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Online Training New Course PrEP Payment Options: 2023 Update

The goal of this online training (updated in 2023) is to build your capacity to assist clients with payment options related to HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).  This 60-minute training consists of three brief 15-minute modules followed by an opportunity to work through several common case examples. The format of this online 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:

  • Describe individualized PrEP
  • Discuss state and federal regulations that protect patients from any ‘out of pocket’ expenses related to PrEP
  • Identify resources to assist eligible clients with reimbursement for PrEP medication, medical appointments, and laboratory tests, and
  • Determine which PrEP resources are available to a client based on insurance coverage, residency, and income level

Audience: Non-physician health and human services providers

Pre-requisite: Basic knowledge of HIV and PrEP

The goal of this online training (updated in 2023) is to build your capacity to assist clients with payment options related to HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).  This 60-minute training consists of three brief 15-minute modules followed by an opportunity to work through several common case examples. The format of this online 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:

  • Describe individualized PrEP
  • Discuss state and federal regulations that protect patients from any ‘out of pocket’ expenses related to PrEP
  • Identify resources to assist eligible clients with reimbursement for PrEP medication, medical appointments, and laboratory tests, and
  • Determine which PrEP resources are available to a client based on insurance coverage, residency, and income level

Audience: Non-physician health and human services providers

Pre-requisite: Basic knowledge of HIV and PrEP

Hybrid New Course HYBRID Training: Hepatitis C Care & Treatment Update for Peer Workers

The goal of this 7-hour HYBRID TRAINING is to provide peers with information to support clients who are living with or at risk for Hepatitis C (HCV). The training will provide peers with information about HCV transmission, testing, and the progress made in treatment for people living with HCV. Peers will explore practical strategies they can draw on to support clients’ engagement in HCV medical care and treatment. Peer workers will increase their awareness of the overall needs of people living with HCV and practice the skills and knowledge acquired through case studies, interactive activities, and group discussion.

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

  • Describe basic functions of the liver and how liver damage can affect the body.
  • Describe how HCV is and is not transmitted.
  • Describe the two-step process of HCV testing.
  • Counsel clients about the importance of knowing their HCV status.
  • Outline the course of HCV disease progression.
  • Describe the goals and advantages of HCV treatment.
  • Identify strategies to support clients as they prepare for and engage in HCV treatment.
  • Recall NYS AIDS Institute Peer Worker competencies related to linkage to care and patient navigation.
  • Apply harm reduction strategies to help clients avoid re-infection.
  • Counsel clients living with HCV about the importance of primary care, vaccination for hepatitis A and B, avoiding alcohol, and good liver health practices.
  • Use motivational interviewing strategies to talk with clients about HCV treatment and work as part of a care team to assist clients in accessing and completing treatment.

 

Intended Audience:  All non-physician health and human services providers and individuals seeking peer worker certification.

 

Prerequisites:  None

 

About this Hybrid Training: Please read thoroughly before registering ~

Hybrid-training definition: This HYBRID-training course allows you to choose how you will participate in the training: either in-person or virtually. All participants shall be actively involved in all learning activities for the entire duration of the course, including: large group-small group work, dyads, white board, polls, chat, brainstorming, readings, reflection, and open/unmuted discussion. 

You must indicate how you will participate by selecting one of the registration methods below: 

  1. In-person classroom participation (limited to 10 attendees) 
  2. Virtual classroom participation (limited to 50 attendees on Zoom)

After registration confirmation, participants may not change their learning format.

In-person participants will be on a classroom-wide camera. 

The virtual online training will utilize a variety of Zoom features. Virtual attendees will be required to use a mic (computer or phone) and have cameras turned on during the entire training time to receive credit for this course. Participants are advised to confirm computer compatibility (open camera and mic and click Zoom link) in advance. Please be in Zoom waiting room 5 minutes before start of the course.

The goal of this 7-hour HYBRID TRAINING is to provide peers with information to support clients who are living with or at risk for Hepatitis C (HCV). The training will provide peers with information about HCV transmission, testing, and the progress made in treatment for people living with HCV. Peers will explore practical strategies they can draw on to support clients’ engagement in HCV medical care and treatment. Peer workers will increase their awareness of the overall needs of people living with HCV and practice the skills and knowledge acquired through case studies, interactive activities, and group discussion.

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

  • Describe basic functions of the liver and how liver damage can affect the body.
  • Describe how HCV is and is not transmitted.
  • Describe the two-step process of HCV testing.
  • Counsel clients about the importance of knowing their HCV status.
  • Outline the course of HCV disease progression.
  • Describe the goals and advantages of HCV treatment.
  • Identify strategies to support clients as they prepare for and engage in HCV treatment.
  • Recall NYS AIDS Institute Peer Worker competencies related to linkage to care and patient navigation.
  • Apply harm reduction strategies to help clients avoid re-infection.
  • Counsel clients living with HCV about the importance of primary care, vaccination for hepatitis A and B, avoiding alcohol, and good liver health practices.
  • Use motivational interviewing strategies to talk with clients about HCV treatment and work as part of a care team to assist clients in accessing and completing treatment.

 

Intended Audience:  All non-physician health and human services providers and individuals seeking peer worker certification.

 

Prerequisites:  None

 

About this Hybrid Training: Please read thoroughly before registering ~

Hybrid-training definition: This HYBRID-training course allows you to choose how you will participate in the training: either in-person or virtually. All participants shall be actively involved in all learning activities for the entire duration of the course, including: large group-small group work, dyads, white board, polls, chat, brainstorming, readings, reflection, and open/unmuted discussion. 

You must indicate how you will participate by selecting one of the registration methods below: 

  1. In-person classroom participation (limited to 10 attendees) 
  2. Virtual classroom participation (limited to 50 attendees on Zoom)

After registration confirmation, participants may not change their learning format.

In-person participants will be on a classroom-wide camera. 

The virtual online training will utilize a variety of Zoom features. Virtual attendees will be required to use a mic (computer or phone) and have cameras turned on during the entire training time to receive credit for this course. Participants are advised to confirm computer compatibility (open camera and mic and click Zoom link) in advance. Please be in Zoom waiting room 5 minutes before start of the course.

Live_Webinar New Course Virtual Jobs Fair - February 2024

Description: Are you a Peer Worker in New York State looking for employment? Join the AIDS Institute and several participating agencies at the upcoming "Virtual Jobs Fair" - your gateway to career opportunities from the comfort of your own space!  Taking place Thursday, February 29th from 12-2pm, this immersive online experience will connect job-seeking peer workers with a range of HIV-services employers actively seeking to fill open positions.  During this event you will have the opportunity to learn more about each agency and their available employment openings. Navigate through breakout rooms and engage in real time with agency staff to best choose which position(s) to pursue. Participants will also be able to ask questions directly to agency staff in breakout room sessions. 

  • Learn about exciting job opportunities
  • Discuss qualifications and requirements directly with program staff
  • Available employment opportunities from agencies across New York State
  • Networking opportunity for peer workers and agency employees

Don't miss this chance to explore exciting career paths, make valuable connections, and take your professional journey to new heights. Register today! 

Audience: Any Peer Worker in New York State

Pre-requisite: A computer with internet access and Zoom video conferencing

Description: Are you a Peer Worker in New York State looking for employment? Join the AIDS Institute and several participating agencies at the upcoming "Virtual Jobs Fair" - your gateway to career opportunities from the comfort of your own space!  Taking place Thursday, February 29th from 12-2pm, this immersive online experience will connect job-seeking peer workers with a range of HIV-services employers actively seeking to fill open positions.  During this event you will have the opportunity to learn more about each agency and their available employment openings. Navigate through breakout rooms and engage in real time with agency staff to best choose which position(s) to pursue. Participants will also be able to ask questions directly to agency staff in breakout room sessions. 

  • Learn about exciting job opportunities
  • Discuss qualifications and requirements directly with program staff
  • Available employment opportunities from agencies across New York State
  • Networking opportunity for peer workers and agency employees

Don't miss this chance to explore exciting career paths, make valuable connections, and take your professional journey to new heights. Register today! 

Audience: Any Peer Worker in New York State

Pre-requisite: A computer with internet access and Zoom video conferencing

Online Training New Course Applying the Health Equity Lens: An Organizational Approach

This on-line self-paced training is designed to navigate a leadership team through the process of applying a health equity lens to the work of their organization. The training walks the leadership team through 12 distinct steps, providing guiding questions to explore at each step in the process of applying a health equity lens. The training allows the team to conveniently gather their responses to these questions for use in ongoing organizational change and development. 

Objectives:

As a result of participating in this training, an organization’s leadership team will be able to:

  1. Explore 12 distinct steps for applying a health equity lens
  2. Access important health equity resources and resources for becoming an anti-racist organization
  3. Identify action steps for refining programs and services to best meet the needs of all communities served
  4. Identify steps to develop or enhance partnerships to meet community-level social determinants of health needs
  5. Apply strategies for developing a data-driven plan and monitoring ongoing progress toward promoting health equity. 

Intended Audience: 

This program is intended for the leadership team of a health care institution, community-based organization or other non-profit organization involved in delivering health or human services. Members of a leadership team might include: the executive director, program managers, supervisors, HR personnel, quality improvement staff, members of the board of directors, community advisory board, and others. 

The training is also open to anyone who is interested in health equity, organizational development and improving services to meet the needs of all communities.

Prerequisite: 

None. It is recommended that individuals complete the Health Equity On-Line training prior to taking this course.  

This on-line self-paced training is designed to navigate a leadership team through the process of applying a health equity lens to the work of their organization. The training walks the leadership team through 12 distinct steps, providing guiding questions to explore at each step in the process of applying a health equity lens. The training allows the team to conveniently gather their responses to these questions for use in ongoing organizational change and development. 

Objectives:

As a result of participating in this training, an organization’s leadership team will be able to:

  1. Explore 12 distinct steps for applying a health equity lens
  2. Access important health equity resources and resources for becoming an anti-racist organization
  3. Identify action steps for refining programs and services to best meet the needs of all communities served
  4. Identify steps to develop or enhance partnerships to meet community-level social determinants of health needs
  5. Apply strategies for developing a data-driven plan and monitoring ongoing progress toward promoting health equity. 

Intended Audience: 

This program is intended for the leadership team of a health care institution, community-based organization or other non-profit organization involved in delivering health or human services. Members of a leadership team might include: the executive director, program managers, supervisors, HR personnel, quality improvement staff, members of the board of directors, community advisory board, and others. 

The training is also open to anyone who is interested in health equity, organizational development and improving services to meet the needs of all communities.

Prerequisite: 

None. It is recommended that individuals complete the Health Equity On-Line training prior to taking this course.  

Online Training New Course Promoting Health Equity by Addressing Medical Mistrust

This online, self-paced training that consists of two separate modules is designed to increase physician and non-physician health and human service providers’ knowledge of medical negligence and systemic discrimination as a source of medical mistrust and introduce strategies for employing a health equity-informed approach to build current day trust and engagement in care.  This course takes approximately 2 hours to complete. 

Objectives:

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

· Define key terms related to medical mistrust;

· Recall at least 3 historical examples of systemic discrimination and medical negligence that create and reinforce feelings of medical mistrust;

· Describe how current day systemic discrimination and medical practices create and reinforce feelings of medical mistrust;

· Identify 2 scenarios where medical mistrust could arise and impact an interaction with a client;

· Recall 3 communication strategies rooted in Self-Determination Theory to promote client trust.

Intended Audience:

Physician and non-physician health and human services providers

Prerequisite:

It is recommended that participants complete the “Health Equity” Online Training prior to taking this course.

This online, self-paced training that consists of two separate modules is designed to increase physician and non-physician health and human service providers’ knowledge of medical negligence and systemic discrimination as a source of medical mistrust and introduce strategies for employing a health equity-informed approach to build current day trust and engagement in care.  This course takes approximately 2 hours to complete. 

Objectives:

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

· Define key terms related to medical mistrust;

· Recall at least 3 historical examples of systemic discrimination and medical negligence that create and reinforce feelings of medical mistrust;

· Describe how current day systemic discrimination and medical practices create and reinforce feelings of medical mistrust;

· Identify 2 scenarios where medical mistrust could arise and impact an interaction with a client;

· Recall 3 communication strategies rooted in Self-Determination Theory to promote client trust.

Intended Audience:

Physician and non-physician health and human services providers

Prerequisite:

It is recommended that participants complete the “Health Equity” Online Training prior to taking this course.

Live_Webinar New Course Lowering Arrest and Conviction Record Barriers

Presenters: Staff Attorney Courtnie Drigo and Deputy Director of Legal Services Colleen McCormack-Maitland

Description: Individuals with arrest and conviction records often face barriers to employment and housing because of a combination of factors including stigma, legal restrictions, and fear of liability. Many of these individuals have new rights under the New York State Clean Slate Act and the New York City For Chance for Housing Act - but these laws won't fully take effect right away. This 90-minute online training will walk through these new laws as well as existing ways people with arrest and conviction records can lower barriers to employment and housing.

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

Describe the new NYS Clean Slate Law and other laws that can seal certain information from arrest and conviction records

Describe the NYC Fair Chance for Housing Act and other laws that protect housing applicants and jobseekers from discrimination

Identify the steps to apply for Certificates of Relief and Certificates of Good Conduct

Recount the information that people with records can gather to help make their application for employment or housing stronger

State whom to contact for legal assistance or to make a complaint about unlawful employer and landlord conduct

Audience: Directly impacted individuals, Peer Workers, service providers, advocates, attorneys.

Presenters: Staff Attorney Courtnie Drigo and Deputy Director of Legal Services Colleen McCormack-Maitland

Description: Individuals with arrest and conviction records often face barriers to employment and housing because of a combination of factors including stigma, legal restrictions, and fear of liability. Many of these individuals have new rights under the New York State Clean Slate Act and the New York City For Chance for Housing Act - but these laws won't fully take effect right away. This 90-minute online training will walk through these new laws as well as existing ways people with arrest and conviction records can lower barriers to employment and housing.

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

Describe the new NYS Clean Slate Law and other laws that can seal certain information from arrest and conviction records

Describe the NYC Fair Chance for Housing Act and other laws that protect housing applicants and jobseekers from discrimination

Identify the steps to apply for Certificates of Relief and Certificates of Good Conduct

Recount the information that people with records can gather to help make their application for employment or housing stronger

State whom to contact for legal assistance or to make a complaint about unlawful employer and landlord conduct

Audience: Directly impacted individuals, Peer Workers, service providers, advocates, attorneys.

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

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

Objectives 

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

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

Prerequisite:?None 

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

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

Objectives 

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

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

Prerequisite:?None 

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

Online Training New Course Addressing the Stigma of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) in Corrections

Addressing the Stigma of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) in Corrections 

Intended Audience: The intended audience includes social workers, CASACs, Correctional leadership, Correctional Officers, Nurses, Correctional Health Staff and other staff directly involved with Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) programming. 

This 15-minute quick learn focuses on the importance of addressing stigma within corrections and provides a framework for understanding stigma related to substance use disorders (SUD) and the role language plays in reducing stigma.  This course takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. 

Objectives 

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

  • Describe types and impact of stigma related to SUD 
  • Compare myths and facts of MOUD 
  • Identify how language can impact and address stigma 

 

Prerequisite: None

Addressing the Stigma of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) in Corrections 

Intended Audience: The intended audience includes social workers, CASACs, Correctional leadership, Correctional Officers, Nurses, Correctional Health Staff and other staff directly involved with Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) programming. 

This 15-minute quick learn focuses on the importance of addressing stigma within corrections and provides a framework for understanding stigma related to substance use disorders (SUD) and the role language plays in reducing stigma.  This course takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. 

Objectives 

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

  • Describe types and impact of stigma related to SUD 
  • Compare myths and facts of MOUD 
  • Identify how language can impact and address stigma 

 

Prerequisite: None

Hybrid New Course HYBRID Training: Harm Reduction Support Following an Opioid Overdose Reversal

This 3-hour HYBRID TRAINING (see below for details) builds participant knowledge and skills in order to effectively offer harm reduction support for individuals who have experienced an opioid-overdose reversal. This course will review the factors that place a person at risk for overdose and strategies for reducing the risk of future overdose. It will focus on information and referrals that providers can offer an individual after an overdose as well as best practices for agencies to have in place when providing support to clients who have experienced reversal of an overdose.

 

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

  1. Explain risk factors for opioid-overdose and strategies to reduce these risks;
  2. Describe the impact of naloxone on someone whose overdose was successfully reversed;
  3. Dispel myths regarding opioid-overdose and administration of naloxone;
  4. Provide tips for harm reduction specialists to maintain management over their self-care;
  5. Describe strategies for effectively working with others at the scene of an overdose or in the emergency room, including hospital personnel, EMS, law enforcement and bystanders;
  6. List a range of post-care information including referrals to Buprenorphine, syringe services programs, obtaining naloxone, and others;
  7. Negotiate a safety plan with the individual who has experienced an opioid overdose; and
  8. Provide ongoing support for program staff and peer workers who have responded to or witnessed an overdose.

Intended Audience: All non-physician health and human service professionals and peer workers.

Prerequisites: None

About this Hybrid Training: Please read thoroughly before registering ~

Hybrid-training definition: This HYBRID-training course allows you to choose how you will participate in the training: either in-person or virtually. All participants shall be actively involved in all learning activities for the entire duration of the course, including: large group-small group work, dyads, white board, polls, chat, brainstorming, readings, reflection, and open/unmuted discussion.

You must indicate how you will participate by selecting one of the registration methods below:

a)  In-person classroom participation (limited to 10 attendees)

b)  Virtual classroom participation (limited to 50 attendees on Zoom)

After registration confirmation, participants may not change their learning format.

In-person participants will be on a classroom-wide camera and are expected to engage with fellow participants. All participants must comply with the Covid-19 guidelines provided at each location which may include but are not limited to social distancing, wearing a mask, and frequent hand washing.

The virtual online training will utilize a variety of Zoom features. Virtual attendees will be required to use a mic (computer or phone) and have cameras turned on during the entire training time to receive credit for this course. Participants are advised to confirm computer compatibility (open camera and mic and click Zoom link) in advance. Please be in Zoom waiting room 5 minutes before start of the course.

 

This 3-hour HYBRID TRAINING (see below for details) builds participant knowledge and skills in order to effectively offer harm reduction support for individuals who have experienced an opioid-overdose reversal. This course will review the factors that place a person at risk for overdose and strategies for reducing the risk of future overdose. It will focus on information and referrals that providers can offer an individual after an overdose as well as best practices for agencies to have in place when providing support to clients who have experienced reversal of an overdose.

 

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

  1. Explain risk factors for opioid-overdose and strategies to reduce these risks;
  2. Describe the impact of naloxone on someone whose overdose was successfully reversed;
  3. Dispel myths regarding opioid-overdose and administration of naloxone;
  4. Provide tips for harm reduction specialists to maintain management over their self-care;
  5. Describe strategies for effectively working with others at the scene of an overdose or in the emergency room, including hospital personnel, EMS, law enforcement and bystanders;
  6. List a range of post-care information including referrals to Buprenorphine, syringe services programs, obtaining naloxone, and others;
  7. Negotiate a safety plan with the individual who has experienced an opioid overdose; and
  8. Provide ongoing support for program staff and peer workers who have responded to or witnessed an overdose.

Intended Audience: All non-physician health and human service professionals and peer workers.

Prerequisites: None

About this Hybrid Training: Please read thoroughly before registering ~

Hybrid-training definition: This HYBRID-training course allows you to choose how you will participate in the training: either in-person or virtually. All participants shall be actively involved in all learning activities for the entire duration of the course, including: large group-small group work, dyads, white board, polls, chat, brainstorming, readings, reflection, and open/unmuted discussion.

You must indicate how you will participate by selecting one of the registration methods below:

a)  In-person classroom participation (limited to 10 attendees)

b)  Virtual classroom participation (limited to 50 attendees on Zoom)

After registration confirmation, participants may not change their learning format.

In-person participants will be on a classroom-wide camera and are expected to engage with fellow participants. All participants must comply with the Covid-19 guidelines provided at each location which may include but are not limited to social distancing, wearing a mask, and frequent hand washing.

The virtual online training will utilize a variety of Zoom features. Virtual attendees will be required to use a mic (computer or phone) and have cameras turned on during the entire training time to receive credit for this course. Participants are advised to confirm computer compatibility (open camera and mic and click Zoom link) in advance. Please be in Zoom waiting room 5 minutes before start of the course.

 

Hybrid New Course HYBRID Training: Promoting Resilience and Growth in Clients and the Workforce

This 7-hour HYBRID TRAINING (see below for details) provides opportunities for participants to build on foundational knowledge of trauma-informed approaches to promote resilience and post-traumatic growth (PTG) in the individuals that they work with. Participants will also explore conditions and strategies essential for fostering vicarious resilience (VR), vicarious post-traumatic growth (VPTG) and compassion resilience (CR) in self and the workforce.

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

  1. Explain resilience, post-traumatic growth (PTG), vicarious resilience (VR), vicarious post-traumatic growth (VPTG) and compassion resilience (CR)
  2. Identify specific trauma-informed values/principles (safety, trustworthiness, choice, collaboration, empowerment) and approaches integrated with diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) that can be utilized to promote resilience, PTG, VR, VPTG & CR
  3. Engage with self-assessment tools to reflect on the impact of the work
  4. Identify current and new self-care strategies

 

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

Prerequisites:  None; Trauma-Informed Care 101 recommended 

Breaks: There will be a short morning and afternoon break, as well as a break for lunch

 

About this Hybrid Training: Please read thoroughly before registering 

Hybrid-training definition: This HYBRID-training course allows you to choose how you will participate in the training: either in-person or virtually. All participants are expected to be actively involved in all learning activities for the entire duration of the course, including: large group discussion, small group or pair work in groups/breakout rooms, polls, chat, reflection, etc.

You are required to indicate how you will participate by selecting one of the registration methods below: 

  1. In-person classroom participation (limited to 15-20 attendees) *depending on room used 
  2. Virtual classroom participation (limited to 25-30 attendees on Zoom) 

After registration confirmation, participants may not change their learning format.

In-person participants will be on a classroom-wide camera for those participating online to see and hear during large group discussions. ITTIC will follow masking policies for the space being utilized for the training. Masking is optional when at the University at Buffalo, and participants are required to respect the individual choices of participants and trainers. There will be sufficient space for those in-person to spread out in the training room. 

The virtual online training will utilize a variety of Zoom features. Virtual attendees will be required to use a mic (computer or phone), have cameras turned on during the entire training time, and participate in large group and breakout activities to receive credit for this course. Participants are advised to confirm computer compatibility (open camera and mic and click Zoom link) in advance. Please be in Zoom waiting room 5 minutes before 

This 7-hour HYBRID TRAINING (see below for details) provides opportunities for participants to build on foundational knowledge of trauma-informed approaches to promote resilience and post-traumatic growth (PTG) in the individuals that they work with. Participants will also explore conditions and strategies essential for fostering vicarious resilience (VR), vicarious post-traumatic growth (VPTG) and compassion resilience (CR) in self and the workforce.

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

  1. Explain resilience, post-traumatic growth (PTG), vicarious resilience (VR), vicarious post-traumatic growth (VPTG) and compassion resilience (CR)
  2. Identify specific trauma-informed values/principles (safety, trustworthiness, choice, collaboration, empowerment) and approaches integrated with diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) that can be utilized to promote resilience, PTG, VR, VPTG & CR
  3. Engage with self-assessment tools to reflect on the impact of the work
  4. Identify current and new self-care strategies

 

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

Prerequisites:  None; Trauma-Informed Care 101 recommended 

Breaks: There will be a short morning and afternoon break, as well as a break for lunch

 

About this Hybrid Training: Please read thoroughly before registering 

Hybrid-training definition: This HYBRID-training course allows you to choose how you will participate in the training: either in-person or virtually. All participants are expected to be actively involved in all learning activities for the entire duration of the course, including: large group discussion, small group or pair work in groups/breakout rooms, polls, chat, reflection, etc.

You are required to indicate how you will participate by selecting one of the registration methods below: 

  1. In-person classroom participation (limited to 15-20 attendees) *depending on room used 
  2. Virtual classroom participation (limited to 25-30 attendees on Zoom) 

After registration confirmation, participants may not change their learning format.

In-person participants will be on a classroom-wide camera for those participating online to see and hear during large group discussions. ITTIC will follow masking policies for the space being utilized for the training. Masking is optional when at the University at Buffalo, and participants are required to respect the individual choices of participants and trainers. There will be sufficient space for those in-person to spread out in the training room. 

The virtual online training will utilize a variety of Zoom features. Virtual attendees will be required to use a mic (computer or phone), have cameras turned on during the entire training time, and participate in large group and breakout activities to receive credit for this course. Participants are advised to confirm computer compatibility (open camera and mic and click Zoom link) in advance. Please be in Zoom waiting room 5 minutes before 

Hybrid New Course HYBRID Training: Older Gay Men & MSM Living with HIV: Surviving & Thriving

This 7-hour HYBRID TRAINING for health and human services providers will take a deep look at understanding how we can support our clients who identify as older gay men and MSM living with HIV, specifically 50+. We will focus on the challenges these clients may face regarding medication adherence, and linkage to and retention in care. Health and human services providers will learn the most current epidemiological data regarding older gay men and MSM living with HIV. Data will be used to explain the scope of the problem about why HIV is rising among older adults - specifically older gay men and MSM. Participants will analyze how data shapes and impacts our work with this vulnerable population. This training will also explore psychological and social aspects of gay men and MSM living with HIV. Participants will build on this knowledge base to further empathy and compassion for their clients. 

 

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

  • Define “older adults” as those 50 years of age and beyond.
  • Increase knowledge and awareness regarding why HIV is rising among older adults, specifically older gay men and MSM.
  • Understand that HIV has a disproportionate impact on older gay men and MSM living with HIV.
  • Identify at least two specific data points that demonstrate the impact of HIV on older gay men and MSM living with HIV.
  • Name at least four unique issues older gay men and MSM living with HIV face.
  • Name at least three comorbidities that older adults with HIV often experience.
  • Define polypharmacy and its effects biologically and on adherence.
  • Name at least three barriers to linkage to care for people with HIV in New York State
  • Explain linkage, retention, and barriers to care issues that impact all people living with HIV, specifically older gay men and MSM.
  • Identify at least three strategies and/or practices that can communicate a welcoming and safe environment for all clients, including older gay men and MSM living with HIV.
  • Increase knowledge about homophobia, HIV stigma, and ageism - and how they affect older gay men and MSM living with HIV.

 

Intended Audience:  All non-physician health and human services providers and peers.

Prerequisites:  None

 

About this Hybrid Training: Please read thoroughly before registering ~

Hybrid-training definition: This HYBRID-training course allows you to choose how you will participate in the training: either in-person or virtually. All participants shall be actively involved in all learning activities for the entire duration of the course, including: large group-small group work, dyads, white board, polls, chat, brainstorming, readings, reflection, and open/unmuted discussion. 

You must indicate how you will participate by selecting one of the registration methods below: 

  1. In-person classroom participation (limited to 10 attendees) 
  2. Virtual classroom participation (limited to 50 attendees on Zoom)

After registration confirmation, participants may not change their learning format.

In-person participants will be on a classroom-wide camera. 

The virtual online training will utilize a variety of Zoom features. Virtual attendees will be required to use a mic (computer or phone) and have cameras turned on during the entire training time to receive credit for this course. Participants are advised to confirm computer compatibility (open camera and mic and click Zoom link) in advance. Please be in Zoom waiting room 5 minutes before start of the course.

This 7-hour HYBRID TRAINING for health and human services providers will take a deep look at understanding how we can support our clients who identify as older gay men and MSM living with HIV, specifically 50+. We will focus on the challenges these clients may face regarding medication adherence, and linkage to and retention in care. Health and human services providers will learn the most current epidemiological data regarding older gay men and MSM living with HIV. Data will be used to explain the scope of the problem about why HIV is rising among older adults - specifically older gay men and MSM. Participants will analyze how data shapes and impacts our work with this vulnerable population. This training will also explore psychological and social aspects of gay men and MSM living with HIV. Participants will build on this knowledge base to further empathy and compassion for their clients. 

 

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

  • Define “older adults” as those 50 years of age and beyond.
  • Increase knowledge and awareness regarding why HIV is rising among older adults, specifically older gay men and MSM.
  • Understand that HIV has a disproportionate impact on older gay men and MSM living with HIV.
  • Identify at least two specific data points that demonstrate the impact of HIV on older gay men and MSM living with HIV.
  • Name at least four unique issues older gay men and MSM living with HIV face.
  • Name at least three comorbidities that older adults with HIV often experience.
  • Define polypharmacy and its effects biologically and on adherence.
  • Name at least three barriers to linkage to care for people with HIV in New York State
  • Explain linkage, retention, and barriers to care issues that impact all people living with HIV, specifically older gay men and MSM.
  • Identify at least three strategies and/or practices that can communicate a welcoming and safe environment for all clients, including older gay men and MSM living with HIV.
  • Increase knowledge about homophobia, HIV stigma, and ageism - and how they affect older gay men and MSM living with HIV.

 

Intended Audience:  All non-physician health and human services providers and peers.

Prerequisites:  None

 

About this Hybrid Training: Please read thoroughly before registering ~

Hybrid-training definition: This HYBRID-training course allows you to choose how you will participate in the training: either in-person or virtually. All participants shall be actively involved in all learning activities for the entire duration of the course, including: large group-small group work, dyads, white board, polls, chat, brainstorming, readings, reflection, and open/unmuted discussion. 

You must indicate how you will participate by selecting one of the registration methods below: 

  1. In-person classroom participation (limited to 10 attendees) 
  2. Virtual classroom participation (limited to 50 attendees on Zoom)

After registration confirmation, participants may not change their learning format.

In-person participants will be on a classroom-wide camera. 

The virtual online training will utilize a variety of Zoom features. Virtual attendees will be required to use a mic (computer or phone) and have cameras turned on during the entire training time to receive credit for this course. Participants are advised to confirm computer compatibility (open camera and mic and click Zoom link) in advance. Please be in Zoom waiting room 5 minutes before start of the course.

Hybrid New Course HYBRID - Safer Injecting & Basic Wound Care

This 3-hour HYBRID TRAINING (see below for details) will prepare non-physician health and human service providers with the knowledge and skills to assist people who inject drugs (PWIDs) to identify safer injecting alternatives that work in the context of their reality to keep them and their communities healthier and safer.

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

  1. Recall safer injection supplies and equipment needed to prevent disease and infection.
  2. Recognize factors related to injecting drugs that can increase or decrease the risk of infection or overdose;
  3. List considerations for different injection methods (IV, IM, SC) and sites (arms, hands, neck or groin); 
  4. Identify strategies to prevent injection related infections and injuries;
  5. Describe wounds and infections commonly associated with injection drug use;
  6. Describe basic wound care and red flags requiring medical attention; and
  7. Provide harm reduction counseling messages tailored to clients’ unique drug-using circumstances to more effectively engage PWIDs.

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

Prerequisites: 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.

About this Hybrid Training: Please read thoroughly before registering ~

Hybrid-training definition: This HYBRID-training course allows you to choose how you will participate in the training: either in-person or virtually. All participants shall be actively involved in all learning activities for the entire duration of the course, including: large group-small group work, dyads, white board, polls, chat, brainstorming, readings, reflection, and open/unmuted discussion.

You must indicate how you will participate by selecting one of the registration methods below:

a)  In-person classroom participation (limited to 10 attendees)

b)  Virtual classroom participation (limited to 50 attendees on Zoom)

After registration confirmation, participants may not change their learning format.

In-person participants will be on a classroom-wide camera and are expected to engage with fellow participants.

The virtual online training will utilize a variety of Zoom features. Virtual attendees will be required to use a mic (computer or phone) and have cameras turned on during the entire training time to receive credit for this course. Participants are advised to confirm computer compatibility (open camera and mic and click Zoom link) in advance. Please be in Zoom waiting room 5 minutes before start of the course.

 

This 3-hour HYBRID TRAINING (see below for details) will prepare non-physician health and human service providers with the knowledge and skills to assist people who inject drugs (PWIDs) to identify safer injecting alternatives that work in the context of their reality to keep them and their communities healthier and safer.

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

  1. Recall safer injection supplies and equipment needed to prevent disease and infection.
  2. Recognize factors related to injecting drugs that can increase or decrease the risk of infection or overdose;
  3. List considerations for different injection methods (IV, IM, SC) and sites (arms, hands, neck or groin); 
  4. Identify strategies to prevent injection related infections and injuries;
  5. Describe wounds and infections commonly associated with injection drug use;
  6. Describe basic wound care and red flags requiring medical attention; and
  7. Provide harm reduction counseling messages tailored to clients’ unique drug-using circumstances to more effectively engage PWIDs.

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

Prerequisites: 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.

About this Hybrid Training: Please read thoroughly before registering ~

Hybrid-training definition: This HYBRID-training course allows you to choose how you will participate in the training: either in-person or virtually. All participants shall be actively involved in all learning activities for the entire duration of the course, including: large group-small group work, dyads, white board, polls, chat, brainstorming, readings, reflection, and open/unmuted discussion.

You must indicate how you will participate by selecting one of the registration methods below:

a)  In-person classroom participation (limited to 10 attendees)

b)  Virtual classroom participation (limited to 50 attendees on Zoom)

After registration confirmation, participants may not change their learning format.

In-person participants will be on a classroom-wide camera and are expected to engage with fellow participants.

The virtual online training will utilize a variety of Zoom features. Virtual attendees will be required to use a mic (computer or phone) and have cameras turned on during the entire training time to receive credit for this course. Participants are advised to confirm computer compatibility (open camera and mic and click Zoom link) in advance. Please be in Zoom waiting room 5 minutes before start of the course.

 

Hybrid New Course HYBRID: Intimate Partner Violence

This 3.5-hour training is a basic introduction to the topic of Intimate Partner Violence for health and human service providers. Intimate Partner Violence is a pattern of coercive behavior exerted by one intimate partner over the other with the goal of establishing and maintaining power and control.  This class is being delivered live in person and virtually.

Training Objectives:

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

1. Define Intimate Partner Violence (IPV).
2. Classify types of IPV.
3. Recall the prevalence of IPV.
4. Identify risk factors for IPV.
5. Articulate how HIV can impact domestic violence.
6. Explain the impact COVID-19 has had on IPV.
7. Identify and assess the client’s safety and service needs.
8. Assist victims in developing safety plans and making appropriate and supportive referrals.
 

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

Prerequisite: None

Format: in-person, virtual

Training Hours: 3.5 hours

For more information about this curriculum, contact:

HIV Education and Training Programs
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute
Corning Tower, Room 244
Empire State Plaza
Albany, New York 12237-0658
hivet@health.ny.gov
518.474.3045

 

This 3.5-hour training is a basic introduction to the topic of Intimate Partner Violence for health and human service providers. Intimate Partner Violence is a pattern of coercive behavior exerted by one intimate partner over the other with the goal of establishing and maintaining power and control.  This class is being delivered live in person and virtually.

Training Objectives:

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

1. Define Intimate Partner Violence (IPV).
2. Classify types of IPV.
3. Recall the prevalence of IPV.
4. Identify risk factors for IPV.
5. Articulate how HIV can impact domestic violence.
6. Explain the impact COVID-19 has had on IPV.
7. Identify and assess the client’s safety and service needs.
8. Assist victims in developing safety plans and making appropriate and supportive referrals.
 

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

Prerequisite: None

Format: in-person, virtual

Training Hours: 3.5 hours

For more information about this curriculum, contact:

HIV Education and Training Programs
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute
Corning Tower, Room 244
Empire State Plaza
Albany, New York 12237-0658
hivet@health.ny.gov
518.474.3045

 

Hybrid New Course HYBRID Training: Affirming Services for Non-Binary and Gender Non-Conforming Clients

This 6-hour hybrid course offers participants the opportunity to take a deep dive into non-binary and gender non-conforming (NB/GNC) identities and health. Participants will learn about basic NB/GNC concepts and community-specific health concerns. Facilitators will briefly review the historical global existence of non-binary genders, the Western binary system of gender, and its role in NB identities today. Course content will focus on actionable items that participants can take to improve service delivery and cultural responsiveness for NB/GNC clients, including during the provision of sexual health services. 

 

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

  1. Define relevant terminology and use NBGNC-inclusive language 
  2. Describe current health trends and concerns within NBGNC communities, and actions they can take to support NBGNC patients and clients impacted by these issues. 
  3. Understand the historical presence of genders outside of the Western male/female binary and the impact of this historical context on NBGNC individuals today. 
  4. Advocate for their NBGNC clients within and outside of their organizations. 
  5. Provide affirming, equitable sexual health services to NBGNC clients. 

 

Intended Audience:  Health and human services (HHS) workers who have basic LGBTQ+ familiarity. It is recommended that learners attend LGBTQ+ Cultural Competency or similar prior to attending this course. Please note that this course focuses solely on non-binary and gender non-conforming topics, and will not discuss transgender identities or sexual orientations in-depth. 

Prerequisites:  It is recommended that learners attend LGBTQ+ Cultural Competency or a similar course prior to attending this course.

 

About this Hybrid Training: Please read thoroughly before registering.

Hybrid-training definition: This hybrid training course allows you to choose how you will participate in the training, either in-person or virtually. All participants shall be actively involved in all learning activities for the entire duration of the course, including: large group-small group work, dyads, white board, polls, chat, brainstorming, readings, reflection, and open/unmuted discussion. 

You must indicate how you will participate by selecting one of the registration methods below: 

  1. In-person classroom participation (limited to 12 attendees) 
  2. Virtual classroom participation (limited to 18 attendees on Zoom)

After registration confirmation, participants may not change their learning format.

In-person participants will be on a classroom-wide camera.  UR-CCP will continue to follow in-person safety guidelines from the University of Rochester. Masking is optional at this time and individual choices around masking will be respected. There is space for participants to practice social distancing. As the pandemic evolves, these guidelines may be updated and will be sent to registrants prior to the training.

The virtual online training will utilize a variety of Zoom features. Virtual attendees will be required to use a mic (computer or phone) and have cameras turned on during the entire training time to receive credit for this course. Participants are advised to confirm computer compatibility (open camera and mic and click Zoom link) in advance. Please be in Zoom waiting room 5 minutes before start of the course.

This 6-hour hybrid course offers participants the opportunity to take a deep dive into non-binary and gender non-conforming (NB/GNC) identities and health. Participants will learn about basic NB/GNC concepts and community-specific health concerns. Facilitators will briefly review the historical global existence of non-binary genders, the Western binary system of gender, and its role in NB identities today. Course content will focus on actionable items that participants can take to improve service delivery and cultural responsiveness for NB/GNC clients, including during the provision of sexual health services. 

 

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

  1. Define relevant terminology and use NBGNC-inclusive language 
  2. Describe current health trends and concerns within NBGNC communities, and actions they can take to support NBGNC patients and clients impacted by these issues. 
  3. Understand the historical presence of genders outside of the Western male/female binary and the impact of this historical context on NBGNC individuals today. 
  4. Advocate for their NBGNC clients within and outside of their organizations. 
  5. Provide affirming, equitable sexual health services to NBGNC clients. 

 

Intended Audience:  Health and human services (HHS) workers who have basic LGBTQ+ familiarity. It is recommended that learners attend LGBTQ+ Cultural Competency or similar prior to attending this course. Please note that this course focuses solely on non-binary and gender non-conforming topics, and will not discuss transgender identities or sexual orientations in-depth. 

Prerequisites:  It is recommended that learners attend LGBTQ+ Cultural Competency or a similar course prior to attending this course.

 

About this Hybrid Training: Please read thoroughly before registering.

Hybrid-training definition: This hybrid training course allows you to choose how you will participate in the training, either in-person or virtually. All participants shall be actively involved in all learning activities for the entire duration of the course, including: large group-small group work, dyads, white board, polls, chat, brainstorming, readings, reflection, and open/unmuted discussion. 

You must indicate how you will participate by selecting one of the registration methods below: 

  1. In-person classroom participation (limited to 12 attendees) 
  2. Virtual classroom participation (limited to 18 attendees on Zoom)

After registration confirmation, participants may not change their learning format.

In-person participants will be on a classroom-wide camera.  UR-CCP will continue to follow in-person safety guidelines from the University of Rochester. Masking is optional at this time and individual choices around masking will be respected. There is space for participants to practice social distancing. As the pandemic evolves, these guidelines may be updated and will be sent to registrants prior to the training.

The virtual online training will utilize a variety of Zoom features. Virtual attendees will be required to use a mic (computer or phone) and have cameras turned on during the entire training time to receive credit for this course. Participants are advised to confirm computer compatibility (open camera and mic and click Zoom link) in advance. Please be in Zoom waiting room 5 minutes before start of the course.

Hybrid New Course HYBRID- GENERAL SUBSTANCE USE 101 COURSE DESCRIPTION & DEFINITION

This 90-minute HYBRID TRAINING (see below for details) builds participant knowledge about substance use by delving into the connected risk factors, and pinpointing protective elements related to substance use disorders. This course will explore the stigmatization of substance use and how it affects people who use drugs. Additionally, this course will discuss best practices to support people who use drugs.

Note: This course provides general knowledge of substance use and is a prerequisite for all other in-depth substance 101’s.

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

  1. Describe substances and their effects;
  2. Identify aspects of the spectrum of use;
  3. Explain how drug, set, and setting impact substance use;
  4. Discuss what overdose and overamping is;
  5. List harm reduction services and strategies; and
  6. Detail best practices to support people who use drugs.

 

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

Prerequisites: None

About this Hybrid Training: Please read thoroughly before registering ~

Hybrid-training definition: This HYBRID training allows you to choose how you will participate in the training: either in-person or virtually. All participants shall be actively involved in all learning activities for the entire duration of the course, including: large group-small group work, dyads, white board, polls, chat, brainstorming, readings, reflection, and open/unmuted discussion.

You must indicate how you will participate by selecting one of the registration methods below:

a)           In-person classroom participation (limited to 15 attendees)

b)           Virtual classroom participation (limited to 15 attendees on Zoom)

After registration confirmation, participants may not change their learning format.

In-person participants will be on a classroom-wide camera and are expected to engage with fellow participants.

The virtual online training will utilize a variety of Zoom features. Virtual attendees will be required to use a mic (computer or phone) and have cameras turned on during the entire training time to receive credit for this course. Participants are advised to confirm computer compatibility (open camera and mic and click Zoom link) in advance. Please be in the Zoom waiting room 5 minutes before the start of the course.

This 90-minute HYBRID TRAINING (see below for details) builds participant knowledge about substance use by delving into the connected risk factors, and pinpointing protective elements related to substance use disorders. This course will explore the stigmatization of substance use and how it affects people who use drugs. Additionally, this course will discuss best practices to support people who use drugs.

Note: This course provides general knowledge of substance use and is a prerequisite for all other in-depth substance 101’s.

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

  1. Describe substances and their effects;
  2. Identify aspects of the spectrum of use;
  3. Explain how drug, set, and setting impact substance use;
  4. Discuss what overdose and overamping is;
  5. List harm reduction services and strategies; and
  6. Detail best practices to support people who use drugs.

 

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

Prerequisites: None

About this Hybrid Training: Please read thoroughly before registering ~

Hybrid-training definition: This HYBRID training allows you to choose how you will participate in the training: either in-person or virtually. All participants shall be actively involved in all learning activities for the entire duration of the course, including: large group-small group work, dyads, white board, polls, chat, brainstorming, readings, reflection, and open/unmuted discussion.

You must indicate how you will participate by selecting one of the registration methods below:

a)           In-person classroom participation (limited to 15 attendees)

b)           Virtual classroom participation (limited to 15 attendees on Zoom)

After registration confirmation, participants may not change their learning format.

In-person participants will be on a classroom-wide camera and are expected to engage with fellow participants.

The virtual online training will utilize a variety of Zoom features. Virtual attendees will be required to use a mic (computer or phone) and have cameras turned on during the entire training time to receive credit for this course. Participants are advised to confirm computer compatibility (open camera and mic and click Zoom link) in advance. Please be in the Zoom waiting room 5 minutes before the start of the course.

Live_Webinar New Course Strategies for Having “The Talk” with Youth

Description: This 90-minute webinar will explore various strategies for caregivers to have talks about sexual health with the youth in their lives, particularly LGBTGNC youth. This webinar is designed to be participatory with small and large group discussions and other activities. This webinar is the second in a series of stand-alone webinars geared towards non-clinical HHS providers to assist caregivers in having discussions with youth in their lives. 

Objectives: 

Participants will: 

  • Describe the importance of having multiple talks about sexual health with youth, particularly LGBTGNC youth. 
  • Recognize teachable moments to engage in conversations and how to use those moments. 
  • Describe age-appropriate sexual health topics around sexuality, relationships, pregnancy prevention, and STI/HIV prevention for youth, particularly LGBTGNC youth. 
  • Demonstrate ways to recognize missteps and strategies for overcoming them when having sexual health discussions with youth, particularly LGBTGNC youth. 

Description: This 90-minute webinar will explore various strategies for caregivers to have talks about sexual health with the youth in their lives, particularly LGBTGNC youth. This webinar is designed to be participatory with small and large group discussions and other activities. This webinar is the second in a series of stand-alone webinars geared towards non-clinical HHS providers to assist caregivers in having discussions with youth in their lives. 

Objectives: 

Participants will: 

  • Describe the importance of having multiple talks about sexual health with youth, particularly LGBTGNC youth. 
  • Recognize teachable moments to engage in conversations and how to use those moments. 
  • Describe age-appropriate sexual health topics around sexuality, relationships, pregnancy prevention, and STI/HIV prevention for youth, particularly LGBTGNC youth. 
  • Demonstrate ways to recognize missteps and strategies for overcoming them when having sexual health discussions with youth, particularly LGBTGNC youth. 
Live_Webinar From Cultural Competency to Cultural Humility

Description: In this 3-part webinar series (90 minutes each session), participants will learn & discuss the concepts of cultural competency and cultural humility, and how they understand the terms. Participants will also learn how cultural humility builds upon the definition of cultural competency. Participants will learn and discuss relevant research and literature that shows the benefits of cultural humility in relationship to the provider-client relationship, as well as how to navigate one’s own cultural journal using stages of change. 

Training Objectives:

  • Learn and discuss the history and definition of cultural competency and cultural humility;
  • Discuss how cultural humility builds upon the definition & our understanding of cultural competency, as well as how cultural humility is the next progression from cultural competency;
  • Discuss the three tenets (core principles) of cultural humility; 
  • Review relevant research and areas where cultural humility has been applied;
  • Discuss ways to shift the provider-client relationship;
  • Reflect on your  journey of applying cultural humility in your work.

You must complete all three sessions to receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Audience: Any health and human services provider

Prerequisites: None

Description: In this 3-part webinar series (90 minutes each session), participants will learn & discuss the concepts of cultural competency and cultural humility, and how they understand the terms. Participants will also learn how cultural humility builds upon the definition of cultural competency. Participants will learn and discuss relevant research and literature that shows the benefits of cultural humility in relationship to the provider-client relationship, as well as how to navigate one’s own cultural journal using stages of change. 

Training Objectives:

  • Learn and discuss the history and definition of cultural competency and cultural humility;
  • Discuss how cultural humility builds upon the definition & our understanding of cultural competency, as well as how cultural humility is the next progression from cultural competency;
  • Discuss the three tenets (core principles) of cultural humility; 
  • Review relevant research and areas where cultural humility has been applied;
  • Discuss ways to shift the provider-client relationship;
  • Reflect on your  journey of applying cultural humility in your work.

You must complete all three sessions to receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Audience: Any health and human services provider

Prerequisites: None

Live_Webinar Getting an Occupational License or Clearance with a Conviction Record

Presenters:
Colleen McCormack-Maitland and KB White

Description:
New York State and City agencies provide licenses and clearance for 100+ occupations, including in-demand jobs like nursing, social work, home health aide, daycare worker, and security guard. In New York, most agencies cannot automatically deny or revoke an occupational license because of a past conviction. Instead, they often require a "good moral character investigation" where the individual may be asked to provide evidence of their character, get interviewed by an investigator, and even testify at a hearing. This process, which can take months or even years, is frequently confusing and intimidating for the individual being investigated. 

In this 90-minute training, we will discuss what to expect during licensing and clearance processes, an individual’s legal rights in these processes, and how they can best prepare for a "good moral character investigation." 

 

 After taking this training, participants will be able to:

  • Describe general licensure and clearance processes for people with conviction records.
  • Understand "good moral character" as defined by the law.
  • Recount the information most licensing and clearance agencies can see on a background check.
  • Identify steps individuals can take to make a strong case that they have "good moral character."
  • State whom to contact for legal assistance when applying for licensure or clearance and when faced with a denial or revocation.

Target audience:
Peer Workers, Service Providers, Advocates

Presenters:
Colleen McCormack-Maitland and KB White

Description:
New York State and City agencies provide licenses and clearance for 100+ occupations, including in-demand jobs like nursing, social work, home health aide, daycare worker, and security guard. In New York, most agencies cannot automatically deny or revoke an occupational license because of a past conviction. Instead, they often require a "good moral character investigation" where the individual may be asked to provide evidence of their character, get interviewed by an investigator, and even testify at a hearing. This process, which can take months or even years, is frequently confusing and intimidating for the individual being investigated. 

In this 90-minute training, we will discuss what to expect during licensing and clearance processes, an individual’s legal rights in these processes, and how they can best prepare for a "good moral character investigation." 

 

 After taking this training, participants will be able to:

  • Describe general licensure and clearance processes for people with conviction records.
  • Understand "good moral character" as defined by the law.
  • Recount the information most licensing and clearance agencies can see on a background check.
  • Identify steps individuals can take to make a strong case that they have "good moral character."
  • State whom to contact for legal assistance when applying for licensure or clearance and when faced with a denial or revocation.

Target audience:
Peer Workers, Service Providers, Advocates

Live_Webinar Rebranding PrEP: The Past, Present and Future of PrEP Messaging

Length: 90 minutes

Description: When PrEP was introduced in 2012 it was a revolution…for some. Since then, the knowledge of health disparities and social justice have changed the face of PrEP to what we know it as today. The next question: What does the future of PrEP marketing hold? Join us in this 90 minute webinar where we will learn about the timeline of PrEP messaging trends, critically examine past and present PrEP media, and discuss the future of PrEP marketing.

Objectives:

As a result of this training:

Participants will be able to contextualize PrEP messaging and use throughout time.

Participants will be able to describe the relationship between health disparities and PrEP marketing trends.

Participants will be able to identify potential directions for future PrEP marketing that reflect an understanding of unmet needs within target communities.

Length: 90 minutes

Description: When PrEP was introduced in 2012 it was a revolution…for some. Since then, the knowledge of health disparities and social justice have changed the face of PrEP to what we know it as today. The next question: What does the future of PrEP marketing hold? Join us in this 90 minute webinar where we will learn about the timeline of PrEP messaging trends, critically examine past and present PrEP media, and discuss the future of PrEP marketing.

Objectives:

As a result of this training:

Participants will be able to contextualize PrEP messaging and use throughout time.

Participants will be able to describe the relationship between health disparities and PrEP marketing trends.

Participants will be able to identify potential directions for future PrEP marketing that reflect an understanding of unmet needs within target communities.

Online Training PrEP Aware Week 2023: Meet the Ambassadors & Learn about the Social Media Toolkit - Archive

Course Description:

Is your agency interested in being involved in PrEP Aware Week 2023? This 60-minute webinar will provide an overview of the newly developed PrEP Aware Week 2023 campaign materials, including an accompanying Social Media Toolkit. Participants will be introduced to the PrEP Aware Week ambassadors, a group of 8 diverse PrEP advocates from around the state. This webinar will provide an opportunity for agencies and stakeholders to learn how to utilize free social media products to promote PrEP Aware Week.

Training Objectives:

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

  1. Learn the names and PrEP stories of 8 PrEP Aware Week campaign ambassadors from around the state;
  2. Identify how to participate in PrEP Aware Week 2023 using the newly developed AIDS Institute PrEP Social Media Toolkit;
  3. Ask questions about the PrEP Aware Week 2023 campaign and how to make the best use of the campaign materials.

Intended Audience:

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

Prerequisite: None

Format: Webinar

For more information about this curriculum, contact:

HIV Education and Training Programs

New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Corning Tower, Room 244

Empire State Plaza

Albany, New York 12237-0658

hivet@health.ny.gov

518.474.3045

Course Description:

Is your agency interested in being involved in PrEP Aware Week 2023? This 60-minute webinar will provide an overview of the newly developed PrEP Aware Week 2023 campaign materials, including an accompanying Social Media Toolkit. Participants will be introduced to the PrEP Aware Week ambassadors, a group of 8 diverse PrEP advocates from around the state. This webinar will provide an opportunity for agencies and stakeholders to learn how to utilize free social media products to promote PrEP Aware Week.

Training Objectives:

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

  1. Learn the names and PrEP stories of 8 PrEP Aware Week campaign ambassadors from around the state;
  2. Identify how to participate in PrEP Aware Week 2023 using the newly developed AIDS Institute PrEP Social Media Toolkit;
  3. Ask questions about the PrEP Aware Week 2023 campaign and how to make the best use of the campaign materials.

Intended Audience:

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

Prerequisite: None

Format: Webinar

For more information about this curriculum, contact:

HIV Education and Training Programs

New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Corning Tower, Room 244

Empire State Plaza

Albany, New York 12237-0658

hivet@health.ny.gov

518.474.3045

Live_Webinar Webinar: Using Stages of Change – Assessing HIV/STI Behavior Change Webinar Series

This 4-hour (2 sessions 2 hours each) webinar is designed to help participants be more client-centered in their HIV/STI prevention work. This training will introduce participants to a brief protocol to assist with determining a client’s behavioral readiness and identify specific counseling strategies for each stage of change.

Training Objectives:

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

  1. Recall the rationale for assessing client’s readiness for HIV/STI related behavior change. 
  2. Identify the Stages of Change (SOC) behavior change model.
  3. Discuss how to assess a client’s readiness for behavior change.
  4. Describe Stage-based Behavioral Counseling for STI/HIV prevention.
  5. Explain Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change Theory (TTM).
  6. Identify 11 counseling strategies from TTM. 
  7. Match appropriate strategies to the stages of readiness.
  8. Explain how “success” is described in the application of using SOC counseling approach. 

Intended Audience: All health and human service providers who conduct behavioral counseling.

Prerequisite: None.

This 4-hour (2 sessions 2 hours each) webinar is designed to help participants be more client-centered in their HIV/STI prevention work. This training will introduce participants to a brief protocol to assist with determining a client’s behavioral readiness and identify specific counseling strategies for each stage of change.

Training Objectives:

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

  1. Recall the rationale for assessing client’s readiness for HIV/STI related behavior change. 
  2. Identify the Stages of Change (SOC) behavior change model.
  3. Discuss how to assess a client’s readiness for behavior change.
  4. Describe Stage-based Behavioral Counseling for STI/HIV prevention.
  5. Explain Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change Theory (TTM).
  6. Identify 11 counseling strategies from TTM. 
  7. Match appropriate strategies to the stages of readiness.
  8. Explain how “success” is described in the application of using SOC counseling approach. 

Intended Audience: All health and human service providers who conduct behavioral counseling.

Prerequisite: None.

Online Training 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.

Training 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.

Training 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 Overview of HIV

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

Objectives

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

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

Prerequisite: None

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

 

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

Objectives

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

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

Prerequisite: None

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

 

Live_Webinar Opioids 101

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

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

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

Prerequisite: none

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

 

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

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

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

Prerequisite: none

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

 

Live_Webinar Stimulants 101

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prerequisite: none

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prerequisite: none

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

Live_Webinar Introduction to Sexually Transmitted Infections

Training Description:

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

Training Objectives:

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

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

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

Prerequisite: None

For more information about this curriculum, contact:

HIV Education and Training Programs
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute
Corning Tower, Room 244
Empire State Plaza
Albany, New York 12237-0658
hivet@health.ny.gov 
518.474.3045

Training Description:

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

Training Objectives:

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

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

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

Prerequisite: None

For more information about this curriculum, contact:

HIV Education and Training Programs
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute
Corning Tower, Room 244
Empire State Plaza
Albany, New York 12237-0658
hivet@health.ny.gov 
518.474.3045

Live_Webinar Implementing a Sex Positive Approach Series

Training Description:

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

Training Objectives: 

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

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

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

For more information about this curriculum, contact:

HIV Education and Training Programs
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute
Corning Tower, Room 244
Empire State Plaza
Albany, New York 12237-0658
hivet@health.ny.gov 
518.474.3045

Training Description:

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

Training Objectives: 

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

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

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

For more information about this curriculum, contact:

HIV Education and Training Programs
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute
Corning Tower, Room 244
Empire State Plaza
Albany, New York 12237-0658
hivet@health.ny.gov 
518.474.3045

Live_Webinar 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!

Hybrid HYBRID Training: Stigma to Affirmation

Training Description: 

This 6 hour HYBRID TRAINING (see below for details) will build skills for providing stigma-free, affirming services to people living with HIV, HCV and people who use drugs. This interactive training will define stigma, raise awareness about the impact of stigma and provide concrete skills and resources for providing affirming services. 

Training Objectives: 

By the end of this training, health and human services providers will be able to: 

1. Define enacted stigma, anticipated stigma, internalized stigma, intersectional stigma and microaggression; 

2. Identify examples of stigmatizing language, behaviors and institutional practices; 

3. Reflect on the impact of stigma, both personally and professionally; 

4. Identify at least three negative impacts of stigma on access to care, retention in care and health outcomes for the people you serve; 

5. Identify the link between stigma, discrimination and trauma; 

6. Describe the principles of trauma-informed care as they relate to providing stigma-free, affirming services; 

7. Enter dialogue with colleagues, supervisors and people you supervise about moving from a judgement based mindset to the approach of providing affirming services. 

Intended Audience: 

Non-physician health and human services providers.

Prerequisites:  None

 

About this Hybrid Training: Please read thoroughly before registering ~

Hybrid-training definition: This HYBRID-training course allows you to choose how you will participate in the training: either in-person or virtually. All participants shall be actively involved in all learning activities for the entire duration of the course, including: large group-small group work, dyads, white board, polls, chat, brainstorming, readings, reflection, and open/unmuted discussion. 

You must indicate how you will participate by selecting one of the registration methods below: 

  1. In-person classroom participation (limited to 12 attendees) 
  2. Virtual classroom participation (limited to 18 attendees on Zoom)

After registration confirmation, participants may not change their learning format.

In-person participants will be on a classroom-wide camera.  UR-CCP will continue to follow in-person safety guidelines from the University of Rochester. Masking is optional at this time and individual choices around masking will be respected. There is space for participants to practice social distancing. As the pandemic evolves, these guidelines may be updated and will be sent to registrants prior to the training.

The virtual online training will utilize a variety of Zoom features. Virtual attendees will be required to use a mic (computer or phone) and have cameras turned on during the entire training time to receive credit for this course. Participants are advised to confirm computer compatibility (open camera and mic and click Zoom link) in advance. Please be in Zoom waiting room 5 minutes before start of the course.

 

Training Description: 

This 6 hour HYBRID TRAINING (see below for details) will build skills for providing stigma-free, affirming services to people living with HIV, HCV and people who use drugs. This interactive training will define stigma, raise awareness about the impact of stigma and provide concrete skills and resources for providing affirming services. 

Training Objectives: 

By the end of this training, health and human services providers will be able to: 

1. Define enacted stigma, anticipated stigma, internalized stigma, intersectional stigma and microaggression; 

2. Identify examples of stigmatizing language, behaviors and institutional practices; 

3. Reflect on the impact of stigma, both personally and professionally; 

4. Identify at least three negative impacts of stigma on access to care, retention in care and health outcomes for the people you serve; 

5. Identify the link between stigma, discrimination and trauma; 

6. Describe the principles of trauma-informed care as they relate to providing stigma-free, affirming services; 

7. Enter dialogue with colleagues, supervisors and people you supervise about moving from a judgement based mindset to the approach of providing affirming services. 

Intended Audience: 

Non-physician health and human services providers.

Prerequisites:  None

 

About this Hybrid Training: Please read thoroughly before registering ~

Hybrid-training definition: This HYBRID-training course allows you to choose how you will participate in the training: either in-person or virtually. All participants shall be actively involved in all learning activities for the entire duration of the course, including: large group-small group work, dyads, white board, polls, chat, brainstorming, readings, reflection, and open/unmuted discussion. 

You must indicate how you will participate by selecting one of the registration methods below: 

  1. In-person classroom participation (limited to 12 attendees) 
  2. Virtual classroom participation (limited to 18 attendees on Zoom)

After registration confirmation, participants may not change their learning format.

In-person participants will be on a classroom-wide camera.  UR-CCP will continue to follow in-person safety guidelines from the University of Rochester. Masking is optional at this time and individual choices around masking will be respected. There is space for participants to practice social distancing. As the pandemic evolves, these guidelines may be updated and will be sent to registrants prior to the training.

The virtual online training will utilize a variety of Zoom features. Virtual attendees will be required to use a mic (computer or phone) and have cameras turned on during the entire training time to receive credit for this course. Participants are advised to confirm computer compatibility (open camera and mic and click Zoom link) in advance. Please be in Zoom waiting room 5 minutes before start of the course.

 

Live_Webinar Introduction to Sexual Health

Training Description:

This 4-hour training (two, 2-hour webinars) will prepare non-physician health and human service providers with the knowledge and skills for providing stigma-free, affirming, sex-positive interactions with all clients. Participants will learn that Sexual health is the ability to embrace and enjoy sexuality throughout one’s life. It is a natural and normal part of overall health and is more than avoiding disease and unwanted pregnancy. This training will introduce participants to the belief that sexual health and sexuality are an important part of one’s emotional and physical health. 

Training Objectives:

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

1. Identify the six principles of sexual health. 
2. Assist clients in recognizing the sexual rights of all beings. 
3. Help clients access sexual health information and services. 
4. Demonstrate a sex-positive approach to interactions with clients by recognizing that sexuality is natural and sexual pleasure, intimacy, and satisfaction are an integral part of overall health.
 

Intended Audience: All non-physician health and human service providers 

Prerequisite: None

For more information about this curriculum, contact:

HIV Education and Training Programs
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute
Corning Tower, Room 244
Empire State Plaza
Albany, New York 12237-0658
hivet@health.ny.gov 
518.474.3045

Training Description:

This 4-hour training (two, 2-hour webinars) will prepare non-physician health and human service providers with the knowledge and skills for providing stigma-free, affirming, sex-positive interactions with all clients. Participants will learn that Sexual health is the ability to embrace and enjoy sexuality throughout one’s life. It is a natural and normal part of overall health and is more than avoiding disease and unwanted pregnancy. This training will introduce participants to the belief that sexual health and sexuality are an important part of one’s emotional and physical health. 

Training Objectives:

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

1. Identify the six principles of sexual health. 
2. Assist clients in recognizing the sexual rights of all beings. 
3. Help clients access sexual health information and services. 
4. Demonstrate a sex-positive approach to interactions with clients by recognizing that sexuality is natural and sexual pleasure, intimacy, and satisfaction are an integral part of overall health.
 

Intended Audience: All non-physician health and human service providers 

Prerequisite: None

For more information about this curriculum, contact:

HIV Education and Training Programs
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute
Corning Tower, Room 244
Empire State Plaza
Albany, New York 12237-0658
hivet@health.ny.gov 
518.474.3045

Live_Webinar Webinar Series: Role of Health Home Care Managers in Improving Health Outcomes for Clients Living with HIV

HIV is a chronic manageable illness when patients are actively engaged in HIV treatment.  In order to maximize positive health outcomes, patients with HIV may require assistance with linkage to care, treatment adherence, retention in care, and addressing a wide range of psychosocial issues that may impact their health. This two-part webinar series training is designed to help Health Home care managers develop strategies to effectively engage, assess and develop plans of care for patients living with HIV.

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

Recall the importance of HIV testing and knowing one’s HIV status;
Recall the basic elements of HIV care and treatment;
Describe the importance of viral suppression in promoting positive health outcomes and reducing HIV transmission;
Understand that comprehensive assessments should be able to identify the medical, behavioral health, and social service needs of clients living with HIV;
List reasons why documenting plan of care outcomes is important;
Identify documentation requirements;
Recall responsibility for maintaining client confidentiality.


Prerequisite: None

Audience: Health Home care management providers serving clients living with HIV  

 

HIV is a chronic manageable illness when patients are actively engaged in HIV treatment.  In order to maximize positive health outcomes, patients with HIV may require assistance with linkage to care, treatment adherence, retention in care, and addressing a wide range of psychosocial issues that may impact their health. This two-part webinar series training is designed to help Health Home care managers develop strategies to effectively engage, assess and develop plans of care for patients living with HIV.

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

Recall the importance of HIV testing and knowing one’s HIV status;
Recall the basic elements of HIV care and treatment;
Describe the importance of viral suppression in promoting positive health outcomes and reducing HIV transmission;
Understand that comprehensive assessments should be able to identify the medical, behavioral health, and social service needs of clients living with HIV;
List reasons why documenting plan of care outcomes is important;
Identify documentation requirements;
Recall responsibility for maintaining client confidentiality.


Prerequisite: None

Audience: Health Home care management providers serving clients living with HIV  

 

Live_Webinar Webinar: Trauma & Its Impact on Clients with HIV/STIs/HCV

This one-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 and list examples of trauma that clients with HIV/STIs/HCV encounter
  • Describe the ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Study and its importance to providers
  • Define trauma informed care
  • List at least 5 triggers that may re-traumatize clients with HIV/STIs/HCV

Prerequisite: None

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

This one-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 and list examples of trauma that clients with HIV/STIs/HCV encounter
  • Describe the ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Study and its importance to providers
  • Define trauma informed care
  • List at least 5 triggers that may re-traumatize clients with HIV/STIs/HCV

Prerequisite: None

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

Live_Webinar Meeting and Working With Clients Remotely

Goals of this course:

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

Course Objectives:

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

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

Resources and handouts for this course are available at this link: 

 

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

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

Goals of this course:

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

Course Objectives:

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

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

Resources and handouts for this course are available at this link: 

 

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

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

Hybrid HYBRID: Harm Reduction Approach Overview

This 3.5-hour 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. This course is being delivered live in person and virtually.

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

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

Intended Audience: Non-physician health and human services providers who work with clients/ patients at risk for HIV or STIs including prevention specialists, PrEP specialists, peer workers, case managers, care managers and coordinators, social workers, client services staff, and others; and anyone in the general public with an interest in HIV.

Prerequisites: None

Format: in-person, virtual

Training Hours: 3.5 hours

For more information about this curriculum, contact:

HIV Education and Training Programs
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute
Corning Tower, Room 244
Empire State Plaza
Albany, New York 12237-0658
hivet@health.ny.gov
518.474.3045

This 3.5-hour 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. This course is being delivered live in person and virtually.

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

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

Intended Audience: Non-physician health and human services providers who work with clients/ patients at risk for HIV or STIs including prevention specialists, PrEP specialists, peer workers, case managers, care managers and coordinators, social workers, client services staff, and others; and anyone in the general public with an interest in HIV.

Prerequisites: None

Format: in-person, virtual

Training Hours: 3.5 hours

For more information about this curriculum, contact:

HIV Education and Training Programs
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute
Corning Tower, Room 244
Empire State Plaza
Albany, New York 12237-0658
hivet@health.ny.gov
518.474.3045

Live_Webinar Embracing Benefits & Minimizing Risk: Promoting Sexual Health & Wellbeing for LGBTGNC Clients

This 90-minute, interactive webinar will provide participants with an overview of sexual health promotion practices (ak.a. “risk reduction”) relevant to LGBTGNC clients. Participants will learn about a variety of behavioral and biomedical options for improving and maintaining sexual health, as well as reducing the chances of transmission of STIs and HIV. Facilitators will also review sexual behaviors that LGBTGNC clients may be engaging in, and review key considerations for maintaining an affirming, sex-positive attitude. 

 

Objectives 

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

  1. Demonstrate a sex-positive, affirming attitude while working with LGBTGNC clients.
  2. Describe various sexual behaviors that LGBTGNC clients may engage in.
  3. Discuss sexual health promotion behaviors relevant to different types of sex. 

 

This 90-minute, interactive webinar will provide participants with an overview of sexual health promotion practices (ak.a. “risk reduction”) relevant to LGBTGNC clients. Participants will learn about a variety of behavioral and biomedical options for improving and maintaining sexual health, as well as reducing the chances of transmission of STIs and HIV. Facilitators will also review sexual behaviors that LGBTGNC clients may be engaging in, and review key considerations for maintaining an affirming, sex-positive attitude. 

 

Objectives 

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

  1. Demonstrate a sex-positive, affirming attitude while working with LGBTGNC clients.
  2. Describe various sexual behaviors that LGBTGNC clients may engage in.
  3. Discuss sexual health promotion behaviors relevant to different types of sex. 

 

Live_Webinar Trauma Informed Care (TIC) 101 Webinar Series

Training Description:
This 6-hour (Three 2-hour sessions) training provides participants with foundational knowledge about how psychological trauma and adversity may impact the health and well-being of individuals. Participants will also learn and identify how they can implement trauma-informed approaches in their roles with both patients and the workforce to reduce the potential of re-traumatization.

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

1. Explain how trauma and adversity may impact health.
2. Explain the interplay of trauma in healthcare settings.
3. Recognize the impact of trauma on the workforce.
4. Recognize the potential for re-traumatization within healthcare settings.
5. Identify specific trauma-informed values/principles and approaches that can be utilized in their role with patients and the workforce.
6. Name the 5 key fundamentals of TIC: Safety, Choice, Collaboration, Trustworthiness, and Empowerment, as well as understand the importance of self-care.

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

Prerequisites:  None
 

For more information about this curriculum, contact:

HIV Education and Training Programs
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute
Corning Tower, Room 244
Empire State Plaza
Albany, New York 12237-0658
hivet@health.ny.gov 
518.474.3045

Training Description:
This 6-hour (Three 2-hour sessions) training provides participants with foundational knowledge about how psychological trauma and adversity may impact the health and well-being of individuals. Participants will also learn and identify how they can implement trauma-informed approaches in their roles with both patients and the workforce to reduce the potential of re-traumatization.

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

1. Explain how trauma and adversity may impact health.
2. Explain the interplay of trauma in healthcare settings.
3. Recognize the impact of trauma on the workforce.
4. Recognize the potential for re-traumatization within healthcare settings.
5. Identify specific trauma-informed values/principles and approaches that can be utilized in their role with patients and the workforce.
6. Name the 5 key fundamentals of TIC: Safety, Choice, Collaboration, Trustworthiness, and Empowerment, as well as understand the importance of self-care.

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

Prerequisites:  None
 

For more information about this curriculum, contact:

HIV Education and Training Programs
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute
Corning Tower, Room 244
Empire State Plaza
Albany, New York 12237-0658
hivet@health.ny.gov 
518.474.3045

Live_Webinar Affirming Sex-Positive Sexual Health for LGBTGNC+ Clients

This 2-part webinar will offer participants the opportunity to learn about how to provide sexual health services to LGBTGNC clients in an affirming way. The webinar will review sexual health & sex positivity, client barriers to participating in sexual health services, and frameworks for providing holistic, client-centered services. Participants will take part in discussions and activities to build an understanding of client perspectives and identify client-centered strategies.  A key area of focus will be language and practices that can help providers create an affirming environment for transgender and gender non-conforming clients. Participants will also learn about several sources for continued learning. 

Please note: 

  • It is recommended that participants have basic LGBTQ+ knowledge prior to participating in this webinar. 
  • This is an interactive webinar. Participants should be prepared to actively participate through use of the chat, microphone, and/or video during this webinar.
  • The webinar will begin exactly on-time. Participants who arrive more than 10 minutes after the start-time of the webinar will not be allowed to join.  

Objectives 

  1. List sexual orientations and gender identities that LGBTGNC people may hold
  2. Describe types of sex that LGBTGNC clients may be having
  3. Define key terms related to LGBTGNC clients 
  4. Ask affirming, appropriate sexual-health related questions 
  5. Use gender-neutral and specific language when discussing LGBTGNC sexual health 
  6. Define holistic sexual health and sex positivity 
  7. Describe strategies to make sexual health discussions more comfortable for LGBTGNC clients 
  8. Describe two frameworks for taking a sexual health history
  9. Identify LGBTGNC-specific considerations for providing sexual health education 

This 2-part webinar will offer participants the opportunity to learn about how to provide sexual health services to LGBTGNC clients in an affirming way. The webinar will review sexual health & sex positivity, client barriers to participating in sexual health services, and frameworks for providing holistic, client-centered services. Participants will take part in discussions and activities to build an understanding of client perspectives and identify client-centered strategies.  A key area of focus will be language and practices that can help providers create an affirming environment for transgender and gender non-conforming clients. Participants will also learn about several sources for continued learning. 

Please note: 

  • It is recommended that participants have basic LGBTQ+ knowledge prior to participating in this webinar. 
  • This is an interactive webinar. Participants should be prepared to actively participate through use of the chat, microphone, and/or video during this webinar.
  • The webinar will begin exactly on-time. Participants who arrive more than 10 minutes after the start-time of the webinar will not be allowed to join.  

Objectives 

  1. List sexual orientations and gender identities that LGBTGNC people may hold
  2. Describe types of sex that LGBTGNC clients may be having
  3. Define key terms related to LGBTGNC clients 
  4. Ask affirming, appropriate sexual-health related questions 
  5. Use gender-neutral and specific language when discussing LGBTGNC sexual health 
  6. Define holistic sexual health and sex positivity 
  7. Describe strategies to make sexual health discussions more comfortable for LGBTGNC clients 
  8. Describe two frameworks for taking a sexual health history
  9. Identify LGBTGNC-specific considerations for providing sexual health education 
Online Training Motivational Interviewing Practice - Online Learning

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

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

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

Prerequisite:  None

Intended audience: All health and human service providers.

Continuing Education Credits: This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 0.75 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

 

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

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

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

Prerequisite:  None

Intended audience: All health and human service providers.

Continuing Education Credits: This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 0.75 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

 

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

Description:

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

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

.Objectives:

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

 

Part 1:

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

Part 2:

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

Prerequisite:

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

Audience:

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

Description:

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

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

.Objectives:

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

 

Part 1:

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

Part 2:

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

Prerequisite:

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

Audience:

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

Live_Webinar Webinar Series: Safer Injecting and Wound Care

Description:

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

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

.Objectives:

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

 

Part 1:

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

Part 2

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

Prerequisite:

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

Audience:

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

Materials:

Description:

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

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

.Objectives:

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

 

Part 1:

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

Part 2

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

Prerequisite:

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

Audience:

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

Materials:

Online Training HIV Testing in NYS: On-line Training

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

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

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

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

Prerequisite: None

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

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

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

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

Prerequisite: None

Archived_Webinar Meeting and Working With Clients Remotely - Archive

Goals of this course:

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

Course Objectives:

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

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

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

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

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

Goals of this course:

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

Course Objectives:

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

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

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

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

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

Online Training Opioid Overdose Prevention: Training of Trainers

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Audience:

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

Important Note:

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

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

Module 1: Background knowledge for the trainer

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

Module 2: How to train others to give naloxone

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

Module 3: Additional questions trainees may have

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Audience:

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

Important Note:

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

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

Module 1: Background knowledge for the trainer

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

Module 2: How to train others to give naloxone

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

Module 3: Additional questions trainees may have

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

Archived_Webinar Benefits Counseling Pilot Project (BCPP) Archive

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

Length: 20 minutes

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

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

Length: 20 minutes

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

Audience: Non-physician health and human services providers


Pre-requisite: Basic knowledge of HIV

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

 

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

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

 

Audience: Non-physician health and human services providers


Pre-requisite: Basic knowledge of HIV

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Online Training PrEP Peer Curriculum - Pre-Course Module

Pre-Course Module Description

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

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

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

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

Audience:  Peer Workers doing PrEP related work.  

Pre-Course Module Description

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

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

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

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

Audience:  Peer Workers doing PrEP related work.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Archived_Webinar 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

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

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

Topics to be covered will include:

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

 

Intended audience:

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

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

Topics to be covered will include:

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

 

Intended audience:

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

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

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

After viewing this webinar, participants will be able to:

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

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

After viewing this webinar, participants will be able to:

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

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

This course is divided into three 20-minute modules:

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

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

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

 

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

 

Intended audience: All health and human service providers.

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

This course is divided into three 20-minute modules:

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

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

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

 

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

 

Intended audience: All health and human service providers.

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

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

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

Archived_Webinar Webinar: Talking With Clients About Fentanyl - Archive

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

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

Live_Webinar Harm Reduction Services Documentation for Medicaid

Course Description:

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

 

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

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

 

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

Course Description:

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

 

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

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

 

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

Archived_Webinar 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.

Archived_Webinar 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 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.

 

Archived_Webinar 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

Archived_Webinar 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. 
Archived_Webinar 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.

Archived_Webinar 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 Updating the HIV Diagnostic Testing Algorithm - Online Learning

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This 40-minute webcast will:

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

Who Should View this Webcast

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

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

Webcast Sponsored by the New York State Department of Health

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

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

This 40-minute webcast will:

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

Who Should View this Webcast

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

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

Webcast Sponsored by the New York State Department of Health

Online Training Webcast: Implementing Rapid Screening for Hepatitis C

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

 

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

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

 

Prerequisite: None

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

Prerequisite: None

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Archived_Webinar 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.
Archived_Webinar Older Adults & Sexual Health Guide - Archive

Older Adults and Sexual Health Guide

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

Older Adults and Sexual Health Guide

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

Archived_Webinar Webinar: HIV and Aging - Archive

HIV and Aging

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

HIV and Aging

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

Live_Webinar Webinar: Sexual Health in Trans and MSM Immigrants

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

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

• List three motivations for undocumented entry by LGBTQ+ people

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

• Discuss discrimination and the social norms of immigrants 

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

• Describe trauma-informed care for MSM and Trans immigrants

• List ways to advocate for transgender clients

• Practice applying the core objectives with clients 

 

 

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

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

• List three motivations for undocumented entry by LGBTQ+ people

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

• Discuss discrimination and the social norms of immigrants 

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

• Describe trauma-informed care for MSM and Trans immigrants

• List ways to advocate for transgender clients

• Practice applying the core objectives with clients 

 

 

Live_Webinar Affirming Screening for Social Determinants of Health

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

Training Objectives:  

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

1. Explain to clients the importance of screening for Social Determinants of Health. 
2. Identify best practices for conducting Social Determinants of Health screening in a client-centered, affirming manner.
3. Conduct Social Determinants of Health screening in a manner that builds trust and rapport. 
4. Engage the client in the process of prioritizing and addressing unmet needs. 
5. Identify best practices for connecting clients to resources and services to address their unmet needs.  
 

Intended Audience:  

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

Prerequisite: None 

For more information about this curriculum, contact: 

HIV Education and Training Programs
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute
Corning Tower, Room 244
Empire State Plaza
Albany, New York 12237-0658
hivet@health.ny.gov 
518.474.3045

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

Training Objectives:  

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

1. Explain to clients the importance of screening for Social Determinants of Health. 
2. Identify best practices for conducting Social Determinants of Health screening in a client-centered, affirming manner.
3. Conduct Social Determinants of Health screening in a manner that builds trust and rapport. 
4. Engage the client in the process of prioritizing and addressing unmet needs. 
5. Identify best practices for connecting clients to resources and services to address their unmet needs.  
 

Intended Audience:  

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

Prerequisite: None 

For more information about this curriculum, contact: 

HIV Education and Training Programs
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute
Corning Tower, Room 244
Empire State Plaza
Albany, New York 12237-0658
hivet@health.ny.gov 
518.474.3045

Live_Webinar Cannabinoids 101

Description:

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

Objectives:

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

 

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

Prerequisite:

General Substance Use 101

Audience:

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

Materials:

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

Description:

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

Objectives:

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

 

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

Prerequisite:

General Substance Use 101

Audience:

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

Materials:

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

Live_Webinar Club Drugs 101

Description:

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

Objectives:

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

 

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

Prerequisite:

General Substance Use 101

Audience:

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

Materials:

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

Description:

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

Objectives:

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

 

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

Prerequisite:

General Substance Use 101

Audience:

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

Materials:

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

Live_Webinar Depressants 101

Description:

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

Objectives:

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

 

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

Prerequisite:

General Substance Use 101

Audience:

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

Materials:

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

Description:

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

Objectives:

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

 

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

Prerequisite:

General Substance Use 101

Audience:

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

Materials:

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

Live_Webinar Over the Counter Drugs 101

Description:

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

Objectives:

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

 

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

Prerequisite:

General Substance Use 101

Audience:

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

Materials:

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

Description:

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

Objectives:

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

 

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

Prerequisite:

General Substance Use 101

Audience:

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

Materials:

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

Online Training Dried Blood Spot Collections for HIV and Hepatitis C RNA Testing in New York State

This 45-60 minute self-paced online training will review the requirements for collecting dried blood spot (DBS) samples for HIV and Hepatitis C (HCV) RNA testing. The training is specifically intended for staff working in programs that have approval to send the DBS samples to the NYS Wadsworth Center for processing. 

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

  1. Recall the steps of DBS specimen collection;
  2. State how ensure maintenance of DBS specimen integrity;
  3. State the 3 items that must be listed on the DBS card. 
  4. Recall how to complete the Infectious Diseases Requisition (IDR) form. 
  5. Identify the steps to package and ship a DBS specimen;
  6. State where to retrieve DBS test results;
  7. Recall and download resources for Communicable Disease Reporting;
  8. Recall the training components required to determine staff competence for DBS testing. 

In addition to this module, you should seek further training on bloodborne pathogens, HCV and HIV, transmission, testing algorithms, interpreting and messaging respective to the test results, harm reduction, linkage to care and treatment. You must be familiar with relevant public health regulations, required consent and messaging as well as your reporting responsibilities.

 

Audience:

This training is intended for staff who use dried bloodspot sample collection for HIV or HCV testing that is conducted through the Wadsworth Center. 

 

Prerequisites:

None. Consult with your supervisor.

This 45-60 minute self-paced online training will review the requirements for collecting dried blood spot (DBS) samples for HIV and Hepatitis C (HCV) RNA testing. The training is specifically intended for staff working in programs that have approval to send the DBS samples to the NYS Wadsworth Center for processing. 

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

  1. Recall the steps of DBS specimen collection;
  2. State how ensure maintenance of DBS specimen integrity;
  3. State the 3 items that must be listed on the DBS card. 
  4. Recall how to complete the Infectious Diseases Requisition (IDR) form. 
  5. Identify the steps to package and ship a DBS specimen;
  6. State where to retrieve DBS test results;
  7. Recall and download resources for Communicable Disease Reporting;
  8. Recall the training components required to determine staff competence for DBS testing. 

In addition to this module, you should seek further training on bloodborne pathogens, HCV and HIV, transmission, testing algorithms, interpreting and messaging respective to the test results, harm reduction, linkage to care and treatment. You must be familiar with relevant public health regulations, required consent and messaging as well as your reporting responsibilities.

 

Audience:

This training is intended for staff who use dried bloodspot sample collection for HIV or HCV testing that is conducted through the Wadsworth Center. 

 

Prerequisites:

None. Consult with your supervisor.

Live_Webinar Recognizing Microaggressions & Providing Stigma-Free Services to LGBTGNC Clients

This 90 minute, single-session will provide participants the opportunity to recognize stigmatizing language including microaggressions that many clients experience when having a sexual health interaction with a focus on LGBTGNC clients in order to improve services and interactions to be stigma-free. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in large group discussions to increase understanding of client perspectives. A key area of focus will be adapting language to improve services for LGBTGNC clients.

Please note: 

  • It is recommended that participants have basic LGBTQ+ knowledge prior to participating in this webinar. 
  • This is an interactive webinar. Participants should be prepared to actively participate through use of the chat, microphone, and/or video during this webinar.
  • The webinar will begin exactly on-time. Participants who arrive more than 10 minutes after the start-time of the webinar will not be allowed to join. 

 

Objectives 

  1. Define microaggressions
  2. Describe the different types of microaggressions and where they may exist when working with LGBTGNC clients
  3. Utilize strategies that can mitigate microaggressions
  4. Understand what “stigma-free services” means

 

This 90 minute, single-session will provide participants the opportunity to recognize stigmatizing language including microaggressions that many clients experience when having a sexual health interaction with a focus on LGBTGNC clients in order to improve services and interactions to be stigma-free. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in large group discussions to increase understanding of client perspectives. A key area of focus will be adapting language to improve services for LGBTGNC clients.

Please note: 

  • It is recommended that participants have basic LGBTQ+ knowledge prior to participating in this webinar. 
  • This is an interactive webinar. Participants should be prepared to actively participate through use of the chat, microphone, and/or video during this webinar.
  • The webinar will begin exactly on-time. Participants who arrive more than 10 minutes after the start-time of the webinar will not be allowed to join. 

 

Objectives 

  1. Define microaggressions
  2. Describe the different types of microaggressions and where they may exist when working with LGBTGNC clients
  3. Utilize strategies that can mitigate microaggressions
  4. Understand what “stigma-free services” means

 

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

Description:

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

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

.Objectives:

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

Part 1:

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

Part 2:

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

Prerequisite:

N/A

Audience:

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

 

 

Description:

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

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

.Objectives:

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

Part 1:

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

Part 2:

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

Prerequisite:

N/A

Audience:

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

 

 
Live_Webinar NYS Peer Worker Pre-Certification Training

This five-day training is intended for people seeking to become NYS Certified Peer Workers who are either currently employed as a Peer Worker or who have been selected by an agency for possible future employment as a Peer Worker. The interactive training helps participants build the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to use their lived experience of HIV, HCV, PrEP or accessing harm reduction services as a vehicle to help clients.  This course counts as 19.5 of the 90 required hours of professional training for the program.

 

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

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

New York State Peer Worker Certification Process

Peer workers are individuals with the shared lived experience of HIV, Hepatitis C or accessing harm reduction services.  The program certifies peers in the specific track(s) that they are applying for, and upon successful completion of the program are issued a New York State Peer Worker Certification in: 1) HIV, 2) Hepatitis C, and/or 3) Harm Reduction 4) PrEP.  Individuals may choose more than one track.  Certified peer workers must complete a series of required professional trainings totaling a minimum of 90 hours. The required trainings prepare peer workers to assist clients with HIV/HCV/STD prevention, harm reduction, PrEP as prevention, outreach, patient navigation and/or self-management services.  In addition, peers must pass a knowledge exam, abide by the NYS Peer Worker Code of Ethics and successfully complete a practicum.  The New York State Peer Worker Certification Program is intended to be a vehicle to improve client services as well as create employment opportunities for people with HIV and HCV. For more information about becoming an NYS Peer Worker Certified in HIV, HCV, PrEP, or Harm Reduction, please visit: www.hivtrainingny.org/Home/PeerCertification  

Audience: People seeking to become NYS Certified Peer Workers who are either currently working or volunteering as a Peer Worker or who have been selected by an agency for possible future employment as a Peer Worker.  A “peer” is defined as someone living with HIV, AIDS, Hep C, PrEP, and/or has experience accessing Harm Reduction services.

Prerequisites: Completion of a community-based peer recovery or peer readiness training or preparation of an HIV/HCV/harm reduction treatment experience statement AND completion of at least three core courses from the required peer certification training list.

 

This five-day training is intended for people seeking to become NYS Certified Peer Workers who are either currently employed as a Peer Worker or who have been selected by an agency for possible future employment as a Peer Worker. The interactive training helps participants build the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to use their lived experience of HIV, HCV, PrEP or accessing harm reduction services as a vehicle to help clients.  This course counts as 19.5 of the 90 required hours of professional training for the program.

 

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

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

New York State Peer Worker Certification Process

Peer workers are individuals with the shared lived experience of HIV, Hepatitis C or accessing harm reduction services.  The program certifies peers in the specific track(s) that they are applying for, and upon successful completion of the program are issued a New York State Peer Worker Certification in: 1) HIV, 2) Hepatitis C, and/or 3) Harm Reduction 4) PrEP.  Individuals may choose more than one track.  Certified peer workers must complete a series of required professional trainings totaling a minimum of 90 hours. The required trainings prepare peer workers to assist clients with HIV/HCV/STD prevention, harm reduction, PrEP as prevention, outreach, patient navigation and/or self-management services.  In addition, peers must pass a knowledge exam, abide by the NYS Peer Worker Code of Ethics and successfully complete a practicum.  The New York State Peer Worker Certification Program is intended to be a vehicle to improve client services as well as create employment opportunities for people with HIV and HCV. For more information about becoming an NYS Peer Worker Certified in HIV, HCV, PrEP, or Harm Reduction, please visit: www.hivtrainingny.org/Home/PeerCertification  

Audience: People seeking to become NYS Certified Peer Workers who are either currently working or volunteering as a Peer Worker or who have been selected by an agency for possible future employment as a Peer Worker.  A “peer” is defined as someone living with HIV, AIDS, Hep C, PrEP, and/or has experience accessing Harm Reduction services.

Prerequisites: Completion of a community-based peer recovery or peer readiness training or preparation of an HIV/HCV/harm reduction treatment experience statement AND completion of at least three core courses from the required peer certification training list.

 

Live_Webinar Trauma Informed Environmental Design: Creating Safer Spaces for LGBTQGNC+ Clients

Description: This 90-minute webinar will introduce participants to Trauma Informed Environmental Design. Participants will build skills for using principles of Trauma Informed Care to create patient/client spaces that promote safety and provide support for LGBTQGNC+ clients and staff. Interactive activities will suggest easy to implement, budget-friendly recommendations for changes to patient spaces.

Please note: Some familiarity with Trauma Informed Care (TIC) is recommended before attending this course.  A brief review of TIC will be provided but due to time constraints it will not be comprehensive.

Objectives:

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

1. Identify ways that trauma disproportionally impacts LGBTQGNC+ clients.

2. Evaluate existing spaces through a Trauma Informed lens.

3.  List options for design changes that promote safety and healing.

Description: This 90-minute webinar will introduce participants to Trauma Informed Environmental Design. Participants will build skills for using principles of Trauma Informed Care to create patient/client spaces that promote safety and provide support for LGBTQGNC+ clients and staff. Interactive activities will suggest easy to implement, budget-friendly recommendations for changes to patient spaces.

Please note: Some familiarity with Trauma Informed Care (TIC) is recommended before attending this course.  A brief review of TIC will be provided but due to time constraints it will not be comprehensive.

Objectives:

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

1. Identify ways that trauma disproportionally impacts LGBTQGNC+ clients.

2. Evaluate existing spaces through a Trauma Informed lens.

3.  List options for design changes that promote safety and healing.

Live_Webinar Webinar Series: Supervising Staff & Peers Who Use Drugs

Description:

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

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

.Objectives:

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

Part 1:

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

Part 2:

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

Prerequisite:

N/A

Audience:

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

 

Description:

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

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

.Objectives:

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

Part 1:

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

Part 2:

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

Prerequisite:

N/A

Audience:

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

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

Training Description:

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

Training Objectives:

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

1. Define Culture, Humility, Structural Competency, Implicit Bias, Microaggressions, and Health Inequities.
2. Describe the difference between generalizations and stereotypes.
3. Describe how privilege and social determinants of health impact healthcare delivery.
4. Explore potential obstacles to providing effective services.
5. Recognize how culture will influence the patient's acquisition of services and the provider’s delivery of service.
 

Intended Audience:

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

Prerequisite: None

For more information about this curriculum, contact:

HIV Education and Training Programs
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute
Corning Tower, Room 244
Empire State Plaza
Albany, New York 12237-0658
hivet@health.ny.gov 
518.474.3045

Training Description:

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

Training Objectives:

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

1. Define Culture, Humility, Structural Competency, Implicit Bias, Microaggressions, and Health Inequities.
2. Describe the difference between generalizations and stereotypes.
3. Describe how privilege and social determinants of health impact healthcare delivery.
4. Explore potential obstacles to providing effective services.
5. Recognize how culture will influence the patient's acquisition of services and the provider’s delivery of service.
 

Intended Audience:

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

Prerequisite: None

For more information about this curriculum, contact:

HIV Education and Training Programs
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute
Corning Tower, Room 244
Empire State Plaza
Albany, New York 12237-0658
hivet@health.ny.gov 
518.474.3045

Live_Webinar Concurrent HIV/AIDS Diagnosis: Implications for Community Based Organizations and Public Health Messaging

 Description 

The purpose of this webinar is to increase CBO staff, peer workers and other health and human services providers’ understanding of concurrent HIV/AIDS diagnosis and explore opportunities for public health messaging to better engage people who are living with HIV who are undiagnosed or not in care.  

Objectives 

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

* Explain what concurrent HIV/AIDS diagnosis means 

*Increase awareness about populations most affected 

*Describe some common causes that may contribute to a concurrent HIV/AIDS diagnosis 

*Craft community messages about the effectiveness of HIV treatment and the importance of early diagnosis and treatment 

*Explore opportunities for HIV testing and linkage to care programs 

 

 Description 

The purpose of this webinar is to increase CBO staff, peer workers and other health and human services providers’ understanding of concurrent HIV/AIDS diagnosis and explore opportunities for public health messaging to better engage people who are living with HIV who are undiagnosed or not in care.  

Objectives 

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

* Explain what concurrent HIV/AIDS diagnosis means 

*Increase awareness about populations most affected 

*Describe some common causes that may contribute to a concurrent HIV/AIDS diagnosis 

*Craft community messages about the effectiveness of HIV treatment and the importance of early diagnosis and treatment 

*Explore opportunities for HIV testing and linkage to care programs 

 

Live_Webinar Contextualizing YMSM and YMSM of Color: Building Foundations for Care

Description: This 90-minute, interactive webinar will examine the impact of adolescent development on heath-seeking behavior and engagement in health services among young men who have sex with men (YMSM). We will consider the role of language, generational differences in older and younger MSM, and the application of traditional theories of human development to YMSM. Participants will have the opportunity to share their experiences and practice new strategies for working with YMSM clients through a case study.

 

Objectives:

1. Recognize the developmental tasks faced by adolescents, and the additional and unique challenges faced by YMSM and YMSM of color.

2. Identify unique factors that influence health behaviors of YMSM and YMSM of color.

3. List strategies for engaging YMSM and YMSM of color in healthcare services that consider their developmental status.

Description: This 90-minute, interactive webinar will examine the impact of adolescent development on heath-seeking behavior and engagement in health services among young men who have sex with men (YMSM). We will consider the role of language, generational differences in older and younger MSM, and the application of traditional theories of human development to YMSM. Participants will have the opportunity to share their experiences and practice new strategies for working with YMSM clients through a case study.

 

Objectives:

1. Recognize the developmental tasks faced by adolescents, and the additional and unique challenges faced by YMSM and YMSM of color.

2. Identify unique factors that influence health behaviors of YMSM and YMSM of color.

3. List strategies for engaging YMSM and YMSM of color in healthcare services that consider their developmental status.

Live_Webinar Harm Reduction Approach Overview

Training Description:

This 2-hour webinar 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:

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

Intended Audience: Non-physician health and human services providers who work with clients/ patients at risk for HIV or STIs including prevention specialists, PrEP specialists, peer workers, case managers, care managers and coordinators, social workers, client services staff, and others; and anyone in the general public with an interest in HIV/AIDS 

Prerequisites: None

For more information about this curriculum, contact:

HIV Education and Training Programs
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute
Corning Tower, Room 244
Empire State Plaza
Albany, New York 12237-0658
hivet@health.ny.gov 
518.474.3045

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 Deca

www.health.ny.gov/publications/9828.pdf

Training Description:

This 2-hour webinar 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:

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

Intended Audience: Non-physician health and human services providers who work with clients/ patients at risk for HIV or STIs including prevention specialists, PrEP specialists, peer workers, case managers, care managers and coordinators, social workers, client services staff, and others; and anyone in the general public with an interest in HIV/AIDS 

Prerequisites: None

For more information about this curriculum, contact:

HIV Education and Training Programs
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute
Corning Tower, Room 244
Empire State Plaza
Albany, New York 12237-0658
hivet@health.ny.gov 
518.474.3045

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 Deca

www.health.ny.gov/publications/9828.pdf

Live_Webinar Leadership Development Skills Training: Part 2

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

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

 

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

 

To accomplish this, we will promote the following objectives:

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

To accomplish this, we will promote the following objectives:

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

 

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

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

Training Description:  

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

Training Objectives:

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

1. Define various gender and sexuality terminologies, including identities and concepts, used in LGBTQ+ communities.
2. Differentiate that sex assigned at birth, gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation are each their own distinct concepts and that they exist on a continuum.
3. Distinguish between various forms of oppression experienced by LGBTQ+ people and how these levels are interconnected.
4. Understand the concepts of unexamined privilege and its relationship with oppression.
5. 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.
6. Define social determinants of health.
7. Identify reasons why LGBTQ+ people are disproportionately at risk based on social determinants of health.
8. Recognize specific LGBTQ+ health disparities among various LGBTQ+ subpopulations.
9. Describe protective factors for LGBTQ+ people that counter health risks.
10. Identify strategies that organizations/agencies can adopt or create to ensure a safe and welcoming environment for LGBTQ+ clients/patients and staff.
 

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

Prerequisites:  None.

For more information about this curriculum, contact:

HIV Education and Training Programs
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute
Corning Tower, Room 244
Empire State Plaza
Albany, New York 12237-0658
hivet@health.ny.gov 
518.474.3045

Training Description:  

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

Training Objectives:

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

1. Define various gender and sexuality terminologies, including identities and concepts, used in LGBTQ+ communities.
2. Differentiate that sex assigned at birth, gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation are each their own distinct concepts and that they exist on a continuum.
3. Distinguish between various forms of oppression experienced by LGBTQ+ people and how these levels are interconnected.
4. Understand the concepts of unexamined privilege and its relationship with oppression.
5. 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.
6. Define social determinants of health.
7. Identify reasons why LGBTQ+ people are disproportionately at risk based on social determinants of health.
8. Recognize specific LGBTQ+ health disparities among various LGBTQ+ subpopulations.
9. Describe protective factors for LGBTQ+ people that counter health risks.
10. Identify strategies that organizations/agencies can adopt or create to ensure a safe and welcoming environment for LGBTQ+ clients/patients and staff.
 

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

Prerequisites:  None.

For more information about this curriculum, contact:

HIV Education and Training Programs
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute
Corning Tower, Room 244
Empire State Plaza
Albany, New York 12237-0658
hivet@health.ny.gov 
518.474.3045

Live_Webinar Webinar: Crystal Meth, MSM, and HIV

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

 

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

 

Identify at least 3 reasons why MSM may use drugs

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

Identify 2 venues in which meth is used

Define “club drugs” and their effects

Define stimulants and depressants

Define homeostasis and rebound

List at least 3 characteristics of methamphetamines

State 3 perceived benefits and long-term effects of methamphetamines

Identify at least two resources relevant and accessible to your work

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

 

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

 

Identify at least 3 reasons why MSM may use drugs

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

Identify 2 venues in which meth is used

Define “club drugs” and their effects

Define stimulants and depressants

Define homeostasis and rebound

List at least 3 characteristics of methamphetamines

State 3 perceived benefits and long-term effects of methamphetamines

Identify at least two resources relevant and accessible to your work

Live_Webinar Webinar: HIV and Hepatitis C Co-infection

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

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

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

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

Audience: All health and human service providers.

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

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

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

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

Audience: All health and human service providers.

Continuing Education Credits:

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

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

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

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

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

Audience: All health and human service providers.

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

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

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

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

Audience: All health and human service providers.

Continuing Education Credits:

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

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

Training Description:

This 1.5-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 the completion of this training, participants will be able to apply two health literacy strategies, plain language, and the teach-back method, to their work.

Training Objectives:

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

1. Define health literacy.
2. Recognize the health literacy disconnect in healthcare and how this affects patients and the public.
3. Develop plain language and teach-back facilitation skills.
4. Identify common concerns and challenges associated with incorporating plain language and teach-back methods with all patients.
5. Apply two health literacy universal precautions and plain language to their work. 
6. Apply the teach-back method to improve communication and patient understanding.
 

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

Prerequisites: None

For more information about this curriculum, contact:

HIV Education and Training Programs
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute
Corning Tower, Room 244
Empire State Plaza
Albany, New York 12237-0658
hivet@health.ny.gov 
518.474.3045

Training Description:

This 1.5-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 the completion of this training, participants will be able to apply two health literacy strategies, plain language, and the teach-back method, to their work.

Training Objectives:

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

1. Define health literacy.
2. Recognize the health literacy disconnect in healthcare and how this affects patients and the public.
3. Develop plain language and teach-back facilitation skills.
4. Identify common concerns and challenges associated with incorporating plain language and teach-back methods with all patients.
5. Apply two health literacy universal precautions and plain language to their work. 
6. Apply the teach-back method to improve communication and patient understanding.
 

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

Prerequisites: None

For more information about this curriculum, contact:

HIV Education and Training Programs
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute
Corning Tower, Room 244
Empire State Plaza
Albany, New York 12237-0658
hivet@health.ny.gov 
518.474.3045

Live_Webinar Intro to Co-Occurring Disorders for People Living with HIV

Training Description:

This one-day training will introduce non-physician health and human service providers to co-occurring disorders (substance use and mental health disorders) and their impact on people living with HIV.  The training will review the impact of trauma and stigma on care and the elements of an integrated treatment approach for COD.  Participants will also be offered tools to identify “red flags” or warning signs that might indicate a problem with substance use and/or mental health in order to make referrals for treatment. 

Training Objectives:

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

  • 1. Define the term “co-occurring disorders” as it applies to substance use and mental health;
  • 2. Have a basic understanding of the criteria for the most common mental health and substance use disorders;
  • 3. Understand the impact of trauma and stigma on client care;
  • 4. Define the term “integrated treatment approach”;
  • 5. Identify “red flags” to assist in making appropriate referrals;
  • 6 Understand how the management of COD will improve health outcomes for people living with HIV

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

Prerequisite:  None

Continuing Education Credits: This training is provided under the 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:

RU+Scratch Off Cards

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9634.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9635.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9636.pd

fhttp://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9637.pdf 

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9638.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9639.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9640.pdf 

Alcohol and HIV: A Mix Your Can Avoid

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9609.pdf  

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9618.pdf 

Pocket Reference Guide: Mental Health Screening

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9502.pdf 

Training Description:

This one-day training will introduce non-physician health and human service providers to co-occurring disorders (substance use and mental health disorders) and their impact on people living with HIV.  The training will review the impact of trauma and stigma on care and the elements of an integrated treatment approach for COD.  Participants will also be offered tools to identify “red flags” or warning signs that might indicate a problem with substance use and/or mental health in order to make referrals for treatment. 

Training Objectives:

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

  • 1. Define the term “co-occurring disorders” as it applies to substance use and mental health;
  • 2. Have a basic understanding of the criteria for the most common mental health and substance use disorders;
  • 3. Understand the impact of trauma and stigma on client care;
  • 4. Define the term “integrated treatment approach”;
  • 5. Identify “red flags” to assist in making appropriate referrals;
  • 6 Understand how the management of COD will improve health outcomes for people living with HIV

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

Prerequisite:  None

Continuing Education Credits: This training is provided under the 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:

RU+Scratch Off Cards

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9634.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9635.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9636.pd

fhttp://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9637.pdf 

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9638.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9639.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9640.pdf 

Alcohol and HIV: A Mix Your Can Avoid

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9609.pdf  

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9618.pdf 

Pocket Reference Guide: Mental Health Screening

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9502.pdf 

Live_Webinar Hepatitis C Jeopardy

This 2 hour interactive webinar will be exactly what the title says – a Hepatitis C Jeopardy game, including prizes! In true Jeopardy style, we’ll provide the answers, and you’ll provide the questions. Come test your knowledge of Hepatitis C transmission, prevention, testing, care and treatment. It’s a great way to review or increase your knowledge base while having fun.

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

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

Please plan to participate verbally or through the Chat function.

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

Prerequisite: None.

This 2 hour interactive webinar will be exactly what the title says – a Hepatitis C Jeopardy game, including prizes! In true Jeopardy style, we’ll provide the answers, and you’ll provide the questions. Come test your knowledge of Hepatitis C transmission, prevention, testing, care and treatment. It’s a great way to review or increase your knowledge base while having fun.

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

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

Please plan to participate verbally or through the Chat function.

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

Prerequisite: None.

Live_Webinar Intro to Co-occurring Disorders

This two-hour webinar will introduce non-physician health and human service providers to co-occurring disorders (substance use and mental health disorders) and their impact on people living with HIV.  The training will review the impact of trauma and stigma on care, and the elements of an integrated treatment approach for COD.  

This two-hour webinar will introduce non-physician health and human service providers to co-occurring disorders (substance use and mental health disorders) and their impact on people living with HIV.  The training will review the impact of trauma and stigma on care, and the elements of an integrated treatment approach for COD.  

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

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

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

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

 

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

Prerequisite: None

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

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

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

 

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

Prerequisite: None

Live_Webinar Older Women Living with HIV: Sex, Health, and Vitality

The goal of this 90-minute webinar is to inform providers working with older women living with HIV about unique characteristics of care, with an aim to improve health outcomes for this priority population.

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

  1. Describe the epidemiology of older women living with HIV in New York State
  2. Identify three specific aspects of sexuality in older women living with HIV which may impact their care
  3. Define one primary and one secondary prevention strategy to improve the sexual health of older women living with HIV
  4. Name one strategy in improving physical health for older women living with HIV, with a focus on health equity

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

Prerequisite: None

The goal of this 90-minute webinar is to inform providers working with older women living with HIV about unique characteristics of care, with an aim to improve health outcomes for this priority population.

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

  1. Describe the epidemiology of older women living with HIV in New York State
  2. Identify three specific aspects of sexuality in older women living with HIV which may impact their care
  3. Define one primary and one secondary prevention strategy to improve the sexual health of older women living with HIV
  4. Name one strategy in improving physical health for older women living with HIV, with a focus on health equity

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

Prerequisite: None

Live_Webinar Hepatitis C Basics for Peer Workers

This 2 hour training will offer peer workers information about hepatitis C and will cover basic facts about hepatitis A and B.

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

  • Recall basic facts about the who is affected by hepatitis C in New York State
  • Recall basic facts about the functions of the liver
  • Describe how hepatitis C is and is not transmitted
  • Share information with others about viral hepatitis prevention and harm reduction strategies.
  • Recall recommendations regarding who should be screened for hepatitis B and C
  • Describe the two step testing algorithm for hepatitis C
  • Recall resources for HCV testing in NYS
  • Describe to clients the spectrum of illness for hepatitis C
  • Recall key facts about new treatments for hepatitis C and resources for HCV treatment in NYS
  • Counsel clients with hepatitis C about the importance of vaccination for hepatitis A and B, avoiding alcohol, good liver health practices and avoiding re-infection
  • Recall NYS AIDS Institute HCV Peer Worker competencies

Prerequisite: None

Audience: Peer workers interested in educating others about hepatitis C.

Associated Materials:

Hepatitis C: Screening, Diagnosis and Linkage to Care

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1885.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1886.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1887.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1888.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1889.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1890.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1891.pdf

Hepatitis C Notepads - Reactive

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1812.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1813.pdf

Hepatitis C Notepads - Non-Reactive

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1814.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1815.pdf

Hepatitis C Testing Palm Cards

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1873.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1874.pdf

Hepatitis C: Know the Facts Scratcher Cards

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1855.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1856.pdf

What Do You Know About Hepatitis C Scratcher Cards

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1853.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1854.pdf

This 2 hour training will offer peer workers information about hepatitis C and will cover basic facts about hepatitis A and B.

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

  • Recall basic facts about the who is affected by hepatitis C in New York State
  • Recall basic facts about the functions of the liver
  • Describe how hepatitis C is and is not transmitted
  • Share information with others about viral hepatitis prevention and harm reduction strategies.
  • Recall recommendations regarding who should be screened for hepatitis B and C
  • Describe the two step testing algorithm for hepatitis C
  • Recall resources for HCV testing in NYS
  • Describe to clients the spectrum of illness for hepatitis C
  • Recall key facts about new treatments for hepatitis C and resources for HCV treatment in NYS
  • Counsel clients with hepatitis C about the importance of vaccination for hepatitis A and B, avoiding alcohol, good liver health practices and avoiding re-infection
  • Recall NYS AIDS Institute HCV Peer Worker competencies

Prerequisite: None

Audience: Peer workers interested in educating others about hepatitis C.

Associated Materials:

Hepatitis C: Screening, Diagnosis and Linkage to Care

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1885.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1886.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1887.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1888.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1889.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1890.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1891.pdf

Hepatitis C Notepads - Reactive

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1812.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1813.pdf

Hepatitis C Notepads - Non-Reactive

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1814.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1815.pdf

Hepatitis C Testing Palm Cards

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1873.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1874.pdf

Hepatitis C: Know the Facts Scratcher Cards

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1855.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1856.pdf

What Do You Know About Hepatitis C Scratcher Cards

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1853.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1854.pdf

Live_Webinar The Intersection of Sex and Substance Use

Training Description:

This 4-part (90 minutes per session) virtual training will prepare non-physician health and human service providers and peer workers with the knowledge, attitude, and skills needed to provide culturally-relevant HIV prevention and sexual health promotion services to clients who combine sex and substance use to enhance sexual desire, pleasure, or performance.

Training Objectives:

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

1. Recall the impact of different substances on sexual desire, pleasure, and performance.
2. Reduce stigma by demonstrating a nonjudgmental attitude regarding the use of substances to engage in or enhance the sexual experience.
3. Provide harm reduction options and awareness and referrals to individuals seeking help for substance use, including methamphetamine use.
4. Promote sexual health for individuals who use substances to enhance pleasure.
5. Explain the history of HIV and why PrEP represents such an important advance.
6. Use affirming language around gender identity, sexuality, and sexual orientation.
 

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

Prerequisite: Implementing a Sex Positive Approach

Format:

Live Webinar

For more information about this curriculum, contact:

HIV Education and Training Programs
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute
Corning Tower, Room 244
Empire State Plaza
Albany, New York 12237-0658
hivet@health.ny.gov 
518.474.3045
 

Training Description:

This 4-part (90 minutes per session) virtual training will prepare non-physician health and human service providers and peer workers with the knowledge, attitude, and skills needed to provide culturally-relevant HIV prevention and sexual health promotion services to clients who combine sex and substance use to enhance sexual desire, pleasure, or performance.

Training Objectives:

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

1. Recall the impact of different substances on sexual desire, pleasure, and performance.
2. Reduce stigma by demonstrating a nonjudgmental attitude regarding the use of substances to engage in or enhance the sexual experience.
3. Provide harm reduction options and awareness and referrals to individuals seeking help for substance use, including methamphetamine use.
4. Promote sexual health for individuals who use substances to enhance pleasure.
5. Explain the history of HIV and why PrEP represents such an important advance.
6. Use affirming language around gender identity, sexuality, and sexual orientation.
 

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

Prerequisite: Implementing a Sex Positive Approach

Format:

Live Webinar

For more information about this curriculum, contact:

HIV Education and Training Programs
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute
Corning Tower, Room 244
Empire State Plaza
Albany, New York 12237-0658
hivet@health.ny.gov 
518.474.3045
 

Live_Webinar Sexuality and Gender: Exploring Feelings and Supporting Sexuality Development

Description: This 90-minute webinar will explore various strategies for supporting caregivers' conversations about sexuality and gender identities with the youth in their lives, particularly LGBTGNC youth. This webinar is designed to be participatory with small and large group discussions and other activities. This webinar is the third in a series of stand-alone webinars geared towards non-clinical HHS providers to assist caregivers in having discussions with youth in their lives. 

Objectives: 

Participants will: 

  • Demonstrate an understanding of terms related to sexuality and gender. 
  • Acknowledge emotions/assumptions caregivers may have around LGBTGNC youth exploring gender and sexuality. 
  • Identify gaps in sexual health education related to LGBTGNC sexual health. 
  • Identify resources to assist caregivers in supporting LGBTGNC youth, especially around STI/HIV prevention. 

Description: This 90-minute webinar will explore various strategies for supporting caregivers' conversations about sexuality and gender identities with the youth in their lives, particularly LGBTGNC youth. This webinar is designed to be participatory with small and large group discussions and other activities. This webinar is the third in a series of stand-alone webinars geared towards non-clinical HHS providers to assist caregivers in having discussions with youth in their lives. 

Objectives: 

Participants will: 

  • Demonstrate an understanding of terms related to sexuality and gender. 
  • Acknowledge emotions/assumptions caregivers may have around LGBTGNC youth exploring gender and sexuality. 
  • Identify gaps in sexual health education related to LGBTGNC sexual health. 
  • Identify resources to assist caregivers in supporting LGBTGNC youth, especially around STI/HIV prevention. 
Live_Webinar Let’s Talk About Sex: Caregiver Concerns and Intentions for Having “The Talk” with Youth

Description: This 90-minute webinar will explore concerns that caregivers have about discussing sexual health with the youth in their lives, particularly LGBTGNC youth, and identify strategies for starting the discussions. This webinar is designed to be participatory with small and large group discussions and other activities. This webinar is the first in a series of stand-alone webinars geared towards non-clinical HHS providers to assist caregivers in having discussions with youth in their lives.

 

Objectives:

  • Identify concerns and roadblocks to having conversations about sex and sexual health with youth, particularly LGBTGNC youth.
  • Discuss the importance of having conversations about sexual health with youth with a focus on STI/HIV prevention.
  • Describe differences between non-judgmental, sex-positive comprehensive sexual health education and abstinence-only and disease-centered conversations.
  • Identify resources for non-clinical staff to provide to their clients to begin the conversations around sexual health with youth, particularly LGBTGNC youth.

Description: This 90-minute webinar will explore concerns that caregivers have about discussing sexual health with the youth in their lives, particularly LGBTGNC youth, and identify strategies for starting the discussions. This webinar is designed to be participatory with small and large group discussions and other activities. This webinar is the first in a series of stand-alone webinars geared towards non-clinical HHS providers to assist caregivers in having discussions with youth in their lives.

 

Objectives:

  • Identify concerns and roadblocks to having conversations about sex and sexual health with youth, particularly LGBTGNC youth.
  • Discuss the importance of having conversations about sexual health with youth with a focus on STI/HIV prevention.
  • Describe differences between non-judgmental, sex-positive comprehensive sexual health education and abstinence-only and disease-centered conversations.
  • Identify resources for non-clinical staff to provide to their clients to begin the conversations around sexual health with youth, particularly LGBTGNC youth.
Live_Webinar Nutrition and Liver Health

 

The goal of this 90-minute webinar is to help health and human services providers understand the impact of nutrition on liver health that will inform their work with clients. 

 

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

  • Identify three functions of the liver
  • Describe how diet and lifestyle affect liver health 
  • Understand how nutrition can help in the care of liver disease
  • Identify strategies to support clients’ nutritional health

Audience: Non-physician health and human services providers including case managers, social workers, patient navigators, and peer workers.

Prerequisite: None. It is recommended that participants are familiar with basic information about Hepatitis C. 

 

The goal of this 90-minute webinar is to help health and human services providers understand the impact of nutrition on liver health that will inform their work with clients. 

 

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

  • Identify three functions of the liver
  • Describe how diet and lifestyle affect liver health 
  • Understand how nutrition can help in the care of liver disease
  • Identify strategies to support clients’ nutritional health

Audience: Non-physician health and human services providers including case managers, social workers, patient navigators, and peer workers.

Prerequisite: None. It is recommended that participants are familiar with basic information about Hepatitis C. 

Live_Webinar The Intersection of the Opioid Crisis and Hepatitis C

The goal of this two-hour webinar for health and human services providers is to inform providers about the impact of the nation’s opiate crisis on the Hepatitis C (HCV) epidemic, so that they may better serve and address barriers for clients who are living with HCV and/or have a relationship with opioid use.

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

  • Discuss the history of both epidemics nationwide and within New York State
  • Describe the relationship between HCV and opioid use
  • Identify harm reduction strategies for their clients
  • Highlight how the New York State Hepatitis C Elimination Plan works to address health inequities among priority populations who are living with HCV and/or use opioids

Audience: Case managers, social workers, non-medical providers, patient navigators, peers and all other non-physician health and human services manager

Prerequisite: None

The goal of this two-hour webinar for health and human services providers is to inform providers about the impact of the nation’s opiate crisis on the Hepatitis C (HCV) epidemic, so that they may better serve and address barriers for clients who are living with HCV and/or have a relationship with opioid use.

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

  • Discuss the history of both epidemics nationwide and within New York State
  • Describe the relationship between HCV and opioid use
  • Identify harm reduction strategies for their clients
  • Highlight how the New York State Hepatitis C Elimination Plan works to address health inequities among priority populations who are living with HCV and/or use opioids

Audience: Case managers, social workers, non-medical providers, patient navigators, peers and all other non-physician health and human services manager

Prerequisite: None

Live_Webinar Webinar: Hepatitis C Basics for Peer Workers

Training Goal: 

The goal of this 90-minute webinar is to provide peer workers with an overview of Hepatitis C so that they may better understand the importance of HCV treatment. Peers will be appropriately prepared with the tools needed to play an effective role in HCV care navigation for clients. 

Training Objective: 

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

  • Identify the functions of the liver 
  • Describe how Hepatitis C is transmitted
  • Explain Hepatitis C disease progression 
  • Describe the testing algorithm for Hepatitis C
  • Describe the recent progress in the treatment of Hepatitis C
  • Discuss their role in supporting treatment 
  • Identify effective prevention strategies for clients at risk

Audience: Peer Workers 

Prerequisites: None 

Training Goal: 

The goal of this 90-minute webinar is to provide peer workers with an overview of Hepatitis C so that they may better understand the importance of HCV treatment. Peers will be appropriately prepared with the tools needed to play an effective role in HCV care navigation for clients. 

Training Objective: 

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

  • Identify the functions of the liver 
  • Describe how Hepatitis C is transmitted
  • Explain Hepatitis C disease progression 
  • Describe the testing algorithm for Hepatitis C
  • Describe the recent progress in the treatment of Hepatitis C
  • Discuss their role in supporting treatment 
  • Identify effective prevention strategies for clients at risk

Audience: Peer Workers 

Prerequisites: None