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New! 'Webinar Series: HIV/Aging and Older Women'
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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.   August's Topic:  HIV/Aging and Older Women Guest Presenter:  Gina Brown, MD National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of AIDS Research (OAR) New York State Department of Health, AIDS Institute   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.
 

August's Topic:  HIV/Aging and Older Women
Guest Presenter: 
Gina Brown, MD
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of AIDS Research (OAR)
New York State Department of Health, AIDS Institute

 

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! 'Recognizing and Supporting the Assets of Young Gay Men and YMSM'
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This half-day training will explore how non-physician health and human service providers can utilize a strength-based approach to identify the assets, strengths, and resiliencies of young gay men and MSM. This training will emphasize the tenets of Positive Youth Development (PYD), adolescent development and sexual identity development and their correlation to recognizing and supporting the assets of Young Gay Men and MSM.  By explicating the assets, strengths and resiliencies that young gay men and MSM possess, providers can employ them in empowering young gay men and MSM to maximize their health and wellness. As a result of this training, participants will be able to: Describe the components of a strength-based framework. Discuss the importance of a strength-based perspective when working with young gay men and MSM. Recall the tenets of positive youth development (pyd), adolescent development, and sexual identity development and how they can be integrated into identifying the assets, strengths, and resiliencies of young gay men and MSM. Identify strength-based strategies that can be employed in working with young gay men and MSM to support their sexual health and wellness. Prerequisite: There is no prerequisite to attend this course.  It is strongly recommended that participants previously attended the training titled: Supporting Sexual Health Among YMSM of Color Target Audience: Non-physician health and human service providers who work with young gay men and YMSM
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This half-day training will explore how non-physician health and human service providers can utilize a strength-based approach to identify the assets, strengths, and resiliencies of young gay men and MSM. This training will emphasize the tenets of Positive Youth Development (PYD), adolescent development and sexual identity development and their correlation to recognizing and supporting the assets of Young Gay Men and MSM.  By explicating the assets, strengths and resiliencies that young gay men and MSM possess, providers can employ them in empowering young gay men and MSM to maximize their health and wellness.

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

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

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

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

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New! 'Webinar: Recognizing and Supporting the Assets of Young Gay Men and YMSM'
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This two-hour webinar will explore how non-physician health and human service providers can utilize a strength-based approach to identify the assets, strengths, and resiliencies of young gay men and YMSM. This training will explore core principles of strength-based practice and offer providers concrete examples of how they can incorporate these principles into their work with young gay men and YMSM.  Attention will also be devoted to positive youth development (PYD), adolescent development, and sexual identity development and their correlation to recognizing and supporting the assets of Young Gay Men and YMSM.  By supporting the assets, strengths, and resiliencies of young gay men and YMSM, providers can help to empower young gay men and MSM to maximize their health and wellness. As a result of this training, participants will be able to: Define the core principles of a strength-based framework. Discuss the importance of a strength-based perspective and how it can be applied when working with young gay men and YMSM Apply the principles of positive youth development (PYD), adolescent development, and sexual identity development to identify the assets, strengths, and resiliencies of young gay men and MSM. Describe strength-based strategies that can be employed in working with young gay men and MSM to support their health and wellness. Prerequisite: There is no prerequisite to attend this course.  It is strongly recommended that participants previously attended the training titled: Supporting Sexual Health Among YMSM of Color Target Audience: Non-physician health and human service providers who work with young gay men and YMSM
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This two-hour webinar will explore how non-physician health and human service providers can utilize a strength-based approach to identify the assets, strengths, and resiliencies of young gay men and YMSM. This training will explore core principles of strength-based practice and offer providers concrete examples of how they can incorporate these principles into their work with young gay men and YMSM.  Attention will also be devoted to positive youth development (PYD), adolescent development, and sexual identity development and their correlation to recognizing and supporting the assets of Young Gay Men and YMSM.  By supporting the assets, strengths, and resiliencies of young gay men and YMSM, providers can help to empower young gay men and MSM to maximize their health and wellness.

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

  • Define the core principles of a strength-based framework.
  • Discuss the importance of a strength-based perspective and how it can be applied when working with young gay men and YMSM
  • Apply the principles of positive youth development (PYD), adolescent development, and sexual identity development to identify the assets, strengths, and resiliencies of young gay men and MSM.
  • Describe strength-based strategies that can be employed in working with young gay men and MSM to support their health and wellness.

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

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

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New! 'Webinar: Overview of STIs'
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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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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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New! 'Archive: Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Guidance'
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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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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: Sex Addiction and HIV STI'
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This 2-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 2-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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New! 'Online Training: Updating the HIV Diagnostic Testing Algorithm'
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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: 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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New! 'Hepatitis C: Screening, Diagnosis, and Linkage to Care '
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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
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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

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New! 'Surviving and Thriving: Older Gay Men and MSM Living with HIV'
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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 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 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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New! '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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New! 'Supporting Sexual Health Among Young MSM of Color'
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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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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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       'Archive: HIV, Medicaid and New York State of Health Insurance Options for People with HIV'
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This 90-minute online training 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 online training 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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       'Reversing Opioid Overdose: Training for EMS and Public Safety '
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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 recieve an email with the link to the training video.  A training certificcate verifying your completion of the video will be available within 24 hours in your account under “My Courses.”  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 recieve an email with the link to the training video.  A training certificcate verifying your completion of the video will be available within 24 hours in your account under “My Courses.”  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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       'Positive Prevention: Connecting Care and Prevention'
  Description:
This one-day training will prepare participants to help people living with HIV to avoid sexual and substance use behaviors that can result in transmitting HIV to others and negative health outcomes for themselves. As a result of this training, participants will be able to: List psychosocial issues that can make it difficult for people living with HIV to change sexual and substance using behaviors associated with HIV transmission; Identify provider values and beliefs about addressing prevention issues with their HIV positive clients; Practice skills associated with working one-on-one with HIV positive clients on prevention issues; Explore specific strategies for working with special populations; and Examine prevention resources and be able to make referrals for prevention services.   Prerequisite: It is strongly recommended that participants have previous knowledge on harm reduction and basic HIV/AIDS information. Audience: All non-physician health and human services providers who work directly with people living with HIV. Note: Staff who work in case management programs should attend the AIDS Institute training, "Addressing Prevention in HIV Case Management."
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This one-day training will prepare participants to help people living with HIV to avoid sexual and substance use behaviors that can result in transmitting HIV to others and negative health outcomes for themselves.

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

  • List psychosocial issues that can make it difficult for people living with HIV to change sexual and substance using behaviors associated with HIV transmission;
  • Identify provider values and beliefs about addressing prevention issues with their HIV positive clients;
  • Practice skills associated with working one-on-one with HIV positive clients on prevention issues;
  • Explore specific strategies for working with special populations; and
  • Examine prevention resources and be able to make referrals for prevention services.

 

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

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

Note: Staff who work in case management programs should attend the AIDS Institute training, "Addressing Prevention in HIV Case Management."

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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: 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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       '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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       '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.
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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.

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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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       '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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       '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.    
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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.

 

 

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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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       '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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       'More Choices, Safer Sex: What the Female Condom Can Do '
  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.
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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.

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       '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 
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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 

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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.
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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.

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       'Building Bridges to Cultural Competency '
  Description:
This one-day training explores the broad definition of culture and its relationship to competent and effective health care and human service delivery. As a result of training participants will be able to: Discuss invisible privilege and its affect on both receiving and providing services; Explore potential obstacles to providing effective services; and Describe how these obstacles are created when diverse cultures, Western medicine and human service deliveries collide. Prerequisite: None Audience: All health and human service providers. 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 affect on both receiving and providing services;
  • Explore potential obstacles to providing effective services; and
  • Describe how these obstacles are created when diverse cultures, Western medicine and human service deliveries collide.

Prerequisite: None

Audience: All health and human service providers.

Continuing Education Credits:

This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.
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       'Improving Health Outcomes for HIV-Positive Individuals Transitioning from Correctional Settings to the Community'
  Description:
This one-day training is for non-clinical providers who work with HIV positive clients who were formerly incarcerated or who are involved in the criminal justice system. The training will inform providers about the culture of corrections as it relates to HIV-infected inmates' needs upon community re-entry. Best practices will be reviewed to assist formerly incarcerated clients living with HIV/AIDS establish and maintain linkages to care, as well as maneuver through the system and access needed services. As a result of this training, participants will be able to: Understand the role of community providers in supporting successful community re-entry for incarcerated HIV positive clients; Describe the distinction between jail and prison custodial settings and how HIV transitional planning services differ; Outline the challenges that HIV-infected inmates face upon release; Describe effective engagement techniques for working with inmates who are transitioning into community systems of care; Discuss strategies for conducting assessments with former inmates who are living with HIV/AIDS to learn about their needs and to create appropriate linkages and referrals; and Identify support services and resources for HIV infected inmates who have left the correctional system. Prerequisite: It is strongly recommended that participants have previous knowledge of basic HIV/AIDS information, harm reduction and corrections. Audience: All health and human service providers who work directly with formerly incarcerated clients. Continuing Education Credits: This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.
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This one-day training is for non-clinical providers who work with HIV positive clients who were formerly incarcerated or who are involved in the criminal justice system. The training will inform providers about the culture of corrections as it relates to HIV-infected inmates' needs upon community re-entry. Best practices will be reviewed to assist formerly incarcerated clients living with HIV/AIDS establish and maintain linkages to care, as well as maneuver through the system and access needed services.

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

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

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

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

Continuing Education Credits:

This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.
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       '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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       'Archive: When to Initiate Antiretroviral Therapy '
  Description:
his 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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his 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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       'Webcast: Implementing Rapid Screening for Hepatitis C'
  Description:
This one-hour webcast will assist program managers and supervisors in planning for the implementation of a Hepatitis C screening program using the new FDA approved OraQuick HCV Rapid Antibody Test. It will review the potential benefits of HCV rapid testing in a community setting, provide a brief overview of the rapid test device and outline the key elements required in a program’s policies and procedures.   By the end of this webcast, participants will be to: Describe the importance of increasing the number of individuals aware of their Hepatitis C (HCV) infection status; Recall key features of the FDA-approved, CLIA-waived HCV rapid test device; List requirements for implementing HCV rapid screening in a community-based site; and Determine if they are eligible to receive free HCV rapid test kits from the NYSDOH.   Prerequisite: None   Audience: This webinar is intended for program managers and supervisors planning to expand services to include Hepatitis C rapid screening. **PLEASE NOTE: **Individuals intending to conduct rapid Hepatitis C screening are strongly encourages to enroll in the one-day Integrating screening for HCV and HIV in-person course.
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This one-hour webcast will assist program managers and supervisors in planning for the implementation of a Hepatitis C screening program using the new FDA approved OraQuick HCV Rapid Antibody Test. It will review the potential benefits of HCV rapid testing in a community setting, provide a brief overview of the rapid test device and outline the key elements required in a program’s policies and procedures.

 

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

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

 

Prerequisite: None

 

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

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

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       'Webinar: 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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       'Do You Work with High-Risk Pregnant Women? Your Role in Reducing Mother-to-Child Transmission of 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 half-day training 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. 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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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 half-day training 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.

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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       'Archive: Older Adults & HIV: Comorbidities and Retention in Care Part I '
  Description:
This is Part I of a four part webinar series-now available in Online Training format, 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 in Online Training format, which is

 

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

 

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

 

As a result of the webinar participants will:

 

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

 

Prerequisite: None

 

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

 

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       'Archive: Older Adults & HIV: Substance Use and Depression Part II '
  Description:
This is Part II of a four part webinar series-now available in Online Training format, 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 in Online Training format, which is designed to explore critical issues about working with older adults living with HIV. The series will also provide ways to build provider knowledge, awareness and skills for addressing these issues with clients.

 

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

 

As a result of the webinar participants will:

 

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

 

Prerequisite: None

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

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       'Archive: Older Adults & HIV:Social Isolation & Social Supports Part III '
  Description:
This is Part III of a four part webinar series- now available in Online Training format, 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 in Online Training format, which is designed to explore critical issues about working with older adults living with HIV. The series will also provide ways to build provider knowledge, awareness and skills for addressing these issues with clients.

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

 

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

 

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

 

Prerequisite: None

 

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



 

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       'Archive: Older Adults & HIV: Sex and Prevention Burnout Part IV '
  Description:
Previously a Webinar now available as Online Training 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 Online Training

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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       'Overview of HIV Infection and AIDS '
  Description:
This 90 minute on-line 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.
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This 90 minute on-line 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.

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       'Voices of Faith Part I: Faith Communities' Response to HIV/AIDS'
  Description:
These 5 brief video segments feature faith leaders from many traditions. The purpose of these videos is to share information about how faith communities are addressing HIV prevention, support and care efforts with their congregations and communities. Below is the listing of the various video segments.   Video #1: Rev. Dr. James Forbes pastor of Riverside Church in Manhattan provides an historical overview of the HIV epidemic, including why and how faith community leaders have responded. (5:45 min) https://vimeo.com/user10743943/review/61182199/e60add8965   Video #2: Faith community leaders from many traditions explain why they have moved to address HIV/AIDS in their congregations. (4:01 min) https://vimeo.com/user10743943/review/61182200/106b5338d8   Video # 3: Greek Orthodox monk, Fr. Jonathan Cossey shares his spiritual journey which includes dealing with stigma and discrimination after learning that he is living with HIV/AIDS. (5:45 min) https://vimeo.com/user10743943/review/61182201/4f7309748b   Video #4: African American and Latino faith leaders from different traditions provide a rich discussion of how faith communities can offer HIV prevention information, establish health ministries, facilitate HIV testing and help the community face HIV/AIDS in a mature and loving manner. (17 min) https://vimeo.com/user10743943/review/61182203/cb5d034258   Video #5: Venerable T.K. Nakagati describes two principle teachings of Buddhism, wisdom, and compassion, and discusses how to put these teachings to work in addressing HIV/AIDS. (5:49min) https://vimeo.com/user10743943/review/61182206/8dc18a0407  
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These 5 brief video segments feature faith leaders from many traditions. The purpose of these videos is to share information about how faith communities are addressing HIV prevention, support and care efforts with their congregations and communities. Below is the listing of the various video segments.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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       'Voices of Faith Part II: Faith Communities Response to HIV/AIDS'
  Description:
These 5 brief video segments are the second half in Voices of Faith, featuring faith leaders from many traditions. The purpose of these videos is to share information about how faith communities are addressing HIV prevention, support and care efforts with their congregations and communities. Below is the listing of the various video segments.   Video #6: Reverend Robert Perelli talks about his many years at AIDS Family Services in Buffalo and provides insight about what it takes to compassionately "stand beside" people living with HIV and their families. http://vimeo.com/user10743943/review/61186863/f816dc95e2   Video #7: Rabbis discuss the importance of providing HIV prevention information to their congregations, including and interview with Rabbi Ayelet Cohen, Associate Rabbi at Beth Simchat Torah, NY's largest synagogue serving the Jewish gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community. http://vimeo.com/user10743943/review/61186861/0be56b245a   Video #8:Three leaders in NY's Muslim community discuss how they have responded to HIV/AIDS. http://vimeo.com/user10743943/review/61186864/6ee2afec37   Video #9: The Beautiful story of how AIDS Care Teams can provide compassionate and meaningful support to HIV/AIDS and their families.http://vimeo.com/user10743943/review/61186860/a31e593fd0   Video #10:Faith community leaders from many traditions discuss how they find the resources they need to address HIV/AIDS prevention. http://vimeo.com/user10743943/review/62870053/fe24e15b61   Video #11:Closing thoughts from several faith leaders and acknowledgement of all those who participated. http://vimeo.com/user10743943/review/62870244/12d7bcb15e
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These 5 brief video segments are the second half in Voices of Faith, featuring faith leaders from many traditions. The purpose of these videos is to share information about how faith communities are addressing HIV prevention, support and care efforts with their congregations and communities. Below is the listing of the various video segments.

 

Video #6: Reverend Robert Perelli talks about his many years at AIDS Family Services in Buffalo and provides insight about what it takes to compassionately "stand beside" people living with HIV and their families. http://vimeo.com/user10743943/review/61186863/f816dc95e2

 

Video #7: Rabbis discuss the importance of providing HIV prevention information to their congregations, including and interview with Rabbi Ayelet Cohen, Associate Rabbi at Beth Simchat Torah, NY's largest synagogue serving the Jewish gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community. http://vimeo.com/user10743943/review/61186861/0be56b245a

 

Video #8:Three leaders in NY's Muslim community discuss how they have responded to HIV/AIDS. http://vimeo.com/user10743943/review/61186864/6ee2afec37

 

Video #9: The Beautiful story of how AIDS Care Teams can provide compassionate and meaningful support to HIV/AIDS and their families.http://vimeo.com/user10743943/review/61186860/a31e593fd0

 

Video #10:Faith community leaders from many traditions discuss how they find the resources they need to address HIV/AIDS prevention.

http://vimeo.com/user10743943/review/62870053/fe24e15b61

 

Video #11:Closing thoughts from several faith leaders and acknowledgement of all those who participated.

http://vimeo.com/user10743943/review/62870244/12d7bcb15e

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       'VOICES/VOCES Facilitator Training'
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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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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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       '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.
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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.

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       'Integrating Screening for HCV and HIV'
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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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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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       'HIV and Hepatitis C Co-infection'
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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.
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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.

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       'Skills Building and Implementation of Staged-based Behavioral Counseling'
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This three-day course provides additional training and skills practice in staged-based behavioral counseling for HIV/STD risk reduction and adaptation of the stages of change/transtheoretical model of behavior change theory. Implementation and integration of this model into existing services, including risk reduction counseling, HIV pre and post-test counseling and case management will be discussed. As a result of this training, participants will be able to: Build upon existing knowledge of the stages of change/transtheoretical model of behavior change theory; Develop and practice behavioral counseling skills including staging a client in his readiness for behavior change; and Discuss the initial steps of implementing this model at the agency level including using behavioral counseling quality assurance and evaluation, documentation of behavioral counseling and common barriers to implementation. Prerequisite: None Audience: All health and human service providers who conduct behavioral 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 19.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.
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This three-day course provides additional training and skills practice in staged-based behavioral counseling for HIV/STD risk reduction and adaptation of the stages of change/transtheoretical model of behavior change theory. Implementation and integration of this model into existing services, including risk reduction counseling, HIV pre and post-test counseling and case management will be discussed.

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

  • Build upon existing knowledge of the stages of change/transtheoretical model of behavior change theory;
  • Develop and practice behavioral counseling skills including staging a client in his readiness for behavior change; and
  • Discuss the initial steps of implementing this model at the agency level including using behavioral counseling quality assurance and evaluation, documentation of behavioral counseling and common barriers to implementation.

Prerequisite: None

Audience: All health and human service providers who conduct behavioral 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 19.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.
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       'Partnership for Health: An Intervention for Clinics - Session 1'
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Partnership for Health Partnership for Health (PfH) is a three-part training that reviews the use of a variety of techniques during patient visits to increase HIV positive patients' adoption of safer sex practices. The program explores ways for providers to improve communication with their patients. Implementation of PfH includes development of clinic and staff "buy-in" and training.  The program is designed to include staff who fulfill a wide variety of roles in the operation of the clinic. *Note:  Participants should register separately for each of the three sessions.   TITLE: PARTNERSHIP FOR HEALTH: Session 1 Orientation: Participants view an orientation video, a slide show, and engage in a discussion about the intervention (benefits, challenges, adaptations, etc). Prerequisite: None Audience: Clinic staff that serve HIV positive clients.
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Partnership for Health
Partnership for Health (PfH) is a three-part training that reviews the use of a variety of techniques during patient visits to increase HIV positive patients' adoption of safer sex practices. The program explores ways for providers to improve communication with their patients. Implementation of PfH includes development of clinic and staff "buy-in" and training.  The program is designed to include staff who fulfill a wide variety of roles in the operation of the clinic.

*Note:  Participants should register separately for each of the three sessions.
 
TITLE: PARTNERSHIP FOR HEALTH: Session 1
Orientation:
Participants view an orientation video, a slide show, and engage in a discussion about the intervention (benefits, challenges, adaptations, etc).

Prerequisite: None
Audience: Clinic staff that serve HIV positive clients.

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       'Partnership for Health: An Intervention for Clinics - Session 2'
  Description:
Partnership for Health Partnership for Health (PfH) is a three-part training that reviews the use of a variety of techniques during patient visits to increase HIV positive patients' adoption of safer sex practices. The program explores ways for providers to improve communication with their patients. Implementation of PfH includes development of clinic and staff "buy-in" and training.  The program is designed to include staff who fulfill a wide variety of roles in the operation of the clinic. *Note:  Participants should register separately for each of the three sessions.  PARTNERSHIP FOR HEALTH: Session 2 This section of the Partnership for Health intervention focuses on the delivery of prevention messages to people living with HIV as part of every clinic visit. Partnership for Health (PfH) uses message framing, repetition, and reinforcement during patient visits to increase HIV positive patients' knowledge, skills, and motivations to practice safer sex. The program is designed to improve patient-provider communication about safer sex, disclosure of HIV serostatus, and HIV prevention. This training will prepare clinics to implement the Partnership for Health intervention and is delivered on-site. Prerequisite: Clinic staff and health care providers should have successfully completed the Orientation Session. Audience: Clinic staff that serve HIV positive clients.
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Partnership for Health
Partnership for Health (PfH) is a three-part training that reviews the use of a variety of techniques during patient visits to increase HIV positive patients' adoption of safer sex practices. The program explores ways for providers to improve communication with their patients. Implementation of PfH includes development of clinic and staff "buy-in" and training.  The program is designed to include staff who fulfill a wide variety of roles in the operation of the clinic.

*Note:  Participants should register separately for each of the three sessions.

 PARTNERSHIP FOR HEALTH: Session 2
This section of the Partnership for Health intervention focuses on the delivery of prevention messages to people living with HIV as part of every clinic visit. Partnership for Health (PfH) uses message framing, repetition, and reinforcement during patient visits to increase HIV positive patients' knowledge, skills, and motivations to practice safer sex.
The program is designed to improve patient-provider communication about safer sex, disclosure of HIV serostatus, and HIV prevention. This training will prepare clinics to implement the Partnership for Health intervention and is delivered on-site.

Prerequisite: Clinic staff and health care providers should have successfully completed the Orientation Session.
Audience: Clinic staff that serve HIV positive clients.

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       'Partnership for Health: An Intervention for Clinics - Session 3'
  Description:
Partnership for Health Partnership for Health (PfH) is a three-part training that reviews the use of a variety of techniques during patient visits to increase HIV positive patients' adoption of safer sex practices. The program explores ways for providers to improve communication with their patients. Implementation of PfH includes development of clinic and staff "buy-in" and training.  The program is designed to include staff who fulfill a wide variety of roles in the operation of the clinic. *Note:  Participants should register separately for each of the three sessions. TITLE: PARTNERSHIP FOR HEALTH: Session 3 - Booster Through process monitoring and intervention evaluation, the Site Coordinator will assess specific knowledge or skills needed to continue building staff efficacy to implement PfH.  This information is shared with the trainer to plan and prepare the booster training delivery.  The staff's efforts at implementing the intervention on the job after the core training is the chief focus of the booster session.  Implementation issues and intervention related case scenarios are reviewed in this session. Prerequisite: Clinic staff and health care providers should have successfully completed the Orientation Session and the Core Training Session. Audience: Clinic staff that serve HIV positive clients.
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Partnership for Health
Partnership for Health (PfH) is a three-part training that reviews the use of a variety of techniques during patient visits to increase HIV positive patients' adoption of safer sex practices. The program explores ways for providers to improve communication with their patients. Implementation of PfH includes development of clinic and staff "buy-in" and training.  The program is designed to include staff who fulfill a wide variety of roles in the operation of the clinic.

*Note:  Participants should register separately for each of the three sessions.

TITLE: PARTNERSHIP FOR HEALTH: Session 3 - Booster
Through process monitoring and intervention evaluation, the Site Coordinator will assess specific knowledge or skills needed to continue building staff efficacy to implement PfH.  This information is shared with the trainer to plan and prepare the booster training delivery.  The staff's efforts at implementing the intervention on the job after the core training is the chief focus of the booster session.  Implementation issues and intervention related case scenarios are reviewed in this session.

Prerequisite: Clinic staff and health care providers should have successfully completed the Orientation Session and the Core Training Session.
Audience: Clinic staff that serve HIV positive clients.

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       'Promoting Primary Care & Treatment Adherence for HIV Positive Individuals'
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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 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; 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; 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 psycho-social 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 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;
  • 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;
  • 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 psycho-social 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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       'Sex, Gender, and HIV/STDs'
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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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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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       'Advanced Training on the Needs of Incarcerated PLWHA Upon Community Re-entry'
  Description:
This one-day training is to increase the awareness and sensitivity of health and human service providers to the challenges of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) involved in community re-entry after release from a correctional facility. These challenges include the overlapping issues of family reunification, mental health, substance use, and need for HIV care. Best practices will be reviewed to support community re-entry and utilization of HIV medical care and other services. As a result of this training, participants will be able to: Discuss the specific challenges of family reunification for people living with HIV/AIDS; Describe the impact of unresolved past and possible future traumatic events; Use supportive inquiry to develop a more comprehensive understanding of the overlapping challenges encountered by released people living with HIV/AIDS as well as the strengths and resources of their "families" and/or social networks; Use strength-based strategies for supporting community re-entry for individuals with co-morbidities of HIV/AIDS, mental health/trauma issues, and/or substance abuse; and Facilitate clients' access to HIV primary care and support services including drug treatment and overdose prevention to effectively manage challenges. Prerequisite: It is required that participants take the AIDS Institute training, "Improving Outcomes for HIV-Positive Individuals Transitioning from Correctional Settings to the Community" before attending this training. Audience: All health and human service providers who work directly with formerly incarcerated clients. Continuing Education Credits: This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 6.5 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.
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This one-day training is to increase the awareness and sensitivity of health and human service providers to the challenges of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) involved in community re-entry after release from a correctional facility. These challenges include the overlapping issues of family reunification, mental health, substance use, and need for HIV care. Best practices will be reviewed to support community re-entry and utilization of HIV medical care and other services.

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

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

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

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

Continuing Education Credits:

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