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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 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.

 

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

Webinar New Course Universal Precautions for Health Literacy; Health Literacy Basics; Health Literacy for Health and Outreach Workers

Description: This didactic webinar will provide an overview of health literacy basics including definitions, literacy levels, vulnerable populations, impact/importance of health literacy in healthcare, and common literacy myths. Use of plain language best practices and universal precautions will be presented as practical, actionable steps for oral communication and written materials.

Target participants: clinicians, care managers, educators, behavioral counselors, pharmacy staff, consumer advocates, retention and adherence workers, peers, outreach workers

Description: This didactic webinar will provide an overview of health literacy basics including definitions, literacy levels, vulnerable populations, impact/importance of health literacy in healthcare, and common literacy myths. Use of plain language best practices and universal precautions will be presented as practical, actionable steps for oral communication and written materials.

Target participants: clinicians, care managers, educators, behavioral counselors, pharmacy staff, consumer advocates, retention and adherence workers, peers, outreach workers

Online Training New Course 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.

Webinar New Course 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

Online Training New Course 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

Online Training New Course Overview of PrEP Payment Options (Online Training)

The goal of this on-line training is to build your capacity to assist clients with payment options related to HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).  The training consists of three brief 15 minute modules followed by an opportunity to work through several common case examples.  The format of this on-line training allows you to navigate directly to the modules of greatest interest to you.

 

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

  • Identify the key elements of PrEP and the costs associated with each;
  • Identify resources to assist eligible clients with reimbursement for PrEP medication, medical appointments, and laboratory tests
  • Determine which PrEP resources are available to a client based on insurance coverage, residency, and income level
  • Explore common case examples of people needing financial assistance for PrEP.

 

Audience: Non-physician health and human services providers

 

Pre-requisite: Basic knowledge of HIV and PrEP

The goal of this on-line training is to build your capacity to assist clients with payment options related to HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).  The training consists of three brief 15 minute modules followed by an opportunity to work through several common case examples.  The format of this on-line training allows you to navigate directly to the modules of greatest interest to you.

 

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

  • Identify the key elements of PrEP and the costs associated with each;
  • Identify resources to assist eligible clients with reimbursement for PrEP medication, medical appointments, and laboratory tests
  • Determine which PrEP resources are available to a client based on insurance coverage, residency, and income level
  • Explore common case examples of people needing financial assistance for PrEP.

 

Audience: Non-physician health and human services providers

 

Pre-requisite: Basic knowledge of HIV and PrEP

Online Training New Course 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.

 

Webinar New Course 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.   
Webinar New Course 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. 

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."

Webinar New Course Combating Stigma through Language

During this live, interactive webinar, we will examine the roots of stigmatizing language and behavior, and the impact of stigma on health. With the understanding that a stigma-free environment is achieved as a result of ongoing [self]-assessment and seeking guidance from stigmatized communities and groups, strategies for reducing stigmatizing language and behavior will be presented. We will explore the power of language to form and inform our thoughts and behaviors. Stigma-free language will be demonstrated as an impactful step that can be taken to both reduce learned stigma and stigmatizing behavior. Participants will be encouraged to reflect on their own experiences with language and to identify opportunities for reducing stigmatizing language and behavior in their own practice or provision of services.

During this live, interactive webinar, we will examine the roots of stigmatizing language and behavior, and the impact of stigma on health. With the understanding that a stigma-free environment is achieved as a result of ongoing [self]-assessment and seeking guidance from stigmatized communities and groups, strategies for reducing stigmatizing language and behavior will be presented. We will explore the power of language to form and inform our thoughts and behaviors. Stigma-free language will be demonstrated as an impactful step that can be taken to both reduce learned stigma and stigmatizing behavior. Participants will be encouraged to reflect on their own experiences with language and to identify opportunities for reducing stigmatizing language and behavior in their own practice or provision of services.

Webinar New Course Intro to Trauma-Informed Care

This two-hour webinar will introduce providers to trauma and the impact on clients with HIV/STIs/HCV. This course will review the definition of trauma and trauma-informed care.


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

  • Define trauma-informed care  
  • Define trauma and list examples of trauma that clients with HIV/STIs/HCV face
  • List at least 5 triggers that may re-traumatize clients with HIV/STIs/HCV 

This two-hour webinar will introduce providers to trauma and the impact on clients with HIV/STIs/HCV. This course will review the definition of trauma and trauma-informed care.


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

  • Define trauma-informed care  
  • Define trauma and list examples of trauma that clients with HIV/STIs/HCV face
  • List at least 5 triggers that may re-traumatize clients with HIV/STIs/HCV 
Webinar New Course A PrEP Confab

Pre-exposure prophylaxis is an important addition to the HIV prevention toolbox, especially for individuals at highest risk of acquiring HIV. Join us for an intimate discussion with someone who is currently taking PrEP.  This will be an interactive discussion about the benefits and challenges of utilizing PrEP

Pre-exposure prophylaxis is an important addition to the HIV prevention toolbox, especially for individuals at highest risk of acquiring HIV. Join us for an intimate discussion with someone who is currently taking PrEP.  This will be an interactive discussion about the benefits and challenges of utilizing PrEP

Webinar New Course HIV Jeopardy

This interactive webinar will be exactly what the title says - An HIV Jeopardy game, including prizes!  Come test your knowledge while having fun at the same time. Length of time shall be however long it takes to win!

This interactive webinar will be exactly what the title says - An HIV Jeopardy game, including prizes!  Come test your knowledge while having fun at the same time. Length of time shall be however long it takes to win!

Webinar New Course Webinar: Medicaid with Medicare - Coordinating Benefits for HIV+ Dual Eligibles

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

 

Prerequisite: None

 

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

 

Presenter: Cathy Roberts, Trilby deJung

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

 

Prerequisite: None

 

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

 

Presenter: Cathy Roberts, Trilby deJung

Webinar 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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Harm Reduction Approach Overview Webinar - Archive

This two-hour archived webinar will provide participants with an introduction to basic philosophy and practices of HIV/STI/HCV harm reduction with regards to substance use and sexual risk behavior.  The webinar will provide an opportunity to reflect on your values and attitudes regarding harm reduction, as well as learn specific harm reduction strategies.

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

  1. Define harm reduction as it is used in HIV/STI/HCV prevention;
  2. List at least three elements of the harm reduction model;
  3. Identify at least three attitudes they have about using a harm reduction approach;
  4. Identify at least three examples of harm reduction options for substance use behaviors and sexual behaviors;
  5. Identify negotiated safety techniques for injection risk reduction and sexual risk reduction

Prerequisite: None

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

This two-hour archived webinar will provide participants with an introduction to basic philosophy and practices of HIV/STI/HCV harm reduction with regards to substance use and sexual risk behavior.  The webinar will provide an opportunity to reflect on your values and attitudes regarding harm reduction, as well as learn specific harm reduction strategies.

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

  1. Define harm reduction as it is used in HIV/STI/HCV prevention;
  2. List at least three elements of the harm reduction model;
  3. Identify at least three attitudes they have about using a harm reduction approach;
  4. Identify at least three examples of harm reduction options for substance use behaviors and sexual behaviors;
  5. Identify negotiated safety techniques for injection risk reduction and sexual risk reduction

Prerequisite: None

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

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 Adolescents: HIV Treatment Issues and Considerations - Archive

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

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


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

 

After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:

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

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

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

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


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

 

After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:

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

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

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. 

Webinar Minors’ Health Rights–Accessing Confidential Treatment for HIV/AIDS & Substance Use

"Minors’ Health Rights – Accessing Confidential Treatment for HIV/AIDS, Substance Use, and Other Sensitive Health Issues"


This 3-hour Face to Face training will explains teenagers’ rights to access confidential healthcare in New York State, and the roles of parents, legal guardians, and the foster care system. The training focuses on common questions that arise in youth HIV testing, prevention, and treatment, and also covers substance use disorder treatment, mental healthcare, and sexual and reproductive healthcare for minors.
 
By the end of this training, participants will be able to describe when minors can make their own healthcare decisions, particularly when it comes to:
• HIV prevention, testing, and treatment, including PrEP
• Substance use disorder care
• Mental healthcare
• Reproductive and sexual healthcare

Participants will also be able to describe minors' health privacy rights, including:
• When parents are involved in the minors' healthcare decisions or payment
• When foster care, school, public health, child abuse and neglect investigations, or juvenile/criminal justice systems are involved

Intended AUdience: All health and human services providers who work with youth at risk or living with HIV.

"Minors’ Health Rights – Accessing Confidential Treatment for HIV/AIDS, Substance Use, and Other Sensitive Health Issues"


This 3-hour Face to Face training will explains teenagers’ rights to access confidential healthcare in New York State, and the roles of parents, legal guardians, and the foster care system. The training focuses on common questions that arise in youth HIV testing, prevention, and treatment, and also covers substance use disorder treatment, mental healthcare, and sexual and reproductive healthcare for minors.
 
By the end of this training, participants will be able to describe when minors can make their own healthcare decisions, particularly when it comes to:
• HIV prevention, testing, and treatment, including PrEP
• Substance use disorder care
• Mental healthcare
• Reproductive and sexual healthcare

Participants will also be able to describe minors' health privacy rights, including:
• When parents are involved in the minors' healthcare decisions or payment
• When foster care, school, public health, child abuse and neglect investigations, or juvenile/criminal justice systems are involved

Intended AUdience: All health and human services providers who work with youth at risk or living with HIV.

Webinar Webinar: Reducing Barriers to Care and Welcoming Transgender Clients

This webinar will provide an overview of best practices for creating a welcoming and safe environment for transgender clients, and help participants build their skills in identifying structural barriers, addressing those barriers in their day-to-day work, and discussing sexual health with transgender clients in an affirming and inclusive way.

 

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

 

  • Identify barriers to prevention, treatment, and care for transgender and gender non-conforming people.
  • State concrete steps their agencies can take to remove structural barriers to care for transgender people (including non-inclusive intake forms, registration processes, and ways to ensure a safe and welcoming environment).

 

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

This webinar will provide an overview of best practices for creating a welcoming and safe environment for transgender clients, and help participants build their skills in identifying structural barriers, addressing those barriers in their day-to-day work, and discussing sexual health with transgender clients in an affirming and inclusive way.

 

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

 

  • Identify barriers to prevention, treatment, and care for transgender and gender non-conforming people.
  • State concrete steps their agencies can take to remove structural barriers to care for transgender people (including non-inclusive intake forms, registration processes, and ways to ensure a safe and welcoming environment).

 

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

Webinar Creating a welcoming & Inclusive Environment for TGNC Clients

Participants will learn best practices specific to working with TGNC clients, as well as discuss health disparities uniquely affecting this population, compared to LGB individuals. Will also explore differences in health disparities between White TGNC individuals and minority TGNC individuals.

Participants will learn best practices specific to working with TGNC clients, as well as discuss health disparities uniquely affecting this population, compared to LGB individuals. Will also explore differences in health disparities between White TGNC individuals and minority TGNC individuals.

Webinar Part 2: Cultural Humility

Description: Participants will further learn and discuss the concepts of cultural humility, and the benefits of cultural humility when working with clients.

Description: Participants will further learn and discuss the concepts of cultural humility, and the benefits of cultural humility when working with clients.

Webinar Harm Reduction Approach Overview

This one-day training will provide health and human service providers with a comprehensive overview of Harm Reduction. Harm reduction is a practical set of strategies designed to prevent disease and promote health by “meeting people where they are” rather than making judgments about where they should be in terms of their personal health and lifestyle. Recognizing that not everyone is ready or able to stop risky behavior, harm reduction focuses on promoting ways to reduce the health risks associated with drug use and other high risk behaviors. This course will assist providers in more effectively engaging their clients in a range of interventions to reduce the risk of harm.

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

  • Define the key principles of harm reduction;
  • Identify at least three attitudes they have about using a harm reduction approach;
  • Explore the harm reduction premise that the client is the expert and is responsible for choosing the type and timing of behavior change;
  • List a range of harm reduction options for substance use behaviors;
  • Identify a range of harm reduction options for sexual behaviors;
  • Describe ways in which they can incorporate harm reduction skills into their relationships with clients; and
  • Practice identifying relevant approaches and barriers to using harm reduction techniques with their clients.

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

Prerequisite: None

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

Associated Materials:

Be Aware Don't Share                                                                                                                   www.health.ny.gov/publications/9405.pdf 

www.health.ny.gov/publications/9406.pdf 

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

PrEP Yourself Against HIV Brochure                                                                                                                                                      http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9146.pdf 

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9147.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9148.pdf 

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9149.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9150.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9151.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9172.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9173.pdf

PrEP Yourself Against HIV Card 

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9152.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9153.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9154.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9155.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9156.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9157.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9159.pdf

PEP 4 HIV Prevention                                                                                                                                                                      www.health.ny.gov/publications/9874.pdf

www.health.ny.gov/publications/9405.pdf 

www.health.ny.gov/publications/9876.pdf

www.health.ny.gov/publications/9878.pdf

www.health.ny.gov/publications/9879.pdf

www.health.ny.gov/publications/9880.pdf 

PEP 4 Pharmacy Decal                                                                                                               ?www.health.ny.gov/publications/9828.pdf

This one-day training will provide health and human service providers with a comprehensive overview of Harm Reduction. Harm reduction is a practical set of strategies designed to prevent disease and promote health by “meeting people where they are” rather than making judgments about where they should be in terms of their personal health and lifestyle. Recognizing that not everyone is ready or able to stop risky behavior, harm reduction focuses on promoting ways to reduce the health risks associated with drug use and other high risk behaviors. This course will assist providers in more effectively engaging their clients in a range of interventions to reduce the risk of harm.

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

  • Define the key principles of harm reduction;
  • Identify at least three attitudes they have about using a harm reduction approach;
  • Explore the harm reduction premise that the client is the expert and is responsible for choosing the type and timing of behavior change;
  • List a range of harm reduction options for substance use behaviors;
  • Identify a range of harm reduction options for sexual behaviors;
  • Describe ways in which they can incorporate harm reduction skills into their relationships with clients; and
  • Practice identifying relevant approaches and barriers to using harm reduction techniques with their clients.

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

Prerequisite: None

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

Associated Materials:

Be Aware Don't Share                                                                                                                   www.health.ny.gov/publications/9405.pdf 

www.health.ny.gov/publications/9406.pdf 

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

PrEP Yourself Against HIV Brochure                                                                                                                                                      http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9146.pdf 

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9147.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9148.pdf 

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9149.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9150.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9151.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9172.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9173.pdf

PrEP Yourself Against HIV Card 

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9152.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9153.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9154.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9155.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9156.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9157.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9159.pdf

PEP 4 HIV Prevention                                                                                                                                                                      www.health.ny.gov/publications/9874.pdf

www.health.ny.gov/publications/9405.pdf 

www.health.ny.gov/publications/9876.pdf

www.health.ny.gov/publications/9878.pdf

www.health.ny.gov/publications/9879.pdf

www.health.ny.gov/publications/9880.pdf 

PEP 4 Pharmacy Decal                                                                                                               ?www.health.ny.gov/publications/9828.pdf

Webinar Hepatitis C Telehealth Services in Harm Reduction Programs

This 2 -hour webinar will feature panelists from across New York State discussing how Hepatitis C Telehealth Services can be integrated into Harm Reduction Programs’ services.  

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

  • Describe the way telehealth services for HCV work and the importance of care and treatment;
  • Explain the challenges of implementing HCV telehealth services in NYS;
  • Discuss various ways of preventing the spread of COVID-19 among program participants and staff during HCV telehealth services;
  • Describe the role they can play in providing HCV telehealth services to People Who Use Drugs (PWUD)

Moderator: Mike Selick, MSW, Harm Reduction Coalition, Hepatitis C Training and Policy Manager

Panelists:

Dr. Justine Waldman, MD, FACEP is a Board Certified in Addiction Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. For 15 years she practiced emergency medicine primarily in Ithaca, NY.  Her interest in medicine has always been driven by access to care and health equity issues. In 2005, she spearheaded the opening of the Ithaca Free Clinic, a volunteer multidisciplinary clinic open to the uninsured.  In 2014, she was part of the Harm Reduction Team that gave recommendations for the Ithaca Plan: A Public Health and Safety Approach to Drugs and Drug Policy.  Since her involvement on that team, she has focused most of her work on health equity.  In December of 2016, she began providing medical services at the first Health Hub at a Syringe Exchange Program in New York state at the Southern Tier Aids Program in Ithaca.  At the Health Hub, Dr. Waldman provides Low Threshold Medication Assisted Therapy, Hepatitis C treatment, and acute care to People Who Use Drugs. She is currently the CEO of Reach Medical in Ithaca, NY, a medical practice offering integrated primary care and low threshold harm reduction services for people who tend to face stigma in the current medical system. Reach Medical offers full primary care, medication assisted therapy with buprenorphine, Hepatitis C screening and treatment and medical cannabis. Reach Medical is a tax exempt PLLC under The REACH Project, a non-profit providing Respectful Equitable Access to Compassionate Health.

Dr. Talal, MD, MPH is a physician-scientist with more than 20 years’ experience in treating hepatitis C virus (HCV), especially among substance users. He is currently Professor of Medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo where he has developed a translational liver research center and biorepository with funding from the Kaleida Health Foundation. Dr. Talal is also the principal investigator on a 5-year award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to study telemedicine-based HCV treatment among patients on methadone. The study consists of 12 telemedicine sites across New York State conducting integrated treatment of HCV and opiate use disorder. Dr. Talal has been a leader in the treatment of HCV, which is indicated by his appointment by Governor Cuomo to a task force to develop a statewide HCV elimination plan. Dr. Talal was selected based upon his expertise on HCV and his use of emerging technologies to reach and treat patients who might not otherwise have access to health services. Dr. Talal is also the Chair of the New York State Telehealth Workgroup with the objective of increasing access to telehealth as an option for HCV treatment among persons with opioid use disorder.

Dr. Talal also conducts numerous industry-sponsored clinical trials that operate within the liver center. He has been able to leverage his relationships with industry partners to fund diverse research and educational endeavors related to HCV and substance user health. As a researcher, he has published on topics such as HCV, telemedicine, drug metabolism, and social determinants of health. He has also developed liver fine needle aspiration as a technique for liver sampling with wide industry support.

David Kalinoski, MSW, MPH graduated with his Bachelor of Arts from Temple University in 2013. He completed a year of service in the AmeriCorps program City Year from 2013-2014 in Philadelphia where he provided tutoring, classroom support, and group facilitation for middle school children in low income communities. Afterwards, he worked at Getting Out and Staying Out in New York City as an administrative assistant, program facilitator, and upstate correspondent for justice involved adolescents and young adults from 2014-2016.

David recently graduated from Columbia University with a Masters of Social Work and a Masters of Public Health dual degree. His work includes examining health disparities in U.S. communities of color, linking the intersection of HIV and mental health in sub-Saharan Africa, exploring racism through the lens of virtual reality in 1000 Cut Journey, direct service in harm reduction with people who actively use drugs, and counseling in the setting of New York City.

Abigail Hunter, MPH, MSN, FNP-BC Abigail is a family nurse practitioner with a current focus on substance use, harm reduction and HCV treatment in outpatient, community settings. After graduating from University of Michigan with a Masters’ in Public Health in Population Planning and International Health, she worked as a coordinator of a network of HIV and substance use providers in North Brooklyn. Subsequently, she translated behavioral research findings for social service agencies, provided trainings, and worked on manuscript development and grant submissions at National Development and Research Institutes, Inc. In search of medical training and a more direct impact on health behavior associated with HIV and substance use, she attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center for her BSN and MSN in Family Health. Since graduation, she worked at a Medication Assisted Treatment facility providing methadone, suboxone, HCV and primary care to substance users. In January 2020, Abigail was hired by Mount Sinai Health System’s Respectful and Equitable Access to Comprehensive Health Care (REACH) Program to be based at VOCAL- NY, a statewide grassroots organization that builds power among low income people affected by HIV, homelessness, incarceration, through direct action, community organizing and service provision. Medical services at VOCAL-NY include HCV treatment and suboxone provision in a low threshold, non-judgmental setting.

 

 

 

Prerequisite: We suggest you have a basic knowledge of HCV testing and treatment in order to have the full context of this webinar.

 

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

 

This 2 -hour webinar will feature panelists from across New York State discussing how Hepatitis C Telehealth Services can be integrated into Harm Reduction Programs’ services.  

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

  • Describe the way telehealth services for HCV work and the importance of care and treatment;
  • Explain the challenges of implementing HCV telehealth services in NYS;
  • Discuss various ways of preventing the spread of COVID-19 among program participants and staff during HCV telehealth services;
  • Describe the role they can play in providing HCV telehealth services to People Who Use Drugs (PWUD)

Moderator: Mike Selick, MSW, Harm Reduction Coalition, Hepatitis C Training and Policy Manager

Panelists:

Dr. Justine Waldman, MD, FACEP is a Board Certified in Addiction Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. For 15 years she practiced emergency medicine primarily in Ithaca, NY.  Her interest in medicine has always been driven by access to care and health equity issues. In 2005, she spearheaded the opening of the Ithaca Free Clinic, a volunteer multidisciplinary clinic open to the uninsured.  In 2014, she was part of the Harm Reduction Team that gave recommendations for the Ithaca Plan: A Public Health and Safety Approach to Drugs and Drug Policy.  Since her involvement on that team, she has focused most of her work on health equity.  In December of 2016, she began providing medical services at the first Health Hub at a Syringe Exchange Program in New York state at the Southern Tier Aids Program in Ithaca.  At the Health Hub, Dr. Waldman provides Low Threshold Medication Assisted Therapy, Hepatitis C treatment, and acute care to People Who Use Drugs. She is currently the CEO of Reach Medical in Ithaca, NY, a medical practice offering integrated primary care and low threshold harm reduction services for people who tend to face stigma in the current medical system. Reach Medical offers full primary care, medication assisted therapy with buprenorphine, Hepatitis C screening and treatment and medical cannabis. Reach Medical is a tax exempt PLLC under The REACH Project, a non-profit providing Respectful Equitable Access to Compassionate Health.

Dr. Talal, MD, MPH is a physician-scientist with more than 20 years’ experience in treating hepatitis C virus (HCV), especially among substance users. He is currently Professor of Medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo where he has developed a translational liver research center and biorepository with funding from the Kaleida Health Foundation. Dr. Talal is also the principal investigator on a 5-year award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to study telemedicine-based HCV treatment among patients on methadone. The study consists of 12 telemedicine sites across New York State conducting integrated treatment of HCV and opiate use disorder. Dr. Talal has been a leader in the treatment of HCV, which is indicated by his appointment by Governor Cuomo to a task force to develop a statewide HCV elimination plan. Dr. Talal was selected based upon his expertise on HCV and his use of emerging technologies to reach and treat patients who might not otherwise have access to health services. Dr. Talal is also the Chair of the New York State Telehealth Workgroup with the objective of increasing access to telehealth as an option for HCV treatment among persons with opioid use disorder.

Dr. Talal also conducts numerous industry-sponsored clinical trials that operate within the liver center. He has been able to leverage his relationships with industry partners to fund diverse research and educational endeavors related to HCV and substance user health. As a researcher, he has published on topics such as HCV, telemedicine, drug metabolism, and social determinants of health. He has also developed liver fine needle aspiration as a technique for liver sampling with wide industry support.

David Kalinoski, MSW, MPH graduated with his Bachelor of Arts from Temple University in 2013. He completed a year of service in the AmeriCorps program City Year from 2013-2014 in Philadelphia where he provided tutoring, classroom support, and group facilitation for middle school children in low income communities. Afterwards, he worked at Getting Out and Staying Out in New York City as an administrative assistant, program facilitator, and upstate correspondent for justice involved adolescents and young adults from 2014-2016.

David recently graduated from Columbia University with a Masters of Social Work and a Masters of Public Health dual degree. His work includes examining health disparities in U.S. communities of color, linking the intersection of HIV and mental health in sub-Saharan Africa, exploring racism through the lens of virtual reality in 1000 Cut Journey, direct service in harm reduction with people who actively use drugs, and counseling in the setting of New York City.

Abigail Hunter, MPH, MSN, FNP-BC Abigail is a family nurse practitioner with a current focus on substance use, harm reduction and HCV treatment in outpatient, community settings. After graduating from University of Michigan with a Masters’ in Public Health in Population Planning and International Health, she worked as a coordinator of a network of HIV and substance use providers in North Brooklyn. Subsequently, she translated behavioral research findings for social service agencies, provided trainings, and worked on manuscript development and grant submissions at National Development and Research Institutes, Inc. In search of medical training and a more direct impact on health behavior associated with HIV and substance use, she attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center for her BSN and MSN in Family Health. Since graduation, she worked at a Medication Assisted Treatment facility providing methadone, suboxone, HCV and primary care to substance users. In January 2020, Abigail was hired by Mount Sinai Health System’s Respectful and Equitable Access to Comprehensive Health Care (REACH) Program to be based at VOCAL- NY, a statewide grassroots organization that builds power among low income people affected by HIV, homelessness, incarceration, through direct action, community organizing and service provision. Medical services at VOCAL-NY include HCV treatment and suboxone provision in a low threshold, non-judgmental setting.

 

 

 

Prerequisite: We suggest you have a basic knowledge of HCV testing and treatment in order to have the full context of this webinar.

 

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

 

Webinar Employment Rights for People with HIV, Viral Hepatitis & Substance Use Disorders

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

 

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

 

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

Prerequisite: None

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

Prerequisite: None

 

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

Webinar Health Home Coffee Hour Q & A

A 1 to 1 1/2 hour open discussion that will share tips and strategies to do your job as a care coordinator more effectively. This class will be limited in number and all participants will be able to participate in the discussion. 

A 1 to 1 1/2 hour open discussion that will share tips and strategies to do your job as a care coordinator more effectively. This class will be limited in number and all participants will be able to participate in the discussion. 

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

Webinar Intro to HIV

This two-hour webinar will prepare non-physician health and human services providers to address HIV in an integrated, client-centered manner. The training will review transmission and prevention, disease pathogenesis, and discuss treatment and the importance of adherence to antiretroviral medications.  

This two-hour webinar will prepare non-physician health and human services providers to address HIV in an integrated, client-centered manner. The training will review transmission and prevention, disease pathogenesis, and discuss treatment and the importance of adherence to antiretroviral medications.  

Webinar Webinar: Basic Skills for Working with Transgender Clients

This webinar will provide an introduction to understanding transgender people’s diverse identities and experiences, and help participants build basic communication skills needed to effectively engage transgender clients. The training will focus on key concepts and terms used in transgender communities. It will also help participants improve their skill and comfort in communicating with transgender clients in a welcoming and affirming way.

 

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

 

  • Define basic gender and sexuality terms, identities, and concepts used in transgender communities.
  • Identify welcoming and affirming ways of ascertaining and discussing clients’ correct pronouns, preferred names, and gendered forms of address.

 

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

This webinar will provide an introduction to understanding transgender people’s diverse identities and experiences, and help participants build basic communication skills needed to effectively engage transgender clients. The training will focus on key concepts and terms used in transgender communities. It will also help participants improve their skill and comfort in communicating with transgender clients in a welcoming and affirming way.

 

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

 

  • Define basic gender and sexuality terms, identities, and concepts used in transgender communities.
  • Identify welcoming and affirming ways of ascertaining and discussing clients’ correct pronouns, preferred names, and gendered forms of address.

 

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

Webinar Webinar: Building Bridges to Cultural Competence

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

 

As a result of training participants will be able to:

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

     

Prerequisite: None

 

Audience: All health and human service providers.

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

 

As a result of training participants will be able to:

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

     

Prerequisite: None

 

Audience: All health and human service providers.

Webinar Webinar: HIV Testing in NYS

This two-hour webinar will provide information about new developments in HIV testing as a result of passage of Chapter 308 of the Laws of 2010.

 

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

 

  • List the core elements of the 2010 New York State HIV Testing law (S.8227/A.11487) and their importance;
  • Understand the time line for implementation of the new law including the development of regulations by the NYSDOH;
  • Recall that HIV testing must be offered to all persons between the ages of 13 and 64 receiving hospital or primary care services with some limited exceptions;
  • Describe the simplified process for obtaining patient consent for HIV testing;
  • List the elements of HIV pre and post-test counseling with an emphasis on streamlining the process;
  • Recall the responsibility of the health care provider to arrange for follow-up medical care for all patients who test HIV positive;
  • Describe changes in HIV testing related to occupational exposure; and Explain revised disclosure practices.

     

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

     

    Audience: All health or human service providers who offer HIV testing as a part of their job responsibilities and other providers who require clarification on the 2010 HIV testing law.

     

    Additional Training: Participants who would like an opportunity to practice the skills associated with offering HIV testing services may choose to attend the AIDS Institute training, "HIV Testing: Skills Practice Session."

This two-hour webinar will provide information about new developments in HIV testing as a result of passage of Chapter 308 of the Laws of 2010.

 

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

 

  • List the core elements of the 2010 New York State HIV Testing law (S.8227/A.11487) and their importance;
  • Understand the time line for implementation of the new law including the development of regulations by the NYSDOH;
  • Recall that HIV testing must be offered to all persons between the ages of 13 and 64 receiving hospital or primary care services with some limited exceptions;
  • Describe the simplified process for obtaining patient consent for HIV testing;
  • List the elements of HIV pre and post-test counseling with an emphasis on streamlining the process;
  • Recall the responsibility of the health care provider to arrange for follow-up medical care for all patients who test HIV positive;
  • Describe changes in HIV testing related to occupational exposure; and Explain revised disclosure practices.

     

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

     

    Audience: All health or human service providers who offer HIV testing as a part of their job responsibilities and other providers who require clarification on the 2010 HIV testing law.

     

    Additional Training: Participants who would like an opportunity to practice the skills associated with offering HIV testing services may choose to attend the AIDS Institute training, "HIV Testing: Skills Practice Session."
Webinar Webinar: Intro to Co-Occurring Disorders for Clients with HIV/AIDS

This two-hour webinar will introduce non-physician providers to co-occurring disorders (substance abuse and mental illness) and their impact on people living with HIV/AIDS. This training will also offer tools for making referrals for appropriate treatment for clients who may be experiencing co-occurring disorders.

 

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

 

  • Define the term "Co-occurring Disorders” as it applies to substance abuse and mental illness;
  • List ways in which Co-occurring Disorders impact HIV/AIDS; and
  • Define the term “red flag” and give examples from case studies.

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

 

Prerequisites: None

This two-hour webinar will introduce non-physician providers to co-occurring disorders (substance abuse and mental illness) and their impact on people living with HIV/AIDS. This training will also offer tools for making referrals for appropriate treatment for clients who may be experiencing co-occurring disorders.

 

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

 

  • Define the term "Co-occurring Disorders” as it applies to substance abuse and mental illness;
  • List ways in which Co-occurring Disorders impact HIV/AIDS; and
  • Define the term “red flag” and give examples from case studies.

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

 

Prerequisites: None

Webinar Webinar: LGBTQ+ Cultural Competency

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Webinar Webinar: Overview of STIs

This two-hour webinar is designed to help non-clinical health and human service providers gain a basic understanding of common STIs to support their HIV/STI/VH prevention work. The training will review the similarities and differences in transmission, screening & testing, treatment, complications and prevention.  

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

1. Describe STI morbidity in New York State
2. Describe the transmission, symptoms & complications of common STIs
3. Describe the inter-relationship of HIV & other STDs

Prerequisite:  There is no prerequisite for this training.  This training is intended for individuals who have not had prior training in STIs (or desire a review).

Audience:  This course is appropriate for non-clinical staff of health and human service provider organizations.

Related Consumer Educational Materials:
Diseases That Can Be Spread During Sex (booklet): https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/3805.pdf
STD and HIV Facts (brochure): https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9111.pdf
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (NYSDOH web page) https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/std

This two-hour webinar is designed to help non-clinical health and human service providers gain a basic understanding of common STIs to support their HIV/STI/VH prevention work. The training will review the similarities and differences in transmission, screening & testing, treatment, complications and prevention.  

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

1. Describe STI morbidity in New York State
2. Describe the transmission, symptoms & complications of common STIs
3. Describe the inter-relationship of HIV & other STDs

Prerequisite:  There is no prerequisite for this training.  This training is intended for individuals who have not had prior training in STIs (or desire a review).

Audience:  This course is appropriate for non-clinical staff of health and human service provider organizations.

Related Consumer Educational Materials:
Diseases That Can Be Spread During Sex (booklet): https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/3805.pdf
STD and HIV Facts (brochure): https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9111.pdf
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (NYSDOH web page) https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/std

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.

Webinar Webinar: Syphilis for Non-Clinicians

This two-hour webinar is designed to help non-clinical health and human service providers gain a basic understanding of syphilis to support their HIV/STI/VH prevention work. The training will review the epidemiology, transmission, screening & testing, treatment, complications, and prevention. 

 

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

1. Describe syphilis morbidity in New York State
2. Describe the transmission, symptoms & complications of syphilis
3. Describe the key syphilis prevention messages 

Prerequisite:  There is no prerequisite for this training.  This training is intended for individuals who have not had prior training in syphilis (or desire a review).

Audience:  This course is appropriate for non-clinical staff of health and human service provider organizations.

Related Consumer Educational Materials:  NYSDoH Syphilis Fact Sheet for Non-Clinical Providers;   NYSDoH, September 3, 2015 - Syphilis Website Alert Language

This two-hour webinar is designed to help non-clinical health and human service providers gain a basic understanding of syphilis to support their HIV/STI/VH prevention work. The training will review the epidemiology, transmission, screening & testing, treatment, complications, and prevention. 

 

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

1. Describe syphilis morbidity in New York State
2. Describe the transmission, symptoms & complications of syphilis
3. Describe the key syphilis prevention messages 

Prerequisite:  There is no prerequisite for this training.  This training is intended for individuals who have not had prior training in syphilis (or desire a review).

Audience:  This course is appropriate for non-clinical staff of health and human service provider organizations.

Related Consumer Educational Materials:  NYSDoH Syphilis Fact Sheet for Non-Clinical Providers;   NYSDoH, September 3, 2015 - Syphilis Website Alert Language

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

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

Description:

 

This 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

Identify strategies to assist Black and Latino Young Gay Men and YMSM in overcoming some of the barriers to health care services

Identify ways to support Black and Latino Young Gay Men and YMSM in making informed decisions regarding when to share their sexual orientation, sexual practices, and other personal information with their health care provider.

 

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

 

Prerequisite: There is no prerequisite to attend this webinar.

Description:

 

This 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

Identify strategies to assist Black and Latino Young Gay Men and YMSM in overcoming some of the barriers to health care services

Identify ways to support Black and Latino Young Gay Men and YMSM in making informed decisions regarding when to share their sexual orientation, sexual practices, and other personal information with their health care provider.

 

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

 

Prerequisite: There is no prerequisite to attend this webinar.