Health Department Awards $2 Million in Grants to Provide Hepatitis C Care And Treatment Throughout New York State
ALBANY, N.Y. (June 3, 2010) - Thirteen programs, including those providing primary care, HIV care and substance use treatment, will share more than $2 million in funding to expand their capacity to provide on-site hepatitis C care and treatment throughout New York State, Health Commissioner Richard F. Daines, M.D., announced today.
More than 240,000 New Yorkers are infected with the hepatitis C virus. Within HIV-infected populations, approximately one-third are co-infected with hepatitis C. The programs to be funded will ensure comprehensive and coordinated quality care for people infected with hepatitis C and HIV/hepatitis C, including the uninsured, by providing hepatitis C medical management and treatment, mental health and substance use services, care coordination and peer education/support services within a primary care environment.
"These programs are vital to ensuring New Yorkers living with hepatitis C are assured timely access to quality care and treatment," Commissioner Daines said. "As the number of infected individuals continues to grow, there is a critical need to develop innovative models of care to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with hepatitis C."
AIDS Institute Director Humberto Cruz said, "Hepatitis C is common among persons living with HIV. Liver disease has emerged as a leading cause of morbidity and mortality for people infected with HIV. These programs will help decrease the impact hepatitis C has on people living with HIV infection."
Programs for care and treatment to those infected with hepatitis C only are:
|New York City|
|Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University||$215,000|
|Mount Sinai Medical Center||$214,982|
|Rest of State|
|Anthony L. Jordan Health Center||$210,000|
|Daytop Village Inc.||$210,000|
|Hudson River Health Care Inc.||$210,000|
Programs funded to provide hepatitis C care and treatment to those co-infected with HIV and hepatitis C are:
|New York City|
|Harlem United Community AIDS Center||$132,500|
|Montefiore Medical Center||$132,500|
|North Shore University Hospital||$132,500|
|Hudson Valley Region|
|St. John's Riverside Hospital||$132,495|
|Northeastern New York Region|
|Albany Medical College||$132,500|
|Central New York Region|
|Research Foundation of SUNY||$132,500|
|Finger Lakes Region|
|Community Health Network Inc.||$132,500|
|Western New York Region|
|Erie County Medical Center Corporation||$132,500|