NVHR NEWSLETTER - August Update
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National Viral hepatitis Newsletter

Steering Committee:

Daniel Raymond, Chair

Michael Ninburg, Vice-Chair

Ryan Clary, Secretary

Dennis Simon, Treasurer

Lorren Sandt, Past Chair

Chiehwen (Ed) Hsu PhD

Karen Kim, MD

Heather Lusk

Andrew Muir, MD

Chris Taylor

 

Staff

Martha Saly, Director

Mimi Schott, Admin Support

Rose Hessmiller, Webmaster


Who Should Join NVHR?
 
Any organization committed to viral hepatitis prevention, care, advocacy, and education
 
 
Eligible to be a Voting Member:

  • Community-based organizations
  • Clinics and health care agencies
  • Medical associations
  • Foundations

 
Associate Membership:

  • Federal,State, Local  Government Agencies
  •  Corporations interested in viral hepatitis prevention, education and care

 
Join NVHR Now!
 


Ryan Clary joins NVHR September 10, 2012 as Director of Programs:  We can't wait for Ryan to get started.  His first order of business will be to  develop resources and tools to help NVHR members advocate for viral hepatitis issues during the campaign season. After September 10th, Ryan's email address will be rclary@nvhr.org

New Steering Committee Members start September 14, 2012: Dr. Robert Gish, Kim Nguyen, and Glenn Backes will be installed as steering committee members for three-year terms along with Daniel Raymond and Michael Ninburg, who were reelected.  We welcome these strong advocates to the NVHR leadership team.  We will be saying goodbye to Dr. Andrew Muir who has been a major contributor as a steering committee member since 2009, and of course Ryan Clary will be stepping down when he joins our staff. 


Doug Michels, President of OraSure Technologies and Martha Saly, Director of NVHR
World Hepatitis Day at NASDAQ:    On July 27th, Martha Saly was invited to join OraSure Technologies in the closing of the NASDAQ stock exchange in honor of World Hepatitis Day. Martha spoke about NVHR and her experience as a patient.  NVHR's logo was prominently displayed on the NASDAQ Time Square screen along with rotating messages about World Hepatitis Day.  

NVHR on Twitter: NVHR is building its social media presence.  We have started a Twitter account at @nvhr1. We hope you will follow us!

Hepatitis Information at APHA: NVHR is joining California Hepatitis Alliance and Help 4 Hep with a booth at the American Public Health Association (APHA) Conference in San Francisco, October 27-31, 2012.  As in previous years, we would like to highlight resources from our member organizations.  For more information about submitting your materials, please contact Mimi Schott at mschott@nvhr.org  

Member Highlights

National Summit:The Forum for Collaborative HIV Research is hosting the 2012 National Summit on HIV and Viral Hepatitis Diagnosis, Prevention and Access to Care November 26 - 28 in Washington DC. The mission of the 2012 National Summit is to support improvement in viral hepatitis and HIV testing, prevention, and engagement in care in the United States. S  The Forum is accepting abstracts until August 31, 2012. For more information about the conference or submission of abstracts go to: 2012 National Summit.

Low Cost Hepatitis C Testing: HealthPro, a national nonprofit organization, is pleased to announce a new project to increase hepatitis C testing options. "Helping Expand Access to Lab Testing for Hepatitis C" (Health-C) is a collaboration between HealthPro, The Support Partnership, and PersonaLabs.  Currently available in 45 states, the program includes: reduced lab test prices, pretest education and support, linkage to care, direct-to-consumer lab testing. Please refer interested clients directly to 877-HELP-4-HEP (877-435-7443) for hepatitis C and testing information. Order free HELP-4-HEP palm cards. Visit the Health-C webpage for additional information. Contact HealthPro at 954-692-0450 if you are interested in designing a hepatitis C testing program specific to your organization’s needs.



 

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