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Online Training New Course Health Equity

The goal of this one hour online training is to increase non-physician health and human services providers’ understanding of the importance of health equity, and how health equity impacts the clients they work with.

Objectives:

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

· Define key terms related to health equity.

· List the social determinants of health.

· Describe how health equity is impacted by the social determinants of health.

· Identify three steps that non-physician health and human services providers can take to implement a health equity lens in their work.

Audience: Non-physician health and human services providers

Pre-requisite: None

The goal of this one hour online training is to increase non-physician health and human services providers’ understanding of the importance of health equity, and how health equity impacts the clients they work with.

Objectives:

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

· Define key terms related to health equity.

· List the social determinants of health.

· Describe how health equity is impacted by the social determinants of health.

· Identify three steps that non-physician health and human services providers can take to implement a health equity lens in their work.

Audience: Non-physician health and human services providers

Pre-requisite: None

Online Training New Course Medication for Opioid Use Disorder in Corrections: The Evidence Base

This online training is the first course in a series. It contains four modules and sets the stage for the evidence base of integrating Medication to Treat Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) in corrections.  It covers the epidemiology of national and state opioid crisis and summarizes the latest data for those diagnosed with an OUD entering the criminal justice system.  This course serves as a primer for the science of Substance Use Disorder and Opioid Use Disorder, “SUD/OUD” and the FDA approved medications for treating OUD.  It offers an emphasis on the evidence base for providing MOUD in the correctional setting and dispels misperceptions of OUD and MOUD.   The training is self-paced. Progress is automatically saved and learners may exit and return as desired.? It takes approximately 60 minutes to complete all modules. At the end of the training, you're invited to complete a brief evaluation survey and your feedback will help us improve the future offering of this training. 

Objectives 

By the end of this self-paced online training, you will be able to: 

  • Identify the scope of SUD/OUD at the national and state level  
  • Describe the prevalence of SUD/OUD in correctional settings 
  • Name and compare the 3 FDA approved medications that can be used for treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD)  
  • Distinguish between the fact and myth of MOUD 
  • Describe the evidence base rationale for provide MOUD in corrections 

Prerequisite:?None 

Audience:? The intended audience for this course includes Social Workers, Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselors (CASACs), Correctional Officers, other non-physician health and human services providers; peer educators; and staff directly involved with MOUD programming in the corrections setting. 

This online training is the first course in a series. It contains four modules and sets the stage for the evidence base of integrating Medication to Treat Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) in corrections.  It covers the epidemiology of national and state opioid crisis and summarizes the latest data for those diagnosed with an OUD entering the criminal justice system.  This course serves as a primer for the science of Substance Use Disorder and Opioid Use Disorder, “SUD/OUD” and the FDA approved medications for treating OUD.  It offers an emphasis on the evidence base for providing MOUD in the correctional setting and dispels misperceptions of OUD and MOUD.   The training is self-paced. Progress is automatically saved and learners may exit and return as desired.? It takes approximately 60 minutes to complete all modules. At the end of the training, you're invited to complete a brief evaluation survey and your feedback will help us improve the future offering of this training. 

Objectives 

By the end of this self-paced online training, you will be able to: 

  • Identify the scope of SUD/OUD at the national and state level  
  • Describe the prevalence of SUD/OUD in correctional settings 
  • Name and compare the 3 FDA approved medications that can be used for treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD)  
  • Distinguish between the fact and myth of MOUD 
  • Describe the evidence base rationale for provide MOUD in corrections 

Prerequisite:?None 

Audience:? The intended audience for this course includes Social Workers, Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselors (CASACs), Correctional Officers, other non-physician health and human services providers; peer educators; and staff directly involved with MOUD programming in the corrections setting. 

Online Training New Course Overview of HIV

This online training serves as an introductory course for non-physician health and human services providers.  The training provides up-to-date information about HIV in four different modules.  The training is self-paced. Progress is automatically saved and learners may exit and return as desired.  It takes approximately 120 minutes to complete all modules.

Objectives

By the end of this self-paced online training, you will be able to:

  • Recall that HIV is a manageable chronic condition when people take advantage of anti-retroviral treatment and primary care;
  • Recall NYS regulations regarding HIV testing, including updated information about the removal of written or verbal informed consent, key messages for people based on test results and the importance of arranging HIV care for those diagnosed with HIV;
  • Identify how HIV is and is not transmitted;
  • Recall the different ways to prevent HIV, including U=U, PEP, PrEP and other harm reduction strategies;
  • Define Health Equity and identify elements of affirming services.

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.

 

This online training serves as an introductory course for non-physician health and human services providers.  The training provides up-to-date information about HIV in four different modules.  The training is self-paced. Progress is automatically saved and learners may exit and return as desired.  It takes approximately 120 minutes to complete all modules.

Objectives

By the end of this self-paced online training, you will be able to:

  • Recall that HIV is a manageable chronic condition when people take advantage of anti-retroviral treatment and primary care;
  • Recall NYS regulations regarding HIV testing, including updated information about the removal of written or verbal informed consent, key messages for people based on test results and the importance of arranging HIV care for those diagnosed with HIV;
  • Identify how HIV is and is not transmitted;
  • Recall the different ways to prevent HIV, including U=U, PEP, PrEP and other harm reduction strategies;
  • Define Health Equity and identify elements of affirming services.

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.

 

Live_Webinar New Course Webinar Series - HIV Testing Skills Practice Session

Description:  This two-part webinar series 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:

  • Understand and recall the need for HIV testing and the requirements for testing;
  • Recall the benefits of Treatment as Prevention, PrEP ad PEP;
  • Deliver a non-reactive, preliminary positive and confirmed positive HIV test result; and
  • Understand and conduct the NYS domestic violence screening protocol and steps for Partner Notification.

Audience: Any individual involved in delivering HIV testing services, including Peer Workers.

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

Credit Hours:  4.0

Description:  This two-part webinar series 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:

  • Understand and recall the need for HIV testing and the requirements for testing;
  • Recall the benefits of Treatment as Prevention, PrEP ad PEP;
  • Deliver a non-reactive, preliminary positive and confirmed positive HIV test result; and
  • Understand and conduct the NYS domestic violence screening protocol and steps for Partner Notification.

Audience: Any individual involved in delivering HIV testing services, including Peer Workers.

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

Credit Hours:  4.0

Live_Webinar New Course Peer Work Works

This 1 - 1/2 hour webinar will discuss concretely what Peer work is and is not.  Join us for an interactive discussion with Peer(s) who are currently certified and working in the field.  Learn about the benefits, rewards, and challenges of the work.

This 1 - 1/2 hour webinar will discuss concretely what Peer work is and is not.  Join us for an interactive discussion with Peer(s) who are currently certified and working in the field.  Learn about the benefits, rewards, and challenges of the work.

Live_Webinar New Course Webinar: Promoting Health Care Services for Black and Latino Young Gay Men and Men who Have Sex with Men (YMSM)

This 2-hour webinar will explore the unique barriers that may prevent Black and Latino Young Gay Men and YMSM from connecting to and remaining engaged in health care services. This training will focus on how prevention, support services, and outreach staff can help Black and Latino Young Gay Men and YMSM understand the importance of health care services. Participants will be prepared to educate Black and Latino Young Gay Men and YMSM on what to expect from a clinical visit, how to discuss their specific health concerns with their health care provider and make informed decisions about when and how to disclose pertinent personal information such as sexual orientation, sexual practices and other issues.

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

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

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

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

This 2-hour webinar will explore the unique barriers that may prevent Black and Latino Young Gay Men and YMSM from connecting to and remaining engaged in health care services. This training will focus on how prevention, support services, and outreach staff can help Black and Latino Young Gay Men and YMSM understand the importance of health care services. Participants will be prepared to educate Black and Latino Young Gay Men and YMSM on what to expect from a clinical visit, how to discuss their specific health concerns with their health care provider and make informed decisions about when and how to disclose pertinent personal information such as sexual orientation, sexual practices and other issues.

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

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

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

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

Live_Webinar New Course Implementing a Sex Positive Approach Series

Implementing a Sex Positive Approach

This webinar series will prepare non-physician health and human services providers with the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to employ a non-judgmental, sex positive approach during all interactions with clients.  Course will be delivered in six parts over 3 days for a total of 13.0 hours of training.

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

  • Demonstrate comfort talking about sexual health, sexual behavior and sexual pleasure;
  • Demonstrate acceptance and non-judgmental attitudes regarding the different reasons a person engages in consensual sexual behavior;
  • Demonstrate comfort using either medical terms or slang terms for different sexual behaviors and parts of human genitalia;
  • Be familiar with the practice of using substances to enhance sexual pleasure;
  • Explain the history of HIV prevention and why PrEP and U=U represent such important advances;
  • Discuss the risk of HIV transmission during different sexual behaviors and present a range of harm reduction options;
  • Share client-centered, culturally appropriate messages about HIV treatment as prevention and U=U;
  • Explain PrEP as an empowering sex-positive biomedical intervention for HIV prevention without using scare tactics;
  • Explain birth control/ contraceptive options with clients in a culturally responsive manner;
  • Use open-ended questions when asking clients about their sexual desires, experiences and actively listen to responses;
  • Use affirming language around gender identify, gender expression, sexuality and sexual orientation.

Audience: Non-physician health and human services providers who work with clients/ patients at risk for HIV or STIs including prevention specialists, PrEP specialists, peer workers, case managers, care managers and coordinators, social workers, client services staff and others

 

Implementing a Sex Positive Approach

This webinar series will prepare non-physician health and human services providers with the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to employ a non-judgmental, sex positive approach during all interactions with clients.  Course will be delivered in six parts over 3 days for a total of 13.0 hours of training.

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

  • Demonstrate comfort talking about sexual health, sexual behavior and sexual pleasure;
  • Demonstrate acceptance and non-judgmental attitudes regarding the different reasons a person engages in consensual sexual behavior;
  • Demonstrate comfort using either medical terms or slang terms for different sexual behaviors and parts of human genitalia;
  • Be familiar with the practice of using substances to enhance sexual pleasure;
  • Explain the history of HIV prevention and why PrEP and U=U represent such important advances;
  • Discuss the risk of HIV transmission during different sexual behaviors and present a range of harm reduction options;
  • Share client-centered, culturally appropriate messages about HIV treatment as prevention and U=U;
  • Explain PrEP as an empowering sex-positive biomedical intervention for HIV prevention without using scare tactics;
  • Explain birth control/ contraceptive options with clients in a culturally responsive manner;
  • Use open-ended questions when asking clients about their sexual desires, experiences and actively listen to responses;
  • Use affirming language around gender identify, gender expression, sexuality and sexual orientation.

Audience: Non-physician health and human services providers who work with clients/ patients at risk for HIV or STIs including prevention specialists, PrEP specialists, peer workers, case managers, care managers and coordinators, social workers, client services staff and others

 

Live_Webinar New Course Health & Wellness Self-Management Skills Training

LTI will be offering several courses through the 2021-22 calendar year. One of the newer courses will be Health & Wellness Self-Management Skills Training.  In this course, we will be expanding upon our previous work done in self-managing chronic conditions, apart from PrEP, which is our latest track for Peer Certification, and deepen our understanding of the true meaning of “wellness” defining it as a “journey” and not a “destination”.

By the end of this 4-day course, participants will be able to:

  • Define the 8 dimensions of wellness
  • Address viral suppression, how to get there and stay there
  • Acknowledge the impact of trauma on self-care, adherence, and how to address it
  • Identify ways of getting healthy and maintaining a healthy lifestyle that is suited to the individual, not a one-size-fits-all
  • Define what “self-care” means to you and how it may look different for men and women
  • Discuss the impact COVID-19 has and continues to have on HIV, HCV, STIs, Harm Reduction, and the use of PrEP 
  • Identify ways in which COVID-19 impacts people with untreated HIV infection
  • Seek care and ask for help using good communication skills
  • Use organizing and prioritization skills to assure healthcare is manageable on a day-to-day basis and
  • Discuss U=U today and the barriers that continue to exist for clients & the community

These objectives will lead us into many rich and invaluable discussions about health and wellness, however, as we venture into this exciting new era of technology and evidence-based interventions, the outcomes for reaching optimal health remain the same, “control”, “functionality” and a “sense of wellness”.

LTI will be offering several courses through the 2021-22 calendar year. One of the newer courses will be Health & Wellness Self-Management Skills Training.  In this course, we will be expanding upon our previous work done in self-managing chronic conditions, apart from PrEP, which is our latest track for Peer Certification, and deepen our understanding of the true meaning of “wellness” defining it as a “journey” and not a “destination”.

By the end of this 4-day course, participants will be able to:

  • Define the 8 dimensions of wellness
  • Address viral suppression, how to get there and stay there
  • Acknowledge the impact of trauma on self-care, adherence, and how to address it
  • Identify ways of getting healthy and maintaining a healthy lifestyle that is suited to the individual, not a one-size-fits-all
  • Define what “self-care” means to you and how it may look different for men and women
  • Discuss the impact COVID-19 has and continues to have on HIV, HCV, STIs, Harm Reduction, and the use of PrEP 
  • Identify ways in which COVID-19 impacts people with untreated HIV infection
  • Seek care and ask for help using good communication skills
  • Use organizing and prioritization skills to assure healthcare is manageable on a day-to-day basis and
  • Discuss U=U today and the barriers that continue to exist for clients & the community

These objectives will lead us into many rich and invaluable discussions about health and wellness, however, as we venture into this exciting new era of technology and evidence-based interventions, the outcomes for reaching optimal health remain the same, “control”, “functionality” and a “sense of wellness”.

Live_Webinar New Course Hepatitis C Prevention for LGB and TGNC Individuals and Communities - Webinar

This 2 -hour webinar will review the basic information about hepatitis C that health and human service providers should discuss with program participants who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual (LGB) or Transgender/Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC).  This webinar will explore the practices that may place LGB and TGNC people at risk for HCV transmission and identify harm reduction strategies to reduce their risk. Screening recommendations and key considerations for HCV care and treatment in LGB and TGNC clients will be addressed.

Objectives: By the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • Review basic information about HCV prevention, transmission, screening, diagnosis, care and treatment
  • Explore HCV risk and identify harm reduction options for LGB and TGNC health
  • Discuss the benefits of HCV testing and connection to care.
  • Identify HCV prevention messages using Harm Reduction to educate LGB and TGNC clients 
  • Address common concerns that LGB and TGN clients may have regarding HCV care and treatment

 

Prerequisite: It is recommended that participants are familiar with basic information about HCV.  For participants new to HCV, it is recommended that they first view the Hepatitis C basics Archived Webinar.

 

Audience: All health and human service providers, including Peer Workers

This 2 -hour webinar will review the basic information about hepatitis C that health and human service providers should discuss with program participants who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual (LGB) or Transgender/Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC).  This webinar will explore the practices that may place LGB and TGNC people at risk for HCV transmission and identify harm reduction strategies to reduce their risk. Screening recommendations and key considerations for HCV care and treatment in LGB and TGNC clients will be addressed.

Objectives: By the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • Review basic information about HCV prevention, transmission, screening, diagnosis, care and treatment
  • Explore HCV risk and identify harm reduction options for LGB and TGNC health
  • Discuss the benefits of HCV testing and connection to care.
  • Identify HCV prevention messages using Harm Reduction to educate LGB and TGNC clients 
  • Address common concerns that LGB and TGN clients may have regarding HCV care and treatment

 

Prerequisite: It is recommended that participants are familiar with basic information about HCV.  For participants new to HCV, it is recommended that they first view the Hepatitis C basics Archived Webinar.

 

Audience: All health and human service providers, including Peer Workers

Live_Webinar New Course Sexual Health and Development

This two-hour webinar will review sections from the current Sex, Gender and HIV course related to sexual development, trauma, anatomy, and sexual health.

As a result of this webinar, participants will

  • Increase their understanding and familiarity with the stages of sexual development
  • Explore the impact of aging on sexual health
  • Learn how trauma can have an impact on development
  • Be able to discuss genital anatomy using gender neutral terminology

This two-hour webinar will review sections from the current Sex, Gender and HIV course related to sexual development, trauma, anatomy, and sexual health.

As a result of this webinar, participants will

  • Increase their understanding and familiarity with the stages of sexual development
  • Explore the impact of aging on sexual health
  • Learn how trauma can have an impact on development
  • Be able to discuss genital anatomy using gender neutral terminology
Live_Webinar New Course Introduction to Sexually Transmitted Infections

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) remain an issue of public health significance with disproportionate burden among gender and sexual minorities. This 90-minute training will prepare non-physician health and human services providers and peer workers with the epidemiology, modes of transmission, prevention techniques, and treatment of common STDs.

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

  1. Describe the epidemiology, modes of transmission, prevention techniques, and treatment of chlamydia
  2. Describe the epidemiology, modes of transmission, prevention techniques, and treatment of gonorrhea
  3. Describe the epidemiology, modes of transmission, prevention techniques, and treatment of syphilis
  4. Describe the modes of transmission, prevention techniques, and treatment of genital herpes, HPV, and trichomoniasis
  5. Discuss efforts at the national level to end the STI epidemic

Audience: Non-physician health and human services providers who work with clients/ patients at risk for HIV or STIs including prevention specialists, PrEP specialists, peer workers, case managers, care managers and coordinators, social workers, client services staff and others

Prerequisite: None

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) remain an issue of public health significance with disproportionate burden among gender and sexual minorities. This 90-minute training will prepare non-physician health and human services providers and peer workers with the epidemiology, modes of transmission, prevention techniques, and treatment of common STDs.

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

  1. Describe the epidemiology, modes of transmission, prevention techniques, and treatment of chlamydia
  2. Describe the epidemiology, modes of transmission, prevention techniques, and treatment of gonorrhea
  3. Describe the epidemiology, modes of transmission, prevention techniques, and treatment of syphilis
  4. Describe the modes of transmission, prevention techniques, and treatment of genital herpes, HPV, and trichomoniasis
  5. Discuss efforts at the national level to end the STI epidemic

Audience: Non-physician health and human services providers who work with clients/ patients at risk for HIV or STIs including prevention specialists, PrEP specialists, peer workers, case managers, care managers and coordinators, social workers, client services staff and others

Prerequisite: None

Live_Webinar New Course Opioids 101

This webinar will review basic information about opioid use with a focus on why people use opioids, how they impact a person, and harm reduction and drug treatment options.  The training will provide an overview of commonly used opioids and explain what they look like, how much they cost, how they affect the brain, and risk factors for health.  Participants will learn how tolerance and routes of administration impact the effects of drugs.  Participants will learn how to use Harm Reduction methods to engage with people who use drugs and better understand their experience.

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

  1. Use a Harm Reduction framework to identify risks and develop strategies for engaging People Who Use Drugs (PWUD) in care, retaining PWUD in care, and for reduction of drug related harms
  2. Understand how tolerance, route of administration, and Drug, Set, and Setting impact the way drugs effect people who use drugs
  3. Describe the effects of drugs to service providers and PWUD
  4. Understand the continuum of drug use and how stigma, race, socioeconomic status, gender identity impact both people’s vulnerability to and capacity for effectively dealing with drug-related harm

Prerequisite: none

Audience: All health and human service providers, including peer workers, who work with people who use drugs

 

This webinar will review basic information about opioid use with a focus on why people use opioids, how they impact a person, and harm reduction and drug treatment options.  The training will provide an overview of commonly used opioids and explain what they look like, how much they cost, how they affect the brain, and risk factors for health.  Participants will learn how tolerance and routes of administration impact the effects of drugs.  Participants will learn how to use Harm Reduction methods to engage with people who use drugs and better understand their experience.

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

  1. Use a Harm Reduction framework to identify risks and develop strategies for engaging People Who Use Drugs (PWUD) in care, retaining PWUD in care, and for reduction of drug related harms
  2. Understand how tolerance, route of administration, and Drug, Set, and Setting impact the way drugs effect people who use drugs
  3. Describe the effects of drugs to service providers and PWUD
  4. Understand the continuum of drug use and how stigma, race, socioeconomic status, gender identity impact both people’s vulnerability to and capacity for effectively dealing with drug-related harm

Prerequisite: none

Audience: All health and human service providers, including peer workers, who work with people who use drugs

 

Live_Webinar New Course Safer Sex During COVID-19

This 1-hour webinar outlines the rationale and best practices for talking to clients about how they can protect themselves and minimize their risk of Covid-19 transmission.     

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

  1. Recall accurate information about sex and COVID-19 
  2. Recall best practices for Talking to Clients About COVID-19 
  3. Promote how to minimize the risks of COVID-19 during sexual activities using our trauma-informed skills.  
  4. Identify next steps and support. 

This 1-hour webinar outlines the rationale and best practices for talking to clients about how they can protect themselves and minimize their risk of Covid-19 transmission.     

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

  1. Recall accurate information about sex and COVID-19 
  2. Recall best practices for Talking to Clients About COVID-19 
  3. Promote how to minimize the risks of COVID-19 during sexual activities using our trauma-informed skills.  
  4. Identify next steps and support. 
Live_Webinar New Course Stimulants 101

This webinar will review basic information about stimulant use with a focus on why people use stimulants, how they impact a person, and harm reduction and drug treatment options. The training will provide an overview of commonly used stimulants and explain what they look like, how much they cost, how they affect the brain, and risk factors for health. Participants will learn how tolerance and routes of administration impact the effects of drugs. Participants will learn how to use Harm Reduction methods to engage with people who use drugs and better understand their experience.

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

1. Use a Harm Reduction framework to identify risks and develop strategies for engaging People Who Use Drugs (PWUD) in care, retaining PWUD in care, and for reduction of drug related harms

2. Understand how tolerance, route of administration, and Drug, Set, and Setting impact the way drugs effect people who use drugs

3. Describe the effects of drugs to service providers and PWUD

4. Understand the continuum of drug use and how stigma, race, socioeconomic status, gender identity impact both people’s vulnerability to and capacity for effectively dealing with drug-related harm

Prerequisite: none

Audience: All health and human service providers, including peer workers, who work with people who use drugs

This webinar will review basic information about stimulant use with a focus on why people use stimulants, how they impact a person, and harm reduction and drug treatment options. The training will provide an overview of commonly used stimulants and explain what they look like, how much they cost, how they affect the brain, and risk factors for health. Participants will learn how tolerance and routes of administration impact the effects of drugs. Participants will learn how to use Harm Reduction methods to engage with people who use drugs and better understand their experience.

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

1. Use a Harm Reduction framework to identify risks and develop strategies for engaging People Who Use Drugs (PWUD) in care, retaining PWUD in care, and for reduction of drug related harms

2. Understand how tolerance, route of administration, and Drug, Set, and Setting impact the way drugs effect people who use drugs

3. Describe the effects of drugs to service providers and PWUD

4. Understand the continuum of drug use and how stigma, race, socioeconomic status, gender identity impact both people’s vulnerability to and capacity for effectively dealing with drug-related harm

Prerequisite: none

Audience: All health and human service providers, including peer workers, who work with people who use drugs

Live_Webinar New Course HIV as a Disabling Condition:Accessing SSI and SSD Benefits Today

This 90-minute webinar will cover the eligibility rules for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), with a focus on the Social Security Administration's five-step process used to evaluate disability. Empire Justice will discuss some of the barriers clients are likely to encounter to accessing SSI and SSDI, and identify advocacy strategies for successful eligibility determinations.

 

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

• Understand the difference between Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
• Learn the eligibility rules for each program
• Gain an understanding of the types of income, income exclusions and resources and the applicable limitations and how to apply to each program
• Learn how the Social Security Administration (SSA) determines disability through the Sequential Evaluation 5-step process and advocacy strategies to help develop a strong application
• Know what to do if an application is denied, the client’s appeal rights and the time limits to file an appeal

Prerequisite: None

 

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

 

Presenter: Geoffrey Hale, Doris Cortes

This 90-minute webinar will cover the eligibility rules for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), with a focus on the Social Security Administration's five-step process used to evaluate disability. Empire Justice will discuss some of the barriers clients are likely to encounter to accessing SSI and SSDI, and identify advocacy strategies for successful eligibility determinations.

 

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

• Understand the difference between Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
• Learn the eligibility rules for each program
• Gain an understanding of the types of income, income exclusions and resources and the applicable limitations and how to apply to each program
• Learn how the Social Security Administration (SSA) determines disability through the Sequential Evaluation 5-step process and advocacy strategies to help develop a strong application
• Know what to do if an application is denied, the client’s appeal rights and the time limits to file an appeal

Prerequisite: None

 

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

 

Presenter: Geoffrey Hale, Doris Cortes

Live_Webinar New Course Leadership Development Skills Training

Peers have a unique and vital role to play in advocating for programs and services, as well as educating and representing the community about current political trends impacting the social determinants of health and identifying health disparities, that are products of a challenging healthcare system. Our goal is to increase the “leadership skills” of individuals with shared-lived experience of HIV, HCV current or cured, Harm Reduction which includes taking PrEP for prevention.

Leaders must be able to influence others. To accomplish this, LTI will provide a 3-day course on how to develop and build skills of engagement with leadership being the end goal.

By attending this 3-day “virtual” training, participants will be able to:

  • Define leadership in general, then for themselves (what does leadership look like to you?)
  • Name at least 3 roles of leadership involved in Peer work
  • Identify at least 5 areas of healthcare where one could apply leadership skills
  • List the important characteristics of effective leaders or leadership
  • Create a vision of leadership in Peer work (visioning)
  • State what it means to role model and lead by example
  • Define your role as an advocate or leader in HIV, HCV, HR, and/or taking PrEP
  • Plan for continuing your pursuit of leadership beyond Peer work.

The community wants leaders who are “present”. There is a growing and identified need for passionate leaders who have particular interest in managing their healthcare, as well as purpose for improving health and social services to the community.  Through this training, we will educate and inform this “passion” and “interest”, with hopes of sustaining the gains we accomplish by working together, and by eliminating some of the roadblocks to self-care, thus creating a healthier lifestyle. We advocated for the right to have a seat on boards and planning councils where we could play key roles in decisions made to improve critical services for ourselves and the communities we serve.

Peers have a unique and vital role to play in advocating for programs and services, as well as educating and representing the community about current political trends impacting the social determinants of health and identifying health disparities, that are products of a challenging healthcare system. Our goal is to increase the “leadership skills” of individuals with shared-lived experience of HIV, HCV current or cured, Harm Reduction which includes taking PrEP for prevention.

Leaders must be able to influence others. To accomplish this, LTI will provide a 3-day course on how to develop and build skills of engagement with leadership being the end goal.

By attending this 3-day “virtual” training, participants will be able to:

  • Define leadership in general, then for themselves (what does leadership look like to you?)
  • Name at least 3 roles of leadership involved in Peer work
  • Identify at least 5 areas of healthcare where one could apply leadership skills
  • List the important characteristics of effective leaders or leadership
  • Create a vision of leadership in Peer work (visioning)
  • State what it means to role model and lead by example
  • Define your role as an advocate or leader in HIV, HCV, HR, and/or taking PrEP
  • Plan for continuing your pursuit of leadership beyond Peer work.

The community wants leaders who are “present”. There is a growing and identified need for passionate leaders who have particular interest in managing their healthcare, as well as purpose for improving health and social services to the community.  Through this training, we will educate and inform this “passion” and “interest”, with hopes of sustaining the gains we accomplish by working together, and by eliminating some of the roadblocks to self-care, thus creating a healthier lifestyle. We advocated for the right to have a seat on boards and planning councils where we could play key roles in decisions made to improve critical services for ourselves and the communities we serve.

Live_Webinar New Course Trauma Informed Care (TIC) 101

This full-day training provides participants with foundational knowledge about how psychological trauma and adversity may impact the health and well-being of individuals. Participants will also learn and identify how they can implement trauma-informed approaches in their roles with both patients and the workforce to reduce the potential of re-traumatization.
Learning Objectives
After completing this course, participants will be able to:
• Explain how trauma and adversity may impact health
• Understand the interplay of trauma in healthcare settings
• Recognize the impact of trauma on the workforce
• Recognize the potential for re-traumatization within healthcare settings
• Identify specific trauma-informed values/principles and approaches that can be utilized in their role with patients and the workforce
• Understand/Name the 5 key fundamentals of TIC: Safety, Choice, Collaboration, Trustworthiness and Empowerment, as well as understand the importance of self-care.

Intended Audience:  Any health and human service professional, and peers.

Pre-requisite:  None

 

This full-day training provides participants with foundational knowledge about how psychological trauma and adversity may impact the health and well-being of individuals. Participants will also learn and identify how they can implement trauma-informed approaches in their roles with both patients and the workforce to reduce the potential of re-traumatization.
Learning Objectives
After completing this course, participants will be able to:
• Explain how trauma and adversity may impact health
• Understand the interplay of trauma in healthcare settings
• Recognize the impact of trauma on the workforce
• Recognize the potential for re-traumatization within healthcare settings
• Identify specific trauma-informed values/principles and approaches that can be utilized in their role with patients and the workforce
• Understand/Name the 5 key fundamentals of TIC: Safety, Choice, Collaboration, Trustworthiness and Empowerment, as well as understand the importance of self-care.

Intended Audience:  Any health and human service professional, and peers.

Pre-requisite:  None

 

Live_Webinar Hepatitis C Jeopardy

This 90-minute interactive webinar will be exactly what the title says – a Hepatitis C Jeopardy game, including prizes! In true Jeopardy style, we’ll provide the answers, and you’ll provide the questions. Come test your knowledge of Hepatitis C transmission, prevention, testing, care and treatment. It’s a great way to review or increase your knowledge base while having fun.

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

  • Describe how Hepatitis C is transmitted.
  • Identify three ways to prevent Hepatitis C transmission.
  • Describe the two-step process of Hepatitis C testing.
  • Describe the benefits of Hepatitis C diagnosis and medical care.
  • Define the goals of Hepatitis C treatment.

Please plan to participate verbally or through the Chat function.

Audience: Non-medical health and human social services providers.

Prerequisite: None.

This 90-minute interactive webinar will be exactly what the title says – a Hepatitis C Jeopardy game, including prizes! In true Jeopardy style, we’ll provide the answers, and you’ll provide the questions. Come test your knowledge of Hepatitis C transmission, prevention, testing, care and treatment. It’s a great way to review or increase your knowledge base while having fun.

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

  • Describe how Hepatitis C is transmitted.
  • Identify three ways to prevent Hepatitis C transmission.
  • Describe the two-step process of Hepatitis C testing.
  • Describe the benefits of Hepatitis C diagnosis and medical care.
  • Define the goals of Hepatitis C treatment.

Please plan to participate verbally or through the Chat function.

Audience: Non-medical health and human social services providers.

Prerequisite: None.

Live_Webinar Leadership Development Skills Training: Part 2

In this second part of the 2-day Leadership Development Skills training, we will take a deeper dive into the development of the skills for participants who took Part 1.  In this training program, we will be continuing to develop skills in emotional intelligence.  Research has shown that leaders with high “EQ”, have the ability to understand their own emotions and how it effects their performance.  Good leaders must be able to influence others and learning to control emotions allows us to understand and assist others in managing theirs as well.

The areas of competency that will be addressed are Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness & Relationship Management.

 

We will also introduce the participants to Situational Leadership. This will allow leaders to identify the ability of others in completing tasks assigned by recognizing their level of “readiness” to complete a task. This is a “best practice” and has shown remarkable value in leadership development.

 

To accomplish this, we will promote the following objectives:

  • Explain how emotional intelligence assists leaders in influencing others;
  • Apply emotional intelligence appropriately;
  • Explain the 4 styles of situational leadership – telling, selling, participating, and delegating;
  • Recognize your own preferred style of leadership;
  • Adapt your preferred leadership style to match the needs of others.

 

This 2-day training program is an essential component of the work the AIDS Institute has tasked LTI to produce. We want to ensure a statewide presence of individuals who have completed trainings to serve as leaders in their communities by ensuring there are leaders and peer mentors, as well as ambassadors, in every region of the state.  We will continue to provide ongoing trainings to keep these skills in leadership development relevant to the times in which we live.  We will continue to navigate our  LTI graduates, who are interested, to the NYS Certified Peer Workers program. 

In this second part of the 2-day Leadership Development Skills training, we will take a deeper dive into the development of the skills for participants who took Part 1.  In this training program, we will be continuing to develop skills in emotional intelligence.  Research has shown that leaders with high “EQ”, have the ability to understand their own emotions and how it effects their performance.  Good leaders must be able to influence others and learning to control emotions allows us to understand and assist others in managing theirs as well.

The areas of competency that will be addressed are Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness & Relationship Management.

 

We will also introduce the participants to Situational Leadership. This will allow leaders to identify the ability of others in completing tasks assigned by recognizing their level of “readiness” to complete a task. This is a “best practice” and has shown remarkable value in leadership development.

 

To accomplish this, we will promote the following objectives:

  • Explain how emotional intelligence assists leaders in influencing others;
  • Apply emotional intelligence appropriately;
  • Explain the 4 styles of situational leadership – telling, selling, participating, and delegating;
  • Recognize your own preferred style of leadership;
  • Adapt your preferred leadership style to match the needs of others.

 

This 2-day training program is an essential component of the work the AIDS Institute has tasked LTI to produce. We want to ensure a statewide presence of individuals who have completed trainings to serve as leaders in their communities by ensuring there are leaders and peer mentors, as well as ambassadors, in every region of the state.  We will continue to provide ongoing trainings to keep these skills in leadership development relevant to the times in which we live.  We will continue to navigate our  LTI graduates, who are interested, to the NYS Certified Peer Workers program. 

Online Training New York’s Marijuana Legalization Law: Know Your Rights

Description:

In 2021, New York state passed the Marihuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA), which legalized the possession and use of cannabis in the state. This free 1.5-hour training provides an overview of the MRTA and protections the law does or does not provide in different settings including employment and housing. The training also discusses expungement or reduction of conviction severity under the MTRA and general rules around home growing and cannabis businesses. 

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

  • Understand how the MRTA legalizes possession and use of cannabis
  • Identify how the MRTA does or does not protect people who use cannabis in settings like employment and housing
  • Know what convictions are eligible for expungement under the MRTA
  • Have a general understanding about home growing rules and the types of cannabis businesses that are allowed under the MRTA

Prerequisite: None. 

Audience: Directly impacted individuals, peers, service providers, advocates, attorneys. 

Description:

In 2021, New York state passed the Marihuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA), which legalized the possession and use of cannabis in the state. This free 1.5-hour training provides an overview of the MRTA and protections the law does or does not provide in different settings including employment and housing. The training also discusses expungement or reduction of conviction severity under the MTRA and general rules around home growing and cannabis businesses. 

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

  • Understand how the MRTA legalizes possession and use of cannabis
  • Identify how the MRTA does or does not protect people who use cannabis in settings like employment and housing
  • Know what convictions are eligible for expungement under the MRTA
  • Have a general understanding about home growing rules and the types of cannabis businesses that are allowed under the MRTA

Prerequisite: None. 

Audience: Directly impacted individuals, peers, service providers, advocates, attorneys. 

Live_Webinar Healthy Sex! Linking Gay Men to Sexual Health Services

Healthy Sex! Linking MSM to Sexual Health Services is a 2-day webinar with one 90-minute session on each day. In this webinar, participants will learn about sexual health basics for MSM, including sex positivity, sexual behaviors, and STIs. Facilitators will review current epidemiology of HIV for MSM throughout the US and in New York State, including region-specific health alerts. The relationship of different types of sex and chances of acquiring HIV if exposed will be discussed. Finally, barriers and best practices to effective sexual health history will be explored.

Objectives:

As a result of this 2-day webinar, participants will be able to:?

  • Describe sex positivity and how to take a sex-positive approach when providing services to gay men and MSM
  • Recall anal sex basics
  • Describe sexual health concerns that may impact MSM, including STIs and anal cancer
  • Discuss current epidemiology of STIs and HIV among MSM
  • List steps that providers can take to perform affirming sexual health histories
  • Describe barriers to sexual wellbeing that may exist for MSM
  • Discuss sexual health promotion practices (“harm reduction”) that may benefit MSM

 

 

Healthy Sex! Linking MSM to Sexual Health Services is a 2-day webinar with one 90-minute session on each day. In this webinar, participants will learn about sexual health basics for MSM, including sex positivity, sexual behaviors, and STIs. Facilitators will review current epidemiology of HIV for MSM throughout the US and in New York State, including region-specific health alerts. The relationship of different types of sex and chances of acquiring HIV if exposed will be discussed. Finally, barriers and best practices to effective sexual health history will be explored.

Objectives:

As a result of this 2-day webinar, participants will be able to:?

  • Describe sex positivity and how to take a sex-positive approach when providing services to gay men and MSM
  • Recall anal sex basics
  • Describe sexual health concerns that may impact MSM, including STIs and anal cancer
  • Discuss current epidemiology of STIs and HIV among MSM
  • List steps that providers can take to perform affirming sexual health histories
  • Describe barriers to sexual wellbeing that may exist for MSM
  • Discuss sexual health promotion practices (“harm reduction”) that may benefit MSM

 

 

Online Training Motivational Interviewing Practice - Online Learning

This 45-minute on-line module will provide health and human service providers with an opportunity to practice applying the four processes of Motivational Interviewing (MI): Engaging; Focusing; Evoking; and Planning.  

By the end of this on-line course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the four elements of the spirit of Motivational Interviewing, or MI, that frame the relationship between the provider and client
  • Describe the four processes of MI
  • Apply the basic skills of MI in the context of working with clients living with or at risk for HIV/STIs or Viral Hepatitis, and
  • Practice working through the four processes of MI with clients living with or at risk for HIV/STIs or Viral Hepatitis to resolve ambivalence and support healthy behavior change

Prerequisite:  None

Intended 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 0.75 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

 

This 45-minute on-line module will provide health and human service providers with an opportunity to practice applying the four processes of Motivational Interviewing (MI): Engaging; Focusing; Evoking; and Planning.  

By the end of this on-line course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the four elements of the spirit of Motivational Interviewing, or MI, that frame the relationship between the provider and client
  • Describe the four processes of MI
  • Apply the basic skills of MI in the context of working with clients living with or at risk for HIV/STIs or Viral Hepatitis, and
  • Practice working through the four processes of MI with clients living with or at risk for HIV/STIs or Viral Hepatitis to resolve ambivalence and support healthy behavior change

Prerequisite:  None

Intended 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 0.75 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

 

Archived_Webinar NYSDOH Sexual Health Campaign For National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and Valentine’s Day Statewide Webinar - Archive

The New York State Department of Health is inviting agencies across New York State to join us in launching a sexual health social media campaign in February 2022 to coincide with National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and Valentine’s Day.  During this webinar you will learn about a complete, free, ready to use Social Media Toolkit featuring videos, ads and sample posts of six community sexual health ambassadors. Materials address core elements of the American Sexual Health Association’s definition of sexual health, including: pleasure, communication, sexual rights, and access to accurate information.  

Training Objectives:

As a result of this 60-minute archived training, participants will be able to:

  1. Learn the names and stories of 6 sexual health community ambassadors from around the state;
  2. Identify how to participate in the sexual health campaign in February, 2022
  3. Ask questions about the campaign and how to make the best use of the campaign materials.

Intended Audience:

AIDS Institute funded programs, local health departments, hospitals, community-based organizations, and other stakeholders.

Prerequisite: None

For more information about this curriculum, contact:

HIV Education and Training Programs

New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Corning Tower, Room 244

Empire State Plaza

Albany, New York 12237-0658

hivet@health.ny.gov

518.474.3045

The New York State Department of Health is inviting agencies across New York State to join us in launching a sexual health social media campaign in February 2022 to coincide with National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and Valentine’s Day.  During this webinar you will learn about a complete, free, ready to use Social Media Toolkit featuring videos, ads and sample posts of six community sexual health ambassadors. Materials address core elements of the American Sexual Health Association’s definition of sexual health, including: pleasure, communication, sexual rights, and access to accurate information.  

Training Objectives:

As a result of this 60-minute archived training, participants will be able to:

  1. Learn the names and stories of 6 sexual health community ambassadors from around the state;
  2. Identify how to participate in the sexual health campaign in February, 2022
  3. Ask questions about the campaign and how to make the best use of the campaign materials.

Intended Audience:

AIDS Institute funded programs, local health departments, hospitals, community-based organizations, and other stakeholders.

Prerequisite: None

For more information about this curriculum, contact:

HIV Education and Training Programs

New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Corning Tower, Room 244

Empire State Plaza

Albany, New York 12237-0658

hivet@health.ny.gov

518.474.3045

Live_Webinar Older Women Living with HIV: Optimizing Mental and Emotional Health

The goal of this 90-minute webinar is to inform providers working with older women living with HIV about their specific mental and emotional health needs, and how this relates to overall health.

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

  1. Identify three psychosocial stressors among older women living with HIV
  2. Describe how PTSD, Trauma, and Mental Health Impact older women living with HIV
  3. Define Trauma-Informed Care
  4. Create a linkage-to-care plan for a case study using a trauma-informed approach

 

Audience: case managers, social workers, non-medical providers, patient navigators, peers.

Prerequisite: None

The goal of this 90-minute webinar is to inform providers working with older women living with HIV about their specific mental and emotional health needs, and how this relates to overall health.

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

  1. Identify three psychosocial stressors among older women living with HIV
  2. Describe how PTSD, Trauma, and Mental Health Impact older women living with HIV
  3. Define Trauma-Informed Care
  4. Create a linkage-to-care plan for a case study using a trauma-informed approach

 

Audience: case managers, social workers, non-medical providers, patient navigators, peers.

Prerequisite: None

Live_Webinar Webinar Series: Addressing Pregnancy & Reproductive Health in Harm Reduction Settings

Description:

This two-part webinar will explore opportunities for harm reduction programs and staff to address pregnancy and reproductive health needs of people who use drugs. It will also prepare non-physician and health and human service providers with the knowledge, attitude, and skills to provide affirming, compassionate care to people who are pregnant and using drugs.

Note: You must participate in both part 1 and 2 to receive a certificate for this course. In addition, you must be present for at least 80 minutes of each section.

.Objectives:

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

 

Part 1:

  • Explore provider attitudes and address stigma regarding substance use during pregnancy;
  • Discuss the impact of using opioids and other substances on the menstrual cycle, fertility, pregnancy, and the health of the birthing parent and infant during pregnancy and after birth;
  • Recall the impact on infant health and wellness including Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome; and
  • Recall strategies for promoting access to pre-and post-natal care, including HIV, HCV and STI screening.

Part 2:

  • Recall substance use treatment options during pregnancy, including different medication options;
  • Identify opportunities to promote reproductive health for all individuals receiving harm reduction services;
  • Recall participant rights and provider responsibilities regarding substance use, pregnancy, child rearing and Child Protective Services; and
  • Apply a harm reduction approach to support positive reproductive health outcomes for all people who use drugs.

Prerequisite:

Previous harm reduction approach training (webinar, half-day, full-day)

Audience:

This webinar is intended for non-physician staff and peer workers who work in syringe services programs (SSP), opioid overdose prevention, or harm reduction programs.

Description:

This two-part webinar will explore opportunities for harm reduction programs and staff to address pregnancy and reproductive health needs of people who use drugs. It will also prepare non-physician and health and human service providers with the knowledge, attitude, and skills to provide affirming, compassionate care to people who are pregnant and using drugs.

Note: You must participate in both part 1 and 2 to receive a certificate for this course. In addition, you must be present for at least 80 minutes of each section.

.Objectives:

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

 

Part 1:

  • Explore provider attitudes and address stigma regarding substance use during pregnancy;
  • Discuss the impact of using opioids and other substances on the menstrual cycle, fertility, pregnancy, and the health of the birthing parent and infant during pregnancy and after birth;
  • Recall the impact on infant health and wellness including Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome; and
  • Recall strategies for promoting access to pre-and post-natal care, including HIV, HCV and STI screening.

Part 2:

  • Recall substance use treatment options during pregnancy, including different medication options;
  • Identify opportunities to promote reproductive health for all individuals receiving harm reduction services;
  • Recall participant rights and provider responsibilities regarding substance use, pregnancy, child rearing and Child Protective Services; and
  • Apply a harm reduction approach to support positive reproductive health outcomes for all people who use drugs.

Prerequisite:

Previous harm reduction approach training (webinar, half-day, full-day)

Audience:

This webinar is intended for non-physician staff and peer workers who work in syringe services programs (SSP), opioid overdose prevention, or harm reduction programs.

Live_Webinar Webinar Series: Harm Reduction Support Following an Opioid-Overdose Reversal

Description:

This two-part webinar will prepare non-physician health and human service providers with the knowledge and skills to effectively offer harm reduction support for individuals who have experienced an opioid-overdose reversal.

Note: You must participate in both part 1 and 2 to receive a certificate for this course. In addition, you must be present for at least 80 minutes of each section.

.Objectives:

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

 

Part 1:

  • Explain risk factors for opioid-overdose and strategies to reduce these risks;
  • Describe the impact of naloxone on someone whose overdose was successfully reversed;
  • Dispel myths regarding opioid-overdose and administration of naloxone; and
  • Provide tips for harm reduction specialists to maintain management over their self-care.

Part 2

  • Describe strategies for effectively working with others at the scene of an overdose or in the emergency room, including hospital personnel, EMS, law enforcement and bystanders;
  • List a range of post-care information including referrals to Buprenorphine, syringe services programs, obtaining naloxone, and others;
  • Negotiate a safety plan with the individual who has experienced an opioid overdose; and
  • Provide ongoing support for program staff and peer workers who have responded to or witnessed an overdose.

Prerequisite:

N/A

Audience:

This webinar is intended for staff and peer workers connected to Drug User Health hubs and non-physician health and human service providers who work with people who use drugs in a variety of settings including Community Based Organizations (CBO), Syringe Services Programs (SSP), and Local Health Departments.

Description:

This two-part webinar will prepare non-physician health and human service providers with the knowledge and skills to effectively offer harm reduction support for individuals who have experienced an opioid-overdose reversal.

Note: You must participate in both part 1 and 2 to receive a certificate for this course. In addition, you must be present for at least 80 minutes of each section.

.Objectives:

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

 

Part 1:

  • Explain risk factors for opioid-overdose and strategies to reduce these risks;
  • Describe the impact of naloxone on someone whose overdose was successfully reversed;
  • Dispel myths regarding opioid-overdose and administration of naloxone; and
  • Provide tips for harm reduction specialists to maintain management over their self-care.

Part 2

  • Describe strategies for effectively working with others at the scene of an overdose or in the emergency room, including hospital personnel, EMS, law enforcement and bystanders;
  • List a range of post-care information including referrals to Buprenorphine, syringe services programs, obtaining naloxone, and others;
  • Negotiate a safety plan with the individual who has experienced an opioid overdose; and
  • Provide ongoing support for program staff and peer workers who have responded to or witnessed an overdose.

Prerequisite:

N/A

Audience:

This webinar is intended for staff and peer workers connected to Drug User Health hubs and non-physician health and human service providers who work with people who use drugs in a variety of settings including Community Based Organizations (CBO), Syringe Services Programs (SSP), and Local Health Departments.

Live_Webinar Webinar Series: Safer Injecting and Wound Care

Description:

This two-part webinar will prepare non-physician health and human service providers with the knowledge and skills to assist people who inject drugs (PWIDs) to identify safer injecting alternatives that work in the context of their reality to keep them and their communities healthier and safer.

Note: You must participate in both part 1 and 2 to receive a certificate for this course. In addition, you must be present for at least 80 minutes of each section.

.Objectives:

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

 

Part 1:

  • Recall safer injection supplies and equipment needed to prevent disease and infection.
  • Recognize factors related to injecting drugs that can increase or decrease the risk of infection or overdose;
  • List considerations for different injection methods (IV, IM, SC) and sites (arms, hands, neck or groin); and
  • Identify strategies to prevent injection related infections and injuries.

Part 2

  • Describe wounds and infections commonly associated with injection drug use;
  • Describe basic wound care and red flags requiring medical attention; and
  • Provide harm reduction counseling messages tailored to clients’ unique drug-using circumstances to more effectively engage PWIDs.

Prerequisite:

It is strongly recommended that participants complete the course, Harm Reduction Approach Overview (full day or webinar) or have some experience with harm reduction services prior to attending this course.

Audience:

All non-physician health and human service providers and peer workers.

Materials:

Description:

This two-part webinar will prepare non-physician health and human service providers with the knowledge and skills to assist people who inject drugs (PWIDs) to identify safer injecting alternatives that work in the context of their reality to keep them and their communities healthier and safer.

Note: You must participate in both part 1 and 2 to receive a certificate for this course. In addition, you must be present for at least 80 minutes of each section.

.Objectives:

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

 

Part 1:

  • Recall safer injection supplies and equipment needed to prevent disease and infection.
  • Recognize factors related to injecting drugs that can increase or decrease the risk of infection or overdose;
  • List considerations for different injection methods (IV, IM, SC) and sites (arms, hands, neck or groin); and
  • Identify strategies to prevent injection related infections and injuries.

Part 2

  • Describe wounds and infections commonly associated with injection drug use;
  • Describe basic wound care and red flags requiring medical attention; and
  • Provide harm reduction counseling messages tailored to clients’ unique drug-using circumstances to more effectively engage PWIDs.

Prerequisite:

It is strongly recommended that participants complete the course, Harm Reduction Approach Overview (full day or webinar) or have some experience with harm reduction services prior to attending this course.

Audience:

All non-physician health and human service providers and peer workers.

Materials:

Live_Webinar Webinar Series: Supervising Staff & Peers Who Use Drugs

Description:

This two-part webinar will share and utilize information on best practices for supervising and working with staff and peer workers who actively use drugs or are in various stages of recovery.

Note: You must participate in both part 1 and 2 to receive a certificate for this course. In addition, you must be present for at least 80 minutes of each section.

.Objectives:

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

Part 1:

  • Explain the importance of meaningfully employing staff and peers who use drugs in a harm reduction program;
  • Understand the benefits of employing PWUD in harm reduction programs, and potential barriers they may face to employment / in the workplace
  • Develop a well-structured supervision model that both supports and develops staff and peers who use drugs;

Part 2:

  • Illuminate issues that may occur in your own institution and come up with ideas to challenge them;
  • Understand the importance of and identify effective steps for contingency planning; and
  • Support workers who are in recovery or interested in pursuing recovery

Prerequisite:

N/A

Audience:

This webinar is intended for supervisors and other non-physician health and human service providers in New York State who work with people who use drugs in a variety of settings including Community Based Organizations (CBO), Syringe Services Programs (SSP), and Local Health Departments.                                                                                                                

 

Description:

This two-part webinar will share and utilize information on best practices for supervising and working with staff and peer workers who actively use drugs or are in various stages of recovery.

Note: You must participate in both part 1 and 2 to receive a certificate for this course. In addition, you must be present for at least 80 minutes of each section.

.Objectives:

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

Part 1:

  • Explain the importance of meaningfully employing staff and peers who use drugs in a harm reduction program;
  • Understand the benefits of employing PWUD in harm reduction programs, and potential barriers they may face to employment / in the workplace
  • Develop a well-structured supervision model that both supports and develops staff and peers who use drugs;

Part 2:

  • Illuminate issues that may occur in your own institution and come up with ideas to challenge them;
  • Understand the importance of and identify effective steps for contingency planning; and
  • Support workers who are in recovery or interested in pursuing recovery

Prerequisite:

N/A

Audience:

This webinar is intended for supervisors and other non-physician health and human service providers in New York State who work with people who use drugs in a variety of settings including Community Based Organizations (CBO), Syringe Services Programs (SSP), and Local Health Departments.                                                                                                                

 
Online Training HIV Testing in NYS: On-line Training

This 20-30 minute, interactive on-line training will review the requirements for HIV testing as outlined in NYS Public Health Law and regulation.  

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

  • Meet the requirements of public health law to offer HIV testing as a routine part of health care to all patients age 13 and older.
  • Recall the healthcare settings and clinical providers impacted by the law.
  • Recall that individuals should be informed of HIV testing and have the right to decline the test. 
  • Recall that there is no requirement to obtain consent in writing or orally for HIV testing.
  • Recall the key points about HIV testing that must be provided before conducting an HIV test.
  • Be familiar with resources for interpreting HIV test results.
  • Describe the process for providing an HIV negative result.
  • Recall follow-up actions for patients newly diagnosed as living with HIV, 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 approved forms for disclosure of HIV-related information.

Audience: All clinical providers and community-based providers who offer HIV testing

Prerequisite: None

This 20-30 minute, interactive on-line training will review the requirements for HIV testing as outlined in NYS Public Health Law and regulation.  

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

  • Meet the requirements of public health law to offer HIV testing as a routine part of health care to all patients age 13 and older.
  • Recall the healthcare settings and clinical providers impacted by the law.
  • Recall that individuals should be informed of HIV testing and have the right to decline the test. 
  • Recall that there is no requirement to obtain consent in writing or orally for HIV testing.
  • Recall the key points about HIV testing that must be provided before conducting an HIV test.
  • Be familiar with resources for interpreting HIV test results.
  • Describe the process for providing an HIV negative result.
  • Recall follow-up actions for patients newly diagnosed as living with HIV, 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 approved forms for disclosure of HIV-related information.

Audience: All clinical providers and community-based providers who offer HIV testing

Prerequisite: None

Archived_Webinar Meeting and Working With Clients Remotely - Archive

Goals of this course:

This 90-minute archived webinar will assist participants in building knowledge and skills to more effectively deliver services to clients remotely.

Course Objectives:

By the end of this 90-minute archived webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits and challenges of meeting with clients remotely,
  • List at least 2 resources for meeting with clients remotely, and
  • Describe at least 3 key considerations for meeting with clients remotely 

Resources and handouts for this course are available at this link: https://www.hivtrainingny.org/NewsPost/Trending 

Pre-requisites:  This course has no pre-requisite.

Intended audience:  Non-medical human service providers, including peers and peer workers, who meet with and/or work with clients remotely.

Goals of this course:

This 90-minute archived webinar will assist participants in building knowledge and skills to more effectively deliver services to clients remotely.

Course Objectives:

By the end of this 90-minute archived webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits and challenges of meeting with clients remotely,
  • List at least 2 resources for meeting with clients remotely, and
  • Describe at least 3 key considerations for meeting with clients remotely 

Resources and handouts for this course are available at this link: https://www.hivtrainingny.org/NewsPost/Trending 

Pre-requisites:  This course has no pre-requisite.

Intended audience:  Non-medical human service providers, including peers and peer workers, who meet with and/or work with clients remotely.

Online Training Opioid Overdose Prevention: Training of Trainers

This Opioid Overdose TOT is a statewide resource for all staff at OOPPs, however this online training does not include NYC-specific guidelines, reporting requirements, and other critical information.

NYC-based OOPP staff who will dispense naloxone kits must attend in-person Training of Dispensers (TOD) at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), to learn more email naloxone@health.nyc.gov

This 90 minute, 3-module, on-line training is a resource for preparing people to serve as Opioid Overdose Prevention Trainers. Opioid Overdose Prevention Trainers prepare people who use substances, their family, friends, community members and others to serve as Opioid Overdose Responders who recognize an overdose and respond by administering Naloxone.  Once you have completed this training, you will be directed to take a post-training test. This test will evaluate the knowledge you gained. When you achieve a score of at least 80%, you will be directed to download a letter of attendance that documents successful completion of this training. 

 

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

1.    Recall the required elements for training community Opioid Overdose Responders to recognize an overdose and respond by administering naloxone;

2.    Identify best practices for dispensing naloxone to Opioid Overdose Responders;

3.    Identify who should be trained to serve as an Opioid Overdose Responder;

4.    Recall additional topics that may be covered with Opioid Overdose Responders, when time permits;

5.    Identify practices for effectively tailoring opioid overdose prevention training to the needs of the audience.

Audience:

Individuals interested in serving as Opioid Overdose Prevention Trainers who are associated with a NYS Department of Health registered Opioid Overdose Prevention Program.

Important Note:

In order to serve as an Opioid Overdose Prevention trainer who dispenses naloxone to others, an individual must be authorized by the clinical director of Opioid Overdose Prevention Program that is registered with the NYS Department of Health.  Completion of this training with a score of at least 80% on the post-training test can be the basis on which a clinical director authorizes a person to serve as Opioid Overdose Prevention trainer.

This Opioid Overdose Prevention: Training of Trainers is structured in the following way:

Module 1: Background knowledge for the trainer

This section provides you with background information on opioids, overdose, and naloxone, and then explores what to do during an overdose. It also covers the 911 Good Samaritan Law.

Module 2: How to train others to give naloxone

In this section, you will review the specific core and recommended training topics that are to be reviewed with trainees when dispensing naloxone kits to them. Then you will review a case scenario of delivering the training to trainees.  A video demonstration of the training is also provided. This section will also cover how to dispense a kit to someone after you have trained them.

Module 3: Additional questions trainees may have

This section covers additional topics that might come up during a training.  It is meant to help prepare you for a wide range of questions or concerns that trainees might have.

This Opioid Overdose TOT is a statewide resource for all staff at OOPPs, however this online training does not include NYC-specific guidelines, reporting requirements, and other critical information.

NYC-based OOPP staff who will dispense naloxone kits must attend in-person Training of Dispensers (TOD) at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), to learn more email naloxone@health.nyc.gov

This 90 minute, 3-module, on-line training is a resource for preparing people to serve as Opioid Overdose Prevention Trainers. Opioid Overdose Prevention Trainers prepare people who use substances, their family, friends, community members and others to serve as Opioid Overdose Responders who recognize an overdose and respond by administering Naloxone.  Once you have completed this training, you will be directed to take a post-training test. This test will evaluate the knowledge you gained. When you achieve a score of at least 80%, you will be directed to download a letter of attendance that documents successful completion of this training. 

 

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

1.    Recall the required elements for training community Opioid Overdose Responders to recognize an overdose and respond by administering naloxone;

2.    Identify best practices for dispensing naloxone to Opioid Overdose Responders;

3.    Identify who should be trained to serve as an Opioid Overdose Responder;

4.    Recall additional topics that may be covered with Opioid Overdose Responders, when time permits;

5.    Identify practices for effectively tailoring opioid overdose prevention training to the needs of the audience.

Audience:

Individuals interested in serving as Opioid Overdose Prevention Trainers who are associated with a NYS Department of Health registered Opioid Overdose Prevention Program.

Important Note:

In order to serve as an Opioid Overdose Prevention trainer who dispenses naloxone to others, an individual must be authorized by the clinical director of Opioid Overdose Prevention Program that is registered with the NYS Department of Health.  Completion of this training with a score of at least 80% on the post-training test can be the basis on which a clinical director authorizes a person to serve as Opioid Overdose Prevention trainer.

This Opioid Overdose Prevention: Training of Trainers is structured in the following way:

Module 1: Background knowledge for the trainer

This section provides you with background information on opioids, overdose, and naloxone, and then explores what to do during an overdose. It also covers the 911 Good Samaritan Law.

Module 2: How to train others to give naloxone

In this section, you will review the specific core and recommended training topics that are to be reviewed with trainees when dispensing naloxone kits to them. Then you will review a case scenario of delivering the training to trainees.  A video demonstration of the training is also provided. This section will also cover how to dispense a kit to someone after you have trained them.

Module 3: Additional questions trainees may have

This section covers additional topics that might come up during a training.  It is meant to help prepare you for a wide range of questions or concerns that trainees might have.

Archived_Webinar Safer Injecting Part 1 - Archive

This two-part webinar (Part 1 Archive) will build participant knowledge and skills to work with clients around safer injection practices and complications associated with injecting. This course will provide an overview of the basic anatomy of veins and arteries; the supplies and equipment used to inject drugs; common injections practices; and harm reduction strategies for working with people who inject drugs.

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

· Describe wounds and infections commonly associated with injection drug use;

· List the risk considerations for different injection sites (arms, hands, neck or groin) and methods;

· Identify strategies to prevent injection related infections and injuries;

· Recognize strengths of substance users that can be used to promote evidence-based practices and reduce infection and fatal incidence; and

· Provide harm reduction counseling messages tailored to clients’ unique drug-using circumstances to more effectively engage PWIDs.

Prerequisite: It is strongly recommended that participants complete the course, Harm Reduction Approach Overview (full day or webinar) or have some experience with harm reduction services prior to attending this course.

Audience: All health and human service providers and Peer Workers

Related Educational Materials:

The Point Post Card: https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/0102.pdf

Be Aware, Don't Share (poster): https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9420.pdf https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9421.pdf

What Does Your Needle Look Like? https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9508.pdf https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9509.pdf

Stay Healthy and Survive: https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9160.pdf https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9161.pdf

How to Safely Dispose of Sharps: https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/0909.pdf https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/0941.pdf

This two-part webinar (Part 1 Archive) will build participant knowledge and skills to work with clients around safer injection practices and complications associated with injecting. This course will provide an overview of the basic anatomy of veins and arteries; the supplies and equipment used to inject drugs; common injections practices; and harm reduction strategies for working with people who inject drugs.

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

· Describe wounds and infections commonly associated with injection drug use;

· List the risk considerations for different injection sites (arms, hands, neck or groin) and methods;

· Identify strategies to prevent injection related infections and injuries;

· Recognize strengths of substance users that can be used to promote evidence-based practices and reduce infection and fatal incidence; and

· Provide harm reduction counseling messages tailored to clients’ unique drug-using circumstances to more effectively engage PWIDs.

Prerequisite: It is strongly recommended that participants complete the course, Harm Reduction Approach Overview (full day or webinar) or have some experience with harm reduction services prior to attending this course.

Audience: All health and human service providers and Peer Workers

Related Educational Materials:

The Point Post Card: https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/0102.pdf

Be Aware, Don't Share (poster): https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9420.pdf https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9421.pdf

What Does Your Needle Look Like? https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9508.pdf https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9509.pdf

Stay Healthy and Survive: https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9160.pdf https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9161.pdf

How to Safely Dispose of Sharps: https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/0909.pdf https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/0941.pdf

Archived_Webinar Benefits Counseling Pilot Project (BCPP) Archive

This session will introduce participants to the AIDS Institutes’ Benefits Counseling Pilot Project (BCPP).   Created in 2020, the BCPP provides critical information and guidance for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH) who are on public benefits and are currently working, considering a return or looking for employment. The BCPP funds nine agencies across New York State to educate PLWHs on how wages impact their public benefits.  Benefits Counselors are credentialed through WIP-C (Cornell) with continually updated expertise to support PLWH as they make important decisions related to work and their benefit programs, such as SSI, SSDI, SNAP, Medicaid, Medicare and more.  The course reviews eligibility criteria and how to access services.

Length: 20 minutes

Intended Audience: PLWHA, HIV providers, health or human services professionals, case managers, health homes care managers, peers  or anyone working with PLWHAs considering or looking for employment and want more information on how wages impact public benefits. 

This session will introduce participants to the AIDS Institutes’ Benefits Counseling Pilot Project (BCPP).   Created in 2020, the BCPP provides critical information and guidance for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH) who are on public benefits and are currently working, considering a return or looking for employment. The BCPP funds nine agencies across New York State to educate PLWHs on how wages impact their public benefits.  Benefits Counselors are credentialed through WIP-C (Cornell) with continually updated expertise to support PLWH as they make important decisions related to work and their benefit programs, such as SSI, SSDI, SNAP, Medicaid, Medicare and more.  The course reviews eligibility criteria and how to access services.

Length: 20 minutes

Intended Audience: PLWHA, HIV providers, health or human services professionals, case managers, health homes care managers, peers  or anyone working with PLWHAs considering or looking for employment and want more information on how wages impact public benefits. 

Online Training Engagement in Care Series: Transgender Clients Living with HIV

As a health and human services provider, you play an important role in helping vulnerable populations engage and remain in care.  This module will explore the unique obstacles that transgender people encounter within the healthcare system.  The training explores the case example of a young woman of transgender experience who was recently diagnosed as living with HIV.  The training will review key strategies to overcome obstacles to HIV care.

 

By the end of this online module, you will be able to:

  • Recall key facts related to medical care for women of transgender experience who are living with HIV
  • Describe the unique challenges that transgender women living with HIV experience in accessing healthcare
  • Use a strength-based approach to support  resilience and improve linkage and retention in care for transgender women living with HIV

 

Audience: Non-physician health and human services providers


Pre-requisite: Basic knowledge of HIV

As a health and human services provider, you play an important role in helping vulnerable populations engage and remain in care.  This module will explore the unique obstacles that transgender people encounter within the healthcare system.  The training explores the case example of a young woman of transgender experience who was recently diagnosed as living with HIV.  The training will review key strategies to overcome obstacles to HIV care.

 

By the end of this online module, you will be able to:

  • Recall key facts related to medical care for women of transgender experience who are living with HIV
  • Describe the unique challenges that transgender women living with HIV experience in accessing healthcare
  • Use a strength-based approach to support  resilience and improve linkage and retention in care for transgender women living with HIV

 

Audience: Non-physician health and human services providers


Pre-requisite: Basic knowledge of HIV

Archived_Webinar Integrating NYS Certified Peer Workers into the Health Home Care Team - Archive

 

This session will provide an overview of the NYS Peer Certification Program in HIV, HCV and Harm Reduction and will share a successful program model for integrating peer workers into the health home care team. 

 

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

  1. Recall evidence that demonstrates that the inclusion of a peer worker on the care team can improve health outcomes for people living with HIV;
  2. Recall key facts about the NYS Peer Certification program in HIV, HCV and Harm Reduction, including peer worker areas of work, competencies, requirements for training and practicum;
  3. Identify elements of a successful model for integrating peer workers on the health home care team;
  4. Recall resources for recruiting certified peer workers.   

 

This session will provide an overview of the NYS Peer Certification Program in HIV, HCV and Harm Reduction and will share a successful program model for integrating peer workers into the health home care team. 

 

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

  1. Recall evidence that demonstrates that the inclusion of a peer worker on the care team can improve health outcomes for people living with HIV;
  2. Recall key facts about the NYS Peer Certification program in HIV, HCV and Harm Reduction, including peer worker areas of work, competencies, requirements for training and practicum;
  3. Identify elements of a successful model for integrating peer workers on the health home care team;
  4. Recall resources for recruiting certified peer workers.   
Archived_Webinar NYS Peer Worker Certification Program Application Process - Archive

This two hour archived webinar will review the updated requirements for the NYS Peer Worker Certification program in HIV, Hepatitis C, and Harm Reduction. The webinar will provide a step-by-step walk through of the process for submitting an application for certification. By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • State at least three benefits of Peer Certification
  • State the three tracks and who is eligible to apply for certification
  • Recall the purpose of foundational training and self-care evaluation for Peer Workers and guidelines for completing the statement of experience
  • Identify the core and specialized training requirements for peer certification
  • Recall the requirement for signing and uploading the required Code of Ethics attestation
  • Recall the requirement for completing a practicum or work experience and uploading a satisfactory supervisor evaluation
  • Recall the requirement for passing a knowledge test and state basic features of the testing process
  • Navigate the online application system to begin the process of submitting an application for certification

Audience: Peer workers interested in and/or currently peer certification, supervisors of peer works and interested others. 

This two hour archived webinar will review the updated requirements for the NYS Peer Worker Certification program in HIV, Hepatitis C, and Harm Reduction. The webinar will provide a step-by-step walk through of the process for submitting an application for certification. By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • State at least three benefits of Peer Certification
  • State the three tracks and who is eligible to apply for certification
  • Recall the purpose of foundational training and self-care evaluation for Peer Workers and guidelines for completing the statement of experience
  • Identify the core and specialized training requirements for peer certification
  • Recall the requirement for signing and uploading the required Code of Ethics attestation
  • Recall the requirement for completing a practicum or work experience and uploading a satisfactory supervisor evaluation
  • Recall the requirement for passing a knowledge test and state basic features of the testing process
  • Navigate the online application system to begin the process of submitting an application for certification

Audience: Peer workers interested in and/or currently peer certification, supervisors of peer works and interested others. 

Online Training PrEP Peer Curriculum - Pre-Course Module

Pre-Course Module Description

This 30-45 minute self-paced and interactive pre-learning module will offer a brief overview of the information that will be covered in the virtual “The Role of PrEP Peer Workers in Patient Navigation” training, as well as the New York State PrEP Peer Track.

As a result of this online module, participants will be:

  • Familiar with the course expectations and background
  • Able to recall the NYS AIDS Institute PrEP Peer Worker Competencies related to linkage to PrEP and patient navigation.

It is required that participants complete this pre-learning module prior to attending the virtual “The Role of PrEP Peer Workers in Patient Navigation” training.

Audience:  Peer Workers doing PrEP related work.  

Pre-Course Module Description

This 30-45 minute self-paced and interactive pre-learning module will offer a brief overview of the information that will be covered in the virtual “The Role of PrEP Peer Workers in Patient Navigation” training, as well as the New York State PrEP Peer Track.

As a result of this online module, participants will be:

  • Familiar with the course expectations and background
  • Able to recall the NYS AIDS Institute PrEP Peer Worker Competencies related to linkage to PrEP and patient navigation.

It is required that participants complete this pre-learning module prior to attending the virtual “The Role of PrEP Peer Workers in Patient Navigation” training.

Audience:  Peer Workers doing PrEP related work.  

Archived_Webinar Safer Injecting Part 2 - Archive

This two-part archived webinar (Part 2) will build participant knowledge and skills to work with clients around safer injection practices and complications associated with injecting. This course will provide an overview of the basic anatomy of veins and arteries; the supplies and equipment used to inject drugs; common injections practices; and harm reduction strategies for working with people who inject drugs.

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

  • Describe wounds and infections commonly associated with injection drug use;
  • List the risk considerations for different injection sites (arms, hands, neck or groin) and methods;
  • Identify strategies to prevent injection related infections and injuries;
  • Recognize strengths of substance users that can be used to promote evidence-based practices and reduce infection and fatal incidence; and
  • Provide harm reduction counseling messages tailored to clients’ unique drug-using circumstances to more effectively engage PWIDs.

Prerequisite: It is strongly recommended that participants complete the course, Harm Reduction Approach Overview (full day or webinar) or have some experience with harm reduction services prior to attending this course. Part 1 of this webinar series is also required.

Audience: All health and human service providers and Peer Workers 

Related Educational Materials:

The Point Post Card:

 https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/0102.pdf

Be Aware, Don't Share (poster):

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9420.pdf

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9421.pdf

What Does Your Needle Look Like?

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9508.pdf

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9509.pdf

Stay Healthy and Survive:

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9160.pdf

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9161.pdf

How to Safely Dispose of Sharps:

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/0909.pdf

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/0941.pdf

This two-part archived webinar (Part 2) will build participant knowledge and skills to work with clients around safer injection practices and complications associated with injecting. This course will provide an overview of the basic anatomy of veins and arteries; the supplies and equipment used to inject drugs; common injections practices; and harm reduction strategies for working with people who inject drugs.

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

  • Describe wounds and infections commonly associated with injection drug use;
  • List the risk considerations for different injection sites (arms, hands, neck or groin) and methods;
  • Identify strategies to prevent injection related infections and injuries;
  • Recognize strengths of substance users that can be used to promote evidence-based practices and reduce infection and fatal incidence; and
  • Provide harm reduction counseling messages tailored to clients’ unique drug-using circumstances to more effectively engage PWIDs.

Prerequisite: It is strongly recommended that participants complete the course, Harm Reduction Approach Overview (full day or webinar) or have some experience with harm reduction services prior to attending this course. Part 1 of this webinar series is also required.

Audience: All health and human service providers and Peer Workers 

Related Educational Materials:

The Point Post Card:

 https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/0102.pdf

Be Aware, Don't Share (poster):

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9420.pdf

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9421.pdf

What Does Your Needle Look Like?

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9508.pdf

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9509.pdf

Stay Healthy and Survive:

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9160.pdf

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9161.pdf

How to Safely Dispose of Sharps:

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/0909.pdf

https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/0941.pdf

Archived_Webinar Hepatitis C Prevention for LGB and TGNC Individuals and Communities - Archive

This 2 -hour archived webinar will review the basic information about hepatitis C that health and human service providers should discuss with program participants who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual (LGB) or Transgender/Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC).  This webinar will explore the practices that may place LGB and TGNC people at risk for HCV transmission and identify harm reduction strategies to reduce their risk. Screening recommendations and key considerations for HCV care and treatment in LGB and TGNC clients will be addressed.

Objectives: By the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • Review basic information about HCV prevention, transmission, screening, diagnosis, care and treatment
  • Explore HCV risk and identify harm reduction options for LGB and TGNC health
  • Discuss the benefits of HCV testing and connection to care.
  • Identify HCV prevention messages using Harm Reduction to educate LGB and TGNC clients 
  • Address common concerns that LGB and TGN clients may have regarding HCV care and treatment

Prerequisite: It is recommended that participants are familiar with basic information about HCV.  For participants new to HCV, it is recommended that they first view the Hepatitis C basics Archived Webinar.

Audience: All health and human service providers, including Peer Workers

This 2 -hour archived webinar will review the basic information about hepatitis C that health and human service providers should discuss with program participants who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual (LGB) or Transgender/Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC).  This webinar will explore the practices that may place LGB and TGNC people at risk for HCV transmission and identify harm reduction strategies to reduce their risk. Screening recommendations and key considerations for HCV care and treatment in LGB and TGNC clients will be addressed.

Objectives: By the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • Review basic information about HCV prevention, transmission, screening, diagnosis, care and treatment
  • Explore HCV risk and identify harm reduction options for LGB and TGNC health
  • Discuss the benefits of HCV testing and connection to care.
  • Identify HCV prevention messages using Harm Reduction to educate LGB and TGNC clients 
  • Address common concerns that LGB and TGN clients may have regarding HCV care and treatment

Prerequisite: It is recommended that participants are familiar with basic information about HCV.  For participants new to HCV, it is recommended that they first view the Hepatitis C basics Archived Webinar.

Audience: All health and human service providers, including Peer Workers

Archived_Webinar Landing the Job:Resume & Interviewing Skills for Peer Workers - Archive

Landing the Job: Resume Development and Interviewing Skills for Certified Peer Workers
Course Description:
This one-hour archived webinar will provide NYS Certified Peer Workers, and individuals seeking certification, with the basic skills to land your dream job.  You’ve found the perfect job opportunity- now what? Topics to be covered include: creating and tailoring a resume and cover letter, completing an application, interview tips and professional wisdom to get you hired.
As a result of this one-hour webinar, participants will be able to:
• Write an effective application and resume, tailored to the requirements of the position
• Identify the difference between a resume and a cover letter, and create a cover letter that complements your resume
• Navigate an interview in professional manner to wow employers and set yourself apart
• Respond to questions about gaps in employment
• Address barriers to employment such as having a criminal record
• Identify supportive professional and personal references
• Recall best practices for follow-up after an interview
• Offer the necessary documentation for the first day of employment
• Locate additional vocational services to assist with job search and obtaining employment.

Target Audience:  NYS Certified Peer Workers in HIV, HCV, HR, as well as individuals seeking certification
Pre-Requisite: N/A

Landing the Job: Resume Development and Interviewing Skills for Certified Peer Workers
Course Description:
This one-hour archived webinar will provide NYS Certified Peer Workers, and individuals seeking certification, with the basic skills to land your dream job.  You’ve found the perfect job opportunity- now what? Topics to be covered include: creating and tailoring a resume and cover letter, completing an application, interview tips and professional wisdom to get you hired.
As a result of this one-hour webinar, participants will be able to:
• Write an effective application and resume, tailored to the requirements of the position
• Identify the difference between a resume and a cover letter, and create a cover letter that complements your resume
• Navigate an interview in professional manner to wow employers and set yourself apart
• Respond to questions about gaps in employment
• Address barriers to employment such as having a criminal record
• Identify supportive professional and personal references
• Recall best practices for follow-up after an interview
• Offer the necessary documentation for the first day of employment
• Locate additional vocational services to assist with job search and obtaining employment.

Target Audience:  NYS Certified Peer Workers in HIV, HCV, HR, as well as individuals seeking certification
Pre-Requisite: N/A

Archived_Webinar Webinar: Promoting Health Care Services for Black and Latino Young Gay Men and Men who Have Sex with Men (YMSM) - Archive

This archived 2-hour webinar explores the unique barriers that may prevent Black and Latino Young Gay Men and YMSM from connecting to and remaining engaged in health care services. This training will focus on how prevention, support services, and outreach staff can help Black and Latino Young Gay Men and YMSM understand the importance of health care services. Participants will be prepared to educate Black and Latino Young Gay Men and YMSM on what to expect from a clinical visit, how to discuss their specific health concerns with their health care provider and make informed decisions about when and how to disclose pertinent personal information such as sexual orientation, sexual practices and other issues.

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

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

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

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

This archived 2-hour webinar explores the unique barriers that may prevent Black and Latino Young Gay Men and YMSM from connecting to and remaining engaged in health care services. This training will focus on how prevention, support services, and outreach staff can help Black and Latino Young Gay Men and YMSM understand the importance of health care services. Participants will be prepared to educate Black and Latino Young Gay Men and YMSM on what to expect from a clinical visit, how to discuss their specific health concerns with their health care provider and make informed decisions about when and how to disclose pertinent personal information such as sexual orientation, sexual practices and other issues.

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

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

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

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

Online Training Updates to HIV Testing Procedures: A Review of New Regulations - Archive

 

This one-hour archived webinar will review the latest updates to state regulation guiding HIV testing. 

Topics covered include:

  1. The requirement to offer HIV testing as a routine part of health care to all patients age 13 and older;
  2. The removal of the requirement to obtain written or oral informed consent for HIV testing:
  3. The requirement to inform patients of HIV testing and the right of a patient to decline an HIV test;
  4. Updated key points of information that must be provided prior to an HIV test;
  5. Documentation requirements;
  6. Approaches to offering routine HIV testing in the context of a busy health care practice

    Intended audience:

    Managers and staff responsible for offering HIV testing services in health care and community based settings

 

This one-hour archived webinar will review the latest updates to state regulation guiding HIV testing. 

Topics covered include:

  1. The requirement to offer HIV testing as a routine part of health care to all patients age 13 and older;
  2. The removal of the requirement to obtain written or oral informed consent for HIV testing:
  3. The requirement to inform patients of HIV testing and the right of a patient to decline an HIV test;
  4. Updated key points of information that must be provided prior to an HIV test;
  5. Documentation requirements;
  6. Approaches to offering routine HIV testing in the context of a busy health care practice

    Intended audience:

    Managers and staff responsible for offering HIV testing services in health care and community based settings

Online Training Understanding the Scope and Limits of Data Sharing to Promote Linkage to Care - Archive

This one-hour webinar will review the latest developments in state regulation as they pertain to sharing of patient-specific information for the purpose of linkage and retention in HIV care.

Topics to be covered will include:

  1. How regulations that expand data sharing will support NY’s effort to end the AIDS epidemic by the end of 2020;
  2. Who may request information from the NYS and NYC HIV surveillance systems for the purpose of promoting linkage and retention in HIV care;
  3. What information may be shared;
  4. How to submit a request for information and situations that warrant an urgent request;

 

Intended audience:

Mangers and staff from health care facilities, care coordination entities and community based organizations involved in providing services to people living with HIV.

This one-hour webinar will review the latest developments in state regulation as they pertain to sharing of patient-specific information for the purpose of linkage and retention in HIV care.

Topics to be covered will include:

  1. How regulations that expand data sharing will support NY’s effort to end the AIDS epidemic by the end of 2020;
  2. Who may request information from the NYS and NYC HIV surveillance systems for the purpose of promoting linkage and retention in HIV care;
  3. What information may be shared;
  4. How to submit a request for information and situations that warrant an urgent request;

 

Intended audience:

Mangers and staff from health care facilities, care coordination entities and community based organizations involved in providing services to people living with HIV.

Archived_Webinar Webinar: NYS HIV, HCV, HR Certified Peer Workers Eligible for College Credits Through Empire State College - Archive

This webinar will provide information about Empire State College's provision of credits for Peer Workers who complete NYS HIV, HCV, HR Peer Worker Certification.

After viewing this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Review information related to Empire State College's provision of credits for the NYS HIV, HCV, HR Peer Worker Certification program;
  • Recall how one becomes matriculated to obtain Empire State College Credits;
  • Review the evaluation process to understand how one's courses translate to a degree plan; and
  • Review sample degree plans to understand potential and appropriate degree programs to further one's education and career path.

This webinar will provide information about Empire State College's provision of credits for Peer Workers who complete NYS HIV, HCV, HR Peer Worker Certification.

After viewing this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Review information related to Empire State College's provision of credits for the NYS HIV, HCV, HR Peer Worker Certification program;
  • Recall how one becomes matriculated to obtain Empire State College Credits;
  • Review the evaluation process to understand how one's courses translate to a degree plan; and
  • Review sample degree plans to understand potential and appropriate degree programs to further one's education and career path.
Online Training Understanding HIV Lab Values- Online Course

Support service providers, like care mangers, case managers, educators, peer workers and others play an important role in helping clients living with HIV to achieve and maintain viral suppression. This online course will help prepare providers to discuss lab values with their clients living with HIV within the scope of their role as a non-physician health and human service provider.

This course is divided into three 20-minute modules:

  • Module 1: Labs Overview and Your Role explores key lab value concepts and how to support clients with understanding their lab values.
  • Module 2: Specialized Tests to Monitor HIV provides information on specialized tests to monitor HIV, such as the Viral Load and CD4 tests.
  • Module 3: Other Routine Lab Tests Used in HIV Care reviews other routine lab tests used in HIV care.

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

  1. Describe basic information about laboratory tests performed to assess and monitor clients living with HIV
  2. Discuss lab results with clients in a manner that is consistent with their scope of responsibilities as a support services provider
  3. Support clients in their efforts to achieve and maintain viral suppression
  4. Explain how to support clients in their efforts to achieve and maintain viral suppression by way of adhering lab visits and discussing lab results with their providers, and
  5. Identify situations where a client may need more intense interventions regarding adherence to labs, treatment adherence, linkage or retention in care related to labs

 

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

 

Intended audience: All health and human service providers.

Support service providers, like care mangers, case managers, educators, peer workers and others play an important role in helping clients living with HIV to achieve and maintain viral suppression. This online course will help prepare providers to discuss lab values with their clients living with HIV within the scope of their role as a non-physician health and human service provider.

This course is divided into three 20-minute modules:

  • Module 1: Labs Overview and Your Role explores key lab value concepts and how to support clients with understanding their lab values.
  • Module 2: Specialized Tests to Monitor HIV provides information on specialized tests to monitor HIV, such as the Viral Load and CD4 tests.
  • Module 3: Other Routine Lab Tests Used in HIV Care reviews other routine lab tests used in HIV care.

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

  1. Describe basic information about laboratory tests performed to assess and monitor clients living with HIV
  2. Discuss lab results with clients in a manner that is consistent with their scope of responsibilities as a support services provider
  3. Support clients in their efforts to achieve and maintain viral suppression
  4. Explain how to support clients in their efforts to achieve and maintain viral suppression by way of adhering lab visits and discussing lab results with their providers, and
  5. Identify situations where a client may need more intense interventions regarding adherence to labs, treatment adherence, linkage or retention in care related to labs

 

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

 

Intended audience: All health and human service providers.

Archived_Webinar WEBINAR - Hepatitis C Prevention for LGB and TGNC Individuals and Communities - Archive

Description:       This 2 -hour webinar will review the basic information about hepatitis C that health and human service providers should discuss with program participants who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual (LGB) or Transgender/Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC).  This webinar will explore the practices that may place LGB and TGNC people at risk for HCV transmission and identify harm reduction strategies to reduce their risk. Screening recommendations and key considerations for HCV care and treatment in LGB and TGNC clients will be addressed.

Description:       This 2 -hour webinar will review the basic information about hepatitis C that health and human service providers should discuss with program participants who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual (LGB) or Transgender/Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC).  This webinar will explore the practices that may place LGB and TGNC people at risk for HCV transmission and identify harm reduction strategies to reduce their risk. Screening recommendations and key considerations for HCV care and treatment in LGB and TGNC clients will be addressed.

Archived_Webinar Webinar: Talking With Clients About Fentanyl - Archive

Description:       This two-hour webinar will prepare health and human service providers to engage people who use drugs in a discussion about fentanyl, fentanyl related risks, and harm reduction options.

Description:       This two-hour webinar will prepare health and human service providers to engage people who use drugs in a discussion about fentanyl, fentanyl related risks, and harm reduction options.

Live_Webinar Harm Reduction Services Documentation for Medicaid

Course Description:

This half hour training provides participants with an overview of the Harm Reduction Services available through Medicaid, and how to properly document these services.

 

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

  • Describe the five Harm Reduction Services covered by NYS Medicaid
  • Describe commonly provided SEP Services that are not billable to Medicaid
  • Create documentation, include Plans of Care and Individual and Group Progress Notes that meet Medicaid documentation standards
  • Understand unit billing as it applies to HRS

 

Audience: Staff and Peer Workers working at NYSDOH Authorized Syringe Exchange Programs.

Course Description:

This half hour training provides participants with an overview of the Harm Reduction Services available through Medicaid, and how to properly document these services.

 

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

  • Describe the five Harm Reduction Services covered by NYS Medicaid
  • Describe commonly provided SEP Services that are not billable to Medicaid
  • Create documentation, include Plans of Care and Individual and Group Progress Notes that meet Medicaid documentation standards
  • Understand unit billing as it applies to HRS

 

Audience: Staff and Peer Workers working at NYSDOH Authorized Syringe Exchange Programs.

Online Training Hepatitis C Basics - Archive

This 2 -hour archived webinar will provide basic information about Hepatitis C (HCV) for health and human service providers.  This webinar can serve as an introductory course for anyone with a professional or personal interest in Hepatitis C.  

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

  • Describe the basics of how HCV can be transmitted;
  • Describe how HCV progresses and the importance of care and treatment;
  • List the steps to identify HCV infection;
  • Discuss basic HCV prevention strategies;
  • Describe  basic tips for taking care of the liver and living healthy while living with HCV

Prerequisite: none

Audience: All health and human service providers, including Peers Workers  

This 2 -hour archived webinar will provide basic information about Hepatitis C (HCV) for health and human service providers.  This webinar can serve as an introductory course for anyone with a professional or personal interest in Hepatitis C.  

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

  • Describe the basics of how HCV can be transmitted;
  • Describe how HCV progresses and the importance of care and treatment;
  • List the steps to identify HCV infection;
  • Discuss basic HCV prevention strategies;
  • Describe  basic tips for taking care of the liver and living healthy while living with HCV

Prerequisite: none

Audience: All health and human service providers, including Peers Workers  

Online Training Organizational Assessment for Peer-Delivered Services - Online Learning

This online module is designed to help agency leadership carefully consider five key domains that are critical to the success of peer-delivered services, with a focus on identifying specific steps to build organizational capacity.  The training is most effective when completed as a team by senior leadership of the organization.  The learning module can be paused as the team discusses questions in each of the following five domains: defining the roles and responsibilities of peer workers; fiscal issues; hiring issues; providing appropriate supervision; and integration of peer workers into the overall agency operations.

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

  1. Complete an organizational assessment regarding agency readiness to implement peer-delivered services
  2. Recall five key domains critical to the success of peer-delivered services
  3. Identify important next steps for building agency capacity to implement peer-delivered services

Audience: This training is intended for members of the leadership team of any health or social services agency that offer, or intend to offer, peer-delivered services. Members of the leadership team may include:  executive directors, chief fiscal officers, human resources managers and programs supervisors.

Note: This training this most effective when completed by the agency leadership team as a group sitting around a table.

Prerequisite: None

This online module is designed to help agency leadership carefully consider five key domains that are critical to the success of peer-delivered services, with a focus on identifying specific steps to build organizational capacity.  The training is most effective when completed as a team by senior leadership of the organization.  The learning module can be paused as the team discusses questions in each of the following five domains: defining the roles and responsibilities of peer workers; fiscal issues; hiring issues; providing appropriate supervision; and integration of peer workers into the overall agency operations.

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

  1. Complete an organizational assessment regarding agency readiness to implement peer-delivered services
  2. Recall five key domains critical to the success of peer-delivered services
  3. Identify important next steps for building agency capacity to implement peer-delivered services

Audience: This training is intended for members of the leadership team of any health or social services agency that offer, or intend to offer, peer-delivered services. Members of the leadership team may include:  executive directors, chief fiscal officers, human resources managers and programs supervisors.

Note: This training this most effective when completed by the agency leadership team as a group sitting around a table.

Prerequisite: None

Online Training Peer Worker Code of Ethics in Practice - Online Learning

The AIDS Institute's Certified Peer Worker Code of Ethics outlines 19 principles that guide Peer Workers in defining their roles, relationships, and scope of responsibility. As part of the certification process, Peer Workers are required to sign an attestation that they agree to follow this Code of Ethics at all times.

 

This 30-minute online module will provide Peer Workers with an opportunity to reflect on situations they may encounter in their work and consider how the Peer Worker Code of Ethics can help to determine the best course of action.

                                

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

  • Recall the purpose of the Certified Peer Worker Code of Ethics
  • Practice making decisions on how to respond to different situations with clients based on the Certified Peer Worker Code of Ethics

 

Prerequisite:  None

Intended audience: Peer Workers

The AIDS Institute's Certified Peer Worker Code of Ethics outlines 19 principles that guide Peer Workers in defining their roles, relationships, and scope of responsibility. As part of the certification process, Peer Workers are required to sign an attestation that they agree to follow this Code of Ethics at all times.

 

This 30-minute online module will provide Peer Workers with an opportunity to reflect on situations they may encounter in their work and consider how the Peer Worker Code of Ethics can help to determine the best course of action.

                                

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

  • Recall the purpose of the Certified Peer Worker Code of Ethics
  • Practice making decisions on how to respond to different situations with clients based on the Certified Peer Worker Code of Ethics

 

Prerequisite:  None

Intended audience: Peer Workers

Online Training Motivational Interviewing Overview - Online Learning

This 30-minute on-line module will provide health and human service providers with an introduction to Motivational Interviewing. The course will review the basic elements of Motivational Interviewing and how it can be helpful to providers when working with clients who are HIV positive, infected with Hepatitis C, or require harm reduction services.

 

By the end of this on-line course, you will be able to:

  • Define Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • List 3 benefits of using MI
  • Identify the major elements of MI
  • Discuss ways to know if MI is effective
  • Identify opportunities to use principles of MI in consumer encounters

Prerequisite:  None

Intended audience: All health and human service providers.

This 30-minute on-line module will provide health and human service providers with an introduction to Motivational Interviewing. The course will review the basic elements of Motivational Interviewing and how it can be helpful to providers when working with clients who are HIV positive, infected with Hepatitis C, or require harm reduction services.

 

By the end of this on-line course, you will be able to:

  • Define Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • List 3 benefits of using MI
  • Identify the major elements of MI
  • Discuss ways to know if MI is effective
  • Identify opportunities to use principles of MI in consumer encounters

Prerequisite:  None

Intended audience: All health and human service providers.

Online Training Talking with Clients about Hepatitis C Treatment - Archive

This 2 -hour archived webinar will describe the role of non-clinical health and human services providers in supporting clients living with chronic Hepatitis C as they consider starting hepatitis C treatment. Participants will become familiar with current guidelines regarding populations prioritized for treatment, issues relating to treatment access, and patient assistance resources.

 Objectives: By the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • Describe the recent progress in treatment options for patients living with hepatitis C (shorter duration, fewer side effects, better health outcomes)
  • Describe the importance of engaging in primary care, regardless of the clients intent to undergo treatment
  • Identify strategies to support clients as they prepare for and engage in HCV treatment
  • Define sustained virologic response (SVR)
  • Discuss strategies to address the risk of reinfection with clients who achieve SVR

Prerequisite: Although there is no prerequisite for this course, it is strongly recommended participants have some knowledge or basic training on hepatitis C.

Audience: All health and human service providers.

This 2 -hour archived webinar will describe the role of non-clinical health and human services providers in supporting clients living with chronic Hepatitis C as they consider starting hepatitis C treatment. Participants will become familiar with current guidelines regarding populations prioritized for treatment, issues relating to treatment access, and patient assistance resources.

 Objectives: By the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • Describe the recent progress in treatment options for patients living with hepatitis C (shorter duration, fewer side effects, better health outcomes)
  • Describe the importance of engaging in primary care, regardless of the clients intent to undergo treatment
  • Identify strategies to support clients as they prepare for and engage in HCV treatment
  • Define sustained virologic response (SVR)
  • Discuss strategies to address the risk of reinfection with clients who achieve SVR

Prerequisite: Although there is no prerequisite for this course, it is strongly recommended participants have some knowledge or basic training on hepatitis C.

Audience: All health and human service providers.

Online Training Ending the Epidemic and Older Adults - Archive

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

Specific topics to be addressed during this webinar will include:

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

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

Specific topics to be addressed during this webinar will include:

  • What are the ETE recommendations related to older people?
  • How can we improve, testing, prevention and linkage for care services for older adults?
Online Training Ending the Epidemic and the Criminal Justice System - Archive

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

This goals of this webinar series are to:

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

This session will explore the following questions:

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

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

This goals of this webinar series are to:

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

This session will explore the following questions:

  • What are the ETE recommendations for the Criminal Justice System?
  • How can we improve testing, prevention and linkage to care for people who interact with the criminal justice system?
Online Training Ending the Epidemic: Achieving & Sustaining Viral Suppression Among Women - Archive

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

Specific topics to be addressed during this webinar include:

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

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

Specific topics to be addressed during this webinar include:

  • What are the unique clinical and counseling considerations for women?
  • What steps do clinical settings need to take to be prepared?
  • How can we ensure that women who can benefit from PrEP and PEP learn about these interventions?
Online Training Ending the Epidemic: Vocational Opportunities for People Living with HIV - Archive

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

Topics to be addressed during this webinar include: 

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

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

Topics to be addressed during this webinar include: 

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

Online Training HIV Tobacco Cessation Improvement Campaign Introductory Webinar - Archive

This is the introductory webinar to the HIV Tobacco Cessation Improvement Campaign. Topics covered include: overview of the campaign and its corresponding website, resources that are available through the campaign, and a description of how tobacco cessation measures were incorporated into an EMR.

This is the introductory webinar to the HIV Tobacco Cessation Improvement Campaign. Topics covered include: overview of the campaign and its corresponding website, resources that are available through the campaign, and a description of how tobacco cessation measures were incorporated into an EMR.

Online Training Engagement in Care Series: Older HIV+ Men who are Gay or MSM - Online Learning

The Engagement in Care Series highlights important issues in linkage to care, retention in care and treatment adherence for people living with HIV through exploring specific case studies.  These brief, interactive on-line trainings take approximately 20 minutes to complete.

The first session in this series addresses the case of Will, a 51 year old gay man who has been living with HIV for thirty years.

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the importance of engaging  older HIV+ men who are gay or MSM in care;
  2. List barriers to linkage and retention that older HIV+ men who are gay or MSM face;
  3. Describe strategies that health and human services providers can use to improve linkage and retention among older HIV+ men who are gay or MSM.

 

The Engagement in Care Series highlights important issues in linkage to care, retention in care and treatment adherence for people living with HIV through exploring specific case studies.  These brief, interactive on-line trainings take approximately 20 minutes to complete.

The first session in this series addresses the case of Will, a 51 year old gay man who has been living with HIV for thirty years.

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the importance of engaging  older HIV+ men who are gay or MSM in care;
  2. List barriers to linkage and retention that older HIV+ men who are gay or MSM face;
  3. Describe strategies that health and human services providers can use to improve linkage and retention among older HIV+ men who are gay or MSM.

 

Online Training Integrating Certified Peer Workers into Health Care Service Delivery for Program Directors and Supervisors - Archive

This 90-minute webinar will review the important role that program directors and supervisors should play in the development and implementation of peer-delivered services with a focus on policies and procedures for hiring and supervising peer workers.  Topics to be reviewed include integration of peers into multidisciplinary teams, best practices for supervising and coaching peer workers and strategies to support the development of Peer Worker skills and competencies.

 

Objectives:

 

By the end of this webinar, program directors and supervisors will be able to:

 

  • Review Peer Worker contributions and effectiveness in improving patient health outcomes
  • Recall NYS AIDS Institute Peer Worker areas of work, core competencies  and identify the unique role of Peer Workers on the care team
  • Identify important roles for program directors and supervisors during the Peer Worker practicum which is required for certification and in managing Certified Peer Workers
  • Examine the transition period from practicum to employed Certified Peer Worker.

 

Target Audience:  Program Directors and Supervisors

This 90-minute webinar will review the important role that program directors and supervisors should play in the development and implementation of peer-delivered services with a focus on policies and procedures for hiring and supervising peer workers.  Topics to be reviewed include integration of peers into multidisciplinary teams, best practices for supervising and coaching peer workers and strategies to support the development of Peer Worker skills and competencies.

 

Objectives:

 

By the end of this webinar, program directors and supervisors will be able to:

 

  • Review Peer Worker contributions and effectiveness in improving patient health outcomes
  • Recall NYS AIDS Institute Peer Worker areas of work, core competencies  and identify the unique role of Peer Workers on the care team
  • Identify important roles for program directors and supervisors during the Peer Worker practicum which is required for certification and in managing Certified Peer Workers
  • Examine the transition period from practicum to employed Certified Peer Worker.

 

Target Audience:  Program Directors and Supervisors

Online Training Naloxone Dispensing in Pharmacies and the Naloxone Copayment Assistance Program- ARCHIVE

New York State has replaced the replaced the Amphastar generic product with the Adapt Narcan® single step formulation as part of the Opioid Overdose Initiative. NYSDOH has created the Naloxone Co-payment Assistance Program (N-CAP). Individuals with prescription coverage as part of their health insurance plan can access naloxone at their local pharmacy and N-CAP will cover co-payments in an amount up to $40. Each prescription dispensed will be billed to N-CAP, not to the individual getting naloxone. This will apply to prescriptions written for an individual and those obtained under standing orders. 

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

  1. Instruct people on the use of the new Adapt Narcan formulation
  2. Describe naloxone standing orders in pharmacies for naloxone
  3. Explain how the Naloxone Co-pay Assistance Program (N-CAP) works. 

New York State has replaced the replaced the Amphastar generic product with the Adapt Narcan® single step formulation as part of the Opioid Overdose Initiative. NYSDOH has created the Naloxone Co-payment Assistance Program (N-CAP). Individuals with prescription coverage as part of their health insurance plan can access naloxone at their local pharmacy and N-CAP will cover co-payments in an amount up to $40. Each prescription dispensed will be billed to N-CAP, not to the individual getting naloxone. This will apply to prescriptions written for an individual and those obtained under standing orders. 

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

  1. Instruct people on the use of the new Adapt Narcan formulation
  2. Describe naloxone standing orders in pharmacies for naloxone
  3. Explain how the Naloxone Co-pay Assistance Program (N-CAP) works. 
Online Training NYS Peer Worker Certification - Process, Requirements & Starting Your Application - Archive

This one and a half hour webinar will review the requirements for NYS certification of Peer Workers and provide a step-by step walk through of the process for submitting an application for certification.

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

  1. State at least three benefits of Peer Certification
  2. State the three tracks for AIDS Institute Peer Worker Certification (HIV, HCV, Harm Reduction) and who is eligible to apply for certification
  3. Recall the purpose of foundational training for Peer Workers and the option of completing a personal statement in lieu of foundational training
  4. Identify the core and specialized training requirements for AIDS Institute Peer Worker certification
  5. Recall the requirement for signing and uploading the required Code Of Ethics attestation
  6. Recall the requirement for completing a practicum or work experience and uploading a satisfactory supervisor evaluation
  7. Recall the requirement for passing a knowledge test and state basic features of the testing process
  8. Navigate the on-line application system to begin the process of submitting an application for certification

Intended Audience:

Peer workers interested in pursuing AIDS Institute certification, supervisors of Peer Workers, and interested others.

 

This one and a half hour webinar will review the requirements for NYS certification of Peer Workers and provide a step-by step walk through of the process for submitting an application for certification.

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

  1. State at least three benefits of Peer Certification
  2. State the three tracks for AIDS Institute Peer Worker Certification (HIV, HCV, Harm Reduction) and who is eligible to apply for certification
  3. Recall the purpose of foundational training for Peer Workers and the option of completing a personal statement in lieu of foundational training
  4. Identify the core and specialized training requirements for AIDS Institute Peer Worker certification
  5. Recall the requirement for signing and uploading the required Code Of Ethics attestation
  6. Recall the requirement for completing a practicum or work experience and uploading a satisfactory supervisor evaluation
  7. Recall the requirement for passing a knowledge test and state basic features of the testing process
  8. Navigate the on-line application system to begin the process of submitting an application for certification

Intended Audience:

Peer workers interested in pursuing AIDS Institute certification, supervisors of Peer Workers, and interested others.

 
Online Training Part I: NYS DOH Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program Limited Service Laboratory Requirement Series

This eight-part video series provides an overview of the Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program limited service laboratories and discusses in detail requirements for obtaining, reapplying, and updating a registration certificate for facilities performing CLIA-waived testing including rapid HIV and HCV testing. The videos are applicable to individuals who serve as, or seek to serve as, lab directors, managers or leadership staff involved in planning or implementing a limited service laboratory, including individuals from facilities implementing or currently performing CLIA-waived testing including rapid HIV and HCV testing.  Limited Service Laboratories include hospital extension clinics, hospital owned physician practices, nursing homes, home health care agencies, school/student health services, dialysis facilities, ambulatory surgery centers, county health departments, correctional facilities, ambulance/rescue squads and other direct patient care facilities performing only waived and/or provider-performed microscopy procedures.

CLEP Series Part I: What is required prior to submission of an initial limited service laboratory registration application?

During this segment, we will discuss considerations and requirements prior to submission of an initial single or multi-network limited service laboratory registration application including, but not limited to, testing program oversight, policies & protocols, testing area, and testing considerations.

This eight-part video series provides an overview of the Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program limited service laboratories and discusses in detail requirements for obtaining, reapplying, and updating a registration certificate for facilities performing CLIA-waived testing including rapid HIV and HCV testing. The videos are applicable to individuals who serve as, or seek to serve as, lab directors, managers or leadership staff involved in planning or implementing a limited service laboratory, including individuals from facilities implementing or currently performing CLIA-waived testing including rapid HIV and HCV testing.  Limited Service Laboratories include hospital extension clinics, hospital owned physician practices, nursing homes, home health care agencies, school/student health services, dialysis facilities, ambulatory surgery centers, county health departments, correctional facilities, ambulance/rescue squads and other direct patient care facilities performing only waived and/or provider-performed microscopy procedures.

CLEP Series Part I: What is required prior to submission of an initial limited service laboratory registration application?

During this segment, we will discuss considerations and requirements prior to submission of an initial single or multi-network limited service laboratory registration application including, but not limited to, testing program oversight, policies & protocols, testing area, and testing considerations.

Online Training Part II: NYS DOH Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program Limited Service Laboratory Requirement Series

This eight-part video series provides an overview of the Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program limited service laboratories and discusses in detail requirements for obtaining, reapplying, and updating a registration certificate for facilities performing CLIA-waived testing including rapid HIV and HCV testing. The videos are applicable to individuals who serve as, or seek to serve as, lab directors, managers or leadership staff involved in planning or implementing a limited service laboratory, including individuals from facilities implementing or currently performing CLIA-waived testing including rapid HIV and HCV testing.  Limited Service Laboratories include hospital extension clinics, hospital owned physician practices, nursing homes, home health care agencies, school/student health services, dialysis facilities, ambulatory surgery centers, county health departments, correctional facilities, ambulance/rescue squads and other direct patient care facilities performing only waived and/or provider-performed microscopy procedures.

CLEP Series Part II: Considerations and requirements before, during, and after testing

During this segment, we will discuss considerations and requirements before, during, and after testing.  These considerations and requirements must be in place prior to submission of an initial single or multi-network limited service laboratory registration application.

This eight-part video series provides an overview of the Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program limited service laboratories and discusses in detail requirements for obtaining, reapplying, and updating a registration certificate for facilities performing CLIA-waived testing including rapid HIV and HCV testing. The videos are applicable to individuals who serve as, or seek to serve as, lab directors, managers or leadership staff involved in planning or implementing a limited service laboratory, including individuals from facilities implementing or currently performing CLIA-waived testing including rapid HIV and HCV testing.  Limited Service Laboratories include hospital extension clinics, hospital owned physician practices, nursing homes, home health care agencies, school/student health services, dialysis facilities, ambulatory surgery centers, county health departments, correctional facilities, ambulance/rescue squads and other direct patient care facilities performing only waived and/or provider-performed microscopy procedures.

CLEP Series Part II: Considerations and requirements before, during, and after testing

During this segment, we will discuss considerations and requirements before, during, and after testing.  These considerations and requirements must be in place prior to submission of an initial single or multi-network limited service laboratory registration application.

Online Training Part III: NYS DOH Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program Limited Service Laboratory Requirement Series

This eight-part video series provides an overview of the Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program limited service laboratories and discusses in detail requirements for obtaining, reapplying, and updating a registration certificate for facilities performing CLIA-waived testing including rapid HIV and HCV testing. The videos are applicable to individuals who serve as, or seek to serve as, lab directors, managers or leadership staff involved in planning or implementing a limited service laboratory, including individuals from facilities implementing or currently performing CLIA-waived testing including rapid HIV and HCV testing.  Limited Service Laboratories include hospital extension clinics, hospital owned physician practices, nursing homes, home health care agencies, school/student health services, dialysis facilities, ambulatory surgery centers, county health departments, correctional facilities, ambulance/rescue squads and other direct patient care facilities performing only waived and/or provider-performed microscopy procedures.

CLEP Series Part III: Initial limited service laboratory registration

During this segment, we will discuss the Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program requirements and how to complete an Initial Limited Service Laboratory Registration Application for facilities performing CLIA-waived tests. 

This eight-part video series provides an overview of the Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program limited service laboratories and discusses in detail requirements for obtaining, reapplying, and updating a registration certificate for facilities performing CLIA-waived testing including rapid HIV and HCV testing. The videos are applicable to individuals who serve as, or seek to serve as, lab directors, managers or leadership staff involved in planning or implementing a limited service laboratory, including individuals from facilities implementing or currently performing CLIA-waived testing including rapid HIV and HCV testing.  Limited Service Laboratories include hospital extension clinics, hospital owned physician practices, nursing homes, home health care agencies, school/student health services, dialysis facilities, ambulatory surgery centers, county health departments, correctional facilities, ambulance/rescue squads and other direct patient care facilities performing only waived and/or provider-performed microscopy procedures.

CLEP Series Part III: Initial limited service laboratory registration

During this segment, we will discuss the Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program requirements and how to complete an Initial Limited Service Laboratory Registration Application for facilities performing CLIA-waived tests. 

Online Training Part IV: NYS DOH Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program Limited Service Laboratory Requirement Series

This eight-part video series provides an overview of the Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program limited service laboratories and discusses in detail requirements for obtaining, reapplying, and updating a registration certificate for facilities performing CLIA-waived testing including rapid HIV and HCV testing. The videos are applicable to individuals who serve as, or seek to serve as, lab directors, managers or leadership staff involved in planning or implementing a limited service laboratory, including individuals from facilities implementing or currently performing CLIA-waived testing including rapid HIV and HCV testing.  Limited Service Laboratories include hospital extension clinics, hospital owned physician practices, nursing homes, home health care agencies, school/student health services, dialysis facilities, ambulatory surgery centers, county health departments, correctional facilities, ambulance/rescue squads and other direct patient care facilities performing only waived and/or provider-performed microscopy procedures.

CLEP Series Part IV: Multi-network limited service laboratory registration

During this segment, we will discuss the Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program requirements and how to complete the Limited Service Laboratory Multi-Network Registration Application for facilities performing CLIA-waived tests at multiple locations as defined by the Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program. 

This eight-part video series provides an overview of the Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program limited service laboratories and discusses in detail requirements for obtaining, reapplying, and updating a registration certificate for facilities performing CLIA-waived testing including rapid HIV and HCV testing. The videos are applicable to individuals who serve as, or seek to serve as, lab directors, managers or leadership staff involved in planning or implementing a limited service laboratory, including individuals from facilities implementing or currently performing CLIA-waived testing including rapid HIV and HCV testing.  Limited Service Laboratories include hospital extension clinics, hospital owned physician practices, nursing homes, home health care agencies, school/student health services, dialysis facilities, ambulatory surgery centers, county health departments, correctional facilities, ambulance/rescue squads and other direct patient care facilities performing only waived and/or provider-performed microscopy procedures.

CLEP Series Part IV: Multi-network limited service laboratory registration

During this segment, we will discuss the Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program requirements and how to complete the Limited Service Laboratory Multi-Network Registration Application for facilities performing CLIA-waived tests at multiple locations as defined by the Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program. 

Online Training Part V: NYS DOH Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program Limited Service Laboratory Requirement Series

This eight-part video series provides an overview of the Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program limited service laboratories and discusses in detail requirements for obtaining, reapplying, and updating a registration certificate for facilities performing CLIA-waived testing including rapid HIV and HCV testing. The videos are applicable to individuals who serve as, or seek to serve as, lab directors, managers or leadership staff involved in planning or implementing a limited service laboratory, including individuals from facilities implementing or currently performing CLIA-waived testing including rapid HIV and HCV testing.  Limited Service Laboratories include hospital extension clinics, hospital owned physician practices, nursing homes, home health care agencies, school/student health services, dialysis facilities, ambulatory surgery centers, county health departments, correctional facilities, ambulance/rescue squads and other direct patient care facilities performing only waived and/or provider-performed microscopy procedures.

CLEP Series Part V: Considerations for Rapid HIV Testing

During this segment, we will discuss additional considerations and requirements for Rapid HIV Testing beyond the Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program limited service laboratory registration certificate.

This eight-part video series provides an overview of the Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program limited service laboratories and discusses in detail requirements for obtaining, reapplying, and updating a registration certificate for facilities performing CLIA-waived testing including rapid HIV and HCV testing. The videos are applicable to individuals who serve as, or seek to serve as, lab directors, managers or leadership staff involved in planning or implementing a limited service laboratory, including individuals from facilities implementing or currently performing CLIA-waived testing including rapid HIV and HCV testing.  Limited Service Laboratories include hospital extension clinics, hospital owned physician practices, nursing homes, home health care agencies, school/student health services, dialysis facilities, ambulatory surgery centers, county health departments, correctional facilities, ambulance/rescue squads and other direct patient care facilities performing only waived and/or provider-performed microscopy procedures.

CLEP Series Part V: Considerations for Rapid HIV Testing

During this segment, we will discuss additional considerations and requirements for Rapid HIV Testing beyond the Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program limited service laboratory registration certificate.

Online Training Part VI: NYS DOH Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program Limited Service Laboratory Requirement Series

This eight-part video series provides an overview of the Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program limited service laboratories and discusses in detail requirements for obtaining, reapplying, and updating a registration certificate for facilities performing CLIA-waived testing including rapid HIV and HCV testing. The videos are applicable to individuals who serve as, or seek to serve as, lab directors, managers or leadership staff involved in planning or implementing a limited service laboratory, including individuals from facilities implementing or currently performing CLIA-waived testing including rapid HIV and HCV testing.  Limited Service Laboratories include hospital extension clinics, hospital owned physician practices, nursing homes, home health care agencies, school/student health services, dialysis facilities, ambulatory surgery centers, county health departments, correctional facilities, ambulance/rescue squads and other direct patient care facilities performing only waived and/or provider-performed microscopy procedures.

CLEP Series Part VI: Considerations for Rapid Hepatitis C Testing

During this segment, we will discuss additional considerations and requirements for Rapid Hepatitis C Testing beyond the Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program limited service laboratory registration certificate.

This eight-part video series provides an overview of the Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program limited service laboratories and discusses in detail requirements for obtaining, reapplying, and updating a registration certificate for facilities performing CLIA-waived testing including rapid HIV and HCV testing. The videos are applicable to individuals who serve as, or seek to serve as, lab directors, managers or leadership staff involved in planning or implementing a limited service laboratory, including individuals from facilities implementing or currently performing CLIA-waived testing including rapid HIV and HCV testing.  Limited Service Laboratories include hospital extension clinics, hospital owned physician practices, nursing homes, home health care agencies, school/student health services, dialysis facilities, ambulatory surgery centers, county health departments, correctional facilities, ambulance/rescue squads and other direct patient care facilities performing only waived and/or provider-performed microscopy procedures.

CLEP Series Part VI: Considerations for Rapid Hepatitis C Testing

During this segment, we will discuss additional considerations and requirements for Rapid Hepatitis C Testing beyond the Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program limited service laboratory registration certificate.

Online Training Part VII: NYS DOH Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program Limited Service Laboratory Requirement Series

This eight-part video series provides an overview of the Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program limited service laboratories and discusses in detail requirements for obtaining, reapplying, and updating a registration certificate for facilities performing CLIA-waived testing including rapid HIV and HCV testing. The videos are applicable to individuals who serve as, or seek to serve as, lab directors, managers or leadership staff involved in planning or implementing a limited service laboratory, including individuals from facilities implementing or currently performing CLIA-waived testing including rapid HIV and HCV testing.  Limited Service Laboratories include hospital extension clinics, hospital owned physician practices, nursing homes, home health care agencies, school/student health services, dialysis facilities, ambulatory surgery centers, county health departments, correctional facilities, ambulance/rescue squads and other direct patient care facilities performing only waived and/or provider-performed microscopy procedures.

CLEP Series Part VII: Limited services laboratory registration re-application

During this segment, we will discuss the process for re-application to renew a limited service laboratory registration certificate. 

This eight-part video series provides an overview of the Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program limited service laboratories and discusses in detail requirements for obtaining, reapplying, and updating a registration certificate for facilities performing CLIA-waived testing including rapid HIV and HCV testing. The videos are applicable to individuals who serve as, or seek to serve as, lab directors, managers or leadership staff involved in planning or implementing a limited service laboratory, including individuals from facilities implementing or currently performing CLIA-waived testing including rapid HIV and HCV testing.  Limited Service Laboratories include hospital extension clinics, hospital owned physician practices, nursing homes, home health care agencies, school/student health services, dialysis facilities, ambulatory surgery centers, county health departments, correctional facilities, ambulance/rescue squads and other direct patient care facilities performing only waived and/or provider-performed microscopy procedures.

CLEP Series Part VII: Limited services laboratory registration re-application

During this segment, we will discuss the process for re-application to renew a limited service laboratory registration certificate. 

Online Training Part VIII: NYS DOH Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program Limited Service Laboratory Requirement Series

This eight-part video series provides an overview of the Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program limited service laboratories and discusses in detail requirements for obtaining, reapplying, and updating a registration certificate for facilities performing CLIA-waived testing including rapid HIV and HCV testing. The videos are applicable to individuals who serve as, or seek to serve as, lab directors, managers or leadership staff involved in planning or implementing a limited service laboratory, including individuals from facilities implementing or currently performing CLIA-waived testing including rapid HIV and HCV testing.  Limited Service Laboratories include hospital extension clinics, hospital owned physician practices, nursing homes, home health care agencies, school/student health services, dialysis facilities, ambulatory surgery centers, county health departments, correctional facilities, ambulance/rescue squads and other direct patient care facilities performing only waived and/or provider-performed microscopy procedures.

CLEP Series Part VIII: Changing a limited services laboratory registration certificate

During this segment, we will discuss what document changes are required to be submitted to the Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program.  We will detail how to document changes in limited service laboratory registration status and how to add and/or delete tests.

This eight-part video series provides an overview of the Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program limited service laboratories and discusses in detail requirements for obtaining, reapplying, and updating a registration certificate for facilities performing CLIA-waived testing including rapid HIV and HCV testing. The videos are applicable to individuals who serve as, or seek to serve as, lab directors, managers or leadership staff involved in planning or implementing a limited service laboratory, including individuals from facilities implementing or currently performing CLIA-waived testing including rapid HIV and HCV testing.  Limited Service Laboratories include hospital extension clinics, hospital owned physician practices, nursing homes, home health care agencies, school/student health services, dialysis facilities, ambulatory surgery centers, county health departments, correctional facilities, ambulance/rescue squads and other direct patient care facilities performing only waived and/or provider-performed microscopy procedures.

CLEP Series Part VIII: Changing a limited services laboratory registration certificate

During this segment, we will discuss what document changes are required to be submitted to the Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program.  We will detail how to document changes in limited service laboratory registration status and how to add and/or delete tests.

Online Training Reversing Opioid Overdose: Training for EMS and Public Safety

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

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

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

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

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

TO ACCESS THIS TRAINING:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TO ACCESS THIS TRAINING:

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

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

Online Training Using Health Literacy Strategies to Improve Patient Materials - Archive

Course Description: The use of written materials is an important component of effective patient education. Although the average adult in the United States reads at an eighth-grade level, most patient materials, including educational materials, registration forms, informed consent forms, or patient letters are written on a high-school or college reading level.  This 2 hour webinar will teach participants about what constitutes a health literate material and will build skills that enable participants to identify and create health literate patient materials. At completion of this webinar, participants will be able to assess and re-design their organization’s health materials.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:
• List the elements that constitute a health literate material
• Develop skills to analyze and assess various health materials
• Learn about the role of meta-messages in health materials
• Identify available material evaluation tools and resources
 

Prerequisite: There is no prerequisite for this training.  

Target Audience:  This webinar is intended for staff who prepare written materials such as brochures, patient communications, etc.

Course Description: The use of written materials is an important component of effective patient education. Although the average adult in the United States reads at an eighth-grade level, most patient materials, including educational materials, registration forms, informed consent forms, or patient letters are written on a high-school or college reading level.  This 2 hour webinar will teach participants about what constitutes a health literate material and will build skills that enable participants to identify and create health literate patient materials. At completion of this webinar, participants will be able to assess and re-design their organization’s health materials.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:
• List the elements that constitute a health literate material
• Develop skills to analyze and assess various health materials
• Learn about the role of meta-messages in health materials
• Identify available material evaluation tools and resources
 

Prerequisite: There is no prerequisite for this training.  

Target Audience:  This webinar is intended for staff who prepare written materials such as brochures, patient communications, etc.

Online Training Webcast: Drug User Health: Caring for the Whole Person

This webcast, organized in four easy to watch segments, explores important concepts and best practices for promoting the health of people who use drugs.  The program features a nationally recognized panel of experts including: Lawrence Brown, MD, MPH, FASAM, Chief Executive Officer of START Treatment and Recovery Centers; Sharon Stancliff, MD, Medical Director at the Harm Reduction Coalition, Valerie White, Deputy Director of the AIDS Institute, Narelle Ellendon, RN, Director of Capacity Building Services at the Harm Reduction Coalition and Smara Gabree, NP and HIV Specialist at Whitney Young Health. The webcast features an important new video comprised of people who use drugs reflecting on key topics related to health and an educational video designed to teach safer injecting practices to people who use drugs.   

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

 

1.      Recall trends in substance use among New York residents

2.      Define the term “drug user health” and the range of services  drug users may need

3.      Identify organizational and individual provider best practices in serving drug users

4.      Recall upcoming training opportunities available from the AIDS Institute’s Drug User Health Training Center of Expertise

 

Segment One - Reviews trends in substance use in NYS and describes what is meant by the term drug user health.  (46 minutes)
SEGMENT ONE VIDEO LINK (visible after registration): https://vimeo.com/154993687

 

Segment Two - Highlights the voices of people who use drugs discussing key topics related to drug user health and the commitment of people who use drugs to maintaining their own health. (24 minutes)
SEGMENT TWO VIDEO LINK (visible after registration): https://vimeo.com/153539198

 

Segment Three - Explores best practices for providing services that will engage people who use drugs.  (47 minutes)
SEGMENT THREE VIDEO LINK (visible after registration): https://vimeo.com/157330201

 

Segment Four: Shares information about the AIDS Institute’s new training center of expertise addressing Drug User Health and Opioid Overdose Prevention and previews an important new video on Safer Injecting Practices. (29 minutes) 
SEGMENT FOUR VIDEO LINK (visible after registration): https://vimeo.com/155023729


TOTAL VIEWING TIME: 2 hours, 26 minutes

Intended Audience: Health and human services providers who work with people who use drugs

This webcast, organized in four easy to watch segments, explores important concepts and best practices for promoting the health of people who use drugs.  The program features a nationally recognized panel of experts including: Lawrence Brown, MD, MPH, FASAM, Chief Executive Officer of START Treatment and Recovery Centers; Sharon Stancliff, MD, Medical Director at the Harm Reduction Coalition, Valerie White, Deputy Director of the AIDS Institute, Narelle Ellendon, RN, Director of Capacity Building Services at the Harm Reduction Coalition and Smara Gabree, NP and HIV Specialist at Whitney Young Health. The webcast features an important new video comprised of people who use drugs reflecting on key topics related to health and an educational video designed to teach safer injecting practices to people who use drugs.   

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

 

1.      Recall trends in substance use among New York residents

2.      Define the term “drug user health” and the range of services  drug users may need

3.      Identify organizational and individual provider best practices in serving drug users

4.      Recall upcoming training opportunities available from the AIDS Institute’s Drug User Health Training Center of Expertise

 

Segment One - Reviews trends in substance use in NYS and describes what is meant by the term drug user health.  (46 minutes)
SEGMENT ONE VIDEO LINK (visible after registration): https://vimeo.com/154993687

 

Segment Two - Highlights the voices of people who use drugs discussing key topics related to drug user health and the commitment of people who use drugs to maintaining their own health. (24 minutes)
SEGMENT TWO VIDEO LINK (visible after registration): https://vimeo.com/153539198

 

Segment Three - Explores best practices for providing services that will engage people who use drugs.  (47 minutes)
SEGMENT THREE VIDEO LINK (visible after registration): https://vimeo.com/157330201

 

Segment Four: Shares information about the AIDS Institute’s new training center of expertise addressing Drug User Health and Opioid Overdose Prevention and previews an important new video on Safer Injecting Practices. (29 minutes) 
SEGMENT FOUR VIDEO LINK (visible after registration): https://vimeo.com/155023729


TOTAL VIEWING TIME: 2 hours, 26 minutes

Intended Audience: Health and human services providers who work with people who use drugs

Online Training Webcast: Ending the AIDS Epidemic: New York's Plan

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

Part 3: Epidemiology

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

 

Part 4: Update on HIV Testing and Treatment

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

 

Part 5: Pre-exposure Prophylaxis for HIV

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

Part 3: Epidemiology

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

 

Part 4: Update on HIV Testing and Treatment

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

 

Part 5: Pre-exposure Prophylaxis for HIV

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

Online Training Updating the HIV Diagnostic Testing Algorithm - Online Learning

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

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

Online Training Webcast: Hepatitis C Testing: Overview of New York State Law

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

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

Online Training Webcast: Implementing Rapid Screening for Hepatitis C

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.

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.

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

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/61182199

 

 

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/61182200

 

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/61182201

 

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/61182203

 

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/61182206

 

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/61182199

 

 

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/61182200

 

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/61182201

 

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/61182203

 

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/61182206

 

Online Training Voices of Faith Part II: Faith Communities Response to HIV/AIDS

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. https://vimeo.com/61186863

 

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. https://vimeo.com/61186861

 

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

 

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

 

Video #10:Faith community leaders from many traditions discuss how they find the resources they need to address HIV/AIDS prevention. https://vimeo.com/62870053

 

Video #11:Closing thoughts from several faith leaders and acknowledgement of all those who participated. https://vimeo.com/62870244

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. https://vimeo.com/61186863

 

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. https://vimeo.com/61186861

 

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

 

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

 

Video #10:Faith community leaders from many traditions discuss how they find the resources they need to address HIV/AIDS prevention. https://vimeo.com/62870053

 

Video #11:Closing thoughts from several faith leaders and acknowledgement of all those who participated. https://vimeo.com/62870244

Online Training What’s the Scoop on Fentanyl? - Archive

This pre-recorded webinar will discuss Fentanyl as a potent, synthetic opioid pain medication that has been associated with the recent surge in opioid related overdose deaths. This 2-hour webinar will provide an overview of fentanyl as a medication and as a contaminant in the illicit drug supply. The role of fentanyl in the current wave of overdose deaths, how to recognize a fentanyl related overdose and harm reduction responses will be discussed.

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

  •         Recall trends in fentanyl-related drug user deaths;
  •         Describe the pharmacology of fentanyl and its analogs;
  •         Discuss fentanyl from the perspective of drug users;
  •         Explain how to recognize and respond to a fentanyl related overdose; and
  •         Identify harm reduction practices that drug users can follow to protect themselves against overdose.

This pre-recorded webinar will discuss Fentanyl as a potent, synthetic opioid pain medication that has been associated with the recent surge in opioid related overdose deaths. This 2-hour webinar will provide an overview of fentanyl as a medication and as a contaminant in the illicit drug supply. The role of fentanyl in the current wave of overdose deaths, how to recognize a fentanyl related overdose and harm reduction responses will be discussed.

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

  •         Recall trends in fentanyl-related drug user deaths;
  •         Describe the pharmacology of fentanyl and its analogs;
  •         Discuss fentanyl from the perspective of drug users;
  •         Explain how to recognize and respond to a fentanyl related overdose; and
  •         Identify harm reduction practices that drug users can follow to protect themselves against overdose.
Online Training Older Adults & Sexual Health Guide - Archive

Older Adults and Sexual Health Guide

This 1 hour PRE-RECORDED webinar will introduce participants to "Older Adults and Sexual Health:  A Guide for Aging Services Providers", which  was developed by ACRIA with support from the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) AIDS Institute and in collaboration with the New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA).  The guide is intended as a supportive resource for the New York State aging services and HIV services networks to promote sexual health as a part of healthy aging and to provide context around healthy aging and sex.   This guide may encourage providers to create opportunities for older adults to learn about sexual health, similar to nutrition and exercise; to promote wellness; and to prevent disease. 

Older Adults and Sexual Health Guide

This 1 hour PRE-RECORDED webinar will introduce participants to "Older Adults and Sexual Health:  A Guide for Aging Services Providers", which  was developed by ACRIA with support from the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) AIDS Institute and in collaboration with the New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA).  The guide is intended as a supportive resource for the New York State aging services and HIV services networks to promote sexual health as a part of healthy aging and to provide context around healthy aging and sex.   This guide may encourage providers to create opportunities for older adults to learn about sexual health, similar to nutrition and exercise; to promote wellness; and to prevent disease. 

Archived_Webinar Webinar: HIV and Aging - Archive

HIV and Aging

This webinar is intended for contractors and staff funded by the NYS DOH AI/Bureau of Community Support Services.
The webinar presenters are: Dr. Eugenia Siegler, MD, and  and Dr. Steven Karpiak, PhD.

HIV and Aging

This webinar is intended for contractors and staff funded by the NYS DOH AI/Bureau of Community Support Services.
The webinar presenters are: Dr. Eugenia Siegler, MD, and  and Dr. Steven Karpiak, PhD.

Live_Webinar Webinar Series: LGBTQ+ 101 & 102: Improving Service Delivery to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning Community

Description:  This two-part webinar (each part is a 2 hour session) is designed to build the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to enable non-physician health and human services providers to deliver culturally competent services to the diverse range of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender queer and questioning (LGBTQ+) clients they serve.  This interactive training will help providers identify best practices for creating a welcoming and safe environment for LGBTQ clients.  It will also help participants identify communication skills needed for effective engagement of the wide range of LGBTQ clients at risk for, or living with, HIV, STIs or Hepatitis C.

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

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

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

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

Description:  This two-part webinar (each part is a 2 hour session) is designed to build the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to enable non-physician health and human services providers to deliver culturally competent services to the diverse range of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender queer and questioning (LGBTQ+) clients they serve.  This interactive training will help providers identify best practices for creating a welcoming and safe environment for LGBTQ clients.  It will also help participants identify communication skills needed for effective engagement of the wide range of LGBTQ clients at risk for, or living with, HIV, STIs or Hepatitis C.

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

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

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

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

Live_Webinar Webinar: Role of Non-clinicians in Promoting PrEP

Pre-exposure prophylaxis is an important addition to the HIV prevention toolbox, especially for individuals at highest risk of acquiring HIV. This 2-hour webinar will prepare non-clinical health and human services providers to educate their communities about PrEP, work with clinical providers to expand access to PrEP and provide support to clients who are taking PrEP.

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

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

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

Target Audience

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

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

Prerequisite:

Participants should have prior basic training on HIV and STDs.

Pre-exposure prophylaxis is an important addition to the HIV prevention toolbox, especially for individuals at highest risk of acquiring HIV. This 2-hour webinar will prepare non-clinical health and human services providers to educate their communities about PrEP, work with clinical providers to expand access to PrEP and provide support to clients who are taking PrEP.

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

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

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

Target Audience

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

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

Prerequisite:

Participants should have prior basic training on HIV and STDs.

Live_Webinar Webinar: Crystal Meth, MSM, and HIV

The goal of this webinar is to increase knowledge of crystal methamphetamine use among MSM, the effects of meth and other “club drugs” on the body, their connection to HIV and hepatitis, and resources for treatment.

 

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

 

Identify at least 3 reasons why MSM may use drugs

Identify at least 3 reasons why meth use is prevalent among MSM

Identify 2 venues in which meth is used

Define “club drugs” and their effects

Define stimulants and depressants

Define homeostasis and rebound

List at least 3 characteristics of methamphetamines

State 3 perceived benefits and long-term effects of methamphetamines

Identify at least two resources relevant and accessible to your work

The goal of this webinar is to increase knowledge of crystal methamphetamine use among MSM, the effects of meth and other “club drugs” on the body, their connection to HIV and hepatitis, and resources for treatment.

 

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

 

Identify at least 3 reasons why MSM may use drugs

Identify at least 3 reasons why meth use is prevalent among MSM

Identify 2 venues in which meth is used

Define “club drugs” and their effects

Define stimulants and depressants

Define homeostasis and rebound

List at least 3 characteristics of methamphetamines

State 3 perceived benefits and long-term effects of methamphetamines

Identify at least two resources relevant and accessible to your work

Live_Webinar Webinar: Recognizing and Supporting the Assets of Young Gay Men and YMSM

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

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

Live_Webinar Webinar: Sexual Health in Trans and MSM Immigrants

This webinar will discuss the multiple barriers faced by Trans and MSM immigrants in the U.S. when accessing sexual health services and comprehensive care. It will focus on the major legislative, health, and safety concerns among vulnerable populations. The training will provide information on social integration, global LGBTQ+ oppression, stigma/discrimination, and other health care concerns to better assist LGBTQ+ immigrants dealing with compounded traumas: sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, health inequities, and impoverishment. 

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

• List three motivations for undocumented entry by LGBTQ+ people

• Identify problems MSM and Trans immigrants face regarding acculturation, development, and adaptation

• Discuss discrimination and the social norms of immigrants 

• Identify key factors limiting access to sexual health care for MSM and Trans immigrants 

• Describe trauma-informed care for MSM and Trans immigrants

• List ways to advocate for transgender clients

• Practice applying the core objectives with clients 

 

 

This webinar will discuss the multiple barriers faced by Trans and MSM immigrants in the U.S. when accessing sexual health services and comprehensive care. It will focus on the major legislative, health, and safety concerns among vulnerable populations. The training will provide information on social integration, global LGBTQ+ oppression, stigma/discrimination, and other health care concerns to better assist LGBTQ+ immigrants dealing with compounded traumas: sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, health inequities, and impoverishment. 

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

• List three motivations for undocumented entry by LGBTQ+ people

• Identify problems MSM and Trans immigrants face regarding acculturation, development, and adaptation

• Discuss discrimination and the social norms of immigrants 

• Identify key factors limiting access to sexual health care for MSM and Trans immigrants 

• Describe trauma-informed care for MSM and Trans immigrants

• List ways to advocate for transgender clients

• Practice applying the core objectives with clients 

 

 

Live_Webinar Building Bridges: Cultural Humility in Health and Human Services Part 1- Two-Part Webinar Series

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

As a result of training participants will be able to:

Define Culture, Humility, Structural Competency, Implicit Bias, Microaggressions, and Health Inequities;
Describe the difference between generalizations and stereotypes;

Describe how privilege and social determinants of health impact health care delivery;
Explore potential obstacles to providing effective services.

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

As a result of training participants will be able to:

Define Culture, Humility, Structural Competency, Implicit Bias, Microaggressions, and Health Inequities;
Describe the difference between generalizations and stereotypes;

Describe how privilege and social determinants of health impact health care delivery;
Explore potential obstacles to providing effective services.

Live_Webinar Prevention Strategies for People Living with HIV - Webinar

This webinar will provide participants with updated information and strategies for promoting
prevention among people living with HIV.

Participants will learn about the importance of clinical care as it relates to prevention efforts as well
as behavioral interventions that may be used to address the risks associated with sexual activity and
substance use.

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

  • Define Prevention
  • Recall the Governor’s plan to End the HIV Epidemic (ETE)
  • Review the latest research that demonstrates the link between treatment and prevention, and the concept of Undetectable=Untransmittable (U=U)
  • Understand the importance of treatment adherence to reach and maintain viral suppression
  • Practice communicating the U=U message, using the “Teach Back Method”
  • Define Harm Reduction and Best Practices
  • Review prevention methods for sexual behavior and drug use
  • Practice skills to promote prevention strategies to clients living with HIV

This webinar will provide participants with updated information and strategies for promoting
prevention among people living with HIV.

Participants will learn about the importance of clinical care as it relates to prevention efforts as well
as behavioral interventions that may be used to address the risks associated with sexual activity and
substance use.

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

  • Define Prevention
  • Recall the Governor’s plan to End the HIV Epidemic (ETE)
  • Review the latest research that demonstrates the link between treatment and prevention, and the concept of Undetectable=Untransmittable (U=U)
  • Understand the importance of treatment adherence to reach and maintain viral suppression
  • Practice communicating the U=U message, using the “Teach Back Method”
  • Define Harm Reduction and Best Practices
  • Review prevention methods for sexual behavior and drug use
  • Practice skills to promote prevention strategies to clients living with HIV
Live_Webinar Webinar: HCV Treatment Update for Health and Human Services Providers

This 2 -hour webinar will describe the role of non-clinical health and human services providers in supporting clients living with chronic hepatitis C as they consider starting hepatitis C treatment. Participants will become familiar with current guidelines regarding treatment, issues relating to treatment access, and patient assistance resources.

 

Objectives: By the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • Describe the recent progress in treatment options for patients living with hepatitis C (shorter duration, fewer side effects, better health outcomes)
  • Describe the importance of engaging in primary care, regardless of the clients intent to undergo treatment
  • Identify strategies to support clients as they prepare for and engage in HCV treatment
  • Define sustained virologic response (SVR)
  • Discuss strategies to address the risk of reinfection with clients who achieve SVR

 

Prerequisite: Although there is no prerequisite for this course, it is strongly recommended participants have some knowledge or basic training on hepatitis C.

 

Audience: All health and human service providers.

This 2 -hour webinar will describe the role of non-clinical health and human services providers in supporting clients living with chronic hepatitis C as they consider starting hepatitis C treatment. Participants will become familiar with current guidelines regarding treatment, issues relating to treatment access, and patient assistance resources.

 

Objectives: By the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • Describe the recent progress in treatment options for patients living with hepatitis C (shorter duration, fewer side effects, better health outcomes)
  • Describe the importance of engaging in primary care, regardless of the clients intent to undergo treatment
  • Identify strategies to support clients as they prepare for and engage in HCV treatment
  • Define sustained virologic response (SVR)
  • Discuss strategies to address the risk of reinfection with clients who achieve SVR

 

Prerequisite: Although there is no prerequisite for this course, it is strongly recommended participants have some knowledge or basic training on hepatitis C.

 

Audience: All health and human service providers.

Live_Webinar Affirming Screening for Social Determinants of Health

This four-hour training (consisting of two, 2-hour webinars) will help participants identify good practices for conducting screening for social determinants of health (SDOH) in a client-centered, affirming manner.  Participants will learn about available screening tools, including a standardized AIDS Institute SDOH screening tool. The training will share strategies for explaining the importance of SDOH screening to clients, engaging them in determining their own priorities, and good practices for making referrals to other resources and services to address unmet needs. 

Training Objectives:  

As a result of this training, non-physician health and human service providers will be able to:  

1. Explain to clients the importance of screening for Social Determinants of Health;  

2. Identify best practices for conducting Social Determinants of Health screening in a client-centered, affirming manner; 

3. Conduct Social Determinants of Health screening in a manner that builds trust and rapport; 

4. Engage the client in the process of prioritizing and addressing unmet needs; 

5. Identify best practices for connecting clients to resources and services to address their unmet needs.  

 
 
 

Intended Audience:  

Non-physician health and human service providers who work with clients/patients who are living with, or are at risk for, HIV, HCV, STIs, are LGBT/GNC or who use substances, including: social workers, nurses, care coordinators, case managers, peer workers, prevention specialists, PrEP specialists, client services staff, and others. 

Prerequisite: None 

For more information about this curriculum, contact: 

HIV Education and Training Programs 

New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute 

Corning Tower, Room 244 

Empire State Plaza 

Albany, New York 12237-0658 

518.474.3045 

 

This four-hour training (consisting of two, 2-hour webinars) will help participants identify good practices for conducting screening for social determinants of health (SDOH) in a client-centered, affirming manner.  Participants will learn about available screening tools, including a standardized AIDS Institute SDOH screening tool. The training will share strategies for explaining the importance of SDOH screening to clients, engaging them in determining their own priorities, and good practices for making referrals to other resources and services to address unmet needs. 

Training Objectives:  

As a result of this training, non-physician health and human service providers will be able to:  

1. Explain to clients the importance of screening for Social Determinants of Health;  

2. Identify best practices for conducting Social Determinants of Health screening in a client-centered, affirming manner; 

3. Conduct Social Determinants of Health screening in a manner that builds trust and rapport; 

4. Engage the client in the process of prioritizing and addressing unmet needs; 

5. Identify best practices for connecting clients to resources and services to address their unmet needs.  

 
 
 

Intended Audience:  

Non-physician health and human service providers who work with clients/patients who are living with, or are at risk for, HIV, HCV, STIs, are LGBT/GNC or who use substances, including: social workers, nurses, care coordinators, case managers, peer workers, prevention specialists, PrEP specialists, client services staff, and others. 

Prerequisite: None 

For more information about this curriculum, contact: 

HIV Education and Training Programs 

New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute 

Corning Tower, Room 244 

Empire State Plaza 

Albany, New York 12237-0658 

518.474.3045 

 

Live_Webinar Health Literacy in HIV, STI and Viral Hepatitis Care - Health Literacy in Patient Care - Webinar

This 2-hour webinar will provide health and human services providers an overview of health literacy and give participants the opportunity to develop skills utilizing health literacy universal precautions to clearly communicate with patients or clients. At completion of this training, participants will be able to apply two health literacy strategies, plain language and teach back method, into their work.

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

  • Define health literacy, the health literacy disconnect in healthcare, and how this affects patients and the public;
  • Learn about two health literacy universal precautions, plain language and teach back method, to improve communication and patient understanding;
  • Develop plain language and teach back facilitation skills; and
  • Identify common concerns and challenges associated with incorporating plain language and teach back method with all patients.

Audience: This training is for health and human service providers and Peer Workers

This 2-hour webinar will provide health and human services providers an overview of health literacy and give participants the opportunity to develop skills utilizing health literacy universal precautions to clearly communicate with patients or clients. At completion of this training, participants will be able to apply two health literacy strategies, plain language and teach back method, into their work.

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

  • Define health literacy, the health literacy disconnect in healthcare, and how this affects patients and the public;
  • Learn about two health literacy universal precautions, plain language and teach back method, to improve communication and patient understanding;
  • Develop plain language and teach back facilitation skills; and
  • Identify common concerns and challenges associated with incorporating plain language and teach back method with all patients.

Audience: This training is for health and human service providers and Peer Workers

Live_Webinar Webinar Series: Improving Health Care with People Who Use Drugs

Description:

This half-day course (two-part webinar) will build participant knowledge and create strategies for non-physician health and human service providers to improve health care with people who use drugs. This course will provide an overview of the unique health care needs of PWUD, address stigmatization and bias concerning how people who use drugs engage in health care, and utilize Self-Determination Theory to identify strategies to assist PWUD to develop positive health care relationships. 

Note: You must participate in both part 1 and 2 to receive a certificate for this course. In addition, you must be present for at least 80 minutes of each section.

.Objectives:

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

Part 1:

  • Identify some of the unique health care needs of PWUD;
  • Identify different points of access to Healthcare for PWUD;
  • Describe institutional, social & behavioral factors that influence access, including drug related stigma; and
  • List aspects of the cycle of trust, to create positive outcomes for PWUD.

Part 2:

  • Develop strategies to assist PWUD in preparing for healthcare visits including decisions around when & how to disclose their drug use to medical providers;
  • Define what quality health care is and how to advocate for receiving it; and
  • Identify strategies & tools to help clients who use drugs to build positive, trusting relationships with their health care provider.

Prerequisite:

N/A

Audience:

This webinar is intended for non-physician health and human service workers at community based organizations (CBO), syringe services programs (SSP), and local health departments.

 

 

Description:

This half-day course (two-part webinar) will build participant knowledge and create strategies for non-physician health and human service providers to improve health care with people who use drugs. This course will provide an overview of the unique health care needs of PWUD, address stigmatization and bias concerning how people who use drugs engage in health care, and utilize Self-Determination Theory to identify strategies to assist PWUD to develop positive health care relationships. 

Note: You must participate in both part 1 and 2 to receive a certificate for this course. In addition, you must be present for at least 80 minutes of each section.

.Objectives:

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

Part 1:

  • Identify some of the unique health care needs of PWUD;
  • Identify different points of access to Healthcare for PWUD;
  • Describe institutional, social & behavioral factors that influence access, including drug related stigma; and
  • List aspects of the cycle of trust, to create positive outcomes for PWUD.

Part 2:

  • Develop strategies to assist PWUD in preparing for healthcare visits including decisions around when & how to disclose their drug use to medical providers;
  • Define what quality health care is and how to advocate for receiving it; and
  • Identify strategies & tools to help clients who use drugs to build positive, trusting relationships with their health care provider.

Prerequisite:

N/A

Audience:

This webinar is intended for non-physician health and human service workers at community based organizations (CBO), syringe services programs (SSP), and local health departments.

 

 
Live_Webinar Cannabinoids 101

Description:

This 75-minute webinar will provide participants with knowledge and skills to understand and respond to cannabinoid related overdoses. This course will provide an overview of how cannabinoids affect one's emotional, mental, and physical abilities. This webinar will also identify treatment plans, risk behaviors and strategies to reduce risks related to cannabinoid use.

Objectives:

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

 

  • Share basic information on different types of cannabinoids;
  • Debunk common myths surrounding cannabinoid use;
  • Explain various effects of cannabinoid use, signs of withdrawal and overdose;
  • Share how the brain reacts when cannabinoids are used;
  • List 3-5 strategies to reduce risk related to drug use;
  • Identify risk behaviors and develop strategies to engage PWUD in care, care retention, and drug-related harm reduction.

Prerequisite:

General Substance Use 101

Audience:

This webinar is intended for Community Based Organizations (CBO), Syringe Services Programs (SSP), and Local Health Departments.

Materials:

Review the training orientation prior to attending this webinar, by clicking on the link below: Pre Training Orientation Guide.docx

Description:

This 75-minute webinar will provide participants with knowledge and skills to understand and respond to cannabinoid related overdoses. This course will provide an overview of how cannabinoids affect one's emotional, mental, and physical abilities. This webinar will also identify treatment plans, risk behaviors and strategies to reduce risks related to cannabinoid use.

Objectives:

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

 

  • Share basic information on different types of cannabinoids;
  • Debunk common myths surrounding cannabinoid use;
  • Explain various effects of cannabinoid use, signs of withdrawal and overdose;
  • Share how the brain reacts when cannabinoids are used;
  • List 3-5 strategies to reduce risk related to drug use;
  • Identify risk behaviors and develop strategies to engage PWUD in care, care retention, and drug-related harm reduction.

Prerequisite:

General Substance Use 101

Audience:

This webinar is intended for Community Based Organizations (CBO), Syringe Services Programs (SSP), and Local Health Departments.

Materials:

Review the training orientation prior to attending this webinar, by clicking on the link below: Pre Training Orientation Guide.docx

Live_Webinar Club Drugs 101

Description:

This 75-minute webinar will provide participants with knowledge and skills to understand and respond to all club drug related overdoses. This course will provide an overview of how various club drugs such as rohypnol, ketamine, MDMA, and LSD affect one's emotional, mental, and physical abilities. This webinar will also identify treatment plans, risk behaviors and strategies to reduce risks related to cannabinoid use.

Objectives:

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

 

  • Share basic information on different types of club drugs;
  • Debunk common myths surrounding club drug use;
  • Explain various effects of club drug use, signs of withdrawal and overdose;
  • Share how the brain reacts when various club drugs are used;
  • List 3-5 strategies to reduce risk related to drug use;
  • Identify risk behaviors and develop strategies to engage PWUD in care, care retention, and drug-related harm reduction.

Prerequisite:

General Substance Use 101

Audience:

This webinar is intended for Community Based Organizations (CBO), Syringe Services Programs (SSP), and Local Health Departments.

Materials:

Review the training orientation prior to attending this webinar, by clicking on the link below: Pre Training Orientation Guide.docx

Description:

This 75-minute webinar will provide participants with knowledge and skills to understand and respond to all club drug related overdoses. This course will provide an overview of how various club drugs such as rohypnol, ketamine, MDMA, and LSD affect one's emotional, mental, and physical abilities. This webinar will also identify treatment plans, risk behaviors and strategies to reduce risks related to cannabinoid use.

Objectives:

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

 

  • Share basic information on different types of club drugs;
  • Debunk common myths surrounding club drug use;
  • Explain various effects of club drug use, signs of withdrawal and overdose;
  • Share how the brain reacts when various club drugs are used;
  • List 3-5 strategies to reduce risk related to drug use;
  • Identify risk behaviors and develop strategies to engage PWUD in care, care retention, and drug-related harm reduction.

Prerequisite:

General Substance Use 101

Audience:

This webinar is intended for Community Based Organizations (CBO), Syringe Services Programs (SSP), and Local Health Departments.

Materials:

Review the training orientation prior to attending this webinar, by clicking on the link below: Pre Training Orientation Guide.docx

Live_Webinar Depressants 101

Description:

This 75-minute webinar will provide participants with knowledge and skills to understand and respond to depressants related overdoses. This course will provide an overview of how depressants affect one's emotional, mental, and physical abilities. This webinar will also identify treatment plans, risk behaviors and strategies to reduce risks related to depressant use.

Objectives:

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

 

  • Share basic information on different types of depressants;
  • Debunk common myths surrounding depressant use;
  • Explain various effects of depressant use, signs of withdrawal and overdose;
  • Share how the brain reacts when depressants are used;
  • List 3-5 strategies to reduce risk related to drug use;
  • Identify risk behaviors and develop strategies to engage PWUD in care, care retention, and drug-related harm reduction.

Prerequisite:

General Substance Use 101

Audience:

This webinar is intended for Community Based Organizations (CBO), Syringe Services Programs (SSP), and Local Health Departments.

Materials:

Review the training orientation prior to attending this webinar, by clicking on the link below: Pre Training Orientation Guide.docx

Description:

This 75-minute webinar will provide participants with knowledge and skills to understand and respond to depressants related overdoses. This course will provide an overview of how depressants affect one's emotional, mental, and physical abilities. This webinar will also identify treatment plans, risk behaviors and strategies to reduce risks related to depressant use.

Objectives:

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

 

  • Share basic information on different types of depressants;
  • Debunk common myths surrounding depressant use;
  • Explain various effects of depressant use, signs of withdrawal and overdose;
  • Share how the brain reacts when depressants are used;
  • List 3-5 strategies to reduce risk related to drug use;
  • Identify risk behaviors and develop strategies to engage PWUD in care, care retention, and drug-related harm reduction.

Prerequisite:

General Substance Use 101

Audience:

This webinar is intended for Community Based Organizations (CBO), Syringe Services Programs (SSP), and Local Health Departments.

Materials:

Review the training orientation prior to attending this webinar, by clicking on the link below: Pre Training Orientation Guide.docx

Live_Webinar General Substance Use 101

Description:

This 90-minute webinar builds participant knowledge about what substance use is and the risk factors surrounding substance use disorders. This course will delve into the stigmatization of substance use and how it negatively impacts people who use drugs. It will touch on aspects such as overdose reversals and recovery to provide best practices when providing support to people who use drugs.

Note: This course provides general knowledge of substance use and is a prerequisite for all other in-depth substance 101’s.

Objectives:

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

 

  • Explain how the continuum of drug use, stigma, and drug, set, and setting are factors for people who use drugs;
  • Define substance use disorder and be able to identify signs and symptoms;
  • Identify how etiology, epidemiology & phenomenology impact substance use disorders;
  • Share how the brain reacts when drugs are used;
  • Discuss what an overdose is and how to conduct an overdose reversal;
  • Describe what recovery is and provide examples of how it may look.

Prerequisite:

N/A

Audience:

This webinar is intended for Community Based Organizations (CBO), Syringe Services Programs (SSP), and Local Health Departments.

Materials:

Review the training orientation prior to attending this webinar, by clicking on the link below: Pre Training Orientation Guide.docx

Description:

This 90-minute webinar builds participant knowledge about what substance use is and the risk factors surrounding substance use disorders. This course will delve into the stigmatization of substance use and how it negatively impacts people who use drugs. It will touch on aspects such as overdose reversals and recovery to provide best practices when providing support to people who use drugs.

Note: This course provides general knowledge of substance use and is a prerequisite for all other in-depth substance 101’s.

Objectives:

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

 

  • Explain how the continuum of drug use, stigma, and drug, set, and setting are factors for people who use drugs;
  • Define substance use disorder and be able to identify signs and symptoms;
  • Identify how etiology, epidemiology & phenomenology impact substance use disorders;
  • Share how the brain reacts when drugs are used;
  • Discuss what an overdose is and how to conduct an overdose reversal;
  • Describe what recovery is and provide examples of how it may look.

Prerequisite:

N/A

Audience:

This webinar is intended for Community Based Organizations (CBO), Syringe Services Programs (SSP), and Local Health Departments.

Materials:

Review the training orientation prior to attending this webinar, by clicking on the link below: Pre Training Orientation Guide.docx

Live_Webinar Improving Health Care with PWUD

Training Description:

This half-day course (two-part webinar) will build participant knowledge and create strategies to improve health care with people who use drugs. This course will provide an overview of the unique health care needs of PWUD, address stigmatization and bias concerning how people who use drugs engage in health care, and utilize Self-Determination Theory to identify strategies to assist PWUD to develop positive health care relationships. 

Training Objectives:

As a result of this training, non-physician health and human service providers will be able to:

  1. Address unconscious bias concerning how people who use drugs engage in health care;
  2. Describe institutional, social, and behavioral factors that influence access to healthcare, including drug-related stigma;
  3. Identify some of the unique health care needs of PWUD; 
  4. Identify and discuss different points of access to health care for PWUD;
  5. Apply strategies for working with people who use drugs to engage in health care;
  6. Utilize Self-Determination Theory to identify strategies for empowering PWUD to develop positive health care relationships;

 

Intended Audience:

Non-physician health and human service providers who work with clients/patients who are living with, or are at risk for, HIV, HCV, STIs, are LGBT/GNC or who use substances, including: social workers, nurses, care coordinators, case managers, peer workers, prevention specialists, PrEP specialists, client services staff, and others.

 

Prerequisite: None

 

For more information about this curriculum, contact:

HIV Education and Training Programs

New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Corning Tower, Room 244

Empire State Plaza

Albany, New York 12237-0658

hivet@health.ny.gov

518.474.3045

Training Description:

This half-day course (two-part webinar) will build participant knowledge and create strategies to improve health care with people who use drugs. This course will provide an overview of the unique health care needs of PWUD, address stigmatization and bias concerning how people who use drugs engage in health care, and utilize Self-Determination Theory to identify strategies to assist PWUD to develop positive health care relationships. 

Training Objectives:

As a result of this training, non-physician health and human service providers will be able to:

  1. Address unconscious bias concerning how people who use drugs engage in health care;
  2. Describe institutional, social, and behavioral factors that influence access to healthcare, including drug-related stigma;
  3. Identify some of the unique health care needs of PWUD; 
  4. Identify and discuss different points of access to health care for PWUD;
  5. Apply strategies for working with people who use drugs to engage in health care;
  6. Utilize Self-Determination Theory to identify strategies for empowering PWUD to develop positive health care relationships;

 

Intended Audience:

Non-physician health and human service providers who work with clients/patients who are living with, or are at risk for, HIV, HCV, STIs, are LGBT/GNC or who use substances, including: social workers, nurses, care coordinators, case managers, peer workers, prevention specialists, PrEP specialists, client services staff, and others.

 

Prerequisite: None

 

For more information about this curriculum, contact:

HIV Education and Training Programs

New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Corning Tower, Room 244

Empire State Plaza

Albany, New York 12237-0658

hivet@health.ny.gov

518.474.3045

Live_Webinar NYS CPW Program: Supervisor's Training

This two-day, virtual training will prepare direct Supervisors of Peer Workers to establish effective supervisory relationships with Peer Workers whom they supervise. Supervisors of Peer Workers play an important role in the successful implementation of peer-delivered services for people living with HIV, HCV treated/cured and/or practicing Harm Reduction behaviors.  This training will have a special focus on emerging best practices on onboarding peers, the successful completion of all required documentation for approval by the AIDS Institute certifying body, and transitioning Peers to employees. Included in the review will be activities and information that build communications skills, teamwork, and supporting Peer Workers in their efforts to establish and maintain professional boundaries. 

Objectives: 

By the end of the training, supervisors of peer workers will be able to: 

•Review best practices for the integration of Peer Workers into the overall organizational structure and culture 

•Recall NYS AIDS Institute Peer Worker core competencies and identify the unique role of Peer Workers on the care team 

•Define job descriptions and responsibilities for Peer Workers 

•Recall NYS AIDS Institute Peer Worker Code of Ethics and support Peer Workers in adhering to all items in the Code of Ethics 

•Explore possible challenges and concerns regarding supervision of Peer Workers 

•Identify important components of the supervision for Peer Workers, especially during the pre-certification practicum period 

•Identify and practice communication skills essential for effective supervision 

•Examine the importance of professional boundaries for Peer Workers and how to support peer workers in developing and maintaining professional boundaries 

•Explore other important components of hiring, retaining and supervising peer workers including cultural competency, conflict resolution, team building and action planning 

This two-day, virtual training will prepare direct Supervisors of Peer Workers to establish effective supervisory relationships with Peer Workers whom they supervise. Supervisors of Peer Workers play an important role in the successful implementation of peer-delivered services for people living with HIV, HCV treated/cured and/or practicing Harm Reduction behaviors.  This training will have a special focus on emerging best practices on onboarding peers, the successful completion of all required documentation for approval by the AIDS Institute certifying body, and transitioning Peers to employees. Included in the review will be activities and information that build communications skills, teamwork, and supporting Peer Workers in their efforts to establish and maintain professional boundaries. 

Objectives: 

By the end of the training, supervisors of peer workers will be able to: 

•Review best practices for the integration of Peer Workers into the overall organizational structure and culture 

•Recall NYS AIDS Institute Peer Worker core competencies and identify the unique role of Peer Workers on the care team 

•Define job descriptions and responsibilities for Peer Workers 

•Recall NYS AIDS Institute Peer Worker Code of Ethics and support Peer Workers in adhering to all items in the Code of Ethics 

•Explore possible challenges and concerns regarding supervision of Peer Workers 

•Identify important components of the supervision for Peer Workers, especially during the pre-certification practicum period 

•Identify and practice communication skills essential for effective supervision 

•Examine the importance of professional boundaries for Peer Workers and how to support peer workers in developing and maintaining professional boundaries 

•Explore other important components of hiring, retaining and supervising peer workers including cultural competency, conflict resolution, team building and action planning 

Live_Webinar NYS Peer Worker Pre-Certification Training

This five-day training is intended for people seeking to become NYS Certified Peer Workers who are either currently employed as a Peer Worker or who have been selected by an agency for possible future employment as a Peer Worker. The interactive training helps participants build the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to use their lived experience of HIV, HCV, PrEP or accessing harm reduction services as a vehicle to help clients.  This course counts as 19.5 of the 90 required hours of professional training for the program.

 

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

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

New York State Peer Worker Certification Process

Peer workers are individuals with the shared lived experience of HIV, Hepatitis C or accessing harm reduction services.  The program certifies peers in the specific track(s) that they are applying for, and upon successful completion of the program are issued a New York State Peer Worker Certification in: 1) HIV, 2) Hepatitis C, and/or 3) Harm Reduction 4) PrEP.  Individuals may choose more than one track.  Certified peer workers must complete a series of required professional trainings totaling a minimum of 90 hours. The required trainings prepare peer workers to assist clients with HIV/HCV/STD prevention, harm reduction, PrEP as prevention, outreach, patient navigation and/or self-management services.  In addition, peers must pass a knowledge exam, abide by the NYS Peer Worker Code of Ethics and successfully complete a practicum.  The New York State Peer Worker Certification Program is intended to be a vehicle to improve client services as well as create employment opportunities for people with HIV and HCV. For more information about becoming an NYS Peer Worker Certified in HIV, HCV, PrEP, or Harm Reduction, please visit: www.hivtrainingny.org/Home/PeerCertification  

Audience: People seeking to become NYS Certified Peer Workers who are either currently working or volunteering as a Peer Worker or who have been selected by an agency for possible future employment as a Peer Worker.  A “peer” is defined as someone living with HIV, AIDS, Hep C, PrEP, and/or has experience accessing Harm Reduction services.

Prerequisites: Completion of a community-based peer recovery or peer readiness training or preparation of an HIV/HCV/harm reduction treatment experience statement AND completion of at least three core courses from the required peer certification training list.

 

This five-day training is intended for people seeking to become NYS Certified Peer Workers who are either currently employed as a Peer Worker or who have been selected by an agency for possible future employment as a Peer Worker. The interactive training helps participants build the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to use their lived experience of HIV, HCV, PrEP or accessing harm reduction services as a vehicle to help clients.  This course counts as 19.5 of the 90 required hours of professional training for the program.

 

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

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

New York State Peer Worker Certification Process

Peer workers are individuals with the shared lived experience of HIV, Hepatitis C or accessing harm reduction services.  The program certifies peers in the specific track(s) that they are applying for, and upon successful completion of the program are issued a New York State Peer Worker Certification in: 1) HIV, 2) Hepatitis C, and/or 3) Harm Reduction 4) PrEP.  Individuals may choose more than one track.  Certified peer workers must complete a series of required professional trainings totaling a minimum of 90 hours. The required trainings prepare peer workers to assist clients with HIV/HCV/STD prevention, harm reduction, PrEP as prevention, outreach, patient navigation and/or self-management services.  In addition, peers must pass a knowledge exam, abide by the NYS Peer Worker Code of Ethics and successfully complete a practicum.  The New York State Peer Worker Certification Program is intended to be a vehicle to improve client services as well as create employment opportunities for people with HIV and HCV. For more information about becoming an NYS Peer Worker Certified in HIV, HCV, PrEP, or Harm Reduction, please visit: www.hivtrainingny.org/Home/PeerCertification  

Audience: People seeking to become NYS Certified Peer Workers who are either currently working or volunteering as a Peer Worker or who have been selected by an agency for possible future employment as a Peer Worker.  A “peer” is defined as someone living with HIV, AIDS, Hep C, PrEP, and/or has experience accessing Harm Reduction services.

Prerequisites: Completion of a community-based peer recovery or peer readiness training or preparation of an HIV/HCV/harm reduction treatment experience statement AND completion of at least three core courses from the required peer certification training list.

 

Live_Webinar Older Women Living with HIV: Sex, Health, and Vitality

The goal of this 90-minute webinar is to inform providers working with older women living with HIV about unique characteristics of care, with an aim to improve health outcomes for this priority population.

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

  1. Describe the epidemiology of older women living with HIV in New York State
  2. Identify three specific aspects of sexuality in older women living with HIV which may impact their care
  3. Define one primary and one secondary prevention strategy to improve the sexual health of older women living with HIV
  4. Name one strategy in improving physical health for older women living with HIV, with a focus on health equity

Audience: case managers, social workers, non-medical providers, patient navigators, peers.

Prerequisite: None

The goal of this 90-minute webinar is to inform providers working with older women living with HIV about unique characteristics of care, with an aim to improve health outcomes for this priority population.

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

  1. Describe the epidemiology of older women living with HIV in New York State
  2. Identify three specific aspects of sexuality in older women living with HIV which may impact their care
  3. Define one primary and one secondary prevention strategy to improve the sexual health of older women living with HIV
  4. Name one strategy in improving physical health for older women living with HIV, with a focus on health equity

Audience: case managers, social workers, non-medical providers, patient navigators, peers.

Prerequisite: None

Live_Webinar Over the Counter Drugs 101

Description:

This 75-minute webinar will provide participants with knowledge and skills to understand and respond to over-the-counter drug related overdoses. This course will provide an overview of how over the counter drugs affect one's emotional, mental, and physical abilities. This webinar will also identify treatment plans, risk behaviors and strategies to reduce risks related to cannabinoid use.

Objectives:

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

 

  • Share basic information on different types of over-the-counter substances that have potential for misuse;
  • Debunk common myths surrounding over the counter drug use;
  • Explain various effects of over-the-counter drug use, signs of withdrawal and overdose;
  • Share how the brain reacts when over the counter drugs are used;
  • List 3-5 strategies to reduce risk related to drug use;
  • Identify risk behaviors and develop strategies to engage PWUD in care, care retention, and drug-related harm reduction.

Prerequisite:

General Substance Use 101

Audience:

This webinar is intended for Community Based Organizations (CBO), Syringe Services Programs (SSP), and Local Health Departments.

Materials:

Review the training orientation prior to attending this webinar, by clicking on the link below: Pre Training Orientation Guide.docx

Description:

This 75-minute webinar will provide participants with knowledge and skills to understand and respond to over-the-counter drug related overdoses. This course will provide an overview of how over the counter drugs affect one's emotional, mental, and physical abilities. This webinar will also identify treatment plans, risk behaviors and strategies to reduce risks related to cannabinoid use.

Objectives:

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

 

  • Share basic information on different types of over-the-counter substances that have potential for misuse;
  • Debunk common myths surrounding over the counter drug use;
  • Explain various effects of over-the-counter drug use, signs of withdrawal and overdose;
  • Share how the brain reacts when over the counter drugs are used;
  • List 3-5 strategies to reduce risk related to drug use;
  • Identify risk behaviors and develop strategies to engage PWUD in care, care retention, and drug-related harm reduction.

Prerequisite:

General Substance Use 101

Audience:

This webinar is intended for Community Based Organizations (CBO), Syringe Services Programs (SSP), and Local Health Departments.

Materials:

Review the training orientation prior to attending this webinar, by clicking on the link below: Pre Training Orientation Guide.docx

Live_Webinar Resources People Living with HIV Can Harvest: Addressing Employment Needs

Gaps in addressing the needs of people living with HIV in New York for employment-related information, services, and resources can be reduced through a combination of programs around the state that may be HIV-specific, disability-focused, or within the broader workforce development services system. The programs of the New York State HIV Employment Initiative will be highlighted. The services available statewide of ACCES-VR, the state vocational rehabilitation agency, the Ticket to Work Program, the career centers of the American Job Centers system, the HIV-specific Benefits Counseling Project and Legal and Supportive Services for Individuals and Families Living with HIV/AIDS (LASSIF) will also be presented, along with strategies for most effectively accessing and utilizing them.

 

HIV service providers participating in this training will be able to:

  • identify key programs available statewide that can address employment and education-related needs of people living with HIV.
  • recall employment programs designed for people living with HIV, for people with disabilities generally, and for all job seekers.
  • describe key features of the Benefits Counseling Pilot Project of importance for people living with HIV.

Gaps in addressing the needs of people living with HIV in New York for employment-related information, services, and resources can be reduced through a combination of programs around the state that may be HIV-specific, disability-focused, or within the broader workforce development services system. The programs of the New York State HIV Employment Initiative will be highlighted. The services available statewide of ACCES-VR, the state vocational rehabilitation agency, the Ticket to Work Program, the career centers of the American Job Centers system, the HIV-specific Benefits Counseling Project and Legal and Supportive Services for Individuals and Families Living with HIV/AIDS (LASSIF) will also be presented, along with strategies for most effectively accessing and utilizing them.

 

HIV service providers participating in this training will be able to:

  • identify key programs available statewide that can address employment and education-related needs of people living with HIV.
  • recall employment programs designed for people living with HIV, for people with disabilities generally, and for all job seekers.
  • describe key features of the Benefits Counseling Pilot Project of importance for people living with HIV.
Live_Webinar Trauma Informed Environmental Design: Creating Safer Spaces for LGBTQGNC+ Clients

Description: This 60-minute webinar will introduce participants to Trauma Informed Environmental Design. Participants will build skills for using principles of Trauma Informed Care to create patient/client spaces that promote safety and provide support for LGBTQGNC+ clients and staff. Interactive activities will suggest easy to implement, budget-friendly recommendations for changes to patient spaces.

Please note: Some familiarity with Trauma Informed Care (TIC) is recommended before attending this course.  A brief review of TIC will be provided but due to time constraints it will not be comprehensive.

Objectives:

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

1. Identify ways that trauma disproportionally impacts LGBTQGNC+ clients.

2. Evaluate existing spaces through a Trauma Informed lens.

3.  List options for design changes that promote safety and healing.

Description: This 60-minute webinar will introduce participants to Trauma Informed Environmental Design. Participants will build skills for using principles of Trauma Informed Care to create patient/client spaces that promote safety and provide support for LGBTQGNC+ clients and staff. Interactive activities will suggest easy to implement, budget-friendly recommendations for changes to patient spaces.

Please note: Some familiarity with Trauma Informed Care (TIC) is recommended before attending this course.  A brief review of TIC will be provided but due to time constraints it will not be comprehensive.

Objectives:

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

1. Identify ways that trauma disproportionally impacts LGBTQGNC+ clients.

2. Evaluate existing spaces through a Trauma Informed lens.

3.  List options for design changes that promote safety and healing.