Course List

Core Training Courses

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       'Hepatitis C Update -Dec 2, 2014'
  Description:
Over 200,000 New Yorkers are living with hepatitis C (HCV) and most do not know it.  Over the last three years the hepatitis C care and treatment landscape has been changing very rapidly.  There are newer rapid testing technologies, expanded screening recommendations and more effective treatments with less side effects.  Despite these new advances, new cases of HCV are appearing in young injection drug users and HCV-related deaths now exceed HIV-related deaths in NYS.  This 45-minute workshop will update community members and direct service providers about the new developments in the field of HCV and the changes in the epidemic. By the end of this 45-minute presentation, the participant will be able to: • Describe the burden of HCV disease; • Outline the expanded screening recommendations; • Describe the New York State HCV testing Law and • Identify the new HCV treatments. Target Audience: Community members and direct service providers. Date/Time: December 2, 2014    10:45 -11:30 am    Location: Meeting Room 3, Empire State Plaza Convention Hall, Albany, NY
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Over 200,000 New Yorkers are living with hepatitis C (HCV) and most do not know it. 
Over the last three years the hepatitis C care and treatment landscape has been changing very rapidly. 
There are newer rapid testing technologies, expanded screening recommendations and more effective treatments with less side effects.  Despite these new advances, new cases of HCV are appearing in young injection drug users and HCV-related deaths now exceed HIV-related deaths in NYS. 

This 45-minute workshop will update community members and direct service providers about the new developments in the field of HCV and the changes in the epidemic.

By the end of this 45-minute presentation, the participant will be able to:
• Describe the burden of HCV disease;
• Outline the expanded screening recommendations;
• Describe the New York State HCV testing Law and
• Identify the new HCV treatments.


Target Audience: Community members and direct service providers.


Date/Time: December 2, 2014    10:45 -11:30 am   
Location: Meeting Room 3, Empire State Plaza Convention Hall, Albany, NY

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New! 'PrEP: Provider and Community Voices Sorting through the Noise'
  Description:
This open community forum will provide updated information about pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV (PrEP).   A panel that includes a physician, a PrEP program manager and consumers who are taking PrEP will answer these questions and more: • What is PrEP? • Does it really work to prevent HIV? • What is it like to take PrEP? • What is New York doing to promote access to PrEP? • What do clinics need to know to offer PrEP to their patients? • How can CBOs support PrEP? • Will widespread access to PrEP help bring about an end to the AIDS epidemic? Target Audience: Free to all community members and providers. Prequisite: None  
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This open community forum will provide updated information about pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV (PrEP).   A panel that includes a physician, a PrEP program manager and consumers who are taking PrEP will answer these questions and more:

• What is PrEP?
• Does it really work to prevent HIV?
• What is it like to take PrEP?
• What is New York doing to promote access to PrEP?
• What do clinics need to know to offer PrEP to their patients?
• How can CBOs support PrEP?
• Will widespread access to PrEP help bring about an end to the AIDS epidemic?

Target Audience: Free to all community members and providers.

Prequisite: None
 

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       'Antiretroviral Treatment and Access to Services (ARTAS)'
  Description:
The goal of this two-day training of facilitators (TOF) is to prepare participants to implement the ARTAS (Anti-Retroviral Treatment and Access to Services) strategy at their agencies. Specifically, participants will learn the skills necessary to perform their roles as Linkage Coordinators. Training Objectives By the end of this training, participants will be able to do the following: Summarize the strategy. Summarize the key components of the client sessions. Demonstrate skills necessary to complete the five client sessions: Conduct a strengths assessment. Create a client session plan using SMART objectives. Prepare a client for transition, regardless if they linked to care or not. Debrief after a medical appointment. This is a blended learning course. The objectives listed above are achieved through the pre-course materials and the classroom training. Participants are required to complete the online module prior to attending the face to face portion of the course. Prerequisite:  Pre-Course Module is required.  Please go to: www.effectiveinterventions.org Audience: This training is intended for individuals who will be responsible for conducting the ARTAS sessions with clients, (i.e., Linkage Coordinator). Linkage Coordinators should have experience providing case management or social services. Ideally, participants should include experienced case managers, social workers, and/or HIV test counselors.    
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The goal of this two-day training of facilitators (TOF) is to prepare participants to implement the ARTAS (Anti-Retroviral Treatment and Access to Services) strategy at their agencies. Specifically, participants will learn the skills necessary to perform their roles as Linkage Coordinators.

Training Objectives

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

  • Summarize the strategy.
  • Summarize the key components of the client sessions.
  • Demonstrate skills necessary to complete the five client sessions:
    • Conduct a strengths assessment.
    • Create a client session plan using SMART objectives.
    • Prepare a client for transition, regardless if they linked to care or not.
    • Debrief after a medical appointment.

This is a blended learning course. The objectives listed above are achieved through the pre-course materials and the classroom training. Participants are required to complete the online module prior to attending the face to face portion of the course.

Prerequisite:  Pre-Course Module is required.  Please go to: www.effectiveinterventions.org

Audience: This training is intended for individuals who will be responsible for conducting the ARTAS sessions with clients, (i.e., Linkage Coordinator). Linkage Coordinators should have experience providing case management or social services. Ideally, participants should include experienced case managers, social workers, and/or HIV test counselors.

 

 

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       'Webinar: Update - HIV Treatment, Primary Care & Viral Suppression'
  Description:
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…”    The latest evidence regarding the benefits of early initiation of Anti-Retroviral Treatment (ART) will be shared along with information about the importance of all members of the care team playing a role in encouraging ongoing retention in care and treatment adherence. By attending this webinar, participant 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 starting Anti-Retroviral Treatment as soon as possible and staying engaged in care Describe the course of untreated vs. treated HIV disease Review most recent guidelines on monitoring CD4 counts and viral load Describe components of primary care for PLWHA List specific tools/strategies for promoting adherence to ART
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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…”    The latest evidence regarding the benefits of early initiation of Anti-Retroviral Treatment (ART) will be shared along with information about the importance of all members of the care team playing a role in encouraging ongoing retention in care and treatment adherence.

By attending this webinar, participant 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 starting Anti-Retroviral Treatment as soon as possible and staying engaged in care
  • Describe the course of untreated vs. treated HIV disease
  • Review most recent guidelines on monitoring CD4 counts and viral load
  • Describe components of primary care for PLWHA
  • List specific tools/strategies for promoting adherence to ART
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       'NYS HIV and STD Partner Services Training Meeting'
  Description:
The New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute is pleased to annouce a statewide training meeting for county and state staff who conduct disease intervention and partner services for HIV and STDs. The training meeting will: provide updated information about the role of surveillance and partner services in NYS; highlight HIV/STD Partner Services experts offering insights and guidance; review regulations and systems being implemented to support new service delivery models; offer opportunities for public health staff to network and share information. Please Note: The meeting will start at 1pm on March 24th,  include a full day of sessions on March 25th and conclude at noon on March 26th.   Hotel Accomodations: Participants traveling from outside the Capital District should make reservations for overnight accomodations at the hotel where the meeting is taking place. The hotel phone number is 518-272-1700. Please state that your reservation should be part of the NYS HIV and STD Partner Services Training Meeting room block. You will not be required to pay for lodging but will need to have a credit card to book the reservation and at check in to cover any incidental expenses you may choose to incur. If you do not have a credit card that can be used to make the reservation, please call Kelley King at 518.724.2801 for assistance making a reservation.
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The New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute is pleased to annouce a statewide training meeting for county and state staff who conduct disease intervention and partner services for HIV and STDs.

The training meeting will:

  1. provide updated information about the role of surveillance and partner services in NYS;
  2. highlight HIV/STD Partner Services experts offering insights and guidance;
  3. review regulations and systems being implemented to support new service delivery models;
  4. offer opportunities for public health staff to network and share information.

Please Note: The meeting will start at 1pm on March 24th,  include a full day of sessions on March 25th and conclude at noon on March 26th.

 

Hotel Accomodations: Participants traveling from outside the Capital District should make reservations for overnight accomodations at the hotel where the meeting is taking place. The hotel phone number is 518-272-1700. Please state that your reservation should be part of the NYS HIV and STD Partner Services Training Meeting room block. You will not be required to pay for lodging but will need to have a credit card to book the reservation and at check in to cover any incidental expenses you may choose to incur. If you do not have a credit card that can be used to make the reservation, please call Kelley King at 518.724.2801 for assistance making a reservation.

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       'MI and Stages of Change for Expanded Partner Services'
  Description:
This three-day training will focus on the use of motivational interviewing (MI) and the transtheoretical model of behavior change (TTM). Staff members conducting case investigations as part of the Expanded Partner Services Initiative and other linkage-to-care interventions such as the High Impact Care and Prevention Project (HICAPP) will advance their partner services skills to ensure they are prepared to address the needs and challenges associated with re-engagement of individuals along the HIV care continuum.  This training will convey key goals and objectives of ExPS and HICAPP and review initiative-specific linkage protocols. The activities of ExPS and HICAPP are directly aligned with AIDS Institute priorities related to increasing HIV viral load suppression among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH). 
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This three-day training will focus on the use of motivational interviewing (MI) and the transtheoretical model of behavior change (TTM). Staff members conducting case investigations as part of the Expanded Partner Services Initiative and other linkage-to-care interventions such as the High Impact Care and Prevention Project (HICAPP) will advance their partner services skills to ensure they are prepared to address the needs and challenges associated with re-engagement of individuals along the HIV care continuum.  This training will convey key goals and objectives of ExPS and HICAPP and review initiative-specific linkage protocols. The activities of ExPS and HICAPP are directly aligned with AIDS Institute priorities related to increasing HIV viral load suppression among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH). 

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       'Ending the AIDS Epidemic:The Science, Program & Epidemiology of New York's Plan '
  Description:
This 90-minute webcast will provide in-depth presentations to demonstrate that New York's plan to end the AIDS epidemic by 2020 is rooted in science and is achievable.  Presenters will review the three pillars of New York's Plan to end the epidemic and will explore 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. By the end of this webcast, participants will be able to: Recall trends in HIV/AIDS epidemiology that demonstrate New York's history of success reducing morbidity, mortality and new infections; Define New York's goals with regards to ending the epidemic; Describe the individual and communtiy benefits of early initiation of treatment for HIV and New York's efforts to expland access to treatment for all those living with HIV; Describe the scientific basis of HIV treatment as prevention; Recall developments in program and public health law to promote HIV testing, linkage to care and viral suppression; Define the role of pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV (PrEP), as both a bio-medical intervention and form of harm reduction; Recall how New York State will evaluate it's progress toward ending the epidemic by 2020. List of Confirmed Panel Members: Dan O'Connell - Opening statement Johanne Morne Antonio Urbina, MD Charles King Kalvin Leveille Demetre Daskalakis, MD Lou Smith, MD    
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This 90-minute webcast will provide in-depth presentations to demonstrate that New York's plan to end the AIDS epidemic by 2020 is rooted in science and is achievable.  Presenters will review the three pillars of New York's Plan to end the epidemic and will explore 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.

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

  1. Recall trends in HIV/AIDS epidemiology that demonstrate New York's history of success reducing morbidity, mortality and new infections;
  2. Define New York's goals with regards to ending the epidemic;
  3. Describe the individual and communtiy benefits of early initiation of treatment for HIV and New York's efforts to expland access to treatment for all those living with HIV;
  4. Describe the scientific basis of HIV treatment as prevention;
  5. Recall developments in program and public health law to promote HIV testing, linkage to care and viral suppression;
  6. Define the role of pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV (PrEP), as both a bio-medical intervention and form of harm reduction;
  7. Recall how New York State will evaluate it's progress toward ending the epidemic by 2020.

List of Confirmed Panel Members:

  • Dan O'Connell - Opening statement
  • Johanne Morne
  • Antonio Urbina, MD
  • Charles King
  • Kalvin Leveille
  • Demetre Daskalakis, MD
  • Lou Smith, MD

 

 

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       'NYS HIV and STD Partner Services Pre-Meeting Intensive for Supervisors'
  Description:
The NYS HIV and STD Partner Services Meeting will include a Pre-Meeting intensive for supervisors of partner services programs and staff.  Sessions will focus on providing supervisory staff with key updates, promoting skills development, sharing tools/resources, and providing an opportunity for peer to peer exchange. As a result of attending pre-meeting sessions, supervisors will be able to: enrich their technical skills in the areas of supervisory modeling, guiding, instructing strengthen their skills in reviewing, and evaluating disease intervention activities and programs build their capacity for leading quality improvement efforts All supervisors of PS services are strongly encouraged to attend both the pre-meeting and the full meeting.   Hotel Accomodations: Participants traveling from outside the Capital District should make reservations for overnight accomodations at the hotel where the meeting is taking place. The hotel phone number is 518-272-1700. Please state that your reservation should be part of the NYS HIV and STD Partner Services Training Meeting room block. You will not be required to pay for lodging but will need to have a credit card to book the reservation and at check in to cover any incidental expenses you may choose to incur. If you do not have a credit card that can be used to make the reservation, please call Kelley King at 518.724.2801 for assistance making a reservation.  
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The NYS HIV and STD Partner Services Meeting will include a Pre-Meeting intensive for supervisors of partner services programs and staff.  Sessions will focus on providing supervisory staff with key updates, promoting skills development, sharing tools/resources, and providing an opportunity for peer to peer exchange.

As a result of attending pre-meeting sessions, supervisors will be able to:

  1. enrich their technical skills in the areas of supervisory modeling, guiding, instructing
  2. strengthen their skills in reviewing, and evaluating disease intervention activities and programs
  3. build their capacity for leading quality improvement efforts

All supervisors of PS services are strongly encouraged to attend both the pre-meeting and the full meeting.

 

Hotel Accomodations: Participants traveling from outside the Capital District should make reservations for overnight accomodations at the hotel where the meeting is taking place. The hotel phone number is 518-272-1700. Please state that your reservation should be part of the NYS HIV and STD Partner Services Training Meeting room block. You will not be required to pay for lodging but will need to have a credit card to book the reservation and at check in to cover any incidental expenses you may choose to incur. If you do not have a credit card that can be used to make the reservation, please call Kelley King at 518.724.2801 for assistance making a reservation.

 

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New! '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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New! 'Introduction to Ryan White Case Management'
  Description:
This one-day training is designed to assist Ryan White Case Management staff with basic case management knowledge and skills building.  Today, it is essential to link people living with HIV/AIDS to medical care.  Ryan White Case management can be instrumental in providing that service.  Topics to be covered during the training include: defining case management and its processes; conducting intakes/assessing and service planning; documentation; time management; confidentiality and professional responsibility.  As a result of this training, participants will be able to: Increase their understanding of program requirements; Develop strategies to effectively assess, develop service plans and have good time management skills; Describe teamwork Identify documentation requirements; Increase their knowledge regarding confidentiality and professional responsibility; Prerequisite: None Audience: All Ryan White Case Management Staff.
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This one-day training is designed to assist Ryan White Case Management staff with basic case management knowledge and skills building.  Today, it is essential to link people living with HIV/AIDS to medical care.  Ryan White Case management can be instrumental in providing that service.  Topics to be covered during the training include: defining case management and its processes; conducting intakes/assessing and service planning; documentation; time management; confidentiality and professional responsibility. 

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

  • Increase their understanding of program requirements;
  • Develop strategies to effectively assess, develop service plans and have good time management skills;
  • Describe teamwork
  • Identify documentation requirements;
  • Increase their knowledge regarding confidentiality and professional responsibility;

Prerequisite: None

Audience: All Ryan White Case Management Staff.

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New! 'Advancing the Partnership with your Ryan White Clients'
  Description:
This one-day training is designed to assist Ryan White Case Management staff with engagement and linkage strategies, skills for advocacy and building community referral resources, and skills for supporting treatment adherence and medical self-management. In light of Governors Cuomo’s plan to end the AIDS epidemic in New York State by using a three – pronged approach which focuses on improved HIV testing, preventing the spread of the disease, and better treatment for people who have it; Ryan White case management staff can play a critical role in this plan. Topics to be covered during the training include: building a rapport with your client, learning engagement strategies, effective interviewing and identifying client readiness for behavior change.  As a result of this training, participants will be able to: Increase their understanding of “Bending the Curve” three point program and the role that they can play to make this program successful; Develop strategies to build a rapport and effectively engage their clients; Define the Trans-Theoretical Model of Change; Develop skills to move the client forward; Prerequisite: Introduction to Ryan White Case Management Staff Audience: All Ryan White Case Management Staff
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This one-day training is designed to assist Ryan White Case Management staff with engagement and linkage strategies, skills for advocacy and building community referral resources, and skills for supporting treatment adherence and medical self-management. In light of Governors Cuomo’s plan to end the AIDS epidemic in New York State by using a three – pronged approach which focuses on improved HIV testing, preventing the spread of the disease, and better treatment for people who have it; Ryan White case management staff can play a critical role in this plan.

Topics to be covered during the training include: building a rapport with your client, learning engagement strategies, effective interviewing and identifying client readiness for behavior change. 

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

  • Increase their understanding of “Bending the Curve” three point program and the role that they can play to make this program successful;
  • Develop strategies to build a rapport and effectively engage their clients;
  • Define the Trans-Theoretical Model of Change;
  • Develop skills to move the client forward;

Prerequisite: Introduction to Ryan White Case Management Staff

Audience: All Ryan White Case Management Staff

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New! '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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New! 'Webinar Series: Acute HIV Infection'
  Description:
2014 New Developments in HIV Clinical Guidelines: What Non-Clinicians Should Know to Improve Patient Care and Coordination This series of one-hour webinars 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. The webinar series will feature an engaging discussion with a leading physician who served on the NYS DOH AI Clinical Guidelines Committee that developed the clinical guideline. 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. This is the second delivery of the popular topic Acute HIV Infection (orginally conducted in September of 2014).  Guest Presenter:   Samuel T. Merrick, MD Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, New York Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical Center Medical Director, Center for Special Studies, Glenn Bernbaum Unit, NY Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center Medical Director, David E, Rogers Unit, Judith Peabody Wellness Center 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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2014 New Developments in HIV Clinical Guidelines:
What Non-Clinicians Should Know to Improve Patient Care and Coordination

This series of one-hour webinars 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. The webinar series will feature an engaging discussion with a leading physician who served on the NYS DOH AI Clinical Guidelines Committee that developed the clinical guideline.

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.

This is the second delivery of the popular topic Acute HIV Infection (orginally conducted in September of 2014). 

Guest Presenter:  
Samuel T. Merrick, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, New York Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical Center
Medical Director, Center for Special Studies, Glenn Bernbaum Unit, NY Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center
Medical Director, David E, Rogers Unit, Judith Peabody Wellness Center

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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New! 'Webinar: 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 2-hour webinar 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 2-hour webinar 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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New! 'How Health Care Reform can Improve Care for HIV-positive People Leaving Prisons: What You Need to Know as an HIV Service Provider'
  Description:
New York’s prisons have more than 1500 confirmed HIV/AIDS cases  – the third highest number in the nation.  Federal health care reform and New York State Medicaid redesign have dramatically increased the opportunity to improve health outcomes for these individuals from the time of arrest through reentry. Health and social service providers need to understand this changing landscape in order to help clients access care when they leave prisons.   By the end of this 1.5 hour webinar, participants will be able to:   List four basic provisions of New York State Medicaid Redesign and Federal Health Care Reform that impact HIV-positive people involved in the criminal justice system, with a special focus on NYS Medicaid Health Homes Describe the barriers and challenges to integrating health and public safety systems in New York. Identify opportunities to engage HIV-positive persons in health care as they proceed through the criminal justice system Describe key goals and outcomes of a recent initiative that seeks to increase enrollment of people with HIV/AIDS and other chronic conditions who are in the criminal justice system into New York State Medicaid Health Homes. Identify the elements of the NYS health care insurance (Medicaid and private insurance) enrollment process that are specific to people with HIV involved in the criminal justice system   Prerequisite: none   Audience: Health and social service providers working with HIV-positive individuals who have or currently involved in the criminal justice system.
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New York’s prisons have more than 1500 confirmed HIV/AIDS cases  – the third highest number in the nation.  Federal health care reform and New York State Medicaid redesign have dramatically increased the opportunity to improve health outcomes for these individuals from the time of arrest through reentry. Health and social service providers need to understand this changing landscape in order to help clients access care when they leave prisons.

 

By the end of this 1.5 hour webinar, participants will be able to:

 

  • List four basic provisions of New York State Medicaid Redesign and Federal Health Care Reform that impact HIV-positive people involved in the criminal justice system, with a special focus on NYS Medicaid Health Homes
  • Describe the barriers and challenges to integrating health and public safety systems in New York.
  • Identify opportunities to engage HIV-positive persons in health care as they proceed through the criminal justice system
  • Describe key goals and outcomes of a recent initiative that seeks to increase enrollment of people with HIV/AIDS and other chronic conditions who are in the criminal justice system into New York State Medicaid Health Homes.
  • Identify the elements of the NYS health care insurance (Medicaid and private insurance) enrollment process that are specific to people with HIV involved in the criminal justice system

 

Prerequisite: none

 

Audience: Health and social service providers working with HIV-positive individuals who have or currently involved in the criminal justice system.

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New! 'Save A Life: Community Opioid Overdose Training (10-10:45 AM)'
  Description:
On December 2, 2014, as part of the World AIDS Day commemoration in Albany, the AIDS Institute is hosting 3 free opioid overdose training sessions open to the public.  Everyone who takes the training will receive an opioid overdose kit, which includes naloxone which may be administered through the nose. Staff from Catholic Charities’ Project Safe Point and from the Harm Reduction Coalition will conduct the trainings. Drug overdose from opioids—including heroin, OxyContin, morphine, fentanyl, and many other pain killers-- is a significant problem impacting communities throughout New York State. You can learn how you can help to save another person’s life by using a medication that safely reverses opioid overdose—naloxone. By the end of this 45-min presentation, the participant will be able to:    • Define the impact of opioid overdoses on New York State; • Recognize an opioid overdose; • List the steps to take when encountering an opioid overdose; • Assemble the mucosal atomizer used for administering naloxone; and • Recall New York’s “911 Good Samaritan” law. Audience: This community program is available for FREE to those who register. Prerequisite: None  
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On December 2, 2014, as part of the World AIDS Day commemoration in Albany, the AIDS Institute is hosting 3 free opioid overdose training sessions open to the public.  Everyone who takes the training will receive an opioid overdose kit, which includes naloxone which may be administered through the nose. Staff from Catholic Charities’ Project Safe Point and from the Harm Reduction Coalition will conduct the trainings.

Drug overdose from opioids—including heroin, OxyContin, morphine, fentanyl, and many other pain killers-- is a significant problem impacting communities throughout New York State. You can learn how you can help to save another person’s life by using a medication that safely reverses opioid overdose—naloxone.

By the end of this 45-min presentation, the participant will be able to:   
• Define the impact of opioid overdoses on New York State;
• Recognize an opioid overdose;
• List the steps to take when encountering an opioid overdose;
• Assemble the mucosal atomizer used for administering naloxone; and
• Recall New York’s “911 Good Samaritan” law.

Audience: This community program is available for FREE to those who register.

Prerequisite: None
 

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New! 'Save A Life: Community Opioid Overdose Training (11:30-12:15 PM)'
  Description:
On December 2, 2014, as part of the World AIDS Day commemoration in Albany, the AIDS Institute is hosting 3 free opioid overdose training sessions open to the public.  Everyone who takes the training will receive an opioid overdose kit, which includes naloxone which may be administered through the nose. Staff from Catholic Charities’ Project Safe Point and from the Harm Reduction Coalition will conduct the trainings. Drug overdose from opioids—including heroin, OxyContin, morphine, fentanyl, and many other pain killers-- is a significant problem impacting communities throughout New York State. You can learn how you can help to save another person’s life by using a medication that safely reverses opioid overdose—naloxone. By the end of this 45-min presentation, the participant will be able to:   • Define the impact of opioid overdoses on New York State; • Recognize an opioid overdose; • List the steps to take when encountering an opioid overdose; • Assemble the mucosal atomizer used for administering naloxone; and • Recall New York’s “911 Good Samaritan” law. Audience: This community program is available for FREE to those who register. Prerequisite: None  
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On December 2, 2014, as part of the World AIDS Day commemoration in Albany, the AIDS Institute is hosting 3 free opioid overdose training sessions open to the public.  Everyone who takes the training will receive an opioid overdose kit, which includes naloxone which may be administered through the nose. Staff from Catholic Charities’ Project Safe Point and from the Harm Reduction Coalition will conduct the trainings.

Drug overdose from opioids—including heroin, OxyContin, morphine, fentanyl, and many other pain killers-- is a significant problem impacting communities throughout New York State. You can learn how you can help to save another person’s life by using a medication that safely reverses opioid overdose—naloxone.

By the end of this 45-min presentation, the participant will be able to:  
• Define the impact of opioid overdoses on New York State;
• Recognize an opioid overdose;
• List the steps to take when encountering an opioid overdose;
• Assemble the mucosal atomizer used for administering naloxone; and
• Recall New York’s “911 Good Samaritan” law.

Audience: This community program is available for FREE to those who register.

Prerequisite: None
 

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New! 'Save A Life: Community Opioid Overdose Training (1-1:45 PM)'
  Description:
On December 2, 2014, as part of the World AIDS Day commemoration in Albany, the AIDS Institute is hosting 3 free opioid overdose training sessions open to the public.  Everyone who takes the training will receive an opioid overdose kit, which includes naloxone which may be administered through the nose. Staff from Catholic Charities’ Project Safe Point and from the Harm Reduction Coalition will conduct the trainings. Drug overdose from opioids—including heroin, OxyContin, morphine, fentanyl, and many other pain killers-- is a significant problem impacting communities throughout New York State. You can learn how you can help to save another person’s life by using a medication that safely reverses opioid overdose—naloxone. By the end of this 45-min presentation, the participant will be able to:   • Define the impact of opioid overdoses on New York State; • Recognize an opioid overdose; • List the steps to take when encountering an opioid overdose; • Assemble the mucosal atomizer used for administering naloxone; and • Recall New York’s “911 Good Samaritan” law. Audience: This community program is available for FREE to those who register. Prerequisite: None  
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On December 2, 2014, as part of the World AIDS Day commemoration in Albany, the AIDS Institute is hosting 3 free opioid overdose training sessions open to the public.  Everyone who takes the training will receive an opioid overdose kit, which includes naloxone which may be administered through the nose. Staff from Catholic Charities’ Project Safe Point and from the Harm Reduction Coalition will conduct the trainings.
Drug overdose from opioids—including heroin, OxyContin, morphine, fentanyl, and many other pain killers-- is a significant problem impacting communities throughout New York State. You can learn how you can help to save another person’s life by using a medication that safely reverses opioid overdose—naloxone.

By the end of this 45-min presentation, the participant will be able to:  
• Define the impact of opioid overdoses on New York State;
• Recognize an opioid overdose;
• List the steps to take when encountering an opioid overdose;
• Assemble the mucosal atomizer used for administering naloxone; and
• Recall New York’s “911 Good Samaritan” law.

Audience: This community program is available for FREE to those who register.

Prerequisite: None
 

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New! 'Webinar: Introduction to Ryan White Case Management'
  Description:
This two-hour webinar is designed to assist Ryan White Case Management staff with basic case management knowledge and skills building.  Today, it is essential to link people living with HIV/AIDS to medical care.  Ryan White Case management can be instrumental in providing that service.  Topics to be covered during the webinar include: defining case management and its processes; conducting intakes/assessing and service planning; documentation; time management; confidentiality and professional responsibility.  As a result of this webinar, participants will be able to: Increase their understanding of program requirements; Develop strategies to effectively assess, develop service plans and have good time management skills; Describe teamwork Identify documentation requirements; Increase their knowledge regarding confidentiality and professional responsibility; Prerequisite: None Audience: All Ryan White Case Management Staff.
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This two-hour webinar is designed to assist Ryan White Case Management staff with basic case management knowledge and skills building.  Today, it is essential to link people living with HIV/AIDS to medical care.  Ryan White Case management can be instrumental in providing that service.  Topics to be covered during the webinar include: defining case management and its processes; conducting intakes/assessing and service planning; documentation; time management; confidentiality and professional responsibility. 

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

  • Increase their understanding of program requirements;
  • Develop strategies to effectively assess, develop service plans and have good time management skills;
  • Describe teamwork
  • Identify documentation requirements;
  • Increase their knowledge regarding confidentiality and professional responsibility;

Prerequisite: None

Audience: All Ryan White Case Management Staff.

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New! 'Webinar: Advancing the Partnership with your Ryan White Clients'
  Description:
This two-hour webinar is designed to assist Ryan White Case Management staff with engagement and linkage strategies, skills for advocacy and building community referral resources, and skills for supporting treatment adherence and medical self-management. In light of Governors Cuomo’s plan to end the AIDS epidemic in New York State by using a three – pronged approach which focuses on improved HIV testing, preventing the spread of the disease, and better treatment for people who have it; Ryan White case management staff can play a critical role in this plan. Topics to be covered during the webinar include: building a rapport with your client, learning engagement strategies, effective interviewing and identifying client readiness for behavior change.  As a result of this webinar, participants will be able to: Increase their understanding of “Bending the Curve” three point program and the role that they can play to make this program successful; Develop strategies to build a rapport and effectively engage their clients; Define the Trans-Theoretical Model of Change; Develop skills to move the client forward; Prerequisite: Introduction to Ryan White Case Management Staff Audience: All Ryan White Case Management Staff
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This two-hour webinar is designed to assist Ryan White Case Management staff with engagement and linkage strategies, skills for advocacy and building community referral resources, and skills for supporting treatment adherence and medical self-management. In light of Governors Cuomo’s plan to end the AIDS epidemic in New York State by using a three – pronged approach which focuses on improved HIV testing, preventing the spread of the disease, and better treatment for people who have it; Ryan White case management staff can play a critical role in this plan.

Topics to be covered during the webinar include: building a rapport with your client, learning engagement strategies, effective interviewing and identifying client readiness for behavior change. 

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

  • Increase their understanding of “Bending the Curve” three point program and the role that they can play to make this program successful;
  • Develop strategies to build a rapport and effectively engage their clients;
  • Define the Trans-Theoretical Model of Change;
  • Develop skills to move the client forward;

Prerequisite: Introduction to Ryan White Case Management Staff

Audience: All Ryan White Case Management Staff

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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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       '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 effect 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. 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 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 effect 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.

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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       '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.
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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.

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       'Motivational Interviewing: Levels 1 and 2'
  Description:
Motivational Interviewing (MI), developed by Dr. William Miller and Dr. Steve Rollnick, is a collaborative client-centered approach that can guide a client towards positive behavior change.    This two-day training will provide an introduction to MI that has changed substantially since its incipience in 1991.  It includes a basic foundation of behavior change and some of the key concepts used to engage and support clients.  The way we conceptualize and teach MI has evolved substantially. Instead of proposing phases and principles of MI, we describe the four broad processes that this approach is comprised of: engaging, focusing, evoking and planning. Participants will learn practical strategies and techniques for supporting ambivalent clients in increasing their commitment to make the changes they desire.  In addition, participants will develop key counseling skills, such as reflective listening and asking open-ended questions, overlaid by the spirit of MI. These skills are useful for all non-clinical staff.   Objectives At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to: Describe the phases of Motivational Interviewing Develop skills in applying these phases in their work with clients Utilize key skills of change talk, open-ended questioning and reflective listening Practice using a client-centered collaborative process in their work Increase their skills in working with ambivalent clients or those clients who need additional motivation for  behavior change
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Motivational Interviewing (MI), developed by Dr. William Miller and Dr. Steve Rollnick, is a collaborative client-centered approach that can guide a client towards positive behavior change. 
 

This two-day training will provide an introduction to MI that has changed substantially since its incipience in 1991.  It includes a basic foundation of behavior change and some of the key concepts used to engage and support clients.  The way we conceptualize and teach MI has evolved substantially. Instead of proposing phases and principles of MI, we describe the four broad processes that this approach is comprised of: engaging, focusing, evoking and planning.

Participants will learn practical strategies and techniques for supporting ambivalent clients in increasing their commitment to make the changes they desire.  In addition, participants will develop key counseling skills, such as reflective listening and asking open-ended questions, overlaid by the spirit of MI. These skills are useful for all non-clinical staff.

 

Objectives

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

  • Describe the phases of Motivational Interviewing
  • Develop skills in applying these phases in their work with clients
  • Utilize key skills of change talk, open-ended questioning and reflective listening
  • Practice using a client-centered collaborative process in their work
  • Increase their skills in working with ambivalent clients or those clients who need additional motivation for  behavior change
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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.
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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.

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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.  
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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.

 

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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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       '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.
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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.

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       'It’s Time: Integrate Viral Hepatitis into Your Work'
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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. 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. School of Public Health, University at Albany is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses, Inc., an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation for 13 contact hours. 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 course for a maximum of 13 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians 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.
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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.

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.


School of Public Health, University at Albany is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses, Inc., an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation for 13 contact hours.

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 course for a maximum of 13 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians 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.

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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.     Continuing Education Credits: School of Public Health, University at Albany is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses, Inc., an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation for 3 contact hours.         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 course for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians 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 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.

 

 

Continuing Education Credits:


School of Public Health, University at Albany is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses, Inc., an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation for 3 contact hours.

 

 

 

 

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 course for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians 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 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 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. School of Public Health, University at Albany is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses, Inc., an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation for 6.25 contact hours.   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 course for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians 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.
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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 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.

School of Public Health, University at Albany is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses, Inc., an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation for 6.25 contact hours.

 

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 course for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians 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.

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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. 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 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.

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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       '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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       'Motivational Interviewing: Level 2'
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Motivational Interviewing Level II Motivational Interviewing (MI) developed by Dr. William Miller and Dr. Steve Rollnick, is a collaborative client centered approach that can guide a client towards positive behavior change. Since its inception in 1991 the conceptualization and teaching of MI has evolved substantially. Motivational Interviewing (MI) Level 2 is designed for participants who have completed Motivational Interviewing Level One. CAI provides Motivational Interviewing trainings using a three-level approach each comprised of a one-day program provided as part of a training series.  These programs include an overview basic foundational concepts of behavior change and some of the key Motivational Interviewing elements used to engage and support clients.  Our multilevel programs discuss and provide opportunities to develop skills in all four broad processes of MI:  Engaging, Focusing, Evoking, and Planning. During this one-day program participants learn practical strategies and techniques especially applicable for helping ambivalent clients increase their commitment to make the changes they are seeking. In addition, participants develop key counseling skills such as reflective listening, asking open-ended questions, identifying and fostering change talk, and using other important techniques overlaid by the spirit of MI. LEVEL II Learning Objectives: At the end of this training, participants will be able to: explain the spirit of Motivational Interviewing practice using different kinds of open-ended questions (strength based, change talk focus, disarming) and evoke change talk when it is expressed by clients core communication skills to assist clients in the direction of change. and use Motivational Interviewing in various situations with clients  
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Motivational Interviewing Level II

Motivational Interviewing (MI) developed by Dr. William Miller and Dr. Steve Rollnick, is a collaborative client centered approach that can guide a client towards positive behavior change. Since its inception in 1991 the conceptualization and teaching of MI has evolved substantially.

Motivational Interviewing (MI) Level 2 is designed for participants who have completed Motivational Interviewing Level One.

CAI provides Motivational Interviewing trainings using a three-level approach each comprised of a one-day program provided as part of a training series.  These programs include an overview basic foundational concepts of behavior change and some of the key Motivational Interviewing elements used to engage and support clients.  Our multilevel programs discuss and provide opportunities to develop skills in all four broad processes of MI:  Engaging, Focusing, Evoking, and Planning.

During this one-day program participants learn practical strategies and techniques especially applicable for helping ambivalent clients increase their commitment to make the changes they are seeking. In addition, participants develop key counseling skills such as reflective listening, asking open-ended questions, identifying and fostering change talk, and using other important techniques overlaid by the spirit of MI.

LEVEL II Learning Objectives:
At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • explain the spirit of Motivational Interviewing
  • practice using different kinds of open-ended questions (strength based, change talk focus, disarming)
  • and evoke change talk when it is expressed by clients
  • core communication skills to assist clients in the direction of change.
  • and use Motivational Interviewing in various situations with clients

 

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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.
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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.

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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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       'Webinar: Health Promotion for Older Adults Living with HIV'
  Description:
This two hour webinar will provide an overview of how HIV progresses and affects the overall health of older adults. This information will then be related to how service providers can play a role in promoting and helping older adults living with HIV stay linked to care and maintain viral load suppression. As a result of this two-hour training, participants will be able to: Recall some common characteristics and challenges older adults living with HIV face and how it affects the health of older adults living with HIV; State why HIV is different in older adults in comparison to their younger counterparts; and Describe how service providers can help older adults living with HIV maintain continuity of care. 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, home care managers and coordinators, patient navigators, social workers, client services staff and others.
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This two hour webinar will provide an overview of how HIV progresses and affects the overall health of older adults. This information will then be related to how service providers can play a role in promoting and helping older adults living with HIV stay linked to care and maintain viral load suppression.

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

  • Recall some common characteristics and challenges older adults living with HIV face and how it affects the health of older adults living with HIV;
  • State why HIV is different in older adults in comparison to their younger counterparts; and
  • Describe how service providers can help older adults living with HIV maintain continuity of care.

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, home care managers and coordinators, patient navigators, social workers, client services staff and others.

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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: List the steps in the updated multi-test laboratory algorithm Define the different tests at each step in the updated algorithm Describe the rationale for updating the HIV diagnostic testing algorithm Correctly interpret reported results 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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       '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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       '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.
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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.

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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: Help patients take advantage of health maintenance services, vaccination, and prophylaxis for opportunistic infections 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.
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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.

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       '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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       '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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       '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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       '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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       '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.
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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.

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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: Do You Work with High-Risk Pregnant Women? Reducing MTC HIV'
  Description:
One of the greatest successes in HIV prevention in New York State has been reducing the rate of mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV. However, cases of MTCT continue to occur each year. This two-hour webinar is for non-physician health and human services providers who work with pregnant women who may have issues with substance use, mental health, homelessness or incarceration. In many instances these women are known to providers but there are missed opportunities for engaging them in prenatal care, HIV testing and other supportive services. As a result of this training, participants will be able to: Describe the epidemiological trends and factors related to mother-to-child transmission of HIV in New York State; List factors that have contributed to a decrease in MTCT; Describe NYS DOH regulations related to reducing MTCT; Discuss the impact of staff values and attitudes on delivery of services to high risk pregnant women; Recall factors that may contribute to continued MTCT; and List strategies to promote access to HIV testing for high-risk pregnant women and treatment adherence, access to care, and support services for HIV-positive pregnant women. Prerequisite: None. Audience: Non-physician health and human services providers who work with HIV-positive and/or at-risk women of child-bearing age.
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One of the greatest successes in HIV prevention in New York State has been reducing the rate of mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV. However, cases of MTCT continue to occur each year. This two-hour webinar is for non-physician health and human services providers who work with pregnant women who may have issues with substance use, mental health, homelessness or incarceration. In many instances these women are known to providers but there are missed opportunities for engaging them in prenatal care, HIV testing and other supportive services.

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

  • Describe the epidemiological trends and factors related to mother-to-child transmission of HIV in New York State;
  • List factors that have contributed to a decrease in MTCT;
  • Describe NYS DOH regulations related to reducing MTCT;
  • Discuss the impact of staff values and attitudes on delivery of services to high risk pregnant women;
  • Recall factors that may contribute to continued MTCT; and
  • List strategies to promote access to HIV testing for high-risk pregnant women and treatment adherence, access to care, and support services for HIV-positive pregnant women.

Prerequisite: None.

Audience: Non-physician health and human services providers who work with HIV-positive and/or at-risk women of child-bearing age.

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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.
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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.

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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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       'Legal Issues for an Aging HIV-Positive Population'
  Description:
As people with HIV live into their 60s and beyond, new legal issues emerge.  This training will cover some of the legal issues that older New Yorkers with HIV face. By the end of this training, participants should be able to: Explain the basic purposes of living wills, health care proxies, and powers of attorney State whether HIV-positive individuals can buy life insurance, and if so, what limitations there are on coverage Recite the basic non-discrimination requirements for nursing homes and other long-term care settings State the basic confidentiality protections for HIV-positive persons living in nursing homes or other institutional settings, including who may authorize disclosures of HIV-related information for individuals with dementia Prerequisite: none Audience: health and social service providers working with older HIV-positive individuals. 
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As people with HIV live into their 60s and beyond, new legal issues emerge.  This training will cover some of the legal issues that older New Yorkers with HIV face.

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

  • Explain the basic purposes of living wills, health care proxies, and powers of attorney
  • State whether HIV-positive individuals can buy life insurance, and if so, what limitations there are on coverage
  • Recite the basic non-discrimination requirements for nursing homes and other long-term care settings
  • State the basic confidentiality protections for HIV-positive persons living in nursing homes or other institutional settings, including who may authorize disclosures of HIV-related information for individuals with dementia

Prerequisite: none

Audience: health and social service providers working with older HIV-positive individuals. 

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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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       'Archive: HIV, Medicaid and New York State of Health Insurance Options for People with HIV'
  Description:
This 90-minute presentation is an archive of a webinar titled: HIV, Medicaid and New York State of Health Insurance Options: An Update for HIV Clinical and Supportive Services Providers which was initially offered on February 20, 2014.   By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to: Identify key features of New York State of Health - New York's official health care plan marketplace Recall expanded income limits for Medicaid eligibility Describe financial assistance options designed to help make health insurance more affordable Explain how HIV Uninsured Care Programs can help with the cost of premiums and co-payments Identify the 10 essential health benefits that must be offered by all insurance plans Refer clients to people who can help them explore public and private insurance options and enroll
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This 90-minute presentation is an archive of a webinar titled: HIV, Medicaid and New York State of Health Insurance Options: An Update for HIV Clinical and Supportive Services Providers which was initially offered on February 20, 2014.

 

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

  • Identify key features of New York State of Health - New York's official health care plan marketplace
  • Recall expanded income limits for Medicaid eligibility
  • Describe financial assistance options designed to help make health insurance more affordable
  • Explain how HIV Uninsured Care Programs can help with the cost of premiums and co-payments
  • Identify the 10 essential health benefits that must be offered by all insurance plans
  • Refer clients to people who can help them explore public and private insurance options and enroll
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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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       'Webcast: Hepatitis C Testing: Overview of New York State Law'
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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: Identify the clinical rationale for one-time routine voluntary screening for hepatitis C for all persons born between 1945 and 1965; Describe the key provisions of the law including settings and providers impacted by the law; Provide an overview of the new CDC hepatitis C testing algorithm; Describe health care provider responsibility for reporting cases of acute and chronic hepatitis C; Describe New York State resources for the care and treatment of persons with chronic Hepatitis C infection, and; 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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       '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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       '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.
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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.

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       'Webinar: Sex Addiction and HIV STI'
  Description:
This two-hour webinar will orient non clinical HIV service providers about the basics of sexual addiction and its prevalence among the most at risk communities including gay men and men who have sex with men (MSM). This presentation will discuss the use of tools to identify red flags for sex addiction and explore a variety of referral and resources to help affected communities. As a result of this training participants will be able to: Define sex addiction and how it specifically impacts most at risk communities gay men and MSM clients who have multiple sex partners and encounters Identify the “red flags” of sexual addiction Review tools used by sex therapist professionals when identifying sexual addictions Identify key risk reduction and harm reductions messages that will support the process of sexual addiction recovery List resources for non clinical providers to refer gay men and MSMs who indicate issues related to sexual addiction Prerequisite: None required Target Audience: For all non clinical health and human service providers
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This two-hour webinar will orient non clinical HIV service providers about the basics of sexual addiction and its prevalence among the most at risk communities including gay men and men who have sex with men (MSM). This presentation will discuss the use of tools to identify red flags for sex addiction and explore a variety of referral and resources to help affected communities.

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

  • Define sex addiction and how it specifically impacts most at risk communities gay men and MSM clients who have multiple sex partners and encounters
  • Identify the “red flags” of sexual addiction
  • Review tools used by sex therapist professionals when identifying sexual addictions
  • Identify key risk reduction and harm reductions messages that will support the process of sexual addiction recovery
  • List resources for non clinical providers to refer gay men and MSMs who indicate issues related to sexual addiction

Prerequisite: None required

Target Audience: For all non clinical health and human service providers

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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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       'Group Facilitation Skills for STD/HIV Prevention Interventions'
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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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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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       'Online Training: HIV Viral Suppression: Partnerships for Success'
  Description:
This one-hour on-line training will describe how HIV treatment adherence and retention in care are strongly linked with achieving viral suppression and improved health outcomes for people with HIV. However, New York State data show that less than 40% of people living with HIV are taking advantage of the full benefits of HIV treatment. This training describes how non-physician health and human services providers can play a role in linking clients to HIV care, promoting client retention in care and supporting HIV treatment adherence. By the end of this Online-Training, participants will be able to: Describe how HIV treatment adherence and retention in care contribute to viral suppression and improved health outcomes for people with HIV Recall at least three ways that non-physician health and human services providers can help people with HIV achieve viral suppression Recall the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and NYS goals for improving participation in HIV care Explain how early access to care and HIV treatment adherence can help reduce the spread of HIV. Audio/Visual Requirements: This training has audio narration. Please make sure to turn on your speakers. For best viewing, use Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, or Google Chrome browsers. 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 1 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.
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This one-hour on-line training will describe how HIV treatment adherence and retention in care are strongly linked with achieving viral suppression and improved health outcomes for people with HIV. However, New York State data show that less than 40% of people living with HIV are taking advantage of the full benefits of HIV treatment. This training describes how non-physician health and human services providers can play a role in linking clients to HIV care, promoting client retention in care and supporting HIV treatment adherence.

By the end of this Online-Training, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how HIV treatment adherence and retention in care contribute to viral suppression and improved health outcomes for people with HIV
  • Recall at least three ways that non-physician health and human services providers can help people with HIV achieve viral suppression
  • Recall the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and NYS goals for improving participation in HIV care
  • Explain how early access to care and HIV treatment adherence can help reduce the spread of HIV.

Audio/Visual Requirements: This training has audio narration. Please make sure to turn on your speakers. For best viewing, use Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, or Google Chrome browsers.
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 1 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

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       'Webinar: Sexual Health of Older Adults '
  Description:
This two-hour webinar is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of sexual activity among older adults and the need for effective and tailored HIV/STI prevention messages to help improve sexual health. Data on the sexual activity and function of older adults will be provided from a number of sources, including ACRIA’s research with older adults. As a result of the webinar participants will be able to: Define the difference between sexual activity and sexual function of older adults; Recall reasons why providers need to develop tailored prevention messages for older adult clients; Discuss how prevention message burnout and the lack of age-appropriate messaging interferes with prevention campaigns targeting older adults; and Identify primary and secondary strategies that providers can use with their clients to help improve the sexual health of older adults and minimize sexual risk. . Prerequisite: None Audience: Non-physician health and human services providers who work with older adults including aging services providers, health educators, case managers, managed care staff, social workers, patient navigators and others.
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This two-hour webinar is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of sexual activity among older adults and the need for effective and tailored HIV/STI prevention messages to help improve sexual health. Data on the sexual activity and function of older adults will be provided from a number of sources, including ACRIA’s research with older adults.

As a result of the webinar participants will be able to:
  • Define the difference between sexual activity and sexual function of older adults;
  • Recall reasons why providers need to develop tailored prevention messages for older adult clients;
  • Discuss how prevention message burnout and the lack of age-appropriate messaging interferes with prevention campaigns targeting older adults; and
  • Identify primary and secondary strategies that providers can use with their clients to help improve the sexual health of older adults and minimize sexual risk.
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Prerequisite: None

Audience: Non-physician health and human services providers who work with older adults including aging services providers, health educators, case managers, managed care staff, social workers, patient navigators and others.
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       'Webinar: Understanding How Antiretroviral Therapy Works'
  Description:
This two-hour webinar is designed to provide information to support service providers on the importance of antiretroviral therapy and discuss the how the different classes of antiretroviral drugs disrupt HIV replication. Participants will also receive information on understanding and preventing drug resistance and the benefits of early initiation of antiretroviral treatment. At the end of this training, participants will be able to: Recall the HIV life cycle and how antiretrovirals disrupt replication Discuss the different classes of HIV medication and the goal of HIV treatment. Understand the importance of preventing drug resistance to antiretroviral treatment Identify the benefits for early initiation of antiretroviral treatment Prerequisite: Participants should take the AIDS Institute training, “Overview of HIV Infection and AIDS” or basic training covering HIV/AIDS information.   Audience: All health and human services providers.
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This two-hour webinar is designed to provide information to support service providers on the importance of antiretroviral therapy and discuss the how the different classes of antiretroviral drugs disrupt HIV replication. Participants will also receive information on understanding and preventing drug resistance and the benefits of early initiation of antiretroviral treatment. At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Recall the HIV life cycle and how antiretrovirals disrupt replication
  • Discuss the different classes of HIV medication and the goal of HIV treatment.
  • Understand the importance of preventing drug resistance to antiretroviral treatment
  • Identify the benefits for early initiation of antiretroviral treatment

Prerequisite: Participants should take the AIDS Institute training, “Overview of HIV Infection and AIDS” or basic training covering HIV/AIDS information.

 

Audience: All health and human services providers.

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       'Accessing HIV services under Medicaid Redesign'
  Description:
This 90-minute webinar will describe the major service delivery changes Medicaid Redesign has brought for persons with HIV, including Health Homes, Behavioral Health Organizations and the ongoing expansion of Medicaid Managed Care. Empire Justice will share the latest updates and outline advocacy strategies for maximizing access to critical services. Prerequisite: None Audience: Health or social services providers and legal advocates who work with or advocate for people with HIV/AIDS. Presenter: Trilby deJung
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This 90-minute webinar will describe the major service delivery changes Medicaid Redesign has brought for persons with HIV, including Health Homes, Behavioral Health Organizations and the ongoing expansion of Medicaid Managed Care. Empire Justice will share the latest updates and outline advocacy strategies for maximizing access to critical services.

Prerequisite: None

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

Presenter: Trilby deJung
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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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       '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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       '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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       'VOICES/VOCES Facilitator Training'
  Description:
This two-day training provides participants with the information and materials needed to implement the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) VOICES/VOCES intervention. As a result of this training, participants will be able to: Identify the core elements of VOICES/VOCES intervention; Describe how to conduct the single-session, video-based group level intervention; Describe ways to improve condom negotiation skills among African- American and Latino adults; Practice facilitating gender and ethnic-specific groups of 4-8 participants and encourage discussion about condoms use and barriers; and Utilize CDC-approved materials on HIV risk behavior and condom use in both English and Spanish. Prerequisite: It is strongly recommended that a person in a leadership role in the agency make decisions about who should attend this training. This training is only for agencies who are strongly committed to implementing the VOICES/VOCES intervention. Audience: This training is intended for a team of two to three if space allows staff from an agency who will be responsible for delivering this intervention. Staff should have knowledge of HIV/STDs and group facilitation skills. Note: VOICES/VOCES (Video Opportunities for Innovative Condom Education and Safer Sex) is a single-session, video-based HIV/STD intervention that is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Diffusion of Effective Behavioral Interventions (DEBI) project. To learn more about VOICES/VOCES go to www.effectiveinterventions.org
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This two-day training provides participants with the information and materials needed to implement the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) VOICES/VOCES intervention.

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

  • Identify the core elements of VOICES/VOCES intervention;
  • Describe how to conduct the single-session, video-based group level intervention;
  • Describe ways to improve condom negotiation skills among African- American and Latino adults;
  • Practice facilitating gender and ethnic-specific groups of 4-8 participants and encourage discussion about condoms use and barriers; and
  • Utilize CDC-approved materials on HIV risk behavior and condom use in both English and Spanish.

Prerequisite: It is strongly recommended that a person in a leadership role in the agency make decisions about who should attend this training. This training is only for agencies who are strongly committed to implementing the VOICES/VOCES intervention.

Audience: This training is intended for a team of two to three if space allows staff from an agency who will be responsible for delivering this intervention. Staff should have knowledge of HIV/STDs and group facilitation skills.

Note: VOICES/VOCES (Video Opportunities for Innovative Condom Education and Safer Sex) is a single-session, video-based HIV/STD intervention that is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Diffusion of Effective Behavioral Interventions (DEBI) project. To learn more about VOICES/VOCES go to www.effectiveinterventions.org

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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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       'Immigrants Living with HIV: Pathways to Employment and Health Care'
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This 2 hour course will cover how health and social service providers can help immigrant clients obtain work authorizations, adjust their immigration status, and access health care coverage. Prerequisite: None Audience: Health or social services providers and legal advocates who work with or advocate for people with HIV/AIDS.
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This 2 hour course will cover how health and social service providers can help immigrant clients obtain work authorizations, adjust their immigration status, and access health care coverage.

Prerequisite: None

Audience: Health or social services providers and legal advocates who work with or advocate for people with HIV/AIDS.
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       'HIV as a Disabling Condition:Accessing SSI and SSD Benefits Today'
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This 90-minute webinar will cover the eligibility rules for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), with a focus on the Social Security Administration's five-step process used to evaluate disability. Empire Justice will discuss some of the barriers clients are likely to encounter to accessing SSI and SSDI, and identify advocacy strategies for successful eligibility determinations. Prerequisite: None Audience: Health or social services providers and legal advocates who work with or advocate for people with HIV/AIDS. Presenter: Geoffrey Hale, Doris Cortes
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This 90-minute webinar will cover the eligibility rules for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), with a focus on the Social Security Administration's five-step process used to evaluate disability. Empire Justice will discuss some of the barriers clients are likely to encounter to accessing SSI and SSDI, and identify advocacy strategies for successful eligibility determinations.

Prerequisite: None

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

Presenter: Geoffrey Hale, Doris Cortes
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       'Webinar: Intro to Co-Occurring Disorders for Clients with HIV/AIDS'
  Description:
This one-hour webinar will introduce non-physician providers to co-occurring disorders (substance abuse and mental illness) and their impact on people living with HIV/AIDS. This training will also offer 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; List ways in which Co-occurring Disorders impact HIV/AIDS; and Define the term “red flag” and give examples from case studies. Audience: All non-physician health and human service providers who work with people living with HIV.   Prerequisites: None
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This one-hour webinar will introduce non-physician providers to co-occurring disorders (substance abuse and mental illness) and their impact on people living with HIV/AIDS. This training will also offer 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;
  • List ways in which Co-occurring Disorders impact HIV/AIDS; and
  • Define the term “red flag” and give examples from case studies.

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

 

Prerequisites: None

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       'HIV and Hepatitis C Co-infection (1 day)'
  Description:
This one-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 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 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 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

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       'Webinar: An Integrated Approach for Providers working w/Clients at risk for HIV, STI & Viral Hep'
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This two-hour webinar will prepare non-clinical health and human service providers to understand the interconnectedness of HIV/AIDS, STIs and viral hepatitis. This training will increase the provider’s understanding about how behavioral, social and biological risk factors affect the individual and place disadvantaged communities at heightened risk.   Participants will be able to: Recall epidemiologic data that demonstrate the overlap of cases of HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and viral hepatitis; Define the concept of “Person-In the-Environment” Define what a syndemic is and the impact that it has on certain populations; Describe the various behavioral, social and biological conditions and its impact on community health; and List the key principles of Program Collaboration and Service Integration (PCSI); and Describe how these principles can help health and human service providers efforts to integrate services. Prerequisite: It is strongly recommended that participants have prior knowledge of basic HIV, STIs and Viral Hepatitis and have experience or basic understanding of service delivery within health and human services agencies. Audience: This webinar is for non-clinical health and human service providers who will be responsible for administering programs and/or providing support services to clients that are, or have a greater risk for acquiring two or more illnesses.
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This two-hour webinar will prepare non-clinical health and human service providers to understand the interconnectedness of HIV/AIDS, STIs and viral hepatitis. This training will increase the provider’s understanding about how behavioral, social and biological risk factors affect the individual and place disadvantaged communities at heightened risk.

 

Participants will be able to:

  • Recall epidemiologic data that demonstrate the overlap of cases of HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and viral hepatitis;
  • Define the concept of “Person-In the-Environment”
  • Define what a syndemic is and the impact that it has on certain populations;
  • Describe the various behavioral, social and biological conditions and its impact on community health; and
  • List the key principles of Program Collaboration and Service Integration (PCSI); and
  • Describe how these principles can help health and human service providers efforts to integrate services.

Prerequisite: It is strongly recommended that participants have prior knowledge of basic HIV, STIs and Viral Hepatitis and have experience or basic understanding of service delivery within health and human services agencies.

Audience: This webinar is for non-clinical health and human service providers who will be responsible for administering programs and/or providing support services to clients that are, or have a greater risk for acquiring two or more illnesses.

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       'Advanced Training on the Needs of Incarcerated PLWHA Upon Community Re-entry'
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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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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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       'Webinar: Introduction to Harm Reduction and HIV/STI/HCV Sexual Risk Behavior'
  Description:
This two-hour webinar for HIV/STI/HCV providers will cover the basic philosophy and practices of HIV/STI/HCV harm reduction with regards to sexual risk behavior. In addition to an introduction to harm reduction philosophy we will discuss examples of treatment as prevention, sero-sorting, strategic positioning, viral load calculating, PrEP, and PEP. The main goal of this webinar is to give participants a basic understanding of harm reduction from the perspective of sexual risk behavior and information about how it can be applied to HIV/STI/HCV work. By the end of the training participants will be able to: • Define harm reduction as it is used in HIV/STI/HCV prevention • Identify at least one feeling they have about using a harm reduction approach • List at least two elements of the harm reduction model • List at least three risk reduction techniques on a risk reduction hierarchy for sexual behavior, including Sero-sorting, strategic positioning, Viral load calculating, PrEP, and PEP • Define sorting with regards to HIV risk and harm reduction • Define strategic positioning with regards to HIV risk and harm reduction • Describe viral load calculating with regards to HIV risk and harm reduction • Define PrEP and PEP with regards to HIV risk and harm reduction • Identify at least one feeling they have about negotiated safety techniques for sexual risk reduction   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.  
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This two-hour webinar for HIV/STI/HCV providers will cover the basic philosophy and practices of HIV/STI/HCV harm reduction with regards to sexual risk behavior. In addition to an introduction to harm reduction philosophy we will discuss examples of treatment as prevention, sero-sorting, strategic positioning, viral load calculating, PrEP, and PEP. The main goal of this webinar is to give participants a basic understanding of harm reduction from the perspective of sexual risk behavior and information about how it can be applied to HIV/STI/HCV work.

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


• Define harm reduction as it is used in HIV/STI/HCV prevention
• Identify at least one feeling they have about using a harm reduction approach
• List at least two elements of the harm reduction model
• List at least three risk reduction techniques on a risk reduction hierarchy for sexual behavior, including Sero-sorting, strategic positioning, Viral load calculating, PrEP, and PEP
• Define sorting with regards to HIV risk and harm reduction
• Define strategic positioning with regards to HIV risk and harm reduction
• Describe viral load calculating with regards to HIV risk and harm reduction
• Define PrEP and PEP with regards to HIV risk and harm reduction
• Identify at least one feeling they have about negotiated safety techniques for sexual risk reduction

 

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.

 

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