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New! 'Peer Workers: Promoting Primary Care and Treatment Adherence for HIV'
  Description:

This two-day training is designed to increase awareness of Peer Workers about HIV primary care guidelines, the HIV Treatment Cascade, health insurance options, and treatment adherence. Peer Workers who are aware of HIV primary care guidelines and strategies for supporting treatment adherence can play an important role in improving the health outcomes of people living with HIV.

At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • List the components of primary care for patients living with HIV
  • Understand the HIV Treatment Cascade and how it informs their work
  • Explain to patients the key elements of the annual comprehensive physical exam for patients living with HIV
  • Explain to patients the importance of routine laboratory screening and assessments used in primary care for people living with HIV
  • Recall the different classes of HIV medications and briefly describe how they work
  • Identify common barriers to treatment adherence, including medication side effects
  • List three specific strategies for promoting treatment adherence
  • Understand the health insurance assistance programs regarding the treatment and care of PLWHA
  • Recognize the impact of culture on accessing healthcare
  • Work as a member of the care team to:
    1. Help patients take advantage of health maintenance services, vaccination, and prophylaxis for opportunistic infections
    2. Conduct client assessments and make referrals for a variety of psychosocial issues including substance use, mental health, domestic violence, smoking cessation, etc.
    3. Participate in case conferences.

Audience: HIV Peer Workers

Prerequisite: HIV/AIDS 101 Training

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This two-day training is designed to increase awareness of Peer Workers about HIV primary care guidelines, the HIV Treatment Cascade, health insurance options, and treatment adherence. Peer Workers who are aware of HIV primary care guidelines and strategies for supporting treatment adherence can play an important role in improving the health outcomes of people living with HIV.

At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • List the components of primary care for patients living with HIV
  • Understand the HIV Treatment Cascade and how it informs their work
  • Explain to patients the key elements of the annual comprehensive physical exam for patients living with HIV
  • Explain to patients the importance of routine laboratory screening and assessments used in primary care for people living with HIV
  • Recall the different classes of HIV medications and briefly describe how they work
  • Identify common barriers to treatment adherence, including medication side effects
  • List three specific strategies for promoting treatment adherence
  • Understand the health insurance assistance programs regarding the treatment and care of PLWHA
  • Recognize the impact of culture on accessing healthcare
  • Work as a member of the care team to:
    1. Help patients take advantage of health maintenance services, vaccination, and prophylaxis for opportunistic infections
    2. Conduct client assessments and make referrals for a variety of psychosocial issues including substance use, mental health, domestic violence, smoking cessation, etc.
    3. Participate in case conferences.

Audience: HIV Peer Workers

Prerequisite: HIV/AIDS 101 Training

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New! 'AIDS Institute Pre-Certification Peer Worker Training Workshop '
  Description:

NYS AIDS Institute Pre-Certification Peer Worker Training

The New York State Department of Health is pleased to announce that, beginning in early 2016, there will be a formal process for certifying individuals as AIDS Institute Peer Workers. 

This three-day training is intended for people seeking to become NYS AIDS Institute Certified Peer Workers who are either currently employed as a Peer Worker or who have been selected by an agency for possible future employment as a Peer Worker. The interactive training helps participants build the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to use their lived experience of HIV, HCV or accessing harm reduction services as a vehicle to help clients. 

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Use their lived experience as the basis for providing effective prevention, harm reduction, outreach, patient-navigation and/or self-management services to clients;
  2. List core competencies of AIDS Institute peer workers and identify required trainings to build skills in each competency;
  3. Recall the NYS AIDS Institute Peer Worker Code of Ethics;
  4. Maintain confidentiality and appropriate boundaries when working with clients;
  5. Work effectively as a member of their agency’s care team;
  6. Follow-best practices for documenting the services they provide to clients;
  7. Participate effectively in case conferences with other professionals;
  8. Explore issues related to employment as a peer worker;
  9. Identify self-care strategies to address work-related stress.

AIDS Institute Peer Worker Certification Process

AIDS Institute peer workers are individuals with the lived experience of HIV, Hepatitis C or accessing harm reduction services.  The AIDS Institute will offer specific tracks to certify individuals as: 1) HIV Peer Worker, 2) Hepatitis C Peer Worker, or 3) Harm Reduction Peer Worker.  Individuals may choose more than one track.  Certified peer workers must complete a series of required professional trainings totaling a minimum of 90 hours. The required trainings prepare peer workers to assist clients with HIV/HCV/STD prevention, harm reduction, outreach, patient navigation and/or self-management services.  To become certified as an AIDS Institute Peer Worker, individuals must pass a knowledge test, abide by the NYS AIDS Institute Peer Worker Code of Ethics and successfully complete a practicum.  The AIDS Institute peer certification process is intended to be a vehicle to improve client services as well as create employment opportunities for people with HIV and HCV. For more information about becoming an AIDS Institute Peer Worker please visit: www.hivtrianingny.org/abcdefg   

Intended Audience

  • The training is intended for individuals who are currently employed as a peer worker or have been selected by an agency for possible employment as a peer worker.   

Prerequisites:

  • Completion of a community-based peer recovery or peer readiness training or preparation of an HIV/HCV/harm reduction treatment experience statement
  • Completion of at least three core courses from the required peer certification training list
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NYS AIDS Institute Pre-Certification Peer Worker Training

The New York State Department of Health is pleased to announce that, beginning in early 2016, there will be a formal process for certifying individuals as AIDS Institute Peer Workers. 

This three-day training is intended for people seeking to become NYS AIDS Institute Certified Peer Workers who are either currently employed as a Peer Worker or who have been selected by an agency for possible future employment as a Peer Worker. The interactive training helps participants build the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to use their lived experience of HIV, HCV or accessing harm reduction services as a vehicle to help clients. 

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Use their lived experience as the basis for providing effective prevention, harm reduction, outreach, patient-navigation and/or self-management services to clients;
  2. List core competencies of AIDS Institute peer workers and identify required trainings to build skills in each competency;
  3. Recall the NYS AIDS Institute Peer Worker Code of Ethics;
  4. Maintain confidentiality and appropriate boundaries when working with clients;
  5. Work effectively as a member of their agency’s care team;
  6. Follow-best practices for documenting the services they provide to clients;
  7. Participate effectively in case conferences with other professionals;
  8. Explore issues related to employment as a peer worker;
  9. Identify self-care strategies to address work-related stress.

AIDS Institute Peer Worker Certification Process

AIDS Institute peer workers are individuals with the lived experience of HIV, Hepatitis C or accessing harm reduction services.  The AIDS Institute will offer specific tracks to certify individuals as: 1) HIV Peer Worker, 2) Hepatitis C Peer Worker, or 3) Harm Reduction Peer Worker.  Individuals may choose more than one track.  Certified peer workers must complete a series of required professional trainings totaling a minimum of 90 hours. The required trainings prepare peer workers to assist clients with HIV/HCV/STD prevention, harm reduction, outreach, patient navigation and/or self-management services.  To become certified as an AIDS Institute Peer Worker, individuals must pass a knowledge test, abide by the NYS AIDS Institute Peer Worker Code of Ethics and successfully complete a practicum.  The AIDS Institute peer certification process is intended to be a vehicle to improve client services as well as create employment opportunities for people with HIV and HCV. For more information about becoming an AIDS Institute Peer Worker please visit: www.hivtrianingny.org/abcdefg   

Intended Audience

  • The training is intended for individuals who are currently employed as a peer worker or have been selected by an agency for possible employment as a peer worker.   

Prerequisites:

  • Completion of a community-based peer recovery or peer readiness training or preparation of an HIV/HCV/harm reduction treatment experience statement
  • Completion of at least three core courses from the required peer certification training list
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New! 'Health Insurance Options for People Living with HIV'
  Description:

Access to health coverage, including resources to pay for medical appointments, laboratory testing and medications, is a critical component in supporting access to health care and treatment adherence for people living with HIV/AIDS.  This training will provide a comprehensive overview of the health coverage options available and will prepare non-clinical providers and clinical providers to help people living with HIV apply for, and understand, their health coverage options.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Recall income and other eligibility requirements for the full range of health coverage options including Medicaid, Medicare, employment-based health coverage, New York State of Health – New York’s official health plan marketplace and HIV Uninsured Care Programs (AIDS Drug Assistance Program);
  2. Differentiate between Medicaid coverage options including HIV Special Needs Plans, Health Homes, Medicaid Managed Care and Medicaid fee for service;
  3. Recall the range of options available under the HIV Uninsured Care Programs and define how these options interface with other coverage options, such as the NYS of Health marketplace, Medicaid and others;
  4. Assist clients with navigating through difficulties related to health coverage of pharmacy benefits and accessing medications in a timely manner;
  5. Assist clients with issues related to accessing behavioral health services, including drug treatment and mental health services;
  6. Support clients through challenges related to transitions in health coverage, for example, when leaving a correctional facility, changes in employment status and transition into Medicare as one ages.

 

Target Audience:  Support services providers and clinical providers who work with people living with HIV; anyone in a position to assist people with HIV in accessing health coverage

Prerequisite:  None

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Access to health coverage, including resources to pay for medical appointments, laboratory testing and medications, is a critical component in supporting access to health care and treatment adherence for people living with HIV/AIDS.  This training will provide a comprehensive overview of the health coverage options available and will prepare non-clinical providers and clinical providers to help people living with HIV apply for, and understand, their health coverage options.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Recall income and other eligibility requirements for the full range of health coverage options including Medicaid, Medicare, employment-based health coverage, New York State of Health – New York’s official health plan marketplace and HIV Uninsured Care Programs (AIDS Drug Assistance Program);
  2. Differentiate between Medicaid coverage options including HIV Special Needs Plans, Health Homes, Medicaid Managed Care and Medicaid fee for service;
  3. Recall the range of options available under the HIV Uninsured Care Programs and define how these options interface with other coverage options, such as the NYS of Health marketplace, Medicaid and others;
  4. Assist clients with navigating through difficulties related to health coverage of pharmacy benefits and accessing medications in a timely manner;
  5. Assist clients with issues related to accessing behavioral health services, including drug treatment and mental health services;
  6. Support clients through challenges related to transitions in health coverage, for example, when leaving a correctional facility, changes in employment status and transition into Medicare as one ages.

 

Target Audience:  Support services providers and clinical providers who work with people living with HIV; anyone in a position to assist people with HIV in accessing health coverage

Prerequisite:  None

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New! 'Living Positively: A Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop Series'
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New! 'Webinar: LGBT Cultural Competency '
  Description:

This two hour webinar is designed to build the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to enable non-physician health and human services providers to deliver culturally competent services to the diverse range of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) clients they serve.  This interactive training will help providers identify best practices for creating a welcoming and safe environment for LGBTQ clients.  It will also help participants identify communication skills needed for effective engagement of the wide range of LGBTQ clients at risk for, or living with, HIV, STIs or Hepatitis C.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • define various gender and sexuality terminologies, including identities and concepts, used in LGBTQ communities.
  • differentiate sex, gender identity and recognize the sexual orientation as their own distinct concepts and that they exist on a continuum.
  • distinguish between various forms of oppression experienced by LGBTQ people and how these levels are interconnected.
  • understand the concepts of unexamined privilege and its relationship with oppression.
  • reflect on and identify one’s own privileges and types of oppression in professional settings and how their privilege/oppression affects their client/provider relationship.
  • define social determinants of health
  • identify reasons why LGBTQ people are disproportionately at risk based on social determinants of health
  • recognize specific LGBTQ health disparities among various LGBTQ subpopulations.
  • describe protective factors for LGBTQ people that counter health risks.
  • identify strategies that organizations/agencies can adopt or create to ensure safe and welcoming environment for LGBTQ clients/patients and staff.

Prerequisite:  Additional trainings are not required to attend this course.

Target Audience:  This training is for non-clinical health and human service providers who work with LGBTQ clients or patients.

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This two hour webinar is designed to build the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to enable non-physician health and human services providers to deliver culturally competent services to the diverse range of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) clients they serve.  This interactive training will help providers identify best practices for creating a welcoming and safe environment for LGBTQ clients.  It will also help participants identify communication skills needed for effective engagement of the wide range of LGBTQ clients at risk for, or living with, HIV, STIs or Hepatitis C.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • define various gender and sexuality terminologies, including identities and concepts, used in LGBTQ communities.
  • differentiate sex, gender identity and recognize the sexual orientation as their own distinct concepts and that they exist on a continuum.
  • distinguish between various forms of oppression experienced by LGBTQ people and how these levels are interconnected.
  • understand the concepts of unexamined privilege and its relationship with oppression.
  • reflect on and identify one’s own privileges and types of oppression in professional settings and how their privilege/oppression affects their client/provider relationship.
  • define social determinants of health
  • identify reasons why LGBTQ people are disproportionately at risk based on social determinants of health
  • recognize specific LGBTQ health disparities among various LGBTQ subpopulations.
  • describe protective factors for LGBTQ people that counter health risks.
  • identify strategies that organizations/agencies can adopt or create to ensure safe and welcoming environment for LGBTQ clients/patients and staff.

Prerequisite:  Additional trainings are not required to attend this course.

Target Audience:  This training is for non-clinical health and human service providers who work with LGBTQ clients or patients.

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New! 'Webinar: Role of Non-clinicians in Promoting Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)'
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       'Peer Navigation to Improve Health Outcomes'
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New! 'ETE Webinar Series: Criminal Justice System'
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About this Webinar Series

The AIDS Institute is pleased to announce a webinar series designed to engage a wide range of health and human services providers and consumers in discussing how they can take action in their communities to implement the recommendations outlined in the 2015 Blueprint For Achieving the Goals Set Forth by Governor Cuomo to End the Epidemic in New York State by the end of 2020.

This goals of this webinar series are to:

1. Engage stakeholders in discussions about their role in implementing the Blueprint.
2. Bring attention to recommendations in the plan related to specific vulnerable populations.
3. Share innovative strategies for HIV prevention, testing and linkage/retention in care.

This session will explore the following questions:

  • What are the ETE recommendations for the Criminal Justice System?
  • How can we improve testing, prevention and linkage to care for people who interact with the criminal justice system?

To access the Ending the Epidemic blue print on the department website,  click here

 

 

 

 

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About this Webinar Series

The AIDS Institute is pleased to announce a webinar series designed to engage a wide range of health and human services providers and consumers in discussing how they can take action in their communities to implement the recommendations outlined in the 2015 Blueprint For Achieving the Goals Set Forth by Governor Cuomo to End the Epidemic in New York State by the end of 2020.

This goals of this webinar series are to:

1. Engage stakeholders in discussions about their role in implementing the Blueprint.
2. Bring attention to recommendations in the plan related to specific vulnerable populations.
3. Share innovative strategies for HIV prevention, testing and linkage/retention in care.

This session will explore the following questions:

  • What are the ETE recommendations for the Criminal Justice System?
  • How can we improve testing, prevention and linkage to care for people who interact with the criminal justice system?

To access the Ending the Epidemic blue print on the department website,  click here

 

 

 

 

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New! 'ETE Webinar Series: Vocational Opportunities for People with HIV'
  Description:

About this Webinar Series
The AIDS Institute is pleased to announce a webinar series designed to engage a wide range of health and human services providers and consumers in discussing how they can take action in their communities to implement the recommendations outlined in the 2015 Blueprint For Achieving the Goals Set Forth by Governor Cuomo to End the Epidemic in New York State by the end of 2020.
 
This goals of this webinar series are to:
1. Engage stakeholders in discussions about their role in implementing the Blueprint.
2. Bring attention to recommendations in the plan related to specific vulnerable populations.
3. Share innovative strategies for HIV prevention, testing and linkage/retention in care.
 

Topics to be addressed during this webinar include: 

• Why is creating employment opportunities considered an important part of the plan to end the epidemic?
• What programs exist to help people with HIV transition to work?
• How might employment impact health, housing and other benefits?

To access the Ending the Epidemic blueprint on the department website, click here. 

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About this Webinar Series
The AIDS Institute is pleased to announce a webinar series designed to engage a wide range of health and human services providers and consumers in discussing how they can take action in their communities to implement the recommendations outlined in the 2015 Blueprint For Achieving the Goals Set Forth by Governor Cuomo to End the Epidemic in New York State by the end of 2020.
 
This goals of this webinar series are to:
1. Engage stakeholders in discussions about their role in implementing the Blueprint.
2. Bring attention to recommendations in the plan related to specific vulnerable populations.
3. Share innovative strategies for HIV prevention, testing and linkage/retention in care.
 

Topics to be addressed during this webinar include: 

• Why is creating employment opportunities considered an important part of the plan to end the epidemic?
• What programs exist to help people with HIV transition to work?
• How might employment impact health, housing and other benefits?

To access the Ending the Epidemic blueprint on the department website, click here. 

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New! 'ETE Webinar Series: Older Adults'
  Description:

About this Webinar Series
The AIDS Institute is pleased to announce a webinar series designed to engage a wide range of health and human services providers and consumers in discussing how they can take action in their communities to implement the recommendations outlined in the 2015 Blueprint For Achieving the Goals Set Forth by Governor Cuomo to End the Epidemic in New York State by the end of 2020.
 
This goals of this webinar series are to:
1. Engage stakeholders in discussions about their role in implementing the Blueprint.
2. Bring attention to recommendations in the plan related to specific vulnerable populations.
3. Share innovative strategies for HIV prevention, testing and linkage/retention in care.
 

Specific topics to be addressed during this webinar will include:

  • What are the ETE recommendations related to older people?
  • How can we improve, testing, prevention and linkage for care services for older adults?

To access the Ending the Epidemic blueprint on the department website, click here.

 

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About this Webinar Series
The AIDS Institute is pleased to announce a webinar series designed to engage a wide range of health and human services providers and consumers in discussing how they can take action in their communities to implement the recommendations outlined in the 2015 Blueprint For Achieving the Goals Set Forth by Governor Cuomo to End the Epidemic in New York State by the end of 2020.
 
This goals of this webinar series are to:
1. Engage stakeholders in discussions about their role in implementing the Blueprint.
2. Bring attention to recommendations in the plan related to specific vulnerable populations.
3. Share innovative strategies for HIV prevention, testing and linkage/retention in care.
 

Specific topics to be addressed during this webinar will include:

  • What are the ETE recommendations related to older people?
  • How can we improve, testing, prevention and linkage for care services for older adults?

To access the Ending the Epidemic blueprint on the department website, click here.

 

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New! 'ETE Webinar Series: Achieving Viral Suppression Among Women'
  Description:

About this Webinar Series
The AIDS Institute is pleased to announce a webinar series designed to engage a wide range of health and human services providers and consumers in discussing how they can take action in their communities to implement the recommendations outlined in the 2015 Blueprint For Achieving the Goals Set Forth by Governor Cuomo to End the Epidemic in New York State by the end of 2020.
 
This goals of this webinar series are to:
1. Engage stakeholders in discussions about their role in implementing the Blueprint.
2. Bring attention to recommendations in the plan related to specific vulnerable populations.
3. Share innovative strategies for HIV prevention, testing and linkage/retention in care.
 

Specific topics to be addressed during this webinar include:

  • What are the unique clinical and counseling considerations for women?
  • What steps do clinical settings need to take to be prepared?
  • How can we ensure that women who can benefit from PrEP and PEP learn about these interventions?

To access the Ending the Epidemic blueprint on the department website, click here

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About this Webinar Series
The AIDS Institute is pleased to announce a webinar series designed to engage a wide range of health and human services providers and consumers in discussing how they can take action in their communities to implement the recommendations outlined in the 2015 Blueprint For Achieving the Goals Set Forth by Governor Cuomo to End the Epidemic in New York State by the end of 2020.
 
This goals of this webinar series are to:
1. Engage stakeholders in discussions about their role in implementing the Blueprint.
2. Bring attention to recommendations in the plan related to specific vulnerable populations.
3. Share innovative strategies for HIV prevention, testing and linkage/retention in care.
 

Specific topics to be addressed during this webinar include:

  • What are the unique clinical and counseling considerations for women?
  • What steps do clinical settings need to take to be prepared?
  • How can we ensure that women who can benefit from PrEP and PEP learn about these interventions?

To access the Ending the Epidemic blueprint on the department website, click here

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New! 'Webcast - Ending the AIDS Epidemic: New York's Plan'
  Description:

This webcast reviews the three pillars of New York's plan to end the AIDS epidemic by 2020 and describes the critical developments in medicine, program and community partnerships which have brought us to the point where the end of the epidemic is in sight.

The archived webcast is presented in seven easy to view segments. You may view them in order or select the segment you would like view.

Part 1: Executive Summary of New York State’s Plan to End the AIDS Epidemic:

Featuring AIDS Institute Director, Dan O’Connell, this segment provides an overview of how New York’s history of success addressing HIV/AIDS has placed our state in the position of establishing a realistic, achievable plan to end the AIDS epidemic by 2020.  9 minutes  https://vimeo.com/user10743943/review/115345887/182652a7a5

 

Part 2: HIV/AIDS - The History and The Future: Personal Reflections

Featuring Charles King, long time AIDS activist and Kalvin Leveille, co-chair of the Statewide AIDS Service Delivery Consortium Advisroy Group, this moving video provides a look back at the early days of the epidemic and outlines two community leaders’ perspectives on what it means to be working to end the epidemic.  11 minutes  https://vimeo.com/user10743943/review/115346512/4d78bb84a3

 

Part 3: Epidemiology

Lou Smith, MD, Director of the AIDS Institute’s Division of Epidemiology, Evaluation and Research provides an overview of the latest data regarding HIV/AIDS, including a review of the 2012 cascade of care and insights into where we must focus our prevention efforts to address trends in new infections.  12 minutes. https://vimeo.com/user10743943/review/115347811/25179050b0

 

Part 4: Update on HIV Testing and Treatment

Antonio Urbina, MD, Director, Spencer Cox Center for Health describes advances in HIV treatment, updated clinical guidelines on when to initiate HIV treatment and the results of HIV Prevention Trials Network 052.  Johanne Morne, Director of the AIDS Institute’s Office of Planning and Community Affairs, provides information regarding the 2014 update to New York’s HIV testing law.  30 minutes https://vimeo.com/user10743943/review/115348750/e764e69937

 

Part 5: Pre-exposure Prophylaxis for HIV

Roberto Corrales, DO, Senior Director of HIV Medicine and Research at Trillium Health, provides an overview of the efficacy of PrEP and shares his experience as a clinical provider managing patients on PrEP.  18 minutes https://vimeo.com/user10743943/review/115349537/90412dfbc4

 

Part 6: The Role of Community Based Organizations in Ending the AIDS Epidemic

Gabby Santos, Director of Health Services at In our Own Voices, (a community based organization serving LGBT people of color in Albany), and Mara San-Antonio Gaddy, Bureau Director in the AIDS Institute’s Division of HIV, STD, Hepatitis Prevention, will review how community organizations can play a critical role in the effort to end the epidemic   Resources to assist CBOs will be shared.  30 minutes https://vimeo.com/user10743943/review/115350057/16f1f8e4b3

 

Part 7: Overview of New York's Ending the Epidemic Blueprint

This narrated powerpoint provides an overview of the recommendations outlined in the Ending the Epidemic Blueprint that was developed by the Ending the Epidemic Task Force, which was appointed by Governor Cuomo. The Blueprint provides a comprehensive and specfiic plan of recommendations to accomplish the goal of reducing new infections to fewer than 750 per year by 2020.  18 minutes http://www.hivtrainingny.org/Instant_Trainings/ETE_Overview_Blueprint/ETE_OverviewBlueprint.html

 

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This webcast reviews the three pillars of New York's plan to end the AIDS epidemic by 2020 and describes the critical developments in medicine, program and community partnerships which have brought us to the point where the end of the epidemic is in sight.

The archived webcast is presented in seven easy to view segments. You may view them in order or select the segment you would like view.

Part 1: Executive Summary of New York State’s Plan to End the AIDS Epidemic:

Featuring AIDS Institute Director, Dan O’Connell, this segment provides an overview of how New York’s history of success addressing HIV/AIDS has placed our state in the position of establishing a realistic, achievable plan to end the AIDS epidemic by 2020.  9 minutes  https://vimeo.com/user10743943/review/115345887/182652a7a5

 

Part 2: HIV/AIDS - The History and The Future: Personal Reflections

Featuring Charles King, long time AIDS activist and Kalvin Leveille, co-chair of the Statewide AIDS Service Delivery Consortium Advisroy Group, this moving video provides a look back at the early days of the epidemic and outlines two community leaders’ perspectives on what it means to be working to end the epidemic.  11 minutes  https://vimeo.com/user10743943/review/115346512/4d78bb84a3

 

Part 3: Epidemiology

Lou Smith, MD, Director of the AIDS Institute’s Division of Epidemiology, Evaluation and Research provides an overview of the latest data regarding HIV/AIDS, including a review of the 2012 cascade of care and insights into where we must focus our prevention efforts to address trends in new infections.  12 minutes. https://vimeo.com/user10743943/review/115347811/25179050b0

 

Part 4: Update on HIV Testing and Treatment

Antonio Urbina, MD, Director, Spencer Cox Center for Health describes advances in HIV treatment, updated clinical guidelines on when to initiate HIV treatment and the results of HIV Prevention Trials Network 052.  Johanne Morne, Director of the AIDS Institute’s Office of Planning and Community Affairs, provides information regarding the 2014 update to New York’s HIV testing law.  30 minutes https://vimeo.com/user10743943/review/115348750/e764e69937

 

Part 5: Pre-exposure Prophylaxis for HIV

Roberto Corrales, DO, Senior Director of HIV Medicine and Research at Trillium Health, provides an overview of the efficacy of PrEP and shares his experience as a clinical provider managing patients on PrEP.  18 minutes https://vimeo.com/user10743943/review/115349537/90412dfbc4

 

Part 6: The Role of Community Based Organizations in Ending the AIDS Epidemic

Gabby Santos, Director of Health Services at In our Own Voices, (a community based organization serving LGBT people of color in Albany), and Mara San-Antonio Gaddy, Bureau Director in the AIDS Institute’s Division of HIV, STD, Hepatitis Prevention, will review how community organizations can play a critical role in the effort to end the epidemic   Resources to assist CBOs will be shared.  30 minutes https://vimeo.com/user10743943/review/115350057/16f1f8e4b3

 

Part 7: Overview of New York's Ending the Epidemic Blueprint

This narrated powerpoint provides an overview of the recommendations outlined in the Ending the Epidemic Blueprint that was developed by the Ending the Epidemic Task Force, which was appointed by Governor Cuomo. The Blueprint provides a comprehensive and specfiic plan of recommendations to accomplish the goal of reducing new infections to fewer than 750 per year by 2020.  18 minutes http://www.hivtrainingny.org/Instant_Trainings/ETE_Overview_Blueprint/ETE_OverviewBlueprint.html

 

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New! 'Medicaid w/Medicare:Coordinating Benefits for HIV+ Dual Eligibles'
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This 90-minute webinar will provide a basic explanation of how these two programs fit together for individuals living with HIV that are eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare (dual eligibles), with special emphasis on the Medicare Part D drug benefit and how to best coordinate that coverage with other public health programs in New York State, like ADAP, EPIC and Medicaid. Empire Justice will also discuss the problems clients are likely to encounter in applying for the Part D’s low-income subsidy and identify advocacy strategies for to maximize help with prescription drug costs.

Prerequisite: None

Audience: Health or social services providers and legal advocates who work with or advocate for people with HIV/AIDS.

Presenter: Cathy Roberts, Trilby deJung
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This 90-minute webinar will provide a basic explanation of how these two programs fit together for individuals living with HIV that are eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare (dual eligibles), with special emphasis on the Medicare Part D drug benefit and how to best coordinate that coverage with other public health programs in New York State, like ADAP, EPIC and Medicaid. Empire Justice will also discuss the problems clients are likely to encounter in applying for the Part D’s low-income subsidy and identify advocacy strategies for to maximize help with prescription drug costs.

Prerequisite: None

Audience: Health or social services providers and legal advocates who work with or advocate for people with HIV/AIDS.

Presenter: Cathy Roberts, Trilby deJung
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New! 'Promoting Health Care Coverage for People Living with HIV/AIDS in New York State'
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This one-day training is designed to assist  health and human service providers better understand issues related to access to health coverage, including resources to pay for medical appointments, laboratory testing and medications, is a critical component for ensuring that people with HIV can get treatment to promote health and achieve viral suppression.  This training will provide a comprehensive overview of health coverage options for people with HIV and discuss how being enrolled in a health plan does not guarantee that a client is prepared to access the full range of available benefits. Maintaining health coverage through major life changes can present a significant challenge for people living with HIV.  Loss of coverage or lapses in coverage can result in interruption of treatment, lack of access to medication and a myriad of negative health outcomes.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Define the myriad of key terms used by health plans that consumers should be understand;
  • Recall income and other eligibility requirements for the full range of health coverage options including Medicaid, Medicare, employment based health coverage, New York State of Health – New York’s official health plan marketplace and HIV Uninsured Care programs (ADIS Drug Assistance Program);
  • Understanding the health plan’s HIV formulary and pharmacy benefits;
  • Accessing primary care and specialty services, including behavioral health services;
  • Navigating changes in employment and health coverage;
  • Qualifying life events, such as marriage, divorce, death of a partner and others;
  • Open enrollment periods, re-certifications, etc.

Prerequisite:  None

Audience: All non-physician health and human service providers who work with people living with HIV.

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This one-day training is designed to assist  health and human service providers better understand issues related to access to health coverage, including resources to pay for medical appointments, laboratory testing and medications, is a critical component for ensuring that people with HIV can get treatment to promote health and achieve viral suppression.  This training will provide a comprehensive overview of health coverage options for people with HIV and discuss how being enrolled in a health plan does not guarantee that a client is prepared to access the full range of available benefits. Maintaining health coverage through major life changes can present a significant challenge for people living with HIV.  Loss of coverage or lapses in coverage can result in interruption of treatment, lack of access to medication and a myriad of negative health outcomes.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Define the myriad of key terms used by health plans that consumers should be understand;
  • Recall income and other eligibility requirements for the full range of health coverage options including Medicaid, Medicare, employment based health coverage, New York State of Health – New York’s official health plan marketplace and HIV Uninsured Care programs (ADIS Drug Assistance Program);
  • Understanding the health plan’s HIV formulary and pharmacy benefits;
  • Accessing primary care and specialty services, including behavioral health services;
  • Navigating changes in employment and health coverage;
  • Qualifying life events, such as marriage, divorce, death of a partner and others;
  • Open enrollment periods, re-certifications, etc.

Prerequisite:  None

Audience: All non-physician health and human service providers who work with people living with HIV.

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       'Supporting Sexual Health Among Young MSM of Color'
  Description:

 

This one-day training will explore the social factors that impact sexual and substance use behaviors among young men who have sex with men (MSM) of color. Health and human services providers will examine how these factors contribute to high rates of sexual and substance use risk behaviors among HIV positive and HIV negative MSM of color.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Recall the range of diverse identities, lifestyles and cultures of young YMSM of color
  • Identify the social stressors and other internal and external influences experienced by young YMSM of color including stigma, discrimination and internalized homophobia and how they can create conditions that impact risk-taking behavior
  • Describe the components of sexual health for YMSM of color that impact health and sexual behaviors
  • Discuss the influence of social media around risk-taking behaviors and sexual health messages
  • Identify strategies for engaging YMSM of color into sexual health services and how engagement is impacted by the principles of participation, accessibility, and equity
  • Practice communicating about key prevention strategies such as status disclosure, treatment adherence, strategic positioning, early identification and treatment of STIs and others.

Prerequisite: Prior attendance at the AIDS Institute training titled “Sex, Gender and HIV.”

Audience: Health and human services providers who work with young MSM of color.

Continuing Education Credits:

This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

Related Consumer Educational Materials:

RU + Take the Time. Take the Test. Take Charge: https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9619.pdf

Your Brother’s Care: Getting Help for HIV (booklet): https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/0215.pdf

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This one-day training will explore the social factors that impact sexual and substance use behaviors among young men who have sex with men (MSM) of color. Health and human services providers will examine how these factors contribute to high rates of sexual and substance use risk behaviors among HIV positive and HIV negative MSM of color.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Recall the range of diverse identities, lifestyles and cultures of young YMSM of color
  • Identify the social stressors and other internal and external influences experienced by young YMSM of color including stigma, discrimination and internalized homophobia and how they can create conditions that impact risk-taking behavior
  • Describe the components of sexual health for YMSM of color that impact health and sexual behaviors
  • Discuss the influence of social media around risk-taking behaviors and sexual health messages
  • Identify strategies for engaging YMSM of color into sexual health services and how engagement is impacted by the principles of participation, accessibility, and equity
  • Practice communicating about key prevention strategies such as status disclosure, treatment adherence, strategic positioning, early identification and treatment of STIs and others.

Prerequisite: Prior attendance at the AIDS Institute training titled “Sex, Gender and HIV.”

Audience: Health and human services providers who work with young MSM of color.

Continuing Education Credits:

This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

Related Consumer Educational Materials:

RU + Take the Time. Take the Test. Take Charge: https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9619.pdf

Your Brother’s Care: Getting Help for HIV (booklet): https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/0215.pdf

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       'Recognizing and Supporting the Assets of Young Gay Men and YMSM'
  Description:

This half-day training will explore how non-physician health and human service providers can utilize a strength-based approach to identify the assets, strengths, and resiliencies of young gay men and MSM. This training will emphasize the tenets of Positive Youth Development (PYD), adolescent development and sexual identity development and their correlation to recognizing and supporting the assets of Young Gay Men and MSM.  By explicating the assets, strengths and resiliencies that young gay men and MSM possess, providers can employ them in empowering young gay men and MSM to maximize their health and wellness.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the components of a strength-based framework.
  • Discuss the importance of a strength-based perspective when working with young gay men and MSM.
  • Recall the tenets of positive youth development (pyd), adolescent development, and sexual identity development and how they can be integrated into identifying the assets, strengths, and resiliencies of young gay men and MSM.
  • Identify strength-based strategies that can be employed in working with young gay men and MSM to support their sexual health and wellness.

Prerequisite: There is no prerequisite to attend this course.  It is strongly recommended that participants previously attended the training titled: Supporting Sexual Health Among YMSM of Color

Target Audience: Non-physician health and human service providers who work with young gay men and YMSM

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This half-day training will explore how non-physician health and human service providers can utilize a strength-based approach to identify the assets, strengths, and resiliencies of young gay men and MSM. This training will emphasize the tenets of Positive Youth Development (PYD), adolescent development and sexual identity development and their correlation to recognizing and supporting the assets of Young Gay Men and MSM.  By explicating the assets, strengths and resiliencies that young gay men and MSM possess, providers can employ them in empowering young gay men and MSM to maximize their health and wellness.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the components of a strength-based framework.
  • Discuss the importance of a strength-based perspective when working with young gay men and MSM.
  • Recall the tenets of positive youth development (pyd), adolescent development, and sexual identity development and how they can be integrated into identifying the assets, strengths, and resiliencies of young gay men and MSM.
  • Identify strength-based strategies that can be employed in working with young gay men and MSM to support their sexual health and wellness.

Prerequisite: There is no prerequisite to attend this course.  It is strongly recommended that participants previously attended the training titled: Supporting Sexual Health Among YMSM of Color

Target Audience: Non-physician health and human service providers who work with young gay men and YMSM

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New! 'LGBT Cultural Competency'
  Description:

This one-day training is designed to build the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to enable non-physician health and human services providers to deliver culturally competent services to the diverse range of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) clients they serve.  This interactive training will help providers identify best practices for creating a welcoming and safe environment for LGBTQ clients.  It will also help participants identify communication skills needed for effective engagement of the wide range of LGBTQ clients at risk for, or living with, HIV, STIs or Hepatitis C.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • define various gender and sexuality terminologies, including identities and concepts, used in LGBTQ communities.
  • differentiate sex, gender identity and recognize the sexual orientation as their own distinct concepts and that they exist on a continuum.
  • distinguish between various forms of oppression experienced by LGBTQ people and how these levels are interconnected.
  • understand the concepts of unexamined privilege and its relationship with oppression.
  • reflect on and identify one’s own privileges and types of oppression in professional settings and how their privilege/oppression affects their client/provider relationship.
  • define social determinants of health
  • identify reasons why LGBTQ people are disproportionately at risk based on social determinants of health
  • recognize specific LGBTQ health disparities among various LGBTQ subpopulations.
  • describe protective factors for LGBTQ people that counter health risks.
  • identify strategies that organizations/agencies can adopt or create to ensure safe and welcoming environment for LGBTQ clients/patients and staff.

Prerequisite:  Additional trainings are not required to attend this course.

Target Audience:  This training is for non-clinical health and human service providers who work with LGBTQ clients or patients.

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This one-day training is designed to build the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to enable non-physician health and human services providers to deliver culturally competent services to the diverse range of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) clients they serve.  This interactive training will help providers identify best practices for creating a welcoming and safe environment for LGBTQ clients.  It will also help participants identify communication skills needed for effective engagement of the wide range of LGBTQ clients at risk for, or living with, HIV, STIs or Hepatitis C.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • define various gender and sexuality terminologies, including identities and concepts, used in LGBTQ communities.
  • differentiate sex, gender identity and recognize the sexual orientation as their own distinct concepts and that they exist on a continuum.
  • distinguish between various forms of oppression experienced by LGBTQ people and how these levels are interconnected.
  • understand the concepts of unexamined privilege and its relationship with oppression.
  • reflect on and identify one’s own privileges and types of oppression in professional settings and how their privilege/oppression affects their client/provider relationship.
  • define social determinants of health
  • identify reasons why LGBTQ people are disproportionately at risk based on social determinants of health
  • recognize specific LGBTQ health disparities among various LGBTQ subpopulations.
  • describe protective factors for LGBTQ people that counter health risks.
  • identify strategies that organizations/agencies can adopt or create to ensure safe and welcoming environment for LGBTQ clients/patients and staff.

Prerequisite:  Additional trainings are not required to attend this course.

Target Audience:  This training is for non-clinical health and human service providers who work with LGBTQ clients or patients.

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New! 'Role of Non-clinicians in Promoting PrEP'
  Description:

Pre-exposure prophylaxis is an important addition to the HIV prevention toolbox, especially for individuals at highest risk of acquiring HIV. This half-day training will prepare non-clinical health and human services providers to educate their communities about PrEP, work with clinical providers to expand access to PrEP and provide support to clients who are taking PrEP.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Deliver culturally relevant educational messages about PrEP to clients who may benefit from this intervention;
  • Discuss the efficacy of PrEP in terms that clients can understand;
  • Refer clients to a host of NYS, NYC, national and local resources regarding PrEP including the PrEP/PEP Voluntary Provider Directory;
  • Identify resources to assist clients with reimbursement for PrEP medication, medical appointments, HIV/STD testing and other prevention tools such as condoms, sterile syringes, etc.;
  • Integrate messages about PrEP into HIV/STD testing and other prevention services offered by the organization;
  • Assist clients on PrEP with behavioral counseling and support daily adherence to the medication;

Partner with local providers that prescribe PrEP to promote easy access to PrEP

Target Audience

The principle target audience is non-clinical health and human services staff who:

  • are involved in offering HIV testing, harm reduction counseling, prevention services, community outreach or adherence support
  • work with individuals at high risk for HIV who have an opportunity to provide education or support regarding PrEP
  • who work in clinical settings who may have an opportunity to provide education or support around PrEP

Prerequisite:

Participants should have prior basic training on HIV and STDs.

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Pre-exposure prophylaxis is an important addition to the HIV prevention toolbox, especially for individuals at highest risk of acquiring HIV. This half-day training will prepare non-clinical health and human services providers to educate their communities about PrEP, work with clinical providers to expand access to PrEP and provide support to clients who are taking PrEP.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Deliver culturally relevant educational messages about PrEP to clients who may benefit from this intervention;
  • Discuss the efficacy of PrEP in terms that clients can understand;
  • Refer clients to a host of NYS, NYC, national and local resources regarding PrEP including the PrEP/PEP Voluntary Provider Directory;
  • Identify resources to assist clients with reimbursement for PrEP medication, medical appointments, HIV/STD testing and other prevention tools such as condoms, sterile syringes, etc.;
  • Integrate messages about PrEP into HIV/STD testing and other prevention services offered by the organization;
  • Assist clients on PrEP with behavioral counseling and support daily adherence to the medication;

Partner with local providers that prescribe PrEP to promote easy access to PrEP

Target Audience

The principle target audience is non-clinical health and human services staff who:

  • are involved in offering HIV testing, harm reduction counseling, prevention services, community outreach or adherence support
  • work with individuals at high risk for HIV who have an opportunity to provide education or support regarding PrEP
  • who work in clinical settings who may have an opportunity to provide education or support around PrEP

Prerequisite:

Participants should have prior basic training on HIV and STDs.

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       'HIV Testing in NYS'
  Description:

This three-hour training will provide information about New York State Public Health Law related to HIV testing and will provide staff who offer HIV testing in clinical and community based settings with a host of free New York State resources related to HIV testing.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Recall the settings and providers that are required to offer HIV testing to all patients aged 13-64 as a routine part of health care services;
  • Recall the key points about HIV testing that must be provided before obtaining patient consent;
  • Describe the process for obtaining patient consent for HIV testing;
  • Describe the process for providing a HIV negative result;
  • Recall follow-up actions for patients with confirmed HIV positive results including case reporting responsibilities and the requirement of arranging for follow-up HIV care (with patient’s consent);
  • Recall the confidential nature of HIV testing and the use of NYS consent forms for disclosure of HIV related information; and
  • Describe HIV testing related to occupational exposure.

Prerequisite: Although there is no prerequisite for this training, it is strongly recommended that participants have previous training in basic HIV/AIDS.

Additional Training: Participants who would like an opportunity to practice the skills associated with offering HIV testing services may choose to attend “HIV Testing: Skills Practice Session”.

Audience: Health and human services providers who offer HIV testing as part of their job responsibilities and other providers who require clarification on the 2010 HIV testing law.

Related Consumer Materials:

Say Yes to the Test (brochure): https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9678.pdf
Say Yes to the Test (poster): https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9681.pdf
Reasons to Get An HIV Test (brochure):  https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/0232.pdf
RU + ? Take the Time. Take the Test. Take Charge (booklet) : https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9619.pdf

Continuing Nurse Education Credits:

School of Public Health, University at Albany is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Association Massachusetts (ANA MASS), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.   

This offering is approved for 3 nursing contact hours.

Continuing Medical Education Credits:

The School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

School of Public Health, University at Albany designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTMPhysicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

There are no vested interests by authors, presenters or planners of this course.

Continuing OASAS Education Credits: This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 4 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

 

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This three-hour training will provide information about New York State Public Health Law related to HIV testing and will provide staff who offer HIV testing in clinical and community based settings with a host of free New York State resources related to HIV testing.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Recall the settings and providers that are required to offer HIV testing to all patients aged 13-64 as a routine part of health care services;
  • Recall the key points about HIV testing that must be provided before obtaining patient consent;
  • Describe the process for obtaining patient consent for HIV testing;
  • Describe the process for providing a HIV negative result;
  • Recall follow-up actions for patients with confirmed HIV positive results including case reporting responsibilities and the requirement of arranging for follow-up HIV care (with patient’s consent);
  • Recall the confidential nature of HIV testing and the use of NYS consent forms for disclosure of HIV related information; and
  • Describe HIV testing related to occupational exposure.

Prerequisite: Although there is no prerequisite for this training, it is strongly recommended that participants have previous training in basic HIV/AIDS.

Additional Training: Participants who would like an opportunity to practice the skills associated with offering HIV testing services may choose to attend “HIV Testing: Skills Practice Session”.

Audience: Health and human services providers who offer HIV testing as part of their job responsibilities and other providers who require clarification on the 2010 HIV testing law.

Related Consumer Materials:

Say Yes to the Test (brochure): https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9678.pdf
Say Yes to the Test (poster): https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9681.pdf
Reasons to Get An HIV Test (brochure):  https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/0232.pdf
RU + ? Take the Time. Take the Test. Take Charge (booklet) : https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9619.pdf

Continuing Nurse Education Credits:

School of Public Health, University at Albany is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Association Massachusetts (ANA MASS), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.   

This offering is approved for 3 nursing contact hours.

Continuing Medical Education Credits:

The School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

School of Public Health, University at Albany designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTMPhysicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

There are no vested interests by authors, presenters or planners of this course.

Continuing OASAS Education Credits: This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 4 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

 

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       'HIV Testing Skills Practice Session'
  Description:

This one-day training will provide participants with an opportunity to practice key skills related to offering HIV testing services.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Recall strategies for providing HIV pre-test messages to clients with special needs, including low literacy skills, limited English proficiency, issues related to capacity to consent, and other unique circumstances or needs;
  • Deliver a preliminary positive and confirmed positive HIV test result;
  • Arrange for HIV care for newly diagnosed HIV positive patients;
  • Conduct the NYS domestic violence screening protocol;
  • Recall responsibilities regarding completion of the New York State Medical Provider HIV/AIDS and Partner/Contact Report Form (DOH-4189), including making an effective referral to the appropriate partner services program; and
  • Recall the rationale and limitations of integrating HIV testing with screening for Hepatitis C and STIs.

Prerequisite: Knowledge of basic HIV/AIDS information and attendance at "HIV Testing in NYS" or an equivalent training.

Audience: All health or human services providers who offer HIV testing as part of their job responsibilities.

Continuing Nurse Education Credits:

School of Public Health, University at Albany is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Association Massachusetts (ANA MASS), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.   

This offering is approved for 6.25 nursing contact hours.

Continuing Medical Education Credits:

The School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

School of Public Health, University at Albany designates this enduring material for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTMPhysicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

There are no vested interests by authors, presenters or planners of this course.

Continuing OASAS Education Credits: This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

Related Consumer Educational Materials:
Say Yes to the Test (brochure): https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9678.pdf
Say Yes to the Test (poster): https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9681.pdf
New York State Confidentiality Law and HIV (booklet): https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9192.pdf

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This one-day training will provide participants with an opportunity to practice key skills related to offering HIV testing services.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Recall strategies for providing HIV pre-test messages to clients with special needs, including low literacy skills, limited English proficiency, issues related to capacity to consent, and other unique circumstances or needs;
  • Deliver a preliminary positive and confirmed positive HIV test result;
  • Arrange for HIV care for newly diagnosed HIV positive patients;
  • Conduct the NYS domestic violence screening protocol;
  • Recall responsibilities regarding completion of the New York State Medical Provider HIV/AIDS and Partner/Contact Report Form (DOH-4189), including making an effective referral to the appropriate partner services program; and
  • Recall the rationale and limitations of integrating HIV testing with screening for Hepatitis C and STIs.

Prerequisite: Knowledge of basic HIV/AIDS information and attendance at "HIV Testing in NYS" or an equivalent training.

Audience: All health or human services providers who offer HIV testing as part of their job responsibilities.

Continuing Nurse Education Credits:

School of Public Health, University at Albany is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Association Massachusetts (ANA MASS), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.   

This offering is approved for 6.25 nursing contact hours.

Continuing Medical Education Credits:

The School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

School of Public Health, University at Albany designates this enduring material for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTMPhysicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

There are no vested interests by authors, presenters or planners of this course.

Continuing OASAS Education Credits: This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

Related Consumer Educational Materials:
Say Yes to the Test (brochure): https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9678.pdf
Say Yes to the Test (poster): https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9681.pdf
New York State Confidentiality Law and HIV (booklet): https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9192.pdf

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       'Addressing Sexual Risk with Drug Users and their Partners '
  Description:

This one-day training will build participant knowledge and skills in offering sexual harm reduction options to substance users. Although expanded access to syringes and drug treatment options have helped people greatly reduce their substance use-related risks for HIV, the latest research shows that sexual risk behaviors play a significant role in new cases of HIV among people who use drugs and alcohol.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Recall the latest research that shows how expanded access to syringes and methadone maintenance programs has greatly reduced the number of new cases of HIV from substance use-related risk;
  • Identify and discuss sexual risk behaviors clients engage in when using drugs and alcohol;
  • Identify harm reduction strategies for reducing sexual risk among people who use drugs and alcohol; and
  • Practice harm reduction messages tailored to sexual behaviors for people who use drugs and alcohol.

Prerequisite: None.

 

Audience: All health and human services providers.

 

Continuing Education Credits:

 

This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

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This one-day training will build participant knowledge and skills in offering sexual harm reduction options to substance users. Although expanded access to syringes and drug treatment options have helped people greatly reduce their substance use-related risks for HIV, the latest research shows that sexual risk behaviors play a significant role in new cases of HIV among people who use drugs and alcohol.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Recall the latest research that shows how expanded access to syringes and methadone maintenance programs has greatly reduced the number of new cases of HIV from substance use-related risk;
  • Identify and discuss sexual risk behaviors clients engage in when using drugs and alcohol;
  • Identify harm reduction strategies for reducing sexual risk among people who use drugs and alcohol; and
  • Practice harm reduction messages tailored to sexual behaviors for people who use drugs and alcohol.

Prerequisite: None.

 

Audience: All health and human services providers.

 

Continuing Education Credits:

 

This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

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       'Legal Rights and Risks of Adolescents in the Age of AIDS'
  Description:

This three-hour training will cover the legal rights and potential liabilities of adolescents living with, at risk for or affected by HIV.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Describe when minors can, and cannot, make their own health care decisions when it comes to –
    • HIV prevention, testing, treatment, and care
    • STDs and other communicable diseases
    • Alcohol and drug problems
    • Mental health
    • Reproductive health care
  • Summarize who has the right to decide about disclosing health information about minors –
    • When their parents are in the picture
    • When foster care, school, public health, child abuse and neglect, and juvenile or criminal justice systems are involved in their lives
  • Answer adolescent clients’ and patients’ questions about their legal rights in these areas
  • Describe the legal consequences of transmitting HIV to others

Prerequisite: none

Audience: All health and human services providers who work with or advocate for youth at risk or living with HIV and/or with basic understanding of issues facing such adolescents.

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This three-hour training will cover the legal rights and potential liabilities of adolescents living with, at risk for or affected by HIV.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Describe when minors can, and cannot, make their own health care decisions when it comes to –
    • HIV prevention, testing, treatment, and care
    • STDs and other communicable diseases
    • Alcohol and drug problems
    • Mental health
    • Reproductive health care
  • Summarize who has the right to decide about disclosing health information about minors –
    • When their parents are in the picture
    • When foster care, school, public health, child abuse and neglect, and juvenile or criminal justice systems are involved in their lives
  • Answer adolescent clients’ and patients’ questions about their legal rights in these areas
  • Describe the legal consequences of transmitting HIV to others

Prerequisite: none

Audience: All health and human services providers who work with or advocate for youth at risk or living with HIV and/or with basic understanding of issues facing such adolescents.

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       'Advanced Training on the Needs of Incarcerated PLWHA Upon Community Re-entry'
  Description:

This one-day training is to increase the awareness and sensitivity of health and human service providers to the challenges of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) involved in community re-entry after release from a correctional facility. These challenges include the overlapping issues of family reunification, mental health, substance use, and need for HIV care. Best practices will be reviewed to support community re-entry and utilization of HIV medical care and other services.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the specific challenges of family reunification for people living with HIV/AIDS;
  • Describe the impact of unresolved past and possible future traumatic events;
  • Use supportive inquiry to develop a more comprehensive understanding of the overlapping challenges encountered by released people living with HIV/AIDS as well as the strengths and resources of their "families" and/or social networks;
  • Use strength-based strategies for supporting community re-entry for individuals with co-morbidities of HIV/AIDS, mental health/trauma issues, and/or substance abuse; and
  • Facilitate clients' access to HIV primary care and support services including drug treatment and overdose prevention to effectively manage challenges.

Prerequisite: It is required that participants take the AIDS Institute training, "Improving Outcomes for HIV-Positive Individuals Transitioning from Correctional Settings to the Community" before attending this training.

Audience: All health and human service providers who work directly with formerly incarcerated clients.

 

Continuing Education Credits:

 

This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

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This one-day training is to increase the awareness and sensitivity of health and human service providers to the challenges of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) involved in community re-entry after release from a correctional facility. These challenges include the overlapping issues of family reunification, mental health, substance use, and need for HIV care. Best practices will be reviewed to support community re-entry and utilization of HIV medical care and other services.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the specific challenges of family reunification for people living with HIV/AIDS;
  • Describe the impact of unresolved past and possible future traumatic events;
  • Use supportive inquiry to develop a more comprehensive understanding of the overlapping challenges encountered by released people living with HIV/AIDS as well as the strengths and resources of their "families" and/or social networks;
  • Use strength-based strategies for supporting community re-entry for individuals with co-morbidities of HIV/AIDS, mental health/trauma issues, and/or substance abuse; and
  • Facilitate clients' access to HIV primary care and support services including drug treatment and overdose prevention to effectively manage challenges.

Prerequisite: It is required that participants take the AIDS Institute training, "Improving Outcomes for HIV-Positive Individuals Transitioning from Correctional Settings to the Community" before attending this training.

Audience: All health and human service providers who work directly with formerly incarcerated clients.

 

Continuing Education Credits:

 

This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

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       'Building Bridges to Cultural Competency '
  Description:

This one-day training explores the broad definition of culture and its relationship to competent and effective health care and human service delivery.

As a result of training participants will be able to:

  • Discuss invisible privilege and its affect on both receiving and providing services;
  • Explore potential obstacles to providing effective services; and
  • Describe how these obstacles are created when diverse cultures, Western medicine and human service deliveries collide.

Prerequisite: None

Audience: All health and human service providers.

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This one-day training explores the broad definition of culture and its relationship to competent and effective health care and human service delivery.

As a result of training participants will be able to:

  • Discuss invisible privilege and its affect on both receiving and providing services;
  • Explore potential obstacles to providing effective services; and
  • Describe how these obstacles are created when diverse cultures, Western medicine and human service deliveries collide.

Prerequisite: None

Audience: All health and human service providers.

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       'Archive: Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Guidance'
  Description:

This one-hour archived webinar is from the second edition of the series: 2014 New Developments in HIV Clinical Guidelines: What Non-Clinicians Should Know to Improve Patient Care and Coordination.

This series will explore the latest HIV clinical guidelines with an emphasis on the specific knowledge that non-clinical providers should have and the actions they can undertake, to support positive health outcomes for clients.

Each monthly webinar features an engaging discussion with a leading physician who served on the NYS DOH Aids Institute Clinical Guidelines Committee that developed the clinical guideline.

 

May 2014 Topic: PrEP Guidance
Guest Presenter:
Demetre C Daskalakis, MD
Medical Director of Ambulatory HIV Services at Mount Sinai Comprehensive Health Program-Downtown

 

After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the specific guideline and information that non-clinical providers should know to help improve daily work, and
  • Identify the actions that a provider can undertake to support their clients’ positive health outcomes.

 

Target Audience: Non-physician health and human services providers including case managers, care managers, patient navigators, outreach workers, and others.

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This one-hour archived webinar is from the second edition of the series: 2014 New Developments in HIV Clinical Guidelines: What Non-Clinicians Should Know to Improve Patient Care and Coordination.

This series will explore the latest HIV clinical guidelines with an emphasis on the specific knowledge that non-clinical providers should have and the actions they can undertake, to support positive health outcomes for clients.

Each monthly webinar features an engaging discussion with a leading physician who served on the NYS DOH Aids Institute Clinical Guidelines Committee that developed the clinical guideline.

 

May 2014 Topic: PrEP Guidance
Guest Presenter:
Demetre C Daskalakis, MD
Medical Director of Ambulatory HIV Services at Mount Sinai Comprehensive Health Program-Downtown

 

After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the specific guideline and information that non-clinical providers should know to help improve daily work, and
  • Identify the actions that a provider can undertake to support their clients’ positive health outcomes.

 

Target Audience: Non-physician health and human services providers including case managers, care managers, patient navigators, outreach workers, and others.

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       'HIV Disclosure: Deciding Who & When to Tell'
  Description:

This half-day training will increase health and human services providers’ awareness of the multifaceted issues clients face when contemplating HIV status disclosure to family, friends and service providers. Participants will develop the skills necessary to conduct timely ongoing assessments and discussion of HIV status disclosure as a component of effective service planning.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits of ongoing assessment and discussion around disclosure;
  • Outline a format to help clients with effective decision-making about HIV/AIDS status disclosure, listing the benefits and limitations;
  • Explain the value of supporting a client's decision regarding disclosure; and
  • Discuss the steps involved in making the decision to disclose HIV/AIDS status to family, friends and service providers.

Prerequisite: Although there is no prerequisite for this course, it is strongly suggested that participants have previous training in HIV confidentiality and have taken the following AIDS Institute trainings: "Introduction to Case Management," "Enhancing the Partnership between Client and Case Manager" and "Serving Families: From Assessments to Service Plans."

Audience: All non-physician health and human services providers who work directly with people living with HIV.

Related Consumer Educational Materials:
Let’s Talk About You: Partner Services (booklet): https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9676.pdf
Partner Services: Patient’s Guide (brochure): https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9593.pdf

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This half-day training will increase health and human services providers’ awareness of the multifaceted issues clients face when contemplating HIV status disclosure to family, friends and service providers. Participants will develop the skills necessary to conduct timely ongoing assessments and discussion of HIV status disclosure as a component of effective service planning.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits of ongoing assessment and discussion around disclosure;
  • Outline a format to help clients with effective decision-making about HIV/AIDS status disclosure, listing the benefits and limitations;
  • Explain the value of supporting a client's decision regarding disclosure; and
  • Discuss the steps involved in making the decision to disclose HIV/AIDS status to family, friends and service providers.

Prerequisite: Although there is no prerequisite for this course, it is strongly suggested that participants have previous training in HIV confidentiality and have taken the following AIDS Institute trainings: "Introduction to Case Management," "Enhancing the Partnership between Client and Case Manager" and "Serving Families: From Assessments to Service Plans."

Audience: All non-physician health and human services providers who work directly with people living with HIV.

Related Consumer Educational Materials:
Let’s Talk About You: Partner Services (booklet): https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9676.pdf
Partner Services: Patient’s Guide (brochure): https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9593.pdf

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       'HIV and Hepatitis C Co-infection (.5 day)'
  Description:

This half-day training is for health and human service providers who work with people living with HIV and who need updated information about HIV/HCV co-infection in order to provide effective services to their clients. More than 25% of people living with HIV in the United States are co-infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Among people who acquired HIV as a result of injection drug use, the rates of HIV/HCV co-infection may be as high as 90%. HCV screening is recommended for all persons living with HIV.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Recall basic information about the liver and hepatitis C, including transmission, prevention, course of illness, screening and treatment;
  • Counsel their HIV positive client about the importance of knowing their HCV status;
  • Describe how co-infection with HIV and HCV affects the progression of each disease;
  • Recall current trends and improvements in treatment for people who are co-infected with HIV and HCV; and
  • List at least three additional service needs of people with HIV who are also co-infected with HCV.

Prerequisite: Although there is no prerequisite for this training, it is strongly recommended that participants have previous training in HIV/AIDS.

Audience: All health and human service providers.

Continuing Education Credits:

This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 3 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

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This half-day training is for health and human service providers who work with people living with HIV and who need updated information about HIV/HCV co-infection in order to provide effective services to their clients. More than 25% of people living with HIV in the United States are co-infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Among people who acquired HIV as a result of injection drug use, the rates of HIV/HCV co-infection may be as high as 90%. HCV screening is recommended for all persons living with HIV.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Recall basic information about the liver and hepatitis C, including transmission, prevention, course of illness, screening and treatment;
  • Counsel their HIV positive client about the importance of knowing their HCV status;
  • Describe how co-infection with HIV and HCV affects the progression of each disease;
  • Recall current trends and improvements in treatment for people who are co-infected with HIV and HCV; and
  • List at least three additional service needs of people with HIV who are also co-infected with HCV.

Prerequisite: Although there is no prerequisite for this training, it is strongly recommended that participants have previous training in HIV/AIDS.

Audience: All health and human service providers.

Continuing Education Credits:

This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 3 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

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       'Active Drug Users and HIV/HCV Retention in Care and Treatment Adherence'
  Description:

 This one-day training is designed to assist health and human services providers in promoting retention in care and treatment adherence with active substance users.  Providers that are aware of effective strategies for working with active substance users can play a vital role in assisting clients with retention and treatment adherence. Topics to be covered during the training include: defining active substance use, including levels of use; strategies for talking with clients about the importance of maintaining healthcare; harm reduction strategies and tools for working with active substance users.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Increase their knowledge of issues related to active substance use and HIV/HCV retention in care and treatment adherence;
  • Recall the definition of active substance use and recognize various forms of substance use and stages of use;
  • Recognize strengths of substance users and identify ways to use those strengths to achieve retention in care and treatment adherence
  • Recognize strategies employed by providers to work with active substance users;
  • Describe strategies for supporting retention in care and treatment adherence during periods of chaotic use, relapse and transitions in and out of drug treatment

Prerequisite: Although there is no prerequisite for this course, it is strongly recommended that participants have previous knowledge or basic training on HIV, hepatitis C and substance use.

Audience: All health and human service providers.

Continuing Education Credits: This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

Related Consumer Educational Materials:

Ever Wish You Could . . . Stop Using Heroin? (booklet)
https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9162.pdf

Be Aware. Don't Share (ESAP brochure)
https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9405.pdf

What Does Your Needle Look Like? (brochure)
https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9508.pdf

See An Overdose? Call 911 Immediately! (palm card)
https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/0226.pdf

 



 

 

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 This one-day training is designed to assist health and human services providers in promoting retention in care and treatment adherence with active substance users.  Providers that are aware of effective strategies for working with active substance users can play a vital role in assisting clients with retention and treatment adherence. Topics to be covered during the training include: defining active substance use, including levels of use; strategies for talking with clients about the importance of maintaining healthcare; harm reduction strategies and tools for working with active substance users.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Increase their knowledge of issues related to active substance use and HIV/HCV retention in care and treatment adherence;
  • Recall the definition of active substance use and recognize various forms of substance use and stages of use;
  • Recognize strengths of substance users and identify ways to use those strengths to achieve retention in care and treatment adherence
  • Recognize strategies employed by providers to work with active substance users;
  • Describe strategies for supporting retention in care and treatment adherence during periods of chaotic use, relapse and transitions in and out of drug treatment

Prerequisite: Although there is no prerequisite for this course, it is strongly recommended that participants have previous knowledge or basic training on HIV, hepatitis C and substance use.

Audience: All health and human service providers.

Continuing Education Credits: This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

Related Consumer Educational Materials:

Ever Wish You Could . . . Stop Using Heroin? (booklet)
https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9162.pdf

Be Aware. Don't Share (ESAP brochure)
https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9405.pdf

What Does Your Needle Look Like? (brochure)
https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9508.pdf

See An Overdose? Call 911 Immediately! (palm card)
https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/0226.pdf

 



 

 

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       'Sex, Gender and HIV/STDs'
  Description:

This two-day training is designed to help health and human services providers promote sexual health among their clients by building their capacity to talk sensitively and non-judgmentally about sexual identity, gender identity and sexual behaviors. Topics to be covered during the training include: sexual and gender identity; strategies for talking with clients about sexual health issues; HIV/STD prevention and harm reduction strategies for sexual behaviors.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Increase their awareness about the range of sexual and gender identities of their clients;
  • Describe how homophobia and other forms of stigma and discrimination can impact a client's sexual behaviors and ability to practice sexual risk reduction;
  • Increase their comfort in discussing sexual and gender identity with clients;
  • Describe how sexual trauma can impact a client's sexual behaviors and risk for HIV/STDs; and
  • Offer clients harm reduction options for sexual behaviors.

Prerequisite: Although there is no prerequisite for this course, it is strongly recommended that participants have previous knowledge or training on basic HIV/AIDS information.

Audience: All health and human service providers.

Continuing Education Credits:

This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 13 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

Related Consumer Educational Materials:

Diseases That Can Be Spread During Sex (booklet): https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/3805.pdf
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (NYSDOH web page) https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/std

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This two-day training is designed to help health and human services providers promote sexual health among their clients by building their capacity to talk sensitively and non-judgmentally about sexual identity, gender identity and sexual behaviors. Topics to be covered during the training include: sexual and gender identity; strategies for talking with clients about sexual health issues; HIV/STD prevention and harm reduction strategies for sexual behaviors.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Increase their awareness about the range of sexual and gender identities of their clients;
  • Describe how homophobia and other forms of stigma and discrimination can impact a client's sexual behaviors and ability to practice sexual risk reduction;
  • Increase their comfort in discussing sexual and gender identity with clients;
  • Describe how sexual trauma can impact a client's sexual behaviors and risk for HIV/STDs; and
  • Offer clients harm reduction options for sexual behaviors.

Prerequisite: Although there is no prerequisite for this course, it is strongly recommended that participants have previous knowledge or training on basic HIV/AIDS information.

Audience: All health and human service providers.

Continuing Education Credits:

This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 13 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

Related Consumer Educational Materials:

Diseases That Can Be Spread During Sex (booklet): https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/3805.pdf
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (NYSDOH web page) https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/std

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       'Surviving and Thriving: Older Gay Men and MSM Living with HIV'
  Description:

In NYS, more than 35% of people living with HIV are gay men or men who have sex with men (MSM). The National HIV/AIDS strategy established the goal of increasing the proportion of HIV-diagnosed gay and bisexual men with undetectable viral load by 20%. This one-day training will prepare non-physician health and human services providers to support older gay men and MSM with retention in medical care, achieving viral suppression and promoting behaviors that will prevent transmission of HIV to their partners.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Recall NYS-specific data which demonstrate the disproportionate impact of HIV on older gay men and MSM living with HIV/AIDS;
  • Define retention in HIV care and viral suppression and explore specific challenges for older gay men and MSM;
  • Define high impact HIV prevention and explore implications for older MSM;
  • Recall how experiences related to “coming out”, stigma, social isolation,  presence or absence of family/ peer support and co-morbidities can impact participation in health care and prevention;
  • Discuss options for health insurance coverage for older adults living with HIV;
  • List the ways a provider can support or enhance a client’s personal and social assets to ensure linkage to care, retention in care and treatment adherence.

Pre-Requisite:

It is strongly recommended that participants have previous training in basic HIV and have taken the following AIDS Institute training: "Overview of HIV Infection and AIDS” (training offered at www.hivtrainingny.org) and have attended the training “Working with Older Adults Living with HIV.”

Target Audience:

Non-physician health and human services providers who work with clients/ patients with HIV including case managers, health home care managers and coordinators, social workers, client services staff and others.

Continuing Education Credits: This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

Related Consumer Educational Materials:
Diseases That Can Be Spread During Sex (booklet): https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/3805.pdf
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (NYSDOH web page) https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/std

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In NYS, more than 35% of people living with HIV are gay men or men who have sex with men (MSM). The National HIV/AIDS strategy established the goal of increasing the proportion of HIV-diagnosed gay and bisexual men with undetectable viral load by 20%. This one-day training will prepare non-physician health and human services providers to support older gay men and MSM with retention in medical care, achieving viral suppression and promoting behaviors that will prevent transmission of HIV to their partners.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Recall NYS-specific data which demonstrate the disproportionate impact of HIV on older gay men and MSM living with HIV/AIDS;
  • Define retention in HIV care and viral suppression and explore specific challenges for older gay men and MSM;
  • Define high impact HIV prevention and explore implications for older MSM;
  • Recall how experiences related to “coming out”, stigma, social isolation,  presence or absence of family/ peer support and co-morbidities can impact participation in health care and prevention;
  • Discuss options for health insurance coverage for older adults living with HIV;
  • List the ways a provider can support or enhance a client’s personal and social assets to ensure linkage to care, retention in care and treatment adherence.

Pre-Requisite:

It is strongly recommended that participants have previous training in basic HIV and have taken the following AIDS Institute training: "Overview of HIV Infection and AIDS” (training offered at www.hivtrainingny.org) and have attended the training “Working with Older Adults Living with HIV.”

Target Audience:

Non-physician health and human services providers who work with clients/ patients with HIV including case managers, health home care managers and coordinators, social workers, client services staff and others.

Continuing Education Credits: This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

Related Consumer Educational Materials:
Diseases That Can Be Spread During Sex (booklet): https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/3805.pdf
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (NYSDOH web page) https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/std

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       'Webinar: HIV and Hepatitis C Co-infection'
  Description:

This two-hour webinar is for health and human service providers who work with people living with HIV and who need updated information about HIV/HCV co-infection in order to provide effective services to their clients. More than 25% of people living with HIV in the United States are co-infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Among people who acquired HIV as a result of injection drug use, the rates of HIV/HCV co-infection may be as high as 90%. HCV screening is recommended for all persons living with HIV.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Recall basic information about the liver and hepatitis C, including transmission, prevention, course of illness, screening and treatment;
  • Counsel their HIV positive client about the importance of knowing their HCV status;
  • Describe how co-infection with HIV and HCV affects the progression of each disease;
  • Recall current trends and improvements in treatment for people who are co-infected with HIV and HCV; and
  • List at least three additional service needs of people with HIV who are also co-infected with HCV.

Prerequisite: Although there is no prerequisite for this training, it is strongly recommended that participants have previous training in HIV/AIDS.

Audience: All health and human service providers.

This half-day training is for health and human service providers who work with people living with HIV and who need updated information about HIV/HCV co-infection in order to provide effective services to their clients. More than 25% of people living with HIV in the United States are co-infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Among people who acquired HIV as a result of injection drug use, the rates of HIV/HCV co-infection may be as high as 90%. HCV screening is recommended for all persons living with HIV.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Recall basic information about the liver and hepatitis C, including transmission, prevention, course of illness, screening and treatment;
  • Counsel their HIV positive client about the importance of knowing their HCV status;
  • Describe how co-infection with HIV and HCV affects the progression of each disease;
  • Recall current trends and improvements in treatment for people who are co-infected with HIV and HCV; and
  • List at least three additional service needs of people with HIV who are also co-infected with HCV.

Prerequisite: Although there is no prerequisite for this training, it is strongly recommended that participants have previous training in HIV/AIDS.

Audience: All health and human service providers.

Continuing Education Credits:

This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 2 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

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This two-hour webinar is for health and human service providers who work with people living with HIV and who need updated information about HIV/HCV co-infection in order to provide effective services to their clients. More than 25% of people living with HIV in the United States are co-infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Among people who acquired HIV as a result of injection drug use, the rates of HIV/HCV co-infection may be as high as 90%. HCV screening is recommended for all persons living with HIV.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Recall basic information about the liver and hepatitis C, including transmission, prevention, course of illness, screening and treatment;
  • Counsel their HIV positive client about the importance of knowing their HCV status;
  • Describe how co-infection with HIV and HCV affects the progression of each disease;
  • Recall current trends and improvements in treatment for people who are co-infected with HIV and HCV; and
  • List at least three additional service needs of people with HIV who are also co-infected with HCV.

Prerequisite: Although there is no prerequisite for this training, it is strongly recommended that participants have previous training in HIV/AIDS.

Audience: All health and human service providers.

This half-day training is for health and human service providers who work with people living with HIV and who need updated information about HIV/HCV co-infection in order to provide effective services to their clients. More than 25% of people living with HIV in the United States are co-infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Among people who acquired HIV as a result of injection drug use, the rates of HIV/HCV co-infection may be as high as 90%. HCV screening is recommended for all persons living with HIV.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Recall basic information about the liver and hepatitis C, including transmission, prevention, course of illness, screening and treatment;
  • Counsel their HIV positive client about the importance of knowing their HCV status;
  • Describe how co-infection with HIV and HCV affects the progression of each disease;
  • Recall current trends and improvements in treatment for people who are co-infected with HIV and HCV; and
  • List at least three additional service needs of people with HIV who are also co-infected with HCV.

Prerequisite: Although there is no prerequisite for this training, it is strongly recommended that participants have previous training in HIV/AIDS.

Audience: All health and human service providers.

Continuing Education Credits:

This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 2 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

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       'Integrating Screening for HCV and HIV'
  Description:

This one-day training will prepare participants to offer integrated rapid screenings for HIV and Hepatitis C (HCV) in a community setting. It will provide basic information about Hepatitis C transmission, epidemiology, spectrum of illness, diagnosis and treatment. By participating in the training, participants will learn how to deliver HIV and HCV pre and post test messages in a seamless, integrated fashion and will learn about referrals that are essential for people who test positive for HCV antibodies.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Recall basic information about Hepatitis C transmission, epidemiology spectrum of illness and treatment;
  • Deliver integrated prevention messages for HIV and HCV;
  • Explain to clients the value of being tested for HIV and HCV during the same visit;
  • Deliver integrated HIV and HCV pre and post test messages to clients;
  • Describe to a patient or client the meaning of a positive, negative or indeterminate HCV rapid antibody screening; and
  • Refer clients with a positive HCV screening for further medical care including testing to determine if the person has chronic infection with HCV

Prerequisite: Although there is no prerequisite for this training, it is strongly recommended that participants have previous training in HIV testing.

Audience: Experienced health and human services providers that conduct rapid HIV screening and plan to expand the offer of services to include rapid HCV screening.

 

Continuing Education Credits: This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Program Managers and supervisors are strongly encouraged to register for the Implmenting Rapid screening for Hepatitis C:webcast for more guidance on rapid HCV screening program implementation.

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This one-day training will prepare participants to offer integrated rapid screenings for HIV and Hepatitis C (HCV) in a community setting. It will provide basic information about Hepatitis C transmission, epidemiology, spectrum of illness, diagnosis and treatment. By participating in the training, participants will learn how to deliver HIV and HCV pre and post test messages in a seamless, integrated fashion and will learn about referrals that are essential for people who test positive for HCV antibodies.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Recall basic information about Hepatitis C transmission, epidemiology spectrum of illness and treatment;
  • Deliver integrated prevention messages for HIV and HCV;
  • Explain to clients the value of being tested for HIV and HCV during the same visit;
  • Deliver integrated HIV and HCV pre and post test messages to clients;
  • Describe to a patient or client the meaning of a positive, negative or indeterminate HCV rapid antibody screening; and
  • Refer clients with a positive HCV screening for further medical care including testing to determine if the person has chronic infection with HCV

Prerequisite: Although there is no prerequisite for this training, it is strongly recommended that participants have previous training in HIV testing.

Audience: Experienced health and human services providers that conduct rapid HIV screening and plan to expand the offer of services to include rapid HCV screening.

 

Continuing Education Credits: This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Program Managers and supervisors are strongly encouraged to register for the Implmenting Rapid screening for Hepatitis C:webcast for more guidance on rapid HCV screening program implementation.

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       'Webinar: Active Drug Users and HIV/HCV Retention in Care and Treatment Adherence - Part I'
  Description:

This two-hour webinar is designed to assist health and human service providers in promoting retention in care and treatment adherence with active substance users.

As a result of training participants will be able to:

  • Recall the New York and National HIV Cascade of Care and why it is so important to retain active substance users in HIV and HCV care;
  • Define active substance use and recognize various forms and stages of substance use;
  • Explain why treatment adherence is important and be able to define and understand retention in care; and
  • Describe the Continuum of Engagement in Care and identify the six main themes that affect retention in care.

Prerequisite: None

Audience: All health and human service providers.

 

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This two-hour webinar is designed to assist health and human service providers in promoting retention in care and treatment adherence with active substance users.

As a result of training participants will be able to:

  • Recall the New York and National HIV Cascade of Care and why it is so important to retain active substance users in HIV and HCV care;
  • Define active substance use and recognize various forms and stages of substance use;
  • Explain why treatment adherence is important and be able to define and understand retention in care; and
  • Describe the Continuum of Engagement in Care and identify the six main themes that affect retention in care.

Prerequisite: None

Audience: All health and human service providers.

 

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       'Motivational Interviewing'
  Description:

This one-day training is designed for non-clinical providers working with clients presenting with high risk behaviors and/or those who are HIV positive. This course will provide an overview of the Motivational Interviewing approach and its value as a client-centered directive intervention. The course focuses on helping providers address client ambivalence and the use of tools to help clients move towards less risky behaviors and change.

 

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

 

  • Review general principles of Motivational Interviewing;
  • Engage clients more effectively during service delivery;
  • Apply motivational interviewing techniques and practice skills;
  • Respond more effectively to client resistance and reluctance; and
  • Identify client’s stage(s) of change and apply appropriate motivational techniques.

 

Prerequisite: It is strongly recommended that participants have previous knowledge of basic HIV/AIDS information and harm reduction.

 

Audience: All health and human service providers who work directly with most at risk populations.

 

Continuing Education Credits: This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

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This one-day training is designed for non-clinical providers working with clients presenting with high risk behaviors and/or those who are HIV positive. This course will provide an overview of the Motivational Interviewing approach and its value as a client-centered directive intervention. The course focuses on helping providers address client ambivalence and the use of tools to help clients move towards less risky behaviors and change.

 

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

 

  • Review general principles of Motivational Interviewing;
  • Engage clients more effectively during service delivery;
  • Apply motivational interviewing techniques and practice skills;
  • Respond more effectively to client resistance and reluctance; and
  • Identify client’s stage(s) of change and apply appropriate motivational techniques.

 

Prerequisite: It is strongly recommended that participants have previous knowledge of basic HIV/AIDS information and harm reduction.

 

Audience: All health and human service providers who work directly with most at risk populations.

 

Continuing Education Credits: This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

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       'Improving Health Outcomes for HIV-Positive Individuals Transitioning from Correctional Settings to the Community'
  Description:

This one-day training is for non-clinical providers who work with HIV positive clients who were formerly incarcerated or who are involved in the criminal justice system. The training will inform providers about the culture of corrections as it relates to HIV-infected inmates' needs upon community re-entry. Best practices will be reviewed to assist formerly incarcerated clients living with HIV/AIDS establish and maintain linkages to care, as well as maneuver through the system and access needed services.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the role of community providers in supporting successful community re-entry for incarcerated HIV positive clients;
  • Describe the distinction between jail and prison custodial settings and how HIV transitional planning services differ;
  • Outline the challenges that HIV-infected inmates face upon release;
  • Describe effective engagement techniques for working with inmates who are transitioning into community systems of care;
  • Discuss strategies for conducting assessments with former inmates who are living with HIV/AIDS to learn about their needs and to create appropriate linkages and referrals; and
  • Identify support services and resources for HIV infected inmates who have left the correctional system.

Prerequisite: It is strongly recommended that participants have previous knowledge of basic HIV/AIDS information, harm reduction and corrections.

Audience: All health and human service providers who work directly with formerly incarcerated clients.

Continuing Education Credits:

This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

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This one-day training is for non-clinical providers who work with HIV positive clients who were formerly incarcerated or who are involved in the criminal justice system. The training will inform providers about the culture of corrections as it relates to HIV-infected inmates' needs upon community re-entry. Best practices will be reviewed to assist formerly incarcerated clients living with HIV/AIDS establish and maintain linkages to care, as well as maneuver through the system and access needed services.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the role of community providers in supporting successful community re-entry for incarcerated HIV positive clients;
  • Describe the distinction between jail and prison custodial settings and how HIV transitional planning services differ;
  • Outline the challenges that HIV-infected inmates face upon release;
  • Describe effective engagement techniques for working with inmates who are transitioning into community systems of care;
  • Discuss strategies for conducting assessments with former inmates who are living with HIV/AIDS to learn about their needs and to create appropriate linkages and referrals; and
  • Identify support services and resources for HIV infected inmates who have left the correctional system.

Prerequisite: It is strongly recommended that participants have previous knowledge of basic HIV/AIDS information, harm reduction and corrections.

Audience: All health and human service providers who work directly with formerly incarcerated clients.

Continuing Education Credits:

This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

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       'Webinar: Understanding Health Coverage Options for People with HIV'
  Description:

Access to health coverage, including resources to pay for medical appointments, laboratory testing and medications, is a critical component for ensuring that people with HIV can get treatment to promote health and achieve viral suppression.  This two-hour webinar will provide a comprehensive overview of health coverage options for people with HIV.  It will prepare support services providers to educate their HIV-positive clients about these options and direct them where to go to apply for coverage.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Define the myriad of key terms used by health plans that consumers should be understand; 
  • Recall income and other eligibility requirements for the full range of health coverage options including Medicaid, Medicare, employment based health coverage, New York State of Health – New York’s official health plan marketplace and HIV Uninsured Care programs (ADIS Drug Assistance Program);
  • Differentiate between Medicaid coverage options, including HIV Special Needs Plans, Health Homes, Medicaid Managed Care and Medicaid fee for service;
  • Recall the range of options available under the HIV Uninsured Care Programs and define how these options interact with other coverage options such as the NYS of Health marketplace, Medicaid and others;
  • Identify consumer resources such as plan selection tools, phone numbers, websites and where to go/ how to apply for coverage.
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Access to health coverage, including resources to pay for medical appointments, laboratory testing and medications, is a critical component for ensuring that people with HIV can get treatment to promote health and achieve viral suppression.  This two-hour webinar will provide a comprehensive overview of health coverage options for people with HIV.  It will prepare support services providers to educate their HIV-positive clients about these options and direct them where to go to apply for coverage.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Define the myriad of key terms used by health plans that consumers should be understand; 
  • Recall income and other eligibility requirements for the full range of health coverage options including Medicaid, Medicare, employment based health coverage, New York State of Health – New York’s official health plan marketplace and HIV Uninsured Care programs (ADIS Drug Assistance Program);
  • Differentiate between Medicaid coverage options, including HIV Special Needs Plans, Health Homes, Medicaid Managed Care and Medicaid fee for service;
  • Recall the range of options available under the HIV Uninsured Care Programs and define how these options interact with other coverage options such as the NYS of Health marketplace, Medicaid and others;
  • Identify consumer resources such as plan selection tools, phone numbers, websites and where to go/ how to apply for coverage.
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       'Introduction to HIV, STIs and Viral Hepatitis'
  Description:

This one-day introductory training will prepare non-physician health and human services providers to address HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and viral hepatitis in an integrated, client-centered manner. The training will review the similarities and differences in transmission, screening, available treatments and needed support services for each of the diseases. The training will emphasize the connection between these diseases and the skills needed to effectively interact with clients whose sexual or substance using behaviors place them at risk for HIV, STIs and viral hepatitis.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Recall data showing the overlap of cases of HIV, STIs and viral hepatitis;
  • State the rationale and importance of integration of services related to HIV, STIs and viral hepatitis;
  • State the similarities and differences in how HIV, STIs and viral hepatitis are transmitted;
  • Deliver an integrated prevention message for HIV, STIs and viral hepatitis;
  • Provide clients with basic information about the spectrum of illness, testing and treatment for HIV, STIs and viral hepatitis; and
  • Link clients to needed HIV, STI, and viral hepatitis testing, treatment and support services.

Prerequisite: There is no prerequisite for this training. It is intended for individuals who have not had prior training in HIV, STIs or viral hepatitis.

Audience: This introductory training is for non-physician health and human services providers who will be responsible for delivering prevention, care or support services related to HIV, STIs and viral hepatitis.
 

Continuing Education Credits:

This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

Related Consumer Educational Materials:

Hepatitis C educational materials:
https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/hepatitis/hepatitis_c/consumers/educational_materials.htm

100 Questions and Answers About HIV/AIDS: https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/0213.pdf

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This one-day introductory training will prepare non-physician health and human services providers to address HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and viral hepatitis in an integrated, client-centered manner. The training will review the similarities and differences in transmission, screening, available treatments and needed support services for each of the diseases. The training will emphasize the connection between these diseases and the skills needed to effectively interact with clients whose sexual or substance using behaviors place them at risk for HIV, STIs and viral hepatitis.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Recall data showing the overlap of cases of HIV, STIs and viral hepatitis;
  • State the rationale and importance of integration of services related to HIV, STIs and viral hepatitis;
  • State the similarities and differences in how HIV, STIs and viral hepatitis are transmitted;
  • Deliver an integrated prevention message for HIV, STIs and viral hepatitis;
  • Provide clients with basic information about the spectrum of illness, testing and treatment for HIV, STIs and viral hepatitis; and
  • Link clients to needed HIV, STI, and viral hepatitis testing, treatment and support services.

Prerequisite: There is no prerequisite for this training. It is intended for individuals who have not had prior training in HIV, STIs or viral hepatitis.

Audience: This introductory training is for non-physician health and human services providers who will be responsible for delivering prevention, care or support services related to HIV, STIs and viral hepatitis.
 

Continuing Education Credits:

This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

Related Consumer Educational Materials:

Hepatitis C educational materials:
https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/hepatitis/hepatitis_c/consumers/educational_materials.htm

100 Questions and Answers About HIV/AIDS: https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/0213.pdf

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       'Group Facilitation Skills for STD/HIV Prevention Interventions'
  Description:

This two-day training will help to increase providers' confidence, knowledge and skills in facilitating groups, particularly for group level HIV/STD prevention interventions (e.g., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention evidenced-based interventions).

As a result of this training participants will be able to:

  • Increase their understanding of group process and how it influences behavior change;
  • Identify qualities of an effective group facilitator;
  • Increase skills in facilitating STD/HIV prevention intervention groups;
  • Identify strategies for handling group problems; and
  • Learn the importance of training, supporting and evaluating group facilitators.

Prerequisite: None

Audience: All health and human service providers who conduct group level STD/HIV prevention interventions.

Continuing Education Credits: This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 13 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

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This two-day training will help to increase providers' confidence, knowledge and skills in facilitating groups, particularly for group level HIV/STD prevention interventions (e.g., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention evidenced-based interventions).

As a result of this training participants will be able to:

  • Increase their understanding of group process and how it influences behavior change;
  • Identify qualities of an effective group facilitator;
  • Increase skills in facilitating STD/HIV prevention intervention groups;
  • Identify strategies for handling group problems; and
  • Learn the importance of training, supporting and evaluating group facilitators.

Prerequisite: None

Audience: All health and human service providers who conduct group level STD/HIV prevention interventions.

Continuing Education Credits: This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 13 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

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       'Promoting Primary Care & Treatment Adherence for HIV Positive Individuals'
  Description:

This one-day training is designed to increase awareness of non-physician health and human services providers about HIV primary care guidelines, the HIV Treatment Cascade, health insurance options, and treatment adherence. Providers who are aware of HIV primary care guidelines and strategies for supporting treatment adherence can play an important role in improving the health outcomes of people living with HIV.

At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • List the components of primary care for patients living with HIV
  • Understand the HIV Treatment Cascade and how it informs their work
  • Identify the key elements of the annual comprehensive physical exam for patients living with HIV
  • Identify the routine laboratory screening and assessments used in primary care for people living with HIV, including methods used to assess and measure adherence
  • Recall the different classes of HIV medications and briefly describe how they work
  • Identify common barriers to treatment adherence, including medication side effects
  • List three specific strategies for promoting treatment adherence
  • Identify when referrals to specialty care may be needed
  • Understand the health insurance assistance programs regarding the treatment and care of PLWHA
  • Work as a member of the care team to:
    1. Help patients take advantage of health maintenance services, vaccination, and prophylaxis for opportunistic infections
    2. Conduct client assessments and make referrals for a variety of psychosocial issues including substance use, mental health, domestic violence, smoking cessation, etc.

Prerequisite: It is strongly recommended that participants have previous knowledge or training on basic HIV/AIDS information.

Audience: All non-physician health and human services providers who work directly with people living with HIV including: case managers, counselors, nurses, support services providers, and others.

Continuing Education Credits:

This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

Related Consumer Educational Materials:

Staying on Schedule: Tips for Taking Your HIV Medications (generic booklet):  https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9236.pdf
Staying on Schedule: How to Take Each HIV Medication (drug-specific booklet):
https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/0203.pdf
Managing Side Effects of HIV Medications (booklet): https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9408.pdf
Side Effects of HIV Medications (stand-alone chart): https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9412.pdf
Your Brother’s Care: Getting Help for HIV (booklet):  https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/0215.pdf
Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV (booklet): https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9689.pdf

 

 

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This one-day training is designed to increase awareness of non-physician health and human services providers about HIV primary care guidelines, the HIV Treatment Cascade, health insurance options, and treatment adherence. Providers who are aware of HIV primary care guidelines and strategies for supporting treatment adherence can play an important role in improving the health outcomes of people living with HIV.

At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • List the components of primary care for patients living with HIV
  • Understand the HIV Treatment Cascade and how it informs their work
  • Identify the key elements of the annual comprehensive physical exam for patients living with HIV
  • Identify the routine laboratory screening and assessments used in primary care for people living with HIV, including methods used to assess and measure adherence
  • Recall the different classes of HIV medications and briefly describe how they work
  • Identify common barriers to treatment adherence, including medication side effects
  • List three specific strategies for promoting treatment adherence
  • Identify when referrals to specialty care may be needed
  • Understand the health insurance assistance programs regarding the treatment and care of PLWHA
  • Work as a member of the care team to:
    1. Help patients take advantage of health maintenance services, vaccination, and prophylaxis for opportunistic infections
    2. Conduct client assessments and make referrals for a variety of psychosocial issues including substance use, mental health, domestic violence, smoking cessation, etc.

Prerequisite: It is strongly recommended that participants have previous knowledge or training on basic HIV/AIDS information.

Audience: All non-physician health and human services providers who work directly with people living with HIV including: case managers, counselors, nurses, support services providers, and others.

Continuing Education Credits:

This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

Related Consumer Educational Materials:

Staying on Schedule: Tips for Taking Your HIV Medications (generic booklet):  https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9236.pdf
Staying on Schedule: How to Take Each HIV Medication (drug-specific booklet):
https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/0203.pdf
Managing Side Effects of HIV Medications (booklet): https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9408.pdf
Side Effects of HIV Medications (stand-alone chart): https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9412.pdf
Your Brother’s Care: Getting Help for HIV (booklet):  https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/0215.pdf
Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV (booklet): https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9689.pdf

 

 

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       'Addressing Trauma among Black and Latino Gay Men and Men who have Sex with Men'
  Description:

Addressing Trauma among Black and Latino Gay Men and Men who have Sex with Men: Do's and Dont's for Health and Human Services Providers

Trauma has a pervasive impact on an individual’s mental health, particularly if an individual lives within a community also impacted by trauma. Black and Latino gay men and men who have sex with men (MSM) are exposed to disproportionate rates of trauma, ranging from verbal harassment to physical violence, including sexual assault. Traumatic events may relate to both their racial and sexual identities. It is important for health and human services to be trauma responsive at all points of entry into care and to take steps to avoid re-traumatization of clients as they access services.  

 

This half-day training will help health and human service providers to recognize trauma in their clients and to take steps towards providing trauma-informed care.

 

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Recall how exposure to trauma may impact the health and mental health of Black and Latino Gay Men and Men who have Sex with Men
  • Recognize trauma responses in Black and Latino Gay Men and MSM
  • List steps to create a safe program environment
  • Distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate follow-up questions for clients
  • Identify when and how to make referrals for on-going support.
  • Recall how to maintain appropriate boundaries with clients
  • Identify strategies for self-care for providers when addressing trauma with their clients.

 

Prerequisite: This course will cover some advanced material.  Prior training on trauma or working with Black and Latino gay men is recommended but is not a strict requirement.

 

Target Audience: Non-physician health and human service providers who work with young gay men and YMSM

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Addressing Trauma among Black and Latino Gay Men and Men who have Sex with Men: Do's and Dont's for Health and Human Services Providers

Trauma has a pervasive impact on an individual’s mental health, particularly if an individual lives within a community also impacted by trauma. Black and Latino gay men and men who have sex with men (MSM) are exposed to disproportionate rates of trauma, ranging from verbal harassment to physical violence, including sexual assault. Traumatic events may relate to both their racial and sexual identities. It is important for health and human services to be trauma responsive at all points of entry into care and to take steps to avoid re-traumatization of clients as they access services.  

 

This half-day training will help health and human service providers to recognize trauma in their clients and to take steps towards providing trauma-informed care.

 

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Recall how exposure to trauma may impact the health and mental health of Black and Latino Gay Men and Men who have Sex with Men
  • Recognize trauma responses in Black and Latino Gay Men and MSM
  • List steps to create a safe program environment
  • Distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate follow-up questions for clients
  • Identify when and how to make referrals for on-going support.
  • Recall how to maintain appropriate boundaries with clients
  • Identify strategies for self-care for providers when addressing trauma with their clients.

 

Prerequisite: This course will cover some advanced material.  Prior training on trauma or working with Black and Latino gay men is recommended but is not a strict requirement.

 

Target Audience: Non-physician health and human service providers who work with young gay men and YMSM

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       'Hepatitis C: Screening, Diagnosis, and Linkage to Care '
  Description:

This one-day training will help increase non-clinical health and human services provider’s knowledge of Hepatitis C screening and diagnosis and the importance of effective linkage to care for persons infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV).

By the completion of this training, providers will be able to:

  • Describe the burden of HCV disease.
  • Identify HCV risk groups.
  • Describe the NYS law with regard to offering an HCV screening test.
  • Distinguish between HCV screening and diagnostic tests and the meaning of their results.
  • Demonstrate the delivery of accurate HCV counseling messages based on test result.
  • State and explain the importance of linking people infected with HCV to care.
  • List two barriers and two solutions to effectively linking HCV infected persons to care.
  • State at least two core components of an effective active HCV linkage to care model.

Prerequisite:  It is strongly recommended that participants have basic knowledge of HCV or have previously attended, ‘Integrating Viral Hepatitis into Your Work,’ or, ‘HIV and HCV Co-infection,’ trainings.

Audience: All non-clinical health and human services providers

Continuing Education Credits: This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

Related Consumer Educational Materials:

What Do You Know About Hepatitis C and HIV? (booklet):
https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9602.pdf

Hepatitis C: Screening, Diagnosis and Linkage to Care (booklet)
https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1885.pdf

 

 

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This one-day training will help increase non-clinical health and human services provider’s knowledge of Hepatitis C screening and diagnosis and the importance of effective linkage to care for persons infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV).

By the completion of this training, providers will be able to:

  • Describe the burden of HCV disease.
  • Identify HCV risk groups.
  • Describe the NYS law with regard to offering an HCV screening test.
  • Distinguish between HCV screening and diagnostic tests and the meaning of their results.
  • Demonstrate the delivery of accurate HCV counseling messages based on test result.
  • State and explain the importance of linking people infected with HCV to care.
  • List two barriers and two solutions to effectively linking HCV infected persons to care.
  • State at least two core components of an effective active HCV linkage to care model.

Prerequisite:  It is strongly recommended that participants have basic knowledge of HCV or have previously attended, ‘Integrating Viral Hepatitis into Your Work,’ or, ‘HIV and HCV Co-infection,’ trainings.

Audience: All non-clinical health and human services providers

Continuing Education Credits: This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

Related Consumer Educational Materials:

What Do You Know About Hepatitis C and HIV? (booklet):
https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9602.pdf

Hepatitis C: Screening, Diagnosis and Linkage to Care (booklet)
https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1885.pdf

 

 

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       'Intro to Co-Occurring Disorders for Clients with HIV/AIDS'
  Description:

This one-day training will introduce non-physician providers to co-occurring disorders (substance abuse and mental illness) and their impact on people living with HIV/AIDS. The training will also review trauma and its impacts on care as well as “red flags” or warning signs that might indicate a problem with substance abuse and/or mental health. Participants will also be offered tools for making referrals for appropriate treatment for clients who may be experiencing co-occurring disorders.

 

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Define the term “co-occurring disorders” as it applies to substance abuse and mental illness;
  • Define the term “trauma” and how it impacts substance abuse, mental illness, and HIV/AIDS;
  • List qualities important for a provider in working with people with co-occurring disorders;
  • Define the term “red flag” and give examples from case studies; and
  • Identify communication skills that help a provider make a referral for co-occurring disorders.

Audience: All non-physician health and human service providers who work with people living with HIV.

Prerequisites: None

Continuing Education Credits:This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

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This one-day training will introduce non-physician providers to co-occurring disorders (substance abuse and mental illness) and their impact on people living with HIV/AIDS. The training will also review trauma and its impacts on care as well as “red flags” or warning signs that might indicate a problem with substance abuse and/or mental health. Participants will also be offered tools for making referrals for appropriate treatment for clients who may be experiencing co-occurring disorders.

 

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Define the term “co-occurring disorders” as it applies to substance abuse and mental illness;
  • Define the term “trauma” and how it impacts substance abuse, mental illness, and HIV/AIDS;
  • List qualities important for a provider in working with people with co-occurring disorders;
  • Define the term “red flag” and give examples from case studies; and
  • Identify communication skills that help a provider make a referral for co-occurring disorders.

Audience: All non-physician health and human service providers who work with people living with HIV.

Prerequisites: None

Continuing Education Credits:This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

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       'Positive Prevention: Connecting Care and Prevention'
  Description:

This one-day training will provide participants with updated information and strategies for promoting prevention among people living with HIV/AIDS. The latest research demonstrates that early initiation of treatment, retention in care and viral load suppression are critical to the health of people with HIV and also play a key role in reducing new infections. Participants will learn strategies for coupling messages about the importance of clinical care with behavioral interventions to address the risks associated with sexual and substance using behaviors.

 

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Recall the latest research that demonstrates the link between treatment and prevention;
  • Explain to clients the importance of early initiation of anti-retroviral treatment, viral load suppression and retention in care;
  • Recall how co-morbidities such as HIV/HCV co-infection or HIV/syphilis co-infection can affect transmission and acquisition of HIV and other infectious diseases;
  • Refer clients as needed to other intensive prevention interventions including group level interventions, condom distribution programs, partner services, syringe access and others; and
  • Practice skills related to promoting prevention among clients living with HIV of all ages.

 

Prerequisite: None. It is strongly suggested that participants have attended basic training in HIV/AIDS.

 

Audience: All health and human service providers who interact with clients who are living with HIV/AIDS.>

 

Continuing Education Credits:

This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.


Related Consumer Educational Materials:

Staying on Schedule: Tips for Taking Your HIV Medications (generic booklet):
https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9236.pdf
Staying on Schedule: How to Take Each HIV Medication (drug-specific booklet):
https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/0203.pdf

 

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This one-day training will provide participants with updated information and strategies for promoting prevention among people living with HIV/AIDS. The latest research demonstrates that early initiation of treatment, retention in care and viral load suppression are critical to the health of people with HIV and also play a key role in reducing new infections. Participants will learn strategies for coupling messages about the importance of clinical care with behavioral interventions to address the risks associated with sexual and substance using behaviors.

 

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Recall the latest research that demonstrates the link between treatment and prevention;
  • Explain to clients the importance of early initiation of anti-retroviral treatment, viral load suppression and retention in care;
  • Recall how co-morbidities such as HIV/HCV co-infection or HIV/syphilis co-infection can affect transmission and acquisition of HIV and other infectious diseases;
  • Refer clients as needed to other intensive prevention interventions including group level interventions, condom distribution programs, partner services, syringe access and others; and
  • Practice skills related to promoting prevention among clients living with HIV of all ages.

 

Prerequisite: None. It is strongly suggested that participants have attended basic training in HIV/AIDS.

 

Audience: All health and human service providers who interact with clients who are living with HIV/AIDS.>

 

Continuing Education Credits:

This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.


Related Consumer Educational Materials:

Staying on Schedule: Tips for Taking Your HIV Medications (generic booklet):
https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9236.pdf
Staying on Schedule: How to Take Each HIV Medication (drug-specific booklet):
https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/0203.pdf

 

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       'Webinar: A Service Providers’ Brief about the Female Condom'
  Description:

This two-hour webinar will provide an overview of the female condom and describe the role service providers’ play in promoting its use. The female condom is the only female-initiated, physical barrier methods currently available, and as such is an important tool when exploring safer sex options.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

· Identify the major findings from the New York State Female Condom Research Project

· Identify values and attitudes that impact provider ability to effectively promote the female condom

· Identify the advantages of female condom use and describe ways to motivate client interest and use.

· Identify and address common barriers to female condom use as related to insertion difficulties and problems with use during sex.

· Discuss strategies for clients to negotiate female condom use with partners.

Prerequisite: Additional trainings are not required to attend this webinar. Participants are encouraged to share their client experiences and strategies in offering the female condom to clients throughout the webinar.

Target Audience: All health and human service providers that provide risk reduction counseling.

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This two-hour webinar will provide an overview of the female condom and describe the role service providers’ play in promoting its use. The female condom is the only female-initiated, physical barrier methods currently available, and as such is an important tool when exploring safer sex options.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

· Identify the major findings from the New York State Female Condom Research Project

· Identify values and attitudes that impact provider ability to effectively promote the female condom

· Identify the advantages of female condom use and describe ways to motivate client interest and use.

· Identify and address common barriers to female condom use as related to insertion difficulties and problems with use during sex.

· Discuss strategies for clients to negotiate female condom use with partners.

Prerequisite: Additional trainings are not required to attend this webinar. Participants are encouraged to share their client experiences and strategies in offering the female condom to clients throughout the webinar.

Target Audience: All health and human service providers that provide risk reduction counseling.

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       'WEBINAR: Addressing Trauma among Black and Latino Gay Men and Men who have Sex with Men'
  Description:

WEBINAR: Addressing Trauma among Black and Latino Gay Men and Men who have Sex with Men: Do's and Don'ts for Health and Human Services Providers

Trauma has a pervasive impact on an individual’s mental health, particularly if an individual lives within a community also impacted by trauma. Black and Latino gay men and men who have sex with men (MSM) are exposed to disproportionate rates of trauma, ranging from verbal harassment to physical violence, including sexual assault. Traumatic events may relate to both their racial and sexual identities. It is important for health and human services to be trauma responsive at all points of entry into care and to take steps to avoid re-traumatization of clients as they access services. 

 

This 2-hour webinar training will help health and human service providers to recognize trauma in their clients and to take steps towards providing trauma-informed care.

 

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize trauma responses in Black and Latino Gay Men and MSM
  • List steps to create a safe program environment
  • Distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate follow-up questions for clients
  • Identify when and how to make referrals for on-going support.
  • Recall how to maintain appropriate boundaries with clients
  • Identify strategies for self-care for providers when addressing trauma with their clients.

 

Prerequisite: This course will cover some advanced material.  Prior training on trauma or working with Black and Latino gay men is recommended but is not a strict requirement.

Target Audience: Non-physician health and human service providers who work with young gay men and YMSM

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WEBINAR: Addressing Trauma among Black and Latino Gay Men and Men who have Sex with Men: Do's and Don'ts for Health and Human Services Providers

Trauma has a pervasive impact on an individual’s mental health, particularly if an individual lives within a community also impacted by trauma. Black and Latino gay men and men who have sex with men (MSM) are exposed to disproportionate rates of trauma, ranging from verbal harassment to physical violence, including sexual assault. Traumatic events may relate to both their racial and sexual identities. It is important for health and human services to be trauma responsive at all points of entry into care and to take steps to avoid re-traumatization of clients as they access services. 

 

This 2-hour webinar training will help health and human service providers to recognize trauma in their clients and to take steps towards providing trauma-informed care.

 

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize trauma responses in Black and Latino Gay Men and MSM
  • List steps to create a safe program environment
  • Distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate follow-up questions for clients
  • Identify when and how to make referrals for on-going support.
  • Recall how to maintain appropriate boundaries with clients
  • Identify strategies for self-care for providers when addressing trauma with their clients.

 

Prerequisite: This course will cover some advanced material.  Prior training on trauma or working with Black and Latino gay men is recommended but is not a strict requirement.

Target Audience: Non-physician health and human service providers who work with young gay men and YMSM

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       'Webinar: Role of CBOs in Promoting Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV (PrEP)'
  Description:

Pre-exposure prophylaxis is an important addition to the HIV prevention toolbox, especially for individuals at highest risk of acquiring HIV.  This two-hour webinar will prepare a wide range of staff who work in CBOs, and other support services providers, to educate their communities about PrEP, work with clinical providers to expand access to PrEP and provide support to clients who are taking PrEP.

 

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Deliver culturally relevant educational messages about PrEP to clients who may benefit from this intervention;
  • Discuss the efficacy of PrEP in terms that clients can understand;
  • Refer clients to a host of NYS, NYC, national and local resources regarding PrEP;
  • Identify resources to assist clients with reimbursement for PrEP medication, medical appointments, HIV/STD testing and other prevention tools such as condoms, sterile syringes, etc.; 
  • Integrate messages about PrEP into HIV/STD testing and other prevention services offered by the organization;
  • Assist clients on PrEP with behavioral counseling and support daily adherence to the medication;
  • Partner with local providers that prescribe PrEP to promote easy access to PrEP.

 

Target Audience

The principle target audience is:

  • CBOs staff involved in offering HIV testing, harm reduction counseling, prevention services, community outreach or adherence support
  • CBO staff who work with individuals at high risk for HIV who have an opportunity to provide education or support regarding PrEP
  • Non-clinical staff who work in clinical settings who may have an opportunity to provide education or support around PrEP 

Prerequisite:

Participants should have prior basic training on HIV and STDs.

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Pre-exposure prophylaxis is an important addition to the HIV prevention toolbox, especially for individuals at highest risk of acquiring HIV.  This two-hour webinar will prepare a wide range of staff who work in CBOs, and other support services providers, to educate their communities about PrEP, work with clinical providers to expand access to PrEP and provide support to clients who are taking PrEP.

 

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Deliver culturally relevant educational messages about PrEP to clients who may benefit from this intervention;
  • Discuss the efficacy of PrEP in terms that clients can understand;
  • Refer clients to a host of NYS, NYC, national and local resources regarding PrEP;
  • Identify resources to assist clients with reimbursement for PrEP medication, medical appointments, HIV/STD testing and other prevention tools such as condoms, sterile syringes, etc.; 
  • Integrate messages about PrEP into HIV/STD testing and other prevention services offered by the organization;
  • Assist clients on PrEP with behavioral counseling and support daily adherence to the medication;
  • Partner with local providers that prescribe PrEP to promote easy access to PrEP.

 

Target Audience

The principle target audience is:

  • CBOs staff involved in offering HIV testing, harm reduction counseling, prevention services, community outreach or adherence support
  • CBO staff who work with individuals at high risk for HIV who have an opportunity to provide education or support regarding PrEP
  • Non-clinical staff who work in clinical settings who may have an opportunity to provide education or support around PrEP 

Prerequisite:

Participants should have prior basic training on HIV and STDs.

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       'Promoting Health Care Services for Black and Latino Young Gay Men and Men who Have Sex with Men (YMSM) '
  Description:

Black and Latino young gay men and young men who have sex with men (YMSM) experience significant health care-related disparities, that may be associated with stigma, age, socioeconomic status and a cultural mistrust of the medical system. Some of the most vulnerable young gay men and MSM may have had limited exposure to the health care system or in some cases experiences that were negative.

 

This half-day training will explore the unique barriers that may prevent Black and Latino Young Gay Men and YMSM from connecting to and remaining engaged in health care services. This training will focus on how prevention, support services, and outreach staff can help Black and Latino Young Gay Men and YMSM understand the importance of health care services. Participants will be prepared to educate Black and Latino Young Gay Men and YMSM on what to expect from a clinical visit, how to discuss their specific health concerns with their health care provider and make informed decisions about when and how to disclose pertinent personal information such as sexual orientation, sexual practices and other issues.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Explore factors that may influence access to health care services specifically for Black and Latino Young Gay Men and YMSM
  • Recall the importance of health care services for Black and Latino Young Gay Men and YMSM
  • Describe what a clinical visit may look like for Black and Latino Young Gay Men and YMSM
  • Identify strategies to assist Black and Latino Young Gay Men and YMSM in overcoming some of the barriers to health care services
  • Identify ways to support Black and Latino Young Gay Men and YMSM in making informed decisions regarding when to share their sexual orientation, sexual practices, and other personal information with their health care provider.

 

Prerequisite: There is no prerequisite to attend this course.  It is strongly recommended that participants previously attended the training titled: Supporting Sexual Health Among YMSM of Color

Target Audience: Non-physician health and human service providers who work with young gay men and YMSM

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Black and Latino young gay men and young men who have sex with men (YMSM) experience significant health care-related disparities, that may be associated with stigma, age, socioeconomic status and a cultural mistrust of the medical system. Some of the most vulnerable young gay men and MSM may have had limited exposure to the health care system or in some cases experiences that were negative.

 

This half-day training will explore the unique barriers that may prevent Black and Latino Young Gay Men and YMSM from connecting to and remaining engaged in health care services. This training will focus on how prevention, support services, and outreach staff can help Black and Latino Young Gay Men and YMSM understand the importance of health care services. Participants will be prepared to educate Black and Latino Young Gay Men and YMSM on what to expect from a clinical visit, how to discuss their specific health concerns with their health care provider and make informed decisions about when and how to disclose pertinent personal information such as sexual orientation, sexual practices and other issues.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Explore factors that may influence access to health care services specifically for Black and Latino Young Gay Men and YMSM
  • Recall the importance of health care services for Black and Latino Young Gay Men and YMSM
  • Describe what a clinical visit may look like for Black and Latino Young Gay Men and YMSM
  • Identify strategies to assist Black and Latino Young Gay Men and YMSM in overcoming some of the barriers to health care services
  • Identify ways to support Black and Latino Young Gay Men and YMSM in making informed decisions regarding when to share their sexual orientation, sexual practices, and other personal information with their health care provider.

 

Prerequisite: There is no prerequisite to attend this course.  It is strongly recommended that participants previously attended the training titled: Supporting Sexual Health Among YMSM of Color

Target Audience: Non-physician health and human service providers who work with young gay men and YMSM

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       'More Choices, Safer Sex: What the Female Condom Can Do For Your Client'
  Description:

This one-day training will provide current data on female condom efficacy and acceptability, hands-on practice that addresses proper female condom insertion and use-related challenges, and strategies and skills to help participants provide clients with effective condom negotiation skills.

 

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

 

  • Identify values and attitudes that impact provider ability to effectively promote the female condom;
  • Identify the advantages of female condom use and importance of promotion;
  • Address barriers and strategies to female condom use as related to insertion difficulties and problems with use during sex;
  • Provide clients with strategies for negotiating female condom use with partners; and
  • Describe ways to integrate the female condom into risk reduction counseling within the context of different client situations.

 

Prerequisite: None

 

Audience: All health and human service providers that provide risk reduction counseling.

 

Continuing Education Credits: This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

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This one-day training will provide current data on female condom efficacy and acceptability, hands-on practice that addresses proper female condom insertion and use-related challenges, and strategies and skills to help participants provide clients with effective condom negotiation skills.

 

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

 

  • Identify values and attitudes that impact provider ability to effectively promote the female condom;
  • Identify the advantages of female condom use and importance of promotion;
  • Address barriers and strategies to female condom use as related to insertion difficulties and problems with use during sex;
  • Provide clients with strategies for negotiating female condom use with partners; and
  • Describe ways to integrate the female condom into risk reduction counseling within the context of different client situations.

 

Prerequisite: None

 

Audience: All health and human service providers that provide risk reduction counseling.

 

Continuing Education Credits: This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

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       'Working with Older Adults Living with HIV/AIDS'
  Description:

This one-day training will provide an overview of the NY State epidemiological trends of HIV in older adults, an overview of sexual activity, social isolation, mental health and substance use issues and the impact of co-morbid conditions among those aging with HIV. This information will then be related to the HIV prevention, treatment and care needs of older adults living with and at risk for HIV.

As a result of this one day training, participants will be able to:

  • Recall NY State epidemiology in adults over 50;
  • State the most prevalent co-occurring illness and co-morbid conditions among older adults living with HIV;
  • Describe ways to address Sex and Prevention Burnout Among Older Adults with HIV;
  • Identify strategies that providers can use to address treatment and care issues for adults 50 and over living with HIV;
  • Identify social isolation, mental health and substance use issues, that affect older adults living with HIV; and
  • Offer strategies that address mental health, substance use, sexual risk, social isolation within this population.

 

Audience: Non-physician health and human services providers who work with clients/ patients with HIV including case managers, home care managers and coordinators, social workers, client services staff and others.

Pre-Requisite: Although there is no prerequisite for this course, it is strongly suggested that participants have previous training in basic HIV and have taken the following AIDS Institute training: "Overview of HIV Infection and AIDS” (training offered at www.hivtrainingny.org).

Continuing Education Credits:

This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

Related Consumer Materials:

Older, Wiser, More Responsible: HIV and Older Adults: Staying Healthy with HIV (booklet):
https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9113.pdf

Sex Never Gets Old (booklet):
https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9102.pdf

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This one-day training will provide an overview of the NY State epidemiological trends of HIV in older adults, an overview of sexual activity, social isolation, mental health and substance use issues and the impact of co-morbid conditions among those aging with HIV. This information will then be related to the HIV prevention, treatment and care needs of older adults living with and at risk for HIV.

As a result of this one day training, participants will be able to:

  • Recall NY State epidemiology in adults over 50;
  • State the most prevalent co-occurring illness and co-morbid conditions among older adults living with HIV;
  • Describe ways to address Sex and Prevention Burnout Among Older Adults with HIV;
  • Identify strategies that providers can use to address treatment and care issues for adults 50 and over living with HIV;
  • Identify social isolation, mental health and substance use issues, that affect older adults living with HIV; and
  • Offer strategies that address mental health, substance use, sexual risk, social isolation within this population.

 

Audience: Non-physician health and human services providers who work with clients/ patients with HIV including case managers, home care managers and coordinators, social workers, client services staff and others.

Pre-Requisite: Although there is no prerequisite for this course, it is strongly suggested that participants have previous training in basic HIV and have taken the following AIDS Institute training: "Overview of HIV Infection and AIDS” (training offered at www.hivtrainingny.org).

Continuing Education Credits:

This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

Related Consumer Materials:

Older, Wiser, More Responsible: HIV and Older Adults: Staying Healthy with HIV (booklet):
https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9113.pdf

Sex Never Gets Old (booklet):
https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9102.pdf

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       'Webinar: Promoting Primary Care & Treatment Adherence in PLWHA'
  Description:

Webinar: Promoting Primary Care & Treatment Adherence in PLWHA

This 2-hour webinar will focus on an important component of Governor Cuomo's plan to end AIDS in NY State by 2020:  "Linking and retaining persons diagnosed with HIV to health care and getting them on anti-HIV therapy to maximize HIV virus suppression so they remain healthy and prevent further transmission..."

We will explore the latest evidence showing that Early Anti-Retroviral Treatment (ART) has two clear and strong benefits for PLWAs:  1.) health benefits by preserving immune functioning and reducing chronic inflammation; and 2.) reduction in the risk of transmission by achieving an undetectable viral load. But in order to get these benefits PLWHAs must enter into and stay engaged in HIV Primary Care.  We will focus on communicating how HIV impairs the immune system and causes disease, how treatment works, how HIV Primary Care combines regular primary care with HIV-specific care, how early ART improves health and reduces the risk of HIV transmission, and how to enhance our clients’ efforts to adhere to ART using a particular adherence tool.
 

By attending this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand that the goal of HIV primary care is the achievement of undetectable viral loads in PLWHAs
  • Communicate the benefits of being engaged in HIV care and starting Anti-Retroviral Treatment as soon as possible
  • Describe the course of untreated vs. treated HIV disease
  • Review Most Recent Guidellines on Monitoring CD4 counts and Viral Load
  • Describe components of primary care of PLAWH
  • Explore specific tools/strategies for promoting adherence to ART

Prerequisite: It is strongly recommended that participants have previous knowledge or training on basic HIV/AIDS information.

Audience: All non-physician health and human services providers who work directly with people living with HIV including: case managers, counselors, nurses, support services providers, and others.

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Webinar: Promoting Primary Care & Treatment Adherence in PLWHA

This 2-hour webinar will focus on an important component of Governor Cuomo's plan to end AIDS in NY State by 2020:  "Linking and retaining persons diagnosed with HIV to health care and getting them on anti-HIV therapy to maximize HIV virus suppression so they remain healthy and prevent further transmission..."

We will explore the latest evidence showing that Early Anti-Retroviral Treatment (ART) has two clear and strong benefits for PLWAs:  1.) health benefits by preserving immune functioning and reducing chronic inflammation; and 2.) reduction in the risk of transmission by achieving an undetectable viral load. But in order to get these benefits PLWHAs must enter into and stay engaged in HIV Primary Care.  We will focus on communicating how HIV impairs the immune system and causes disease, how treatment works, how HIV Primary Care combines regular primary care with HIV-specific care, how early ART improves health and reduces the risk of HIV transmission, and how to enhance our clients’ efforts to adhere to ART using a particular adherence tool.
 

By attending this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand that the goal of HIV primary care is the achievement of undetectable viral loads in PLWHAs
  • Communicate the benefits of being engaged in HIV care and starting Anti-Retroviral Treatment as soon as possible
  • Describe the course of untreated vs. treated HIV disease
  • Review Most Recent Guidellines on Monitoring CD4 counts and Viral Load
  • Describe components of primary care of PLAWH
  • Explore specific tools/strategies for promoting adherence to ART

Prerequisite: It is strongly recommended that participants have previous knowledge or training on basic HIV/AIDS information.

Audience: All non-physician health and human services providers who work directly with people living with HIV including: case managers, counselors, nurses, support services providers, and others.

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       'Reversing Opioid Overdose: Training for EMS and Public Safety '
  Description:

This on-line training video, and associated print materials, are designed to prepare public safety and EMS providers, AEMT, EMT-I, EMT-B and CFR/EMR, to administer naloxone using an intra-nasal applicator (mucosal atomizer device) in cases of suspected opioid overdose.   Drug overdose from opioids (such as heroin, codeine, morphine, fentanyl and others) is a significant problem in all areas of New York State.  Naloxone is a medication that safely reverses opioid overdose.

 

Basic Life Support providers are often the first to arrive at the scene of an overdose.  EMS and other first response public safety providers who are able to recognize the signs of an opioid overdose and are trained to administer naloxone via nasal atomizer will be in a position to help save lives.

 

By viewing this training video, EMS providers will be able to:

  • Recall the names of at least 3 different opioids
  • Recognize signs and symptoms of overdose
  • Assemble a mucosal atomizer device for administering Intra-nasal naloxone
  • Implement opioid overdose prevention activities in accordance with NYS-approved policies and procedures

Audience: All EMS providers and Public Safety Personnel who are certified as prehospital care providers.

 

TO ACCESS THIS TRAINING:

You will be prompted to create a new account if you have not previously used this system.  Once you create your account and register for the course, you will receive an email with the link to the training video.  A training certificate verifying your completion of the video will be available within 24 hours in your account under “My Courses.” You must log back into the site and click on "My Courses" to retrieve the certificate.  Note: The training certificate is only available to those who have watched the entire video, through to the end. 

 

Additional Training Requirement: EMS providers and Public Safety Personnel who view the video must follow-up with an agency or regionally approved instructor to complete the skills practice portion of the training.

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This on-line training video, and associated print materials, are designed to prepare public safety and EMS providers, AEMT, EMT-I, EMT-B and CFR/EMR, to administer naloxone using an intra-nasal applicator (mucosal atomizer device) in cases of suspected opioid overdose.   Drug overdose from opioids (such as heroin, codeine, morphine, fentanyl and others) is a significant problem in all areas of New York State.  Naloxone is a medication that safely reverses opioid overdose.

 

Basic Life Support providers are often the first to arrive at the scene of an overdose.  EMS and other first response public safety providers who are able to recognize the signs of an opioid overdose and are trained to administer naloxone via nasal atomizer will be in a position to help save lives.

 

By viewing this training video, EMS providers will be able to:

  • Recall the names of at least 3 different opioids
  • Recognize signs and symptoms of overdose
  • Assemble a mucosal atomizer device for administering Intra-nasal naloxone
  • Implement opioid overdose prevention activities in accordance with NYS-approved policies and procedures

Audience: All EMS providers and Public Safety Personnel who are certified as prehospital care providers.

 

TO ACCESS THIS TRAINING:

You will be prompted to create a new account if you have not previously used this system.  Once you create your account and register for the course, you will receive an email with the link to the training video.  A training certificate verifying your completion of the video will be available within 24 hours in your account under “My Courses.” You must log back into the site and click on "My Courses" to retrieve the certificate.  Note: The training certificate is only available to those who have watched the entire video, through to the end. 

 

Additional Training Requirement: EMS providers and Public Safety Personnel who view the video must follow-up with an agency or regionally approved instructor to complete the skills practice portion of the training.

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       'Online Training: Updating the HIV Diagnostic Testing Algorithm'
  Description:

This 15-minute online training presents the HIV diagnostic testing algorithm which was updated in 2013 as a result of improvements in HIV testing technologies.

 

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  1. List the steps in the updated multi-test laboratory algorithm
  2. Define the different tests at each step in the updated algorithm
  3. Describe the rationale for updating the HIV diagnostic testing algorithm
  4. Correctly interpret reported results
  5. Explain the meaning of test results in a manner patients/ clients can understand

Target Audience: Health care and support service providers who discuss or offer HIV testing

Prerequisites: Completion of a basic training in HIV such as the Online Overview of HIV Infection and AIDS

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This 15-minute online training presents the HIV diagnostic testing algorithm which was updated in 2013 as a result of improvements in HIV testing technologies.

 

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  1. List the steps in the updated multi-test laboratory algorithm
  2. Define the different tests at each step in the updated algorithm
  3. Describe the rationale for updating the HIV diagnostic testing algorithm
  4. Correctly interpret reported results
  5. Explain the meaning of test results in a manner patients/ clients can understand

Target Audience: Health care and support service providers who discuss or offer HIV testing

Prerequisites: Completion of a basic training in HIV such as the Online Overview of HIV Infection and AIDS

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       'Online Training: Overview of HIV Infection and AIDS '
  Description:

This 90-minute online training provides basic information about HIV infection and AIDS. It can serve as an introductory course for anyone with a professional or personal interest in HIV/AIDS. The training is organized in four modules that may be completed at your own pace.

 

  • Module One provides the definition of HIV and AIDS and an overview of HIV/AIDS data;
  • Module Two explains how HIV is and is not transmitted;
  • Module Three reviews basic facts about the immune systems, how HIV progresses and the importance of care and treatment for HIV; and
  • Module Four provides information about HIV testing and HIV prevention strategies.

 

At the end of each module, there is a brief quiz to test your understanding of the material.

 

Prerequisite: None

 

Audience: All non-physician health and human services providers; peer educators; and anyone in the general public with an interest in HIV/AIDS.

 

Continuing Education Credits: This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 1 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

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This 90-minute online training provides basic information about HIV infection and AIDS. It can serve as an introductory course for anyone with a professional or personal interest in HIV/AIDS. The training is organized in four modules that may be completed at your own pace.

 

  • Module One provides the definition of HIV and AIDS and an overview of HIV/AIDS data;
  • Module Two explains how HIV is and is not transmitted;
  • Module Three reviews basic facts about the immune systems, how HIV progresses and the importance of care and treatment for HIV; and
  • Module Four provides information about HIV testing and HIV prevention strategies.

 

At the end of each module, there is a brief quiz to test your understanding of the material.

 

Prerequisite: None

 

Audience: All non-physician health and human services providers; peer educators; and anyone in the general public with an interest in HIV/AIDS.

 

Continuing Education Credits: This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 1 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

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       'Webcast: Hepatitis C Testing: Overview of New York State Law'
  Description:

Hepatitis C Testing for People Born Between 1945 and 1965: Overview of New York State Law

In October of 2013, Governor Cuomo signed a public health law that requires primary care providers and certain health care settings to make a one-time offer of voluntary hepatitis C screening to all patients born between 1945 and 1965.  This law, which went into effect on January 1st, 2014, is consistent with the CDC’s “Recommendations for the Identification of Chronic Hepatitis C virus infection Among Persons Born During 1945-1965.  The New York State law applies to 1) physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners providing primary care, 2) primary care services delivered in the outpatient department of a hospital or freestanding diagnostic and treatment center, and 3) in-patient hospital services.

This 40-minute webcast will:

  1. Identify the clinical rationale for one-time routine voluntary screening for hepatitis C for all persons born between 1945 and 1965;
  2. Describe the key provisions of the law including settings and providers impacted by the law;
  3. Provide an overview of the new CDC hepatitis C testing algorithm;
  4. Describe health care provider responsibility for reporting cases of acute and chronic hepatitis C;
  5. Describe New York State resources for the care and treatment of persons with chronic Hepatitis C infection, and;
  6. Provide answers to frequently asked questions, including: exceptions to the law, issues related to reimbursement for testing, patient consent, and others.

Who Should View this Webcast

The intended audience for the webinar includes those health care providers and health care settings impacted by the law including:

  • Physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners providing primary care
  • Outpatient departments of a hospital offering primary care
  • Freestanding diagnostic and treatment centers offering primary care
  • In-patient hospital programs

Webcast Sponsored by the New York State Department of Health

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Hepatitis C Testing for People Born Between 1945 and 1965: Overview of New York State Law

In October of 2013, Governor Cuomo signed a public health law that requires primary care providers and certain health care settings to make a one-time offer of voluntary hepatitis C screening to all patients born between 1945 and 1965.  This law, which went into effect on January 1st, 2014, is consistent with the CDC’s “Recommendations for the Identification of Chronic Hepatitis C virus infection Among Persons Born During 1945-1965.  The New York State law applies to 1) physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners providing primary care, 2) primary care services delivered in the outpatient department of a hospital or freestanding diagnostic and treatment center, and 3) in-patient hospital services.

This 40-minute webcast will:

  1. Identify the clinical rationale for one-time routine voluntary screening for hepatitis C for all persons born between 1945 and 1965;
  2. Describe the key provisions of the law including settings and providers impacted by the law;
  3. Provide an overview of the new CDC hepatitis C testing algorithm;
  4. Describe health care provider responsibility for reporting cases of acute and chronic hepatitis C;
  5. Describe New York State resources for the care and treatment of persons with chronic Hepatitis C infection, and;
  6. Provide answers to frequently asked questions, including: exceptions to the law, issues related to reimbursement for testing, patient consent, and others.

Who Should View this Webcast

The intended audience for the webinar includes those health care providers and health care settings impacted by the law including:

  • Physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners providing primary care
  • Outpatient departments of a hospital offering primary care
  • Freestanding diagnostic and treatment centers offering primary care
  • In-patient hospital programs

Webcast Sponsored by the New York State Department of Health

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       'Webcast: Implementing Rapid Screening for Hepatitis C'
  Description:

This one-hour webcast will assist program managers and supervisors in planning for the implementation of a Hepatitis C screening program using the new FDA approved OraQuick HCV Rapid Antibody Test. It will review the potential benefits of HCV rapid testing in a community setting, provide a brief overview of the rapid test device and outline the key elements required in a program’s policies and procedures.

 

By the end of this webcast, participants will be to:

  • Describe the importance of increasing the number of individuals aware of their Hepatitis C (HCV) infection status;
  • Recall key features of the FDA-approved, CLIA-waived HCV rapid test device;
  • List requirements for implementing HCV rapid screening in a community-based site; and
  • Determine if they are eligible to receive free HCV rapid test kits from the NYSDOH.

 

Prerequisite: None

 

Audience: This webinar is intended for program managers and supervisors planning to expand services to include Hepatitis C rapid screening.

**PLEASE NOTE: **Individuals intending to conduct rapid Hepatitis C screening are strongly encourages to enroll in the one-day Integrating screening for HCV and HIV in-person course.

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This one-hour webcast will assist program managers and supervisors in planning for the implementation of a Hepatitis C screening program using the new FDA approved OraQuick HCV Rapid Antibody Test. It will review the potential benefits of HCV rapid testing in a community setting, provide a brief overview of the rapid test device and outline the key elements required in a program’s policies and procedures.

 

By the end of this webcast, participants will be to:

  • Describe the importance of increasing the number of individuals aware of their Hepatitis C (HCV) infection status;
  • Recall key features of the FDA-approved, CLIA-waived HCV rapid test device;
  • List requirements for implementing HCV rapid screening in a community-based site; and
  • Determine if they are eligible to receive free HCV rapid test kits from the NYSDOH.

 

Prerequisite: None

 

Audience: This webinar is intended for program managers and supervisors planning to expand services to include Hepatitis C rapid screening.

**PLEASE NOTE: **Individuals intending to conduct rapid Hepatitis C screening are strongly encourages to enroll in the one-day Integrating screening for HCV and HIV in-person course.

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       'Webinar: Building Bridges to Cultural Competence'
  Description:

This two-hour webinar is designed to explore the broad definition of culture and its relationship to competent and effective health care and human service delivery.

 

As a result of training participants will be able to:

  • Define Culture and Cross Cultural Communication;
  • Describe the difference between generalizations and stereotypes;
  • Explore potential obstacles to providing effective services; and
  • Describe how these obstacles are created when diverse cultures, Western medicine and human service deliveries collide.

     

Prerequisite: None

 

Audience: All health and human service providers.

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This two-hour webinar is designed to explore the broad definition of culture and its relationship to competent and effective health care and human service delivery.

 

As a result of training participants will be able to:

  • Define Culture and Cross Cultural Communication;
  • Describe the difference between generalizations and stereotypes;
  • Explore potential obstacles to providing effective services; and
  • Describe how these obstacles are created when diverse cultures, Western medicine and human service deliveries collide.

     

Prerequisite: None

 

Audience: All health and human service providers.

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       'Webinar: How to Create and Update Your Agency’s HIV Confidentiality Policies & Procedures'
  Description:

This one-hour webinar is a capacity building session for program managers of hospitals, health care facilities, community based organizations and other organizations that must comply with New York State’s HIV confidentiality law, Public Health Law Article 27-F. It will provide them with the skills, strategies and resources needed to develop and update their organization’s HIV confidentiality policies and procedures and educate their staff to ensure compliance with the agency’s policies and the law. By the end of the training, participants will be able to:

 

  • State the major requirements of the New York State HIV confidentiality law;
  • Develop agency-specific HIV confidentiality policies and procedures that meet legal requirements if the agency does not currently have them;
  • Conduct an annual review and update of their agency’s HIV confidentiality policies and procedures;
  • Keep their staff current about HIV confidentiality issues and the agency’s HIV confidentiality policies & procedures.

 

 

Prerequisite: Participants should have basic knowledge of Article 27-F and their agency’s current HIV confidentiality policies and procedures.

 

Audience: Program directors, program managers, and supervisors who are responsible for (i) developing and updating their organization’s HIV confidentiality policies and procedures and/or (ii) ensuring that staff are trained about and comply with New York State’s HIV confidentiality law.

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This one-hour webinar is a capacity building session for program managers of hospitals, health care facilities, community based organizations and other organizations that must comply with New York State’s HIV confidentiality law, Public Health Law Article 27-F. It will provide them with the skills, strategies and resources needed to develop and update their organization’s HIV confidentiality policies and procedures and educate their staff to ensure compliance with the agency’s policies and the law. By the end of the training, participants will be able to:

 

  • State the major requirements of the New York State HIV confidentiality law;
  • Develop agency-specific HIV confidentiality policies and procedures that meet legal requirements if the agency does not currently have them;
  • Conduct an annual review and update of their agency’s HIV confidentiality policies and procedures;
  • Keep their staff current about HIV confidentiality issues and the agency’s HIV confidentiality policies & procedures.

 

 

Prerequisite: Participants should have basic knowledge of Article 27-F and their agency’s current HIV confidentiality policies and procedures.

 

Audience: Program directors, program managers, and supervisors who are responsible for (i) developing and updating their organization’s HIV confidentiality policies and procedures and/or (ii) ensuring that staff are trained about and comply with New York State’s HIV confidentiality law.

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       'Webinar: Resiliency of Older Adults living with HIV'
  Description:

This two-hour webinar will provide an overview of the different types of resiliency qualities and how their associations with positive healthy behaviors impact the health of older adults living with HIV.

 

As a result of this two-hour training, participants will be able to:

 

  • Define resiliency and how it is used as an adaptation mechanism for older adults living with HIV;
  • Recall how positive well-being, a type of resiliency factor, has been shown to have a positive association with safer sex practices in older adults living with HIV;
  • Recall the reasons how a client’s connection to their congregation is an example of resiliency; and
  • Describe how the health and human service provider can identify and utilize a clients’ resiliency qualities to maintain continuity of care and viral load suppression.

 

Prerequisite: Although there is no prerequisite for this course, it is strongly suggested that participants have previous training in basic HIV and have taken the following AIDS Institute training: "Overview of HIV Infection and AIDS (training offered at www.hivtrainingny.org)

Target Audience: Non-physician health and human services providers who work with clients with HIV including case managers, patient navigators, home care managers and coordinators, social workers, client services staff and others.

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This two-hour webinar will provide an overview of the different types of resiliency qualities and how their associations with positive healthy behaviors impact the health of older adults living with HIV.

 

As a result of this two-hour training, participants will be able to:

 

  • Define resiliency and how it is used as an adaptation mechanism for older adults living with HIV;
  • Recall how positive well-being, a type of resiliency factor, has been shown to have a positive association with safer sex practices in older adults living with HIV;
  • Recall the reasons how a client’s connection to their congregation is an example of resiliency; and
  • Describe how the health and human service provider can identify and utilize a clients’ resiliency qualities to maintain continuity of care and viral load suppression.

 

Prerequisite: Although there is no prerequisite for this course, it is strongly suggested that participants have previous training in basic HIV and have taken the following AIDS Institute training: "Overview of HIV Infection and AIDS (training offered at www.hivtrainingny.org)

Target Audience: Non-physician health and human services providers who work with clients with HIV including case managers, patient navigators, home care managers and coordinators, social workers, client services staff and others.

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       'Archive: Adolescents - HIV Treatment Issues and Considerations'
  Description:

This one-hour archived webinar which originally aired in December 2013 is from the webinar series: New Developments in HIV Clinical Guidelines: What Non-Clinicians Should Know to Improve Patient Care and Coordination.

Guest Presenter: Barry S. Zingman, MD, Montefiore Medical Center, AIDS Center


The New Developments in Clinical Guidelines series explores the latest HIV clinical guidelines with an emphasis on the specific knowledge that non-clinical providers should have, and the actions they can undertake, to support positive health outcomes for clients. Each webinar features an engaging discussion with a leading physician who served on the NYS DOH AI Clinical Guidelines Committee that developed the clinical guideline.

 

After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the specific guideline and information that non-clinical providers should know to help improve daily work, and
  • Identify the actions that a provider can undertake to support their clients’ positive health outcomes.

Target Audience: Non-physician health and human services providers including case managers, care managers, patient navigators, outreach workers, and others.

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This one-hour archived webinar which originally aired in December 2013 is from the webinar series: New Developments in HIV Clinical Guidelines: What Non-Clinicians Should Know to Improve Patient Care and Coordination.

Guest Presenter: Barry S. Zingman, MD, Montefiore Medical Center, AIDS Center


The New Developments in Clinical Guidelines series explores the latest HIV clinical guidelines with an emphasis on the specific knowledge that non-clinical providers should have, and the actions they can undertake, to support positive health outcomes for clients. Each webinar features an engaging discussion with a leading physician who served on the NYS DOH AI Clinical Guidelines Committee that developed the clinical guideline.

 

After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the specific guideline and information that non-clinical providers should know to help improve daily work, and
  • Identify the actions that a provider can undertake to support their clients’ positive health outcomes.

Target Audience: Non-physician health and human services providers including case managers, care managers, patient navigators, outreach workers, and others.

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       'Developing Skills for Enhanced Outreach'
  Description:

This four-day training is designed to provide outreach workers with the skills to increase their effectiveness of conducting outreach to hard-to-reach populations using an enhanced outreach model. This training will provide outreach workers with a wide array of activities that will teach them how to approach clients, gain their trust and help clients access needed services. The training includes opportunities for skills practice regarding health behavior change and reviews concepts of motivational interviewing.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Identify key outreach messages for target populations;
  • Summarize the stages of enhanced outreach;
  • Describe how multiple encounters is an effective approach to outreach;
  • List the stages of change; and
  • State at least three concepts of motivational interviewing.

Prerequisite: Although there is no prerequisite for this training, it is strongly recommended that participants have previous training in basic HIV/AIDS.

 

Audience: All health and human service providers conducting outreach as part of their jobs.

Continuing Education Credits:

 

This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 26 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

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This four-day training is designed to provide outreach workers with the skills to increase their effectiveness of conducting outreach to hard-to-reach populations using an enhanced outreach model. This training will provide outreach workers with a wide array of activities that will teach them how to approach clients, gain their trust and help clients access needed services. The training includes opportunities for skills practice regarding health behavior change and reviews concepts of motivational interviewing.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Identify key outreach messages for target populations;
  • Summarize the stages of enhanced outreach;
  • Describe how multiple encounters is an effective approach to outreach;
  • List the stages of change; and
  • State at least three concepts of motivational interviewing.

Prerequisite: Although there is no prerequisite for this training, it is strongly recommended that participants have previous training in basic HIV/AIDS.

 

Audience: All health and human service providers conducting outreach as part of their jobs.

Continuing Education Credits:

 

This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 26 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

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New! 'Employment Rights for People with HIV, Viral Hepatitis & Substance Use Disorders'
  Description:

This two-hour training explains the employment rights of people with HIV, viral hepatitis, and substance use disorders. It focuses on anti-discrimination laws, such as New York City and State Human Rights Laws and the Americans with Disabilities Act, and touches on issues related to health and life insurance.

 

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

 

  • Describe what employers may ask about disabilities, including HIV status, Viral Hepatitis, and substance use disorders;
  • Describe the basic workplace anti-discrimination protections for people with HIV, Viral Hepatitis and substance use disorders;
  • List legal remedies available to people who have experienced workplace discrimination; and
  • Identify useful resources to help clients understand their employment rights and seek legal help when they believe their rights have been violated.

Prerequisite: None

 

Audience: Health and social service providers working with individuals who have HIV, hepatitis, and/or substance use disorders and who are employed or seeking employment.

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This two-hour training explains the employment rights of people with HIV, viral hepatitis, and substance use disorders. It focuses on anti-discrimination laws, such as New York City and State Human Rights Laws and the Americans with Disabilities Act, and touches on issues related to health and life insurance.

 

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

 

  • Describe what employers may ask about disabilities, including HIV status, Viral Hepatitis, and substance use disorders;
  • Describe the basic workplace anti-discrimination protections for people with HIV, Viral Hepatitis and substance use disorders;
  • List legal remedies available to people who have experienced workplace discrimination; and
  • Identify useful resources to help clients understand their employment rights and seek legal help when they believe their rights have been violated.

Prerequisite: None

 

Audience: Health and social service providers working with individuals who have HIV, hepatitis, and/or substance use disorders and who are employed or seeking employment.

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       'How to Provide Mandatory Annual Confidentiality Updates'
  Description:

This three-hour training is a capacity building session for program managers of hospitals, health care facilities, community based organizations, and other organizations that must comply with New York State’s HIV confidentiality law, Public Health Law Article 27-F. This training will provide the skills, strategies, and resources needed to develop and update an organization’s HIV confidentiality policies and procedures and conduct the required annual staff in-service on HIV confidentiality.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • State the major requirements of the New York State HIV confidentiality law;
  • Conduct an annual review and update of the agency’s HIV confidentiality policies and procedures;
  • Develop agency-specific HIV confidentiality policies and procedures that meet legal requirements if the agency does
  • not currently have them;
  • Access model policies and procedures, employee attestations, sample slide sets, and other resources to help conduct
  • the agency’s annual HIV confidentiality staff in-service;
  • List three options for conducting the HIV confidentiality staff in-service efficiently and effectively, including combining
  • with HIPAA training; and
  • Conduct a simple, straightforward, annual in-house staff in-service on HIV confidentiality.

Prerequisite: Participants should have basic knowledge of Article 27-F and their agency’s current HIV confidentiality policies and procedures.

Audience: Program directors, program managers, and supervisors who are responsible for:

  • developing and updating their organization’s HIV confidentiality policies and procedures and/or
  • conducting their organization’s annual HIV confidentiality staff in-service.
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This three-hour training is a capacity building session for program managers of hospitals, health care facilities, community based organizations, and other organizations that must comply with New York State’s HIV confidentiality law, Public Health Law Article 27-F. This training will provide the skills, strategies, and resources needed to develop and update an organization’s HIV confidentiality policies and procedures and conduct the required annual staff in-service on HIV confidentiality.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • State the major requirements of the New York State HIV confidentiality law;
  • Conduct an annual review and update of the agency’s HIV confidentiality policies and procedures;
  • Develop agency-specific HIV confidentiality policies and procedures that meet legal requirements if the agency does
  • not currently have them;
  • Access model policies and procedures, employee attestations, sample slide sets, and other resources to help conduct
  • the agency’s annual HIV confidentiality staff in-service;
  • List three options for conducting the HIV confidentiality staff in-service efficiently and effectively, including combining
  • with HIPAA training; and
  • Conduct a simple, straightforward, annual in-house staff in-service on HIV confidentiality.

Prerequisite: Participants should have basic knowledge of Article 27-F and their agency’s current HIV confidentiality policies and procedures.

Audience: Program directors, program managers, and supervisors who are responsible for:

  • developing and updating their organization’s HIV confidentiality policies and procedures and/or
  • conducting their organization’s annual HIV confidentiality staff in-service.
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       'Archive: Care for the HIV Positive Transgender Client'
  Description:

This one-hour archived webinar which originally aired in February 2014 is from the webinar series: New Developments in HIV Clinical Guidelines: What Non-Clinicians Should Know to Improve Patient Care and Coordination.

Guest Presenter: L. Jeannine Bookhardt-Murray, MD, AAHIVS, Chief Medical Officer, Harlem United

The New Developments in HIV Clinical Guidelines series explores the latest HIV clinical guidelines with an emphasis on the specific knowledge that non-clinical providers should have, and the actions they can undertake, to support positive health outcomes for clients. Each webinar features an engaging discussion with a leading physician who served on the NYS DOH AI Clinical Guidelines Committee that developed the clinical guideline.

After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the specific guideline and information that non-clinical providers should know to help improve daily work, and
  • Identify the actions that a provider can undertake to support their clients’ positive health outcomes.

Target Audience: Non-physician health and human services providers including case managers, care managers, patient navigators, outreach workers, and others.

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This one-hour archived webinar which originally aired in February 2014 is from the webinar series: New Developments in HIV Clinical Guidelines: What Non-Clinicians Should Know to Improve Patient Care and Coordination.

Guest Presenter: L. Jeannine Bookhardt-Murray, MD, AAHIVS, Chief Medical Officer, Harlem United

The New Developments in HIV Clinical Guidelines series explores the latest HIV clinical guidelines with an emphasis on the specific knowledge that non-clinical providers should have, and the actions they can undertake, to support positive health outcomes for clients. Each webinar features an engaging discussion with a leading physician who served on the NYS DOH AI Clinical Guidelines Committee that developed the clinical guideline.

After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the specific guideline and information that non-clinical providers should know to help improve daily work, and
  • Identify the actions that a provider can undertake to support their clients’ positive health outcomes.

Target Audience: Non-physician health and human services providers including case managers, care managers, patient navigators, outreach workers, and others.

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       'Archive: Older Adults & HIV: Comorbidities and Retention in Care Part I '
  Description:

This is Part I of a four part webinar series-now available as an archived webinar, which is

 

designed to explore critical issues about working with older adults living with HIV. The series will also provide ways to build provider knowledge, awareness and skills for addressing these issues with clients.

 

This is a two-hour webinar is designed to provide information about the impact of comorbid physical and mental health conditions among those aging with HIV. This information will then be related to the care needs of this population with a focus on retaining older adults in care.

 

As a result of the webinar participants will:

 

  • Recall NY State epidemiology regarding HIV over age 50;
  • State the most prevalent co-occurring illnesses among adults over 50 with HIV;
  • Identify strategies that providers can use to address clinical issues for adults 50 and older with HIV; and
  • Recall the application of provider techniques for retaining HIV patients 50 and older in care.

 

Prerequisite: None

 

Audience: Non-physician health and human services providers who work with clients/patients with HIV including case managers, social workers, client services staff and others.

 

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This is Part I of a four part webinar series-now available as an archived webinar, which is

 

designed to explore critical issues about working with older adults living with HIV. The series will also provide ways to build provider knowledge, awareness and skills for addressing these issues with clients.

 

This is a two-hour webinar is designed to provide information about the impact of comorbid physical and mental health conditions among those aging with HIV. This information will then be related to the care needs of this population with a focus on retaining older adults in care.

 

As a result of the webinar participants will:

 

  • Recall NY State epidemiology regarding HIV over age 50;
  • State the most prevalent co-occurring illnesses among adults over 50 with HIV;
  • Identify strategies that providers can use to address clinical issues for adults 50 and older with HIV; and
  • Recall the application of provider techniques for retaining HIV patients 50 and older in care.

 

Prerequisite: None

 

Audience: Non-physician health and human services providers who work with clients/patients with HIV including case managers, social workers, client services staff and others.

 

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       'Archive: Older Adults & HIV: Substance Use and Depression Part II '
  Description:

This is Part II of a four part webinar series-now available as an archived webinar, which is designed to explore critical issues about working with older adults living with HIV. The series will also provide ways to build provider knowledge, awareness and skills for addressing these issues with clients.

 

This two-hour webinar is designed to provide information about the impact of mental health needs among those aging with HIV with a focus on the high rates of depression as well as past and current substance use.

 

As a result of the webinar participants will:

 

  • Recall the burden of depression among older adults with HIV;
  • Describe the current and lifetime patterns of alcohol and drug use adults over 50 with HIV;
  • Describe how mental health and substance use can interfere with clinical outcomes and impact broad domains in the lives of older adults with HIV; and
  • Identify strategies that can address mental health/substance use issues in this population.

 

Prerequisite: None

Audience: Non-physician health and human services providers who work with clients/patients with HIV including case managers, social workers, client services staff and others.

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This is Part II of a four part webinar series-now available as an archived webinar, which is designed to explore critical issues about working with older adults living with HIV. The series will also provide ways to build provider knowledge, awareness and skills for addressing these issues with clients.

 

This two-hour webinar is designed to provide information about the impact of mental health needs among those aging with HIV with a focus on the high rates of depression as well as past and current substance use.

 

As a result of the webinar participants will:

 

  • Recall the burden of depression among older adults with HIV;
  • Describe the current and lifetime patterns of alcohol and drug use adults over 50 with HIV;
  • Describe how mental health and substance use can interfere with clinical outcomes and impact broad domains in the lives of older adults with HIV; and
  • Identify strategies that can address mental health/substance use issues in this population.

 

Prerequisite: None

Audience: Non-physician health and human services providers who work with clients/patients with HIV including case managers, social workers, client services staff and others.

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       'Archive: Older Adults & HIV: Social Isolation & Social Supports Part III '
  Description:

This is Part III of a four part webinar series- now available as an archived webinar, which is designed to explore critical issues about working with older adults living with HIV. The series will also provide ways to build provider knowledge, awareness and skills for addressing these issues with clients.

This two-hour webinar is designed to provide an overview of the extent of social isolation and the lack of social support resources faced by many older adults with HIV. Given the health challenges faced by this population, it is important that we anticipate and plan for the future caregiving and support needs of this group.

 

As a result of the webinar participants will be able to:

 

  • Recall how the high degree of social isolation among older adults with HIV;
  • Explain how isolation is related to a paucity of social support resources as well as poorer psychosocial functioning re: depression and perceived stigma;
  • Identify how isolation along with mental health and stigma issues negatively affects treatment outcomes and caregiving supports; and
  • Identify strategies that can meet the socialization and caregiving needs of this population

 

Prerequisite: None

 

Audience: Non-physician health and human services providers who work with clients/patients with HIV including case managers, social workers, client services staff and others.



 

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This is Part III of a four part webinar series- now available as an archived webinar, which is designed to explore critical issues about working with older adults living with HIV. The series will also provide ways to build provider knowledge, awareness and skills for addressing these issues with clients.

This two-hour webinar is designed to provide an overview of the extent of social isolation and the lack of social support resources faced by many older adults with HIV. Given the health challenges faced by this population, it is important that we anticipate and plan for the future caregiving and support needs of this group.

 

As a result of the webinar participants will be able to:

 

  • Recall how the high degree of social isolation among older adults with HIV;
  • Explain how isolation is related to a paucity of social support resources as well as poorer psychosocial functioning re: depression and perceived stigma;
  • Identify how isolation along with mental health and stigma issues negatively affects treatment outcomes and caregiving supports; and
  • Identify strategies that can meet the socialization and caregiving needs of this population

 

Prerequisite: None

 

Audience: Non-physician health and human services providers who work with clients/patients with HIV including case managers, social workers, client services staff and others.



 

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       'Archive: Older Adults & HIV: Sex and Prevention Burnout Part IV '
  Description:

Previously a Webinar now available as an archived webinar.

This is Part IV, the last webinar of the series designed to explore critical issues about working with older adults living with HIV. The series will also provide ways to build provider knowledge, awareness and skills for addressing these issues with clients.

 

This two-hour webinar is designed to provide an overview of sexual activity among older adults and the need for effective HIV and STI prevention targeting this population. Data on the sexual activity and function of older adults will be provided.

 

As a result of the webinar participants will:

 

  • Describe the sexual activity and sexual function of older adults;
  • Recall the need for prevention messages that target the older adult population;
  • Describe how prevention message burnout and the lack of age-appropriate messaging interferes with prevention campaigns targeting older adults; and
  • Identify strategies that providers can use to reduces sexual risk and improve the sexual health of older adults.

 

Prerequisite: None

 

Audience: Non-physician health and human services providers who work with clients/patients with HIV including case managers, social workers, client services staff and others.

 

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Previously a Webinar now available as an archived webinar.

This is Part IV, the last webinar of the series designed to explore critical issues about working with older adults living with HIV. The series will also provide ways to build provider knowledge, awareness and skills for addressing these issues with clients.

 

This two-hour webinar is designed to provide an overview of sexual activity among older adults and the need for effective HIV and STI prevention targeting this population. Data on the sexual activity and function of older adults will be provided.

 

As a result of the webinar participants will:

 

  • Describe the sexual activity and sexual function of older adults;
  • Recall the need for prevention messages that target the older adult population;
  • Describe how prevention message burnout and the lack of age-appropriate messaging interferes with prevention campaigns targeting older adults; and
  • Identify strategies that providers can use to reduces sexual risk and improve the sexual health of older adults.

 

Prerequisite: None

 

Audience: Non-physician health and human services providers who work with clients/patients with HIV including case managers, social workers, client services staff and others.

 

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       'Archive: When to Initiate Antiretroviral Therapy '
  Description:

This one-hour archived webinar which originally aired in December 2013 is from the webinar series: New Developments in HIV Clinical Guidelines: What Non-Clinicians Should Know to Improve Patient Care and Coordination.

Guest Presenter: Jeffrey M. Birnbaum, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Pediatrics
             Executive Director, HEAT Program/FACES Network, SUNY Downstate Medical Center

The New Developments in HIV Clinical Guidelines series explores the latest HIV clinical guidelines with an emphasis on the specific knowledge that non-clinical providers should have, and the actions they can undertake, to support positive health outcomes for clients. Each webinar features an engaging discussion with a leading physician who served on the NYS DOH AI Clinical Guidelines Committee that developed the clinical guideline.

 

After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the specific guideline and information that non-clinical providers should know to help improve daily work, and
  • Identify the actions that a provider can undertake to support their clients’ positive health outcomes.

Target Audience: Non-physician health and human services providers including case managers, care managers, patient navigators, outreach workers, and others.

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This one-hour archived webinar which originally aired in December 2013 is from the webinar series: New Developments in HIV Clinical Guidelines: What Non-Clinicians Should Know to Improve Patient Care and Coordination.

Guest Presenter: Jeffrey M. Birnbaum, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Pediatrics
             Executive Director, HEAT Program/FACES Network, SUNY Downstate Medical Center

The New Developments in HIV Clinical Guidelines series explores the latest HIV clinical guidelines with an emphasis on the specific knowledge that non-clinical providers should have, and the actions they can undertake, to support positive health outcomes for clients. Each webinar features an engaging discussion with a leading physician who served on the NYS DOH AI Clinical Guidelines Committee that developed the clinical guideline.

 

After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the specific guideline and information that non-clinical providers should know to help improve daily work, and
  • Identify the actions that a provider can undertake to support their clients’ positive health outcomes.

Target Audience: Non-physician health and human services providers including case managers, care managers, patient navigators, outreach workers, and others.

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       'HIV Testing Update: New Regulations and Strategies from the Field'
  Description:

This webcast will provide information about New York State public health law and regulations that mandate the offering of HIV testing to all patients 13 to 64 years old receiving hospital or primary care services, with some limitations.

After viewing this broadcast, participants will be able to:

  • Recall the main objectives of the amended public health law that require the offer of HIV testing to all individuals aged 13-64 in certain health care settings;
  • Review the finalized regulations based on the amended HIV Testing Public Health Law (Chapter 308);
  • Recall straight-forward strategies for implementing the regulations in three different settings: hospital, emergency department, and community health center; and
  • Review the contents of the New York State Department of Health’s “HIV Testing Tool Kit: Resources to Support Routine HIV Testing for Adults and Teens” and understand how providers can use this resource in their work setting.

Prerequisite: None

Target Audience: Staff responsible for overseeing or delivering HIV testing services in primary care settings, pediatric settings or emergency departments.  Any health or human serivces provider itnerested in understanding New York State regulations regarding HIV testing.

 

After registering (click ‘submit’) follow these directions:

1. The system will generate a completion notification page. Click on To access online training Click here

OR

A confirmation email will be sent to you once you register for the course, follow the same steps

2. This will bring you to the SUNY Public Health website, “HIV Testing Update: New Regulation & Strategies from the field” broadcasted on May 17,2012

Under ‘Useful links’ click on ‘Watch on Demand’

3. The vimeo screen will pop-up allowing access to watch the training. Click on the ‘play icon’ to view the training

 

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This webcast will provide information about New York State public health law and regulations that mandate the offering of HIV testing to all patients 13 to 64 years old receiving hospital or primary care services, with some limitations.

After viewing this broadcast, participants will be able to:

  • Recall the main objectives of the amended public health law that require the offer of HIV testing to all individuals aged 13-64 in certain health care settings;
  • Review the finalized regulations based on the amended HIV Testing Public Health Law (Chapter 308);
  • Recall straight-forward strategies for implementing the regulations in three different settings: hospital, emergency department, and community health center; and
  • Review the contents of the New York State Department of Health’s “HIV Testing Tool Kit: Resources to Support Routine HIV Testing for Adults and Teens” and understand how providers can use this resource in their work setting.

Prerequisite: None

Target Audience: Staff responsible for overseeing or delivering HIV testing services in primary care settings, pediatric settings or emergency departments.  Any health or human serivces provider itnerested in understanding New York State regulations regarding HIV testing.

 

After registering (click ‘submit’) follow these directions:

1. The system will generate a completion notification page. Click on To access online training Click here

OR

A confirmation email will be sent to you once you register for the course, follow the same steps

2. This will bring you to the SUNY Public Health website, “HIV Testing Update: New Regulation & Strategies from the field” broadcasted on May 17,2012

Under ‘Useful links’ click on ‘Watch on Demand’

3. The vimeo screen will pop-up allowing access to watch the training. Click on the ‘play icon’ to view the training

 

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       'Voices of Faith Part I: Faith Communities' Response to HIV/AIDS'
  Description:

These 5 brief video segments feature faith leaders from many traditions. The purpose of these videos is to share information about how faith communities are addressing HIV prevention, support and care efforts with their congregations and communities. Below is the listing of the various video segments.

 

Video #1: Rev. Dr. James Forbes pastor of Riverside Church in Manhattan provides an historical overview of the HIV epidemic, including why and how faith community leaders have responded. (5:45 min) https://vimeo.com/user10743943/review/61182199/e60add8965

 

Video #2: Faith community leaders from many traditions explain why they have moved to address HIV/AIDS in their congregations. (4:01 min) https://vimeo.com/user10743943/review/61182200/106b5338d8

 

Video # 3: Greek Orthodox monk, Fr. Jonathan Cossey shares his spiritual journey which includes dealing with stigma and discrimination after learning that he is living with HIV/AIDS. (5:45 min) https://vimeo.com/user10743943/review/61182201/4f7309748b

 

Video #4: African American and Latino faith leaders from different traditions provide a rich discussion of how faith communities can offer HIV prevention information, establish health ministries, facilitate HIV testing and help the community face HIV/AIDS in a mature and loving manner. (17 min) https://vimeo.com/user10743943/review/61182203/cb5d034258

 

Video #5: Venerable T.K. Nakagati describes two principle teachings of Buddhism, wisdom, and compassion, and discusses how to put these teachings to work in addressing HIV/AIDS. (5:49min) https://vimeo.com/user10743943/review/61182206/8dc18a0407

 

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These 5 brief video segments feature faith leaders from many traditions. The purpose of these videos is to share information about how faith communities are addressing HIV prevention, support and care efforts with their congregations and communities. Below is the listing of the various video segments.

 

Video #1: Rev. Dr. James Forbes pastor of Riverside Church in Manhattan provides an historical overview of the HIV epidemic, including why and how faith community leaders have responded. (5:45 min) https://vimeo.com/user10743943/review/61182199/e60add8965

 

Video #2: Faith community leaders from many traditions explain why they have moved to address HIV/AIDS in their congregations. (4:01 min) https://vimeo.com/user10743943/review/61182200/106b5338d8

 

Video # 3: Greek Orthodox monk, Fr. Jonathan Cossey shares his spiritual journey which includes dealing with stigma and discrimination after learning that he is living with HIV/AIDS. (5:45 min) https://vimeo.com/user10743943/review/61182201/4f7309748b

 

Video #4: African American and Latino faith leaders from different traditions provide a rich discussion of how faith communities can offer HIV prevention information, establish health ministries, facilitate HIV testing and help the community face HIV/AIDS in a mature and loving manner. (17 min) https://vimeo.com/user10743943/review/61182203/cb5d034258

 

Video #5: Venerable T.K. Nakagati describes two principle teachings of Buddhism, wisdom, and compassion, and discusses how to put these teachings to work in addressing HIV/AIDS. (5:49min) https://vimeo.com/user10743943/review/61182206/8dc18a0407

 

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       'Voices of Faith Part II: Faith Communities Response to HIV/AIDS'
  Description:

These 5 brief video segments are the second half in Voices of Faith, featuring faith leaders from many traditions. The purpose of these videos is to share information about how faith communities are addressing HIV prevention, support and care efforts with their congregations and communities. Below is the listing of the various video segments.

 

Video #6: Reverend Robert Perelli talks about his many years at AIDS Family Services in Buffalo and provides insight about what it takes to compassionately "stand beside" people living with HIV and their families. http://vimeo.com/user10743943/review/61186863/f816dc95e2

 

Video #7: Rabbis discuss the importance of providing HIV prevention information to their congregations, including and interview with Rabbi Ayelet Cohen, Associate Rabbi at Beth Simchat Torah, NY's largest synagogue serving the Jewish gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community. http://vimeo.com/user10743943/review/61186861/0be56b245a

 

Video #8:Three leaders in NY's Muslim community discuss how they have responded to HIV/AIDS. http://vimeo.com/user10743943/review/61186864/6ee2afec37

 

Video #9: The Beautiful story of how AIDS Care Teams can provide compassionate and meaningful support to HIV/AIDS and their families.http://vimeo.com/user10743943/review/61186860/a31e593fd0

 

Video #10:Faith community leaders from many traditions discuss how they find the resources they need to address HIV/AIDS prevention.

http://vimeo.com/user10743943/review/62870053/fe24e15b61

 

Video #11:Closing thoughts from several faith leaders and acknowledgement of all those who participated.

http://vimeo.com/user10743943/review/62870244/12d7bcb15e

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These 5 brief video segments are the second half in Voices of Faith, featuring faith leaders from many traditions. The purpose of these videos is to share information about how faith communities are addressing HIV prevention, support and care efforts with their congregations and communities. Below is the listing of the various video segments.

 

Video #6: Reverend Robert Perelli talks about his many years at AIDS Family Services in Buffalo and provides insight about what it takes to compassionately "stand beside" people living with HIV and their families. http://vimeo.com/user10743943/review/61186863/f816dc95e2

 

Video #7: Rabbis discuss the importance of providing HIV prevention information to their congregations, including and interview with Rabbi Ayelet Cohen, Associate Rabbi at Beth Simchat Torah, NY's largest synagogue serving the Jewish gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community. http://vimeo.com/user10743943/review/61186861/0be56b245a

 

Video #8:Three leaders in NY's Muslim community discuss how they have responded to HIV/AIDS. http://vimeo.com/user10743943/review/61186864/6ee2afec37

 

Video #9: The Beautiful story of how AIDS Care Teams can provide compassionate and meaningful support to HIV/AIDS and their families.http://vimeo.com/user10743943/review/61186860/a31e593fd0

 

Video #10:Faith community leaders from many traditions discuss how they find the resources they need to address HIV/AIDS prevention.

http://vimeo.com/user10743943/review/62870053/fe24e15b61

 

Video #11:Closing thoughts from several faith leaders and acknowledgement of all those who participated.

http://vimeo.com/user10743943/review/62870244/12d7bcb15e

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       'Webinar: Overview of STIs'
  Description:

This two-hour webinar is designed to help non-clinical health and human service providers gain a basic understanding of common STIs to support their HIV/STI/VH prevention work. The training will review the similarities and differences in transmission, screening & testing, treatment, complications and prevention.  

Objectives - By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

1. Describe STI morbidity in New York State
2. Describe the transmission, symptoms & complications of common STIs
3. Describe the inter-relationship of HIV & other STDs

Prerequisite:  There is no prerequisite for this training.  This training is intended for individuals who have not had prior training in STIs (or desire a review).

Audience:  This course is appropriate for non-clinical staff of health and human service provider organizations.

Related Consumer Educational Materials:
Diseases That Can Be Spread During Sex (booklet): https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/3805.pdf
STD and HIV Facts (brochure): https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9111.pdf
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (NYSDOH web page) https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/std

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This two-hour webinar is designed to help non-clinical health and human service providers gain a basic understanding of common STIs to support their HIV/STI/VH prevention work. The training will review the similarities and differences in transmission, screening & testing, treatment, complications and prevention.  

Objectives - By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

1. Describe STI morbidity in New York State
2. Describe the transmission, symptoms & complications of common STIs
3. Describe the inter-relationship of HIV & other STDs

Prerequisite:  There is no prerequisite for this training.  This training is intended for individuals who have not had prior training in STIs (or desire a review).

Audience:  This course is appropriate for non-clinical staff of health and human service provider organizations.

Related Consumer Educational Materials:
Diseases That Can Be Spread During Sex (booklet): https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/3805.pdf
STD and HIV Facts (brochure): https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9111.pdf
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (NYSDOH web page) https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/std

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       'Webinar: HIV Testing in NYS'
  Description:

This two-hour webinar will provide information about new developments in HIV testing as a result of passage of Chapter 308 of the Laws of 2010.

 

As a result of this training participants will be able to:

 

  • List the core elements of the 2010 New York State HIV Testing law (S.8227/A.11487) and their importance;
  • Understand the time line for implementation of the new law including the development of regulations by the NYSDOH;
  • Recall that HIV testing must be offered to all persons between the ages of 13 and 64 receiving hospital or primary care services with some limited exceptions;
  • Describe the simplified process for obtaining patient consent for HIV testing;
  • List the elements of HIV pre and post-test counseling with an emphasis on streamlining the process;
  • Recall the responsibility of the health care provider to arrange for follow-up medical care for all patients who test HIV positive;
  • Describe changes in HIV testing related to occupational exposure; and Explain revised disclosure practices.

     

    Prerequisite: Although there is no prerequisite for this training, it is strongly recommended that participants have previous training in basic HIV/AIDS.

     

    Audience: All health or human service providers who offer HIV testing as a part of their job responsibilities and other providers who require clarification on the 2010 HIV testing law.

     

    Additional Training: Participants who would like an opportunity to practice the skills associated with offering HIV testing services may choose to attend the AIDS Institute training, "HIV Testing: Skills Practice Session."
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This two-hour webinar will provide information about new developments in HIV testing as a result of passage of Chapter 308 of the Laws of 2010.

 

As a result of this training participants will be able to:

 

  • List the core elements of the 2010 New York State HIV Testing law (S.8227/A.11487) and their importance;
  • Understand the time line for implementation of the new law including the development of regulations by the NYSDOH;
  • Recall that HIV testing must be offered to all persons between the ages of 13 and 64 receiving hospital or primary care services with some limited exceptions;
  • Describe the simplified process for obtaining patient consent for HIV testing;
  • List the elements of HIV pre and post-test counseling with an emphasis on streamlining the process;
  • Recall the responsibility of the health care provider to arrange for follow-up medical care for all patients who test HIV positive;
  • Describe changes in HIV testing related to occupational exposure; and Explain revised disclosure practices.

     

    Prerequisite: Although there is no prerequisite for this training, it is strongly recommended that participants have previous training in basic HIV/AIDS.

     

    Audience: All health or human service providers who offer HIV testing as a part of their job responsibilities and other providers who require clarification on the 2010 HIV testing law.

     

    Additional Training: Participants who would like an opportunity to practice the skills associated with offering HIV testing services may choose to attend the AIDS Institute training, "HIV Testing: Skills Practice Session."
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       'It’s Time: Integrate Viral Hepatitis into Your Work'
  Description:

This two-day training will help to increase providers’ confidence, knowledge, and skill level in integrating a range of viral hepatitis services into an already compact workday.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Describe basic facts about Hepatitis A, B, and C including epidemiology, transmission, spectrum of illness, prevention strategies, vaccine recommendations and treatment options;
  • Practice offering viral hepatitis prevention and harm reduction messages;
  • List practical tips, models, and tools for integrating hepatitis screening, counseling, vaccination, treatment, and referrals for care into the current work setting; and
  • Recall resources for support in work.

Prerequisite: None

Audience: All health and human service providers.

Related Consumer Materials:
Hepatitis C educational materials:
https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/hepatitis/hepatitis_c/consumers/educational_materials.htm.
 

Continuing Nurse Education Credits:

School of Public Health, University at Albany is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Association Massachusetts (ANA MASS), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.   

 

This offering is approved for 13 nursing contact hours.

 

Continuing Medical Education Credits:

 

The School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

 

School of Public Health, University at Albany designates this enduring material for a maximum of 13 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTMPhysicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

There are no vested interests by authors, presenters or planners of this course.

Continuing OASAS Education Credits:

This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 13 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

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This two-day training will help to increase providers’ confidence, knowledge, and skill level in integrating a range of viral hepatitis services into an already compact workday.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Describe basic facts about Hepatitis A, B, and C including epidemiology, transmission, spectrum of illness, prevention strategies, vaccine recommendations and treatment options;
  • Practice offering viral hepatitis prevention and harm reduction messages;
  • List practical tips, models, and tools for integrating hepatitis screening, counseling, vaccination, treatment, and referrals for care into the current work setting; and
  • Recall resources for support in work.

Prerequisite: None

Audience: All health and human service providers.

Related Consumer Materials:
Hepatitis C educational materials:
https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/hepatitis/hepatitis_c/consumers/educational_materials.htm.
 

Continuing Nurse Education Credits:

School of Public Health, University at Albany is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Association Massachusetts (ANA MASS), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.   

 

This offering is approved for 13 nursing contact hours.

 

Continuing Medical Education Credits:

 

The School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

 

School of Public Health, University at Albany designates this enduring material for a maximum of 13 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTMPhysicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

There are no vested interests by authors, presenters or planners of this course.

Continuing OASAS Education Credits:

This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 13 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

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       'Webinar: HIV and Hepatitis C Co-infection'
  Description:

This two hour webinar is for health and human service providers who work with people living with HIV and who need updated information about HIV/HCV co-infection in order to provide effective services to their clients. More than 25% of people living with HIV in the United States are co-infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Among people who acquired HIV as a result of injection drug use, the rates of HIV/HCV co-infection may be as high as 90%. HCV screening is recommended for all persons living with HIV.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Recall basic information about the liver and hepatitis C, including transmission, prevention, course of illness, screening and treatment;
  • Counsel their HIV positive client about the importance of knowing their HCV status;
  • Describe how co-infection with HIV and HCV affects the progression of each disease;
  • Recall current trends and improvements in treatment for people who are co-infected with HIV and HCV; and
  • List at least three additional service needs of people with HIV who are also co-infected with HCV.

Prerequisite: Although there is no prerequisite for this training, it is strongly recommended that participants have previous training in HIV/AIDS.

Audience: All health and human service providers.

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This two hour webinar is for health and human service providers who work with people living with HIV and who need updated information about HIV/HCV co-infection in order to provide effective services to their clients. More than 25% of people living with HIV in the United States are co-infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Among people who acquired HIV as a result of injection drug use, the rates of HIV/HCV co-infection may be as high as 90%. HCV screening is recommended for all persons living with HIV.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Recall basic information about the liver and hepatitis C, including transmission, prevention, course of illness, screening and treatment;
  • Counsel their HIV positive client about the importance of knowing their HCV status;
  • Describe how co-infection with HIV and HCV affects the progression of each disease;
  • Recall current trends and improvements in treatment for people who are co-infected with HIV and HCV; and
  • List at least three additional service needs of people with HIV who are also co-infected with HCV.

Prerequisite: Although there is no prerequisite for this training, it is strongly recommended that participants have previous training in HIV/AIDS.

Audience: All health and human service providers.

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