasing testing, linkage and prevention efforts as well as access to treatment and care.

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