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BAC Launches UPWISE: Uplifting Women in Support and Education

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  Bridging Access to Care Announces Expansion of Prevention and Support Services for Women and Launches UPWISE: Uplifting Women in Support and Education  UPWISE is a three-fold comprehensive prevention, education and supportive care program at Bridging Access to Care designed primarily for Women. Health Education: A holistic approach to supportive groups, individual counseling, social programs, parenting groups, and direct internal and external linkages to HIV testing, STD testing, primary care, clinical referrals, women’s wellness, care and treatment, prevention methods for women, viral load suppression, and substance use prevention and education to help women increase their knowledge and capabilities. Linkages to PrEP and PEP, safer sex groups, workshops, communication skills for condom negotiations, and creating healthy relationships are offered throughout the year by our trained Health Educators. Social Support: If you,…
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BAC Hosts World AIDS Day 2017 Brooklyn Youth Rally

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  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Spencer Casseus | 347-505-5181 scasseus@bac-ny.org BRIDGING ACCESS TO CARE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH GILEAD TO HOST ‘IN THE RED: WORLD AIDS BROOKLYN YOUTH RALLY’ TO COMMEMORATE WORLD AIDS DAY WITH OVER 300 STUDENTS AT STAR EARLY COLLEGE ERASMUS HALL HIGH SCHOOL IN FLATBUSH - FRIDAY, DEC. 1ST, 11:00AM – 2:30PM AT ERASMUS HALL (Brooklyn, New York) – On Friday, December 1st, 2017 Bridging Access to Care (BAC) along with local community partners will gather over 300 Brooklyn students and teachers with support from local elected officials will gather at the Science, Technology and Research High School (S.T.A.R.) at Erasmus Hall High School for the first-ever World AIDS Day Brooklyn Youth Rally titled ‘IN THE RED’ to commemorate World AIDS Day and bring awareness about and tacking the issue…
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BAC’s Therapist Julio Ginel Talks ‘Depression’ on WKRB College Radio

BAC’s Therapist Julio Ginel Talks ‘Depression’ on WKRB College Radio

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Our very own Behavioral Health Therapist Julio Ginel was featured on the “Nothing But the Truth” radio show on WKRB 90.3  at Kingsborough Community College Radio on June 6th 2017 Attached is the interview link where Julio engages in a lengthy conversation about Depression with the host Ms. Truth. https://www.mixcloud.com/MsTruthSays/nothin-but-the-truth-6-6-17-depression-ft-therapist-julio-ginel/  
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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (Part-Time)

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DEPARTMENT:            Behavioral Health JOB TITTLE:                 Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner                                              JOB SUMMARY: To provide psychiatric care to clients of BAC to include collaboration on treatment planning, Medication monitoring, psychiatric evaluations and other related services.   This includes Clinical/Administrative oversight duties: Bi-lingual Spanish required. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: NPP; Must carry Malpractice insurance Bi-lingual Spanish required _____________________________________________________   Please send all inquiries and your resume with a cover letter to Zippora Massis: zmassis@bac-ny.org    
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Part-Time Maintenance Worker – Supportive Housing

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DEPARTMENT:                  Behavioral Health JOB SUMMARY: Assists with move-ins, performs minor repairs, identifies more complex repairs for landlords/supers, heavy duty cleaning, changes locks, delivers supplies, conducts apartment inspections as needed, installs fire detectors/extinguishers, maintenance of agency vehicles, other related duties. Assembles all new or replacement furniture for staff. Responsible for the maintenance and condition of storage room. Completes repairs on plumbing and minor electric issues. Cleans and mops all offices and bathrooms. Process maintenance request form. Perform other relevant maintenance duties as necessary QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Must be able to read and write, understand and carryout instructions.  Minimum of 1 year of relevant experience and be in good health. Must have valid Driver’s License. Please send resume to Director of Housing, Holly Stuart: hstuart@bac-ny.org
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We Are 1 – HIV Long Term Survivors Awareness Day

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On June 5th, 1981 the Centers for Disease Control released the first official report on what became known as the AIDS epidemic. In the 36 years since, great strides have been made through early detection and treatment; however, long-term survivors live with significant social and emotional challenges. Aging with HIV often presents a number of mental health complications including stigma, isolation, survivor’s guilt, and depression, among other issues.  In an effort to begin addressing these issues, a group of activists decided to dedicate June 5th as the day to celebrate and honor HIV/AIDS Long-term Survivors.  For the past two years, the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene has commemorated and honored this day with a panel discussion and community conversation about the experiences of people living with…
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BAC Teams Up with Thrive NYC, ,Tumblr, Live Breathe for Mental Health Awareness Celebration!

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On May 24th, 2017, In honor or Mental Health Awareness month in May, Bridging Access to Care, DOHMH Thrive NYC, Tumblr and Live Breathe all teamed up for Release: A Mental Health Month Awareness Celebration to unveil New York City’s Mental Health Quilt at Tumblr Headquarters in NYC— A community event Inspired by the Oscar-winning film “Moonlight”. Our Mental Health panelist of experts included : Clay Cane, CNN.com contributor and Author; Dr. Marilyn Fraser, CEO, Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health; Dr. Gary Belkin,  Executive Deputy Commissioner at New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; Dr. Aletha Maybank,  Deputy Commissioner, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and Founding Director, Center for Health Equity; Hakeem Rahim, Mental Health Expert, Author, and Advocate, Founder of Live Breathe, LLC. and I…
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Senior Health Educator/Outreach Worker

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DEPARTMENT:                  Social Support Services JOB TITTLE:                       Senior Health Educator/Outreach Worker JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for working closely with the Outreach Team delivering largely field-based outreach, retention, and education activities to patients enrolled in all agency programs.  Responsible for improving linkage and promoting access to care.  Compiles and maintains HIV and Medical Health Records, document outreach and educational activities and complete reports of monthly activities.  Data entry into electronic health record (EHR) system. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: At least 2 years’ experience conducting outreach, accompaniment, and follow-up activities for participants in a healthcare or CBO setting.  Associate degree or a one year certificate from a college or technical school.  Ability to travel frequently for patient outreach and home visits wherever the patients stay (shelters, SRO’s, private apartments, etc.) for outreach and home visits…
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Program Manager-Intake Specialist

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DEPARTMENT:                  Behavioral Health JOB TITTLE:                       Program Manager-Intake Specialist JOB SUMMARY: Oversees day to day operations of program to monitor increased access to integrated care & improved health status for program participants’. Ensures program deliverables through monitoring/tracking the following services and outcomes. Conducts case conferences; Tracks GPRA rates; Conduct screenings, assessment and care/case management services as needed; provides and tracks Contingency Management services; Provides counseling and utilizes motivational interviewing in delivering services. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: LMSW/LCSW/LMHC Knowledge of Evidenced Based Practices (Motivational Interviewing, Contingency Management) required Please send all inquiries and your resume and cover letter to Eileen Sunshine, Director of Behavioral Health:  ESunshine@bac-ny.org
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Billing & Eligibility Specialist

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DEPARTMENT:                  Accounting & Finance Department JOB TITTLE:                       Billing & Eligibility Specialist JOB SUMMARY:   The Billing & Eligibility Specialist bills insurance companies for all billable procedures; pursues collection of all claims until payment is made by insurance companies; and performs other work associated with the billing process (e.g. payment posting).  The individual performs critical billing functions including but not limited to eligibility verification and denial management to maximize revenue collections.  They also coordinate critical billing functions with the front office staff in each clinic.  The Billing & Eligibility Specialist also performs billing functions for non-clinic based Medicaid services (e.g. Health Homes).  This individual is responsible working with supervisor of the accounts receivable department to review problem accounts and identify necessary action to be taken.   The individual will report to Revenue…
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