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A Public Health Approach to Hepatitis C in NYC

A Public Health Approach to Hepatitis C in NYC
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Original Release Date: 8/19/2014
Review Date: 1/26/2015
  • Fabienne Laraque, MD, MPH
    Medical Director
    Viral Hepatitis Surveillance Prevention and Control Program
    Bureau of Communicable Diseases
    New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Learning Objectives / Desired Outcomes
At the completion of this educational activity, participants will:
  1. Understand the epidemiology of and risk factors for HCV infection.
  2. Be aware of screening recommendations.
  3. Appreciate the role of primary care and/or HIV providers in improving HCV control.
Presenter Bio
Fabienne Laraque, MD, MPH
Dr. Fabienne Laraque is a graduate of the CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS). From 1997 to 2011, Dr. Laraque worked at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) in leadership and research positions in maternal and infant health, tuberculosis surveillance, and HIV Care, Treatment and Housing. In her various positions, Dr. Laraque developed and implemented innovative public health programs, such as the landmark Ryan White funded HIV comprehensive care coordination program, serving thousands of patients. As a result of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Dr. Laraque decided to join the CDC to implement a field epidemiology training program for the Haitian Ministry of Health, as part of the Haiti Health System Reconstruction Program. She took her family to Haiti from 2011 to 2012. Upon returning to NYC at DOHMH, Dr. Laraque started working on viral hepatitis, and is now the Medical Director of the newly created Viral Hepatitis Surveillance, Prevention and Control Program. In addition, Dr. Laraque oversees health care provider communications during public health emergencies.
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