Upcoming Courses

CourseList In Person CourseList Online Training CourseList Archived Webinar CourseList Live Webinar CourseList Hybrid   CourseList
  Clear Search
click header arrows to sort
Name
Online Training New Course Overdose Response Training

You can reverse an overdose if you know what to do and you act in time. Whether you use drugs, love someone who does, or just care about the people in your community, it’s important to be prepared if you encounter someone who is overdosing. This training is for anyone who may be with or encounter a person that is experiencing an overdose.

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

  • List the signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose
  • Demonstrate how to administer naloxone
  • Identify the steps to follow when encountering an opioid overdose
  • Identify options for obtaining naloxone
  • Identify resources for further training

This training should take 15 minutes to complete. 

 

**After completing the course, please participate in this survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DC9T8Z6 to assist us in enhancing the quality of the program**

 

Intended Audience: The practical training is for a wide variety of audiences including: clinical or non-clinical staff, people in active use of substances and their loved ones, as well as general community members.

You can reverse an overdose if you know what to do and you act in time. Whether you use drugs, love someone who does, or just care about the people in your community, it’s important to be prepared if you encounter someone who is overdosing. This training is for anyone who may be with or encounter a person that is experiencing an overdose.

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

  • List the signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose
  • Demonstrate how to administer naloxone
  • Identify the steps to follow when encountering an opioid overdose
  • Identify options for obtaining naloxone
  • Identify resources for further training

This training should take 15 minutes to complete. 

 

**After completing the course, please participate in this survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DC9T8Z6 to assist us in enhancing the quality of the program**

 

Intended Audience: The practical training is for a wide variety of audiences including: clinical or non-clinical staff, people in active use of substances and their loved ones, as well as general community members.

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

Live_Webinar New Course 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 New Course Hepatitis C Prevention with Young People Who Use Drugs

Description: This 90-minute training will discuss the high hepatitis C virus incidence and low treatment initiation rates among young people who use drugs. This training will help participants understand that novel, simplified care models need to be developed to engage, treat, and cure hard-to-reach patient populations, such as young people who use drugs.  

 

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

  • Describe the scope of hepatitis C infection among young PWUD; 
  • Explain the association between the emerging epidemic of Hep C infections among young persons and the opioid epidemic; 
  • Identify factors that can impact YPWUD and vulnerability for HCV infection; 
  • Identify the principles of youth-centered, harm reduction-oriented service provisions; and 
  • Identify strategies for hepatitis C prevention, care, and treatment for young PWUD. 

 

Prerequisite: Hepatitis C 101 course 

 

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. 

 

Materials: N/A 

Description: This 90-minute training will discuss the high hepatitis C virus incidence and low treatment initiation rates among young people who use drugs. This training will help participants understand that novel, simplified care models need to be developed to engage, treat, and cure hard-to-reach patient populations, such as young people who use drugs.  

 

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

  • Describe the scope of hepatitis C infection among young PWUD; 
  • Explain the association between the emerging epidemic of Hep C infections among young persons and the opioid epidemic; 
  • Identify factors that can impact YPWUD and vulnerability for HCV infection; 
  • Identify the principles of youth-centered, harm reduction-oriented service provisions; and 
  • Identify strategies for hepatitis C prevention, care, and treatment for young PWUD. 

 

Prerequisite: Hepatitis C 101 course 

 

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. 

 

Materials: N/A 

Online Training 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 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 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

Online Training 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 Harm Reduction & Overdose Prevention (Pictionary)

Description: This 90-minute interactive virtual Pictionary game will test participant knowledge of overdose prevention and harm reduction principles. It will provide insight surrounding various terms and educational insight regarding harm reduction in practice, dispelling myths regarding substances, and overdose prevention. 

 

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

  • Test knowledge about drug interactions; 
  • Provide accurate answers to effects, risks, and harm reduction tips for substances and overdose; 
  • Dispel myths surrounding fentanyl, overdose prevention, and safe injection; and 
  • List considerations for different prevention measures to reduce dangerous interactions and overdose risks. 

 

Prerequisite: N/A 

 

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. 

 

Materials: N/A

Description: This 90-minute interactive virtual Pictionary game will test participant knowledge of overdose prevention and harm reduction principles. It will provide insight surrounding various terms and educational insight regarding harm reduction in practice, dispelling myths regarding substances, and overdose prevention. 

 

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

  • Test knowledge about drug interactions; 
  • Provide accurate answers to effects, risks, and harm reduction tips for substances and overdose; 
  • Dispel myths surrounding fentanyl, overdose prevention, and safe injection; and 
  • List considerations for different prevention measures to reduce dangerous interactions and overdose risks. 

 

Prerequisite: N/A 

 

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. 

 

Materials: N/A

Live_Webinar Hepatitis C Overview

Goals & Objectives

Social services providers are in a unique position to offer support to clients living with or at risk for Hepatitis C (HCV). This two-hour webinar provides an overview of HCV transmission, disease progression, testing and treatment.

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

  • Recall basic facts about who is affected by hepatitis C (HCV) in New York State.
  • Recall basic facts about the functions of the liver and how liver damage affects the body.
  • Describe how hepatitis C is and is not transmitted.
  • Describe to clients the spectrum of illness for hepatitis C.
  • Describe the two-step testing algorithm for hepatitis C.
  • Describe the goals of HCV treatment.

Audience: Non-physician health and human services providers including case managers, social workers, patient navigators, and peer workers.

Goals & Objectives

Social services providers are in a unique position to offer support to clients living with or at risk for Hepatitis C (HCV). This two-hour webinar provides an overview of HCV transmission, disease progression, testing and treatment.

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

  • Recall basic facts about who is affected by hepatitis C (HCV) in New York State.
  • Recall basic facts about the functions of the liver and how liver damage affects the body.
  • Describe how hepatitis C is and is not transmitted.
  • Describe to clients the spectrum of illness for hepatitis C.
  • Describe the two-step testing algorithm for hepatitis C.
  • Describe the goals of HCV treatment.

Audience: Non-physician health and human services providers including case managers, social workers, patient navigators, and peer workers.

Live_Webinar Impacts of the Overdose Epidemic on BIPOC Communities (Quizizz)

Description: This 90-minute interactive Quizizz game will cover a range of topics related to the overdose epidemic and its impact on the (BIPOC) Black, Indigenous, People of Color communities. From understanding the reasons behind the disparities in overdose rates to exploring solutions for improving access to treatment and support services, participants will be challenged to think critically on how to address these issues effectively.

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

  • Understand the historical impacts of substances on BIPOC communities;
  • List harmful drug policies that targeted BIPOC communities;
  • Identify the interplay of social determinants of health and the overdose epidemic; and
  • Provide strategies for addressing disparities in overdose prevention, treatment, and other social services.

Prerequisite:    N/A

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.

Materials:  N/A

Description: This 90-minute interactive Quizizz game will cover a range of topics related to the overdose epidemic and its impact on the (BIPOC) Black, Indigenous, People of Color communities. From understanding the reasons behind the disparities in overdose rates to exploring solutions for improving access to treatment and support services, participants will be challenged to think critically on how to address these issues effectively.

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

  • Understand the historical impacts of substances on BIPOC communities;
  • List harmful drug policies that targeted BIPOC communities;
  • Identify the interplay of social determinants of health and the overdose epidemic; and
  • Provide strategies for addressing disparities in overdose prevention, treatment, and other social services.

Prerequisite:    N/A

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.

Materials:  N/A

Live_Webinar Substance Use Within the LGBTQ+ Community (Kahoot)

Description: This interactive virtual game of Kahoot will test participant knowledge of the rising rates and impacts of substance use within the LGBTQ+ community. This informative game will provide insights surrounding various forms of stigmatization and bias and the complex intersectionality within marginalized communities. This will be an opportunity to provide safer use techniques and messages that work in the context of the reality of the LGBTQ+ person who uses drugs to keep them and their communities healthier and safer.

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

  • Test your knowledge on some of the unique health care risks and needs of PWUD in the LGBTQ+ community;
  • Provide accurate answers of institutional, social & behavioral factors that influence access, including drug related stigma; 
  • Dispel myths regarding substance use in the LGBTQ+ community;
  • List considerations for different injection methods (IV, IM, SC) and hierarchy of safety; and
  • State relevant information for preventing the spread of bloodborne illnesses.

 

Prerequisite: N/A

 

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.

 

Materials: N/A

Description: This interactive virtual game of Kahoot will test participant knowledge of the rising rates and impacts of substance use within the LGBTQ+ community. This informative game will provide insights surrounding various forms of stigmatization and bias and the complex intersectionality within marginalized communities. This will be an opportunity to provide safer use techniques and messages that work in the context of the reality of the LGBTQ+ person who uses drugs to keep them and their communities healthier and safer.

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

  • Test your knowledge on some of the unique health care risks and needs of PWUD in the LGBTQ+ community;
  • Provide accurate answers of institutional, social & behavioral factors that influence access, including drug related stigma; 
  • Dispel myths regarding substance use in the LGBTQ+ community;
  • List considerations for different injection methods (IV, IM, SC) and hierarchy of safety; and
  • State relevant information for preventing the spread of bloodborne illnesses.

 

Prerequisite: N/A

 

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.

 

Materials: N/A

Live_Webinar Fentanyl & Xylazine Testing Strips as a Harm Reduction Strategy

Description: This 90-minute training reviews basic information about fentanyl and xylazine and will build participant knowledge regarding fentanyl (FTS) and xylazine testing strips (XTS). This training will describe how to use XTS and FTS as a harm reduction tool to better engage clients in conversations about harm reduction and preventing overdose.   

 

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

  • Identify facts and debunk myths about fentanyl; 
  • Apply strategies to disseminate accurate facts about fentanyl and xylazine to people who use drugs;  
  • Educate others on how to use FTS & XTS; 
  • Identify and discuss use of FTS & XTS as an engagement tool; and 
  • Utilize the knowledge and skills gained to increase distribution of FTS & XTS. 

 

Prerequisite: N/A 

 

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. 

 

Materials: N/A 

Description: This 90-minute training reviews basic information about fentanyl and xylazine and will build participant knowledge regarding fentanyl (FTS) and xylazine testing strips (XTS). This training will describe how to use XTS and FTS as a harm reduction tool to better engage clients in conversations about harm reduction and preventing overdose.   

 

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

  • Identify facts and debunk myths about fentanyl; 
  • Apply strategies to disseminate accurate facts about fentanyl and xylazine to people who use drugs;  
  • Educate others on how to use FTS & XTS; 
  • Identify and discuss use of FTS & XTS as an engagement tool; and 
  • Utilize the knowledge and skills gained to increase distribution of FTS & XTS. 

 

Prerequisite: N/A 

 

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. 

 

Materials: N/A 

Live_Webinar Naloxone Administration: Saving Lives from Opioid Overdose

Description: This 60-minute training is designed to empower participants with the essential knowledge and skills required to accurately respond to an opioid overdose. This session will detail the signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose, discuss associated risk factors, and provide a tutorial in the administration of Naloxone. Furthermore, this training will cover harm reduction strategies, and the critical awareness of substances such as fentanyl and xylazine within the context of responding to an opioid overdose. 

 

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

  • Discuss the role of harm reduction in the overall opioid public health crisis; 
  • Identify potential opioid overdose signs, symptoms, and risk factors; 
  • Explore the various forms, and availability of Naloxone; 
  • Acquire knowledge to administer Naloxone, both intranasal and injectable methods; 
  • Detail emergency response protocols while waiting for professional medical assistance; and 
  • Describe the legal protections, and regulations surrounding Naloxone administration. 

 

Prerequisites: N/A 

 

Audience: This training is designed for laypersons, and anyone interested in making a meaningful impact in the ongoing battle against opioid overdose.  

 

Materials: N/A 

Description: This 60-minute training is designed to empower participants with the essential knowledge and skills required to accurately respond to an opioid overdose. This session will detail the signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose, discuss associated risk factors, and provide a tutorial in the administration of Naloxone. Furthermore, this training will cover harm reduction strategies, and the critical awareness of substances such as fentanyl and xylazine within the context of responding to an opioid overdose. 

 

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

  • Discuss the role of harm reduction in the overall opioid public health crisis; 
  • Identify potential opioid overdose signs, symptoms, and risk factors; 
  • Explore the various forms, and availability of Naloxone; 
  • Acquire knowledge to administer Naloxone, both intranasal and injectable methods; 
  • Detail emergency response protocols while waiting for professional medical assistance; and 
  • Describe the legal protections, and regulations surrounding Naloxone administration. 

 

Prerequisites: N/A 

 

Audience: This training is designed for laypersons, and anyone interested in making a meaningful impact in the ongoing battle against opioid overdose.  

 

Materials: N/A 

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

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 Using Stages of Change – Assessing HIV/STI Behavior Change Webinar

Training Description:

This two-hour 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.

Training Objectives:

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

1. Recall the rationale for assessing the 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 (an application of the Stages of Change and the Transtheoretical Model of Behavioral Change Theory).
 

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

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-hour 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.

Training Objectives:

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

1. Recall the rationale for assessing the 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 (an application of the Stages of Change and the Transtheoretical Model of Behavioral Change Theory).
 

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

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 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 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 Sexual Health and Development

Training Description:

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

Training Objectives:

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

1. Describe and distinguish the stages of sexual development.
2. Explore the impact of aging on sexual health.
3. Describe how trauma can have an impact on development.
4. Demonstrate the ability to discuss genital anatomy using gender-neutral terminology.
 

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

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

Training Objectives:

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

1. Describe and distinguish the stages of sexual development.
2. Explore the impact of aging on sexual health.
3. Describe how trauma can have an impact on development.
4. Demonstrate the ability to discuss genital anatomy using gender-neutral terminology.
 

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

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 The ABCs of Hepatitis

Training Description:

As many as 75% of people with viral hepatitis are unaware of their infection. In order to end the viral hepatitis epidemic, increased knowledge is needed among health and human service professionals. This 90-minute webinar will prepare non-physician health and human services providers and peer workers with the epidemiology, modes of transmission, prevention techniques, and treatment of hepatitis A, B, and C.

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 hepatitis A
2. Describe the epidemiology, modes of transmission, prevention techniques, and treatment of hepatitis B
3. Describe the epidemiology, modes of transmission, prevention techniques, and treatment of hepatitis C
4. Discuss efforts at the national, state, and local levels to end the viral hepatitis 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

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:

As many as 75% of people with viral hepatitis are unaware of their infection. In order to end the viral hepatitis epidemic, increased knowledge is needed among health and human service professionals. This 90-minute webinar will prepare non-physician health and human services providers and peer workers with the epidemiology, modes of transmission, prevention techniques, and treatment of hepatitis A, B, and C.

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 hepatitis A
2. Describe the epidemiology, modes of transmission, prevention techniques, and treatment of hepatitis B
3. Describe the epidemiology, modes of transmission, prevention techniques, and treatment of hepatitis C
4. Discuss efforts at the national, state, and local levels to end the viral hepatitis 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

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.

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

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: Harm Reduction Support Following an Opioid-Overdose Reversal

Description:

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

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

.Objectives:

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

 

Part 1:

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

Part 2

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

Prerequisite:

N/A

Audience:

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

Description:

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

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

.Objectives:

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

 

Part 1:

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

Part 2

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

Prerequisite:

N/A

Audience:

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

Live_Webinar Webinar Series: Safer Injecting and Wound Care

Description:

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

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

.Objectives:

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

 

Part 1:

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

Part 2

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

Prerequisite:

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

Audience:

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

Materials:

Description:

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

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

.Objectives:

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

 

Part 1:

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

Part 2

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

Prerequisite:

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

Audience:

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

Materials:

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 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 General Substance Use 101

Description:

This 90-minute webinar builds participant knowledge about what substance use is and the risk factors surrounding substance use disorders. This course will delve into the stigmatization of substance use and how it negatively impacts people who use drugs. It will touch on aspects such as overdose reversals and recovery to provide best practices when providing support to people who use drugs.

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

Objectives:

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

 

  • Explain how the continuum of drug use, stigma, and drug, set, and setting are factors for people who use drugs;
  • Define substance use disorder and be able to identify signs and symptoms;
  • Identify how etiology, epidemiology & phenomenology impact substance use disorders;
  • Share how the brain reacts when drugs are used;
  • Discuss what an overdose is and how to conduct an overdose reversal;
  • Describe what recovery is and provide examples of how it may look.

Prerequisite:

N/A

Audience:

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

Materials:

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

Description:

This 90-minute webinar builds participant knowledge about what substance use is and the risk factors surrounding substance use disorders. This course will delve into the stigmatization of substance use and how it negatively impacts people who use drugs. It will touch on aspects such as overdose reversals and recovery to provide best practices when providing support to people who use drugs.

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

Objectives:

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

 

  • Explain how the continuum of drug use, stigma, and drug, set, and setting are factors for people who use drugs;
  • Define substance use disorder and be able to identify signs and symptoms;
  • Identify how etiology, epidemiology & phenomenology impact substance use disorders;
  • Share how the brain reacts when drugs are used;
  • Discuss what an overdose is and how to conduct an overdose reversal;
  • Describe what recovery is and provide examples of how it may look.

Prerequisite:

N/A

Audience:

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

Materials:

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

Live_Webinar 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 to ensure DBS specimen integrity;
  3. State the the information 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 to ensure DBS specimen integrity;
  3. State the the information 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 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 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 Role of Non-Clinicians in Promoting PrEP Webinar

Training Description:

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

Training Objectives:

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

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

Intended Audience: The principal target audience is non-clinical health and human services staff who: are involved in offering HIV testing, harm reduction counseling, prevention services, community outreach, or adherence support; work with individuals at high risk for HIV who have an opportunity to provide education or support regarding PrEP; who work in clinical settings and may have an opportunity to provide education or support around PrEP; Peer Workers who work with people at risk of HIV and STDs.

Prerequisites: Participants should have prior basic training on HIV and STDs.

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

Related Educational Materials:

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
Need help paying for PrEP? (Brochure):
http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9001.pdf
http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9002.pdf
http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9003.pdf
http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9004.pdf
http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9005.pdf
http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9006.pdf
http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9007.pdf
http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9008.pdf
Need help paying for PrEP? (Card):
http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9009.pdf
http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9010.pdf
http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9011.pdf
http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9012.pdf
http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9013.pdf
http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9014.pdf
http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9015.pdf
http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9016.pdf

PrEP Yourself Against HIV (Large Poster):
http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9128.pdf
http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9129.pdf

PrEP Yourself Against HIV (Medium Poster):
http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9133.pdf
http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9134.pdf

Training Description:

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

Training Objectives:

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

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

Intended Audience: The principal target audience is non-clinical health and human services staff who: are involved in offering HIV testing, harm reduction counseling, prevention services, community outreach, or adherence support; work with individuals at high risk for HIV who have an opportunity to provide education or support regarding PrEP; who work in clinical settings and may have an opportunity to provide education or support around PrEP; Peer Workers who work with people at risk of HIV and STDs.

Prerequisites: Participants should have prior basic training on HIV and STDs.

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

Related Educational Materials:

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
Need help paying for PrEP? (Brochure):
http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9001.pdf
http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9002.pdf
http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9003.pdf
http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9004.pdf
http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9005.pdf
http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9006.pdf
http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9007.pdf
http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9008.pdf
Need help paying for PrEP? (Card):
http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9009.pdf
http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9010.pdf
http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9011.pdf
http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9012.pdf
http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9013.pdf
http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9014.pdf
http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9015.pdf
http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9016.pdf

PrEP Yourself Against HIV (Large Poster):
http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9128.pdf
http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9129.pdf

PrEP Yourself Against HIV (Medium Poster):
http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9133.pdf
http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9134.pdf

Live_Webinar Role of PrEP Peer Workers in Patient Navigation (On-Line Training)

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.

Day 1 Course Description

Day 1 of The Role of PrEP Peer Workers in Patient Navigation training will prepare PrEP Peer Workers to help clients navigate PrEP by strategically sharing their lived experience to reach vulnerable populations and enhance service delivery. This training will review the New York State PrEP Peer Certification competencies related to explaining PrEP, provide up-to-date information on protocols for PrEP (including new medication regimens, dosing schedule, etc.) and focus on building specific skills and strategies PrEP Peer Workers can use to conduct outreach and other activities to assist clients navigate the health care system.

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

  • Explore the unique role of a PrEP Peer worker using “Shared Lived Experience” (SLE).
  • Recall the steps that take place in the four major steps of PrEP.
  • Recall components of the NYS AIDS Institute PrEP Peer Worker competencies.
  • Provide an overview of the roles and responsibilities of a PrEP Peer Worker, including being part of a PrEP Care team, confidentiality, policies & procedures, case conferencing and patient navigation.
  • Identify key lived experiences that will assist in connecting with clients who are interested in PrEP or those who could benefit from PrEP.
  • Identify concerns regarding PrEP and apply strategies that can be used to evoke client motivations and address barriers related to PrEP.

Day 2 Course Description

Day 2 of The Role of PrEP Peer Workers in Patient Navigation training will further expand the information from Day 1 of the training and continue to prepare PrEP Peer Workers to help clients navigate PrEP by strategically sharing their lived experience to reach vulnerable populations and enhance service delivery. This training will review the New York State PrEP Peer Certification competencies related to explaining PrEP, provide up-to-date information on protocols for PrEP (including new medication regimens, dosing schedule, etc.) and focus on building specific skills and strategies PrEP Peer Workers can use to conduct outreach and other activities to assist clients navigate the health care system.

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

  • Identify strategies that Peer Workers can use to assist clients with overcoming barriers and concerns to accessing PrEP.
  • Explore myths about PrEP.
  • Use SLE to assist clients with navigating PrEP access.
  • Identify client concerns about discussing sex with a provider.
  • Describe new and upcoming forms of PrEP/methods, including Truvada and Descovy.
  • Practice discussing SLE around having difficult discussions with providers.

Day 3 Course Description

Day 3 of The Role of PrEP Peer Workers in Patient Navigation training will further expand the information from Day 1 of the training and continue to prepare PrEP Peer Workers to help clients navigate PrEP by strategically sharing their lived experience to reach vulnerable populations and enhance service delivery. This training will review the New York State PrEP Peer Certification competencies related to explaining PrEP, provide up-to-date information on protocols for PrEP (including new medication regimens, dosing schedule, etc.) and focus on building specific skills and strategies PrEP Peer Workers can use to conduct outreach and other activities to assist clients navigate the health care system.

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

  • Identify common language that community members use to discuss the body parts they use during sex.
  • List best practices for creating an affirming environment to discuss sexual health.
  • Describe strategies for using gender-affirming and gender-neutral language with clients.
  • Suggest strategies that will support clients through diverse & complex experiences with their sexual health.
  • Identify key SLE that were most helpful for them throughout the process.
  • Discuss the need for positive relationships with the care team.
  • Describe their experience with stigma.
  • Navigate clients through the stigma or challenges that they may face while on PrEP.

Day 4 Course Description

Day 4 of The Role of PrEP Peer Workers in Patient Navigation training will further expand the information from Day 1 of the training and continue to prepare PrEP Peer Workers to help clients navigate PrEP by strategically sharing their lived experience to reach vulnerable populations and enhance service delivery. This training will review the New York State PrEP Peer Certification competencies related to explaining PrEP, provide up-to-date information on protocols for PrEP (including new medication regimens, dosing schedule, etc.) and focus on building specific skills and strategies PrEP Peer Workers can use to conduct outreach and other activities to assist clients navigate the health care system.

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

  • Identify communities and populations that may have unique needs related to engaging in PrEP services. 
  • Describe the unique needs for different populations that may be interested in PrEP.
  • Discuss strategies for supporting various communities & populations in engaging in PrEP services.
  • Discuss their experiences with considering stopping PrEP.
  • Identify common reasons that clients may have for stopping PrEP.
  • Assist clients throughout the process of considering stopping PrEP.
  • Understand the importance of setting boundaries and having a healthy work-life balance.
  • Understand how to create a culture of consent.

 

 

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.

Day 1 Course Description

Day 1 of The Role of PrEP Peer Workers in Patient Navigation training will prepare PrEP Peer Workers to help clients navigate PrEP by strategically sharing their lived experience to reach vulnerable populations and enhance service delivery. This training will review the New York State PrEP Peer Certification competencies related to explaining PrEP, provide up-to-date information on protocols for PrEP (including new medication regimens, dosing schedule, etc.) and focus on building specific skills and strategies PrEP Peer Workers can use to conduct outreach and other activities to assist clients navigate the health care system.

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

  • Explore the unique role of a PrEP Peer worker using “Shared Lived Experience” (SLE).
  • Recall the steps that take place in the four major steps of PrEP.
  • Recall components of the NYS AIDS Institute PrEP Peer Worker competencies.
  • Provide an overview of the roles and responsibilities of a PrEP Peer Worker, including being part of a PrEP Care team, confidentiality, policies & procedures, case conferencing and patient navigation.
  • Identify key lived experiences that will assist in connecting with clients who are interested in PrEP or those who could benefit from PrEP.
  • Identify concerns regarding PrEP and apply strategies that can be used to evoke client motivations and address barriers related to PrEP.

Day 2 Course Description

Day 2 of The Role of PrEP Peer Workers in Patient Navigation training will further expand the information from Day 1 of the training and continue to prepare PrEP Peer Workers to help clients navigate PrEP by strategically sharing their lived experience to reach vulnerable populations and enhance service delivery. This training will review the New York State PrEP Peer Certification competencies related to explaining PrEP, provide up-to-date information on protocols for PrEP (including new medication regimens, dosing schedule, etc.) and focus on building specific skills and strategies PrEP Peer Workers can use to conduct outreach and other activities to assist clients navigate the health care system.

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

  • Identify strategies that Peer Workers can use to assist clients with overcoming barriers and concerns to accessing PrEP.
  • Explore myths about PrEP.
  • Use SLE to assist clients with navigating PrEP access.
  • Identify client concerns about discussing sex with a provider.
  • Describe new and upcoming forms of PrEP/methods, including Truvada and Descovy.
  • Practice discussing SLE around having difficult discussions with providers.

Day 3 Course Description

Day 3 of The Role of PrEP Peer Workers in Patient Navigation training will further expand the information from Day 1 of the training and continue to prepare PrEP Peer Workers to help clients navigate PrEP by strategically sharing their lived experience to reach vulnerable populations and enhance service delivery. This training will review the New York State PrEP Peer Certification competencies related to explaining PrEP, provide up-to-date information on protocols for PrEP (including new medication regimens, dosing schedule, etc.) and focus on building specific skills and strategies PrEP Peer Workers can use to conduct outreach and other activities to assist clients navigate the health care system.

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

  • Identify common language that community members use to discuss the body parts they use during sex.
  • List best practices for creating an affirming environment to discuss sexual health.
  • Describe strategies for using gender-affirming and gender-neutral language with clients.
  • Suggest strategies that will support clients through diverse & complex experiences with their sexual health.
  • Identify key SLE that were most helpful for them throughout the process.
  • Discuss the need for positive relationships with the care team.
  • Describe their experience with stigma.
  • Navigate clients through the stigma or challenges that they may face while on PrEP.

Day 4 Course Description

Day 4 of The Role of PrEP Peer Workers in Patient Navigation training will further expand the information from Day 1 of the training and continue to prepare PrEP Peer Workers to help clients navigate PrEP by strategically sharing their lived experience to reach vulnerable populations and enhance service delivery. This training will review the New York State PrEP Peer Certification competencies related to explaining PrEP, provide up-to-date information on protocols for PrEP (including new medication regimens, dosing schedule, etc.) and focus on building specific skills and strategies PrEP Peer Workers can use to conduct outreach and other activities to assist clients navigate the health care system.

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

  • Identify communities and populations that may have unique needs related to engaging in PrEP services. 
  • Describe the unique needs for different populations that may be interested in PrEP.
  • Discuss strategies for supporting various communities & populations in engaging in PrEP services.
  • Discuss their experiences with considering stopping PrEP.
  • Identify common reasons that clients may have for stopping PrEP.
  • Assist clients throughout the process of considering stopping PrEP.
  • Understand the importance of setting boundaries and having a healthy work-life balance.
  • Understand how to create a culture of consent.

 

 

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 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 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 Prevention Strategies for People Living with HIV - Webinar

This 2 hour webinar will provide participants with updated information and strategies for promoting
prevention among people living with HIV.

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

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

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

This 2 hour webinar will provide participants with updated information and strategies for promoting
prevention among people living with HIV.

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

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

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

Course Description: This 2-hour webinar 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.

 

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

• Define different types of stigma;

• Identify examples of stigmatizing language, behaviors and institutional practices;

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

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

• Identify the link between stigma, discrimination and trauma;

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

• Enter dialogue about moving from a judgement-based mindset to the approach of providing affirming services.

 

Audience:   All health and human services providers who work with people living with HIV, people who are living with HCV, people who use drugs, and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and gender non-conforming.

Course Description: This 2-hour webinar 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.

 

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

• Define different types of stigma;

• Identify examples of stigmatizing language, behaviors and institutional practices;

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

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

• Identify the link between stigma, discrimination and trauma;

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

• Enter dialogue about moving from a judgement-based mindset to the approach of providing affirming services.

 

Audience:   All health and human services providers who work with people living with HIV, people who are living with HCV, people who use drugs, and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and gender non-conforming.

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

Training Description:

This half-day training 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 teach-back methods, to their work.

Training Objectives:

As a result of this training, 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, in their work.
 

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

Associated Materials:

CD-Rom: Working with Low Health Literacy Level Patients

(Formerly titled Using Health Literacy Strategies for Clear Communication) 

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

Training Description:

This half-day training 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 teach-back methods, to their work.

Training Objectives:

As a result of this training, 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, in their work.
 

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

Associated Materials:

CD-Rom: Working with Low Health Literacy Level Patients

(Formerly titled Using Health Literacy Strategies for Clear Communication) 

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

Live_Webinar PrEP/PEP, Trauma and Sexual Health Webinar
  • Training Description:
  • This 2-hour webinar will give you an overview of the 1-day face-to-face training that will prepare non-physician health and human service providers and peer workers with the knowledge, attitude, and skills needed to assist clients who are on PrEP and who have experienced sexual trauma. Given the prevalence of sexual violence and intimate partner violence (IPV), it is likely that Health and Human Service Providers providing PrEP/PEP service will interact with clients who are dealing with past, current, or possible future sexual assault or IPV.

Training Objectives:

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

1. Ensure a supportive, compassionate attitude when a client reports past, current, or concerns about possible future sexual assault or IPV.
2. Identify resources for sexual assault and IPV and refer clients to these services when needed. 
3. Explain to a client that PrEP/PEP may be an effective HIV prevention option in cases where an individual is afraid of a partner or not able to otherwise negotiate safer sex.
4. Utilize a strength-based approach to support the client's independence, resilience, well-being safety, and ability to make choices.
5. Identify best practices for exploring the intersection of trauma, fears, stigma, and ambivalence related to decision-making around PrEP/PEP use.
 

Intended Audience: Non-physician health and human service 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, clients service staff, and others.

Prerequisites: Implementing a Sex Positive Approach and Trauma-Informed Care 101. * Implementing a Sex Positive Approach was formally titled “Sex, Gender, and HIV/STD.”

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 2-hour webinar will give you an overview of the 1-day face-to-face training that will prepare non-physician health and human service providers and peer workers with the knowledge, attitude, and skills needed to assist clients who are on PrEP and who have experienced sexual trauma. Given the prevalence of sexual violence and intimate partner violence (IPV), it is likely that Health and Human Service Providers providing PrEP/PEP service will interact with clients who are dealing with past, current, or possible future sexual assault or IPV.

Training Objectives:

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

1. Ensure a supportive, compassionate attitude when a client reports past, current, or concerns about possible future sexual assault or IPV.
2. Identify resources for sexual assault and IPV and refer clients to these services when needed. 
3. Explain to a client that PrEP/PEP may be an effective HIV prevention option in cases where an individual is afraid of a partner or not able to otherwise negotiate safer sex.
4. Utilize a strength-based approach to support the client's independence, resilience, well-being safety, and ability to make choices.
5. Identify best practices for exploring the intersection of trauma, fears, stigma, and ambivalence related to decision-making around PrEP/PEP use.
 

Intended Audience: Non-physician health and human service 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, clients service staff, and others.

Prerequisites: Implementing a Sex Positive Approach and Trauma-Informed Care 101. * Implementing a Sex Positive Approach was formally titled “Sex, Gender, and HIV/STD.”

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

Face_to_FaceLive_Webinar Promoting Resilience and Growth in Clients and the Workforce

Session 1

Promoting Resilience and Growth in Clients and the Workforce will provide opportunities for participants to build on foundational knowledge of trauma-informed approaches to promote resilience and post-traumatic growth (PTG). Part 1 will focus on how the 5 guiding values/principles of Trauma-Informed Care can promote resilience and growth with individuals they work with.

 

This training is appropriate for any clinical or non-clinical health and human services professional. Previous training on Trauma-Informed Care is recommended.

 

Participants will:

  • Reflect on how they define and recognize resilience;
  • Consider how world view, adversity and trauma inform the ways in which resilience and growth can be promoted;
  • Identify specific trauma-informed values/principles (safety, trustworthiness, choice, collaboration, empowerment) and approaches that can be utilized to promote resilience and growth;
  • Create next small steps they can take in the context of their work to be more intentional about ensuring the values/principles to promote resilience and growth.

Session 2

Promoting Resilience and Growth in Clients and the Workforce will provide opportunities for participants to build on foundational knowledge of trauma-informed approaches to promote resilience and post-traumatic growth (PTG). Part 2 will focus on formally defining resilience and growth, and recognizing the connections between promoting resilience and growth in self and others through the practice of self-care.

This training is appropriate for any clinical or non-clinical health and human services professional. Previous training on Trauma-Informed Care is recommended. Attendance at part 1 of this training is required.

Participants will:

  • Reflect on how they define and recognize resilience;
  • Explain resilience and post-traumatic growth (PTG);
  • Engage with self-assessment tools to reflect on coping and growth;
  • Identify current and new self-care strategies.

Session 1

Promoting Resilience and Growth in Clients and the Workforce will provide opportunities for participants to build on foundational knowledge of trauma-informed approaches to promote resilience and post-traumatic growth (PTG). Part 1 will focus on how the 5 guiding values/principles of Trauma-Informed Care can promote resilience and growth with individuals they work with.

 

This training is appropriate for any clinical or non-clinical health and human services professional. Previous training on Trauma-Informed Care is recommended.

 

Participants will:

  • Reflect on how they define and recognize resilience;
  • Consider how world view, adversity and trauma inform the ways in which resilience and growth can be promoted;
  • Identify specific trauma-informed values/principles (safety, trustworthiness, choice, collaboration, empowerment) and approaches that can be utilized to promote resilience and growth;
  • Create next small steps they can take in the context of their work to be more intentional about ensuring the values/principles to promote resilience and growth.

Session 2

Promoting Resilience and Growth in Clients and the Workforce will provide opportunities for participants to build on foundational knowledge of trauma-informed approaches to promote resilience and post-traumatic growth (PTG). Part 2 will focus on formally defining resilience and growth, and recognizing the connections between promoting resilience and growth in self and others through the practice of self-care.

This training is appropriate for any clinical or non-clinical health and human services professional. Previous training on Trauma-Informed Care is recommended. Attendance at part 1 of this training is required.

Participants will:

  • Reflect on how they define and recognize resilience;
  • Explain resilience and post-traumatic growth (PTG);
  • Engage with self-assessment tools to reflect on coping and growth;
  • Identify current and new self-care strategies.
Live_Webinar Safer Sex During COVID-19

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

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

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

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

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

  1. Recall accurate information about sex and COVID-19 
  2. Recall best practices for Talking to Clients About COVID-19 
  3. Promote how to minimize the risks of COVID-19 during sexual activities using our trauma-informed skills.  
  4. Identify next steps and support. 
Live_Webinar Status Neutral Approach to Promoting HIV Testing, Prevention and Care

Objectives: By the end of this 1.5-hour training, participants will be able to:

·Define the term "status neutral."

·Identify how a status-neutral approach helps reduce stigma

·Describe the status-neutral approach to working with clients to promote HIV testing, care, and prevention

·Describe how addressing the client's unmet social determinants of health is essential for effectively implementing a status-neutral approach

·Explain how providers can strengthen services in their agency to support the implementation of the status-neutral approach

·Recall the importance of addressing social determinants of health in the context of status-neutral services

·Identify needed referral sources to address unmet social determinants of the health needs of clients  

Audience: Non-physician health and human services providers

 

 

Objectives: By the end of this 1.5-hour training, participants will be able to:

·Define the term "status neutral."

·Identify how a status-neutral approach helps reduce stigma

·Describe the status-neutral approach to working with clients to promote HIV testing, care, and prevention

·Describe how addressing the client's unmet social determinants of health is essential for effectively implementing a status-neutral approach

·Explain how providers can strengthen services in their agency to support the implementation of the status-neutral approach

·Recall the importance of addressing social determinants of health in the context of status-neutral services

·Identify needed referral sources to address unmet social determinants of the health needs of clients  

Audience: Non-physician health and human services providers

 

 

Live_Webinar Webinar Series - HIV Testing Skills Practice Session

Training Description: 

This two-part webinar series will provide participants with an opportunity to practice key skills related to offering HIV testing services.

Training Objectives:

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

1. Recall the need and requirements for HIV testing.
2. Recall the benefits of Treatment as Prevention, PrEP ad PEP.
3. Deliver a non-reactive, preliminary positive, and confirmed positive HIV test result.
4. Conduct the NYS domestic violence screening protocol and steps for Partner Notification.
 

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

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

Credit Hours:  4.0

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 will provide participants with an opportunity to practice key skills related to offering HIV testing services.

Training Objectives:

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

1. Recall the need and requirements for HIV testing.
2. Recall the benefits of Treatment as Prevention, PrEP ad PEP.
3. Deliver a non-reactive, preliminary positive, and confirmed positive HIV test result.
4. Conduct the NYS domestic violence screening protocol and steps for Partner Notification.
 

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

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

Credit Hours:  4.0

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: HIV and Hepatitis C Co-infection

This two part (3 hours total - 2 sessions that are each 1.5 hours) 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: Any health or human services provider or HIV, HCV or Harm Reduction Peer Worker

Associated Materials:

HIV and Hepititis C Coinfection

http://www.health.ny.publications/1846.pdf

www.health.ny.gov/publications16019.pdf

Continuing Education Credits:

This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 3 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

This two part (3 hours total - 2 sessions that are each 1.5 hours) 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: Any health or human services provider or HIV, HCV or Harm Reduction Peer Worker

Associated Materials:

HIV and Hepititis C Coinfection

http://www.health.ny.publications/1846.pdf

www.health.ny.gov/publications16019.pdf

Continuing Education Credits:

This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 3 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

Live_Webinar Webinar: HIV Testing in NYS

This 2 hour webinar will provide the latest information about New York State Public Health Law requirements that guide HIV testing.  In 2017, regulations were released which removed the requirement for obtaining informed consent in writing or orally.  However, regulations require that patients be made aware of the offer of HIV testing, be provided key points of information about HIV prior to the test and be informed that they have the right to decline an HIV test.  The training will review the updated HIV diagnostic testing algorithm and raise awareness about acute HIV infection.  Participants will receive patient education resources for different testing results and understand their responsibility to provide patients diagnosed with HIV with an appointment for HIV care. 

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

  • Meet the requirements of public health law to routinely offer HIV testing as a part of health care services to all patients age 13 and older;
  • Recall the settings and providers impacted by the law
  • Recall the key points about HIV testing that must be provided before conducting an HIV test;
  • Be familiar with the latest HIV diagnostic testing algorithm and identify tools for interpreting the results of the multi-test algorithm;
  • 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 consent forms for disclosure of HIV related information;
  • Recall the procedure for requesting information from the DOH for the purpose of re-engaging a patient of the facility who appears to be out of care;

Audience: Any individual involved in delivering HIV testing services in a health care or community based setting. 

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

Additional Training: Participants who would like an opportunity to practice the skills associated with offering HIV testing services may choose to attend “HIV Testing: Skills Practice Session”.

Related Consumer Materials:

Say Yes to the Test (brochure): https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9678.pdf
Say Yes to the Test (poster): https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9681.pdf
Reasons to Get An HIV Test (brochure):  https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/0232.pdf
RU + ? Take the Time. Take the Test. Take Charge (booklet) : https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9619.pdf

Expect The Test (poster):

Expect The Test  (Brochure)

Continuing Nurse Education Credits:

School of Public Health, University at Albany is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Association Massachusetts (ANA MASS), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.   

This offering is approved for 3 nursing contact hours.

Continuing Medical Education Credits:

The School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

School of Public Health, University at Albany designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

There are no vested interests by authors, presenters or planners of this course.

Continuing OASAS Education Credits: This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 4 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

 

This 2 hour webinar will provide the latest information about New York State Public Health Law requirements that guide HIV testing.  In 2017, regulations were released which removed the requirement for obtaining informed consent in writing or orally.  However, regulations require that patients be made aware of the offer of HIV testing, be provided key points of information about HIV prior to the test and be informed that they have the right to decline an HIV test.  The training will review the updated HIV diagnostic testing algorithm and raise awareness about acute HIV infection.  Participants will receive patient education resources for different testing results and understand their responsibility to provide patients diagnosed with HIV with an appointment for HIV care. 

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

  • Meet the requirements of public health law to routinely offer HIV testing as a part of health care services to all patients age 13 and older;
  • Recall the settings and providers impacted by the law
  • Recall the key points about HIV testing that must be provided before conducting an HIV test;
  • Be familiar with the latest HIV diagnostic testing algorithm and identify tools for interpreting the results of the multi-test algorithm;
  • 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 consent forms for disclosure of HIV related information;
  • Recall the procedure for requesting information from the DOH for the purpose of re-engaging a patient of the facility who appears to be out of care;

Audience: Any individual involved in delivering HIV testing services in a health care or community based setting. 

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

Additional Training: Participants who would like an opportunity to practice the skills associated with offering HIV testing services may choose to attend “HIV Testing: Skills Practice Session”.

Related Consumer Materials:

Say Yes to the Test (brochure): https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9678.pdf
Say Yes to the Test (poster): https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9681.pdf
Reasons to Get An HIV Test (brochure):  https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/0232.pdf
RU + ? Take the Time. Take the Test. Take Charge (booklet) : https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9619.pdf

Expect The Test (poster):

Expect The Test  (Brochure)

Continuing Nurse Education Credits:

School of Public Health, University at Albany is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Association Massachusetts (ANA MASS), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.   

This offering is approved for 3 nursing contact hours.

Continuing Medical Education Credits:

The School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

School of Public Health, University at Albany designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

There are no vested interests by authors, presenters or planners of this course.

Continuing OASAS Education Credits: This training is provided under New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Education and Training Provider Certification Number 0305. Under the NYS OASAS Provider Certificate, this training is approved for 4 clock hours toward the education and training requirements for renewal of CASAC/CPP/CPS certification.

 

Live_Webinar Webinar: Intro to Co-Occurring Disorders for Clients with HIV/AIDS

Training Description:

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

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. Identify the criteria for the most common mental health and substance use disorders
  • 3. Explain 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.

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

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. Identify the criteria for the most common mental health and substance use disorders
  • 3. Explain 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.

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: Syphilis for Non-Clinicians

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Live_Webinar Adherence Issues for Older Gay Men/MSM Living with HIV

This 90-minute webinar 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. We will focus on the challenges these clients may face regarding medication adherence, and linkage to and retention in care.

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

  • Name at least three (3) comorbidities that older adults with HIV often experience.
  • Define polypharmacy and its effects biologically and on adherence.
  • Understand the priorities of New York State in Ending the Epidemic (ETE) and its Call to Action on HIV Testing.
  • Name at least three (3) 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.

Audience: Health and social services providers, peer educators, and in the general public with an interest in HIV/AIDS.

Prerequisite: None. It is recommended that participants previously attended “Overview of HIV.”

This 90-minute webinar 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. We will focus on the challenges these clients may face regarding medication adherence, and linkage to and retention in care.

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

  • Name at least three (3) comorbidities that older adults with HIV often experience.
  • Define polypharmacy and its effects biologically and on adherence.
  • Understand the priorities of New York State in Ending the Epidemic (ETE) and its Call to Action on HIV Testing.
  • Name at least three (3) 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.

Audience: Health and social services providers, peer educators, and in the general public with an interest in HIV/AIDS.

Prerequisite: None. It is recommended that participants previously attended “Overview of HIV.”

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 
Live_Webinar Barriers to Care for Older Gay Men/MSM Living with HIV

In this 90-minute webinar, health and human services providers will explore the current structures of providing secondary prevention to older gay men and MSM living with HIV. Participants will discuss how access to these secondary prevention strategies is frequently thwarted by homophobia, ageism, and societal stigmas. The issue of improving agency spaces for MSM PLWH will also be addressed.

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

  • Define “older adults” as it pertains to New York State’s Ending the Epidemic (ETE) and access to care.
  • Describe the HIV Treatment Cascade for MSM, the New York State Cascade of HIV Care, and High Impact Prevention.
  • Identify at least three (3) strategies and/or practices that can communicate a welcoming and safe environment for all clients, including older gay men and MSM living with HIV.
  • State at least two (2) ways homophobia and internalized homophobia, HIV stigma, and ageism negatively impact 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.

Audience: Health and social services providers, peer educators, and anyone in the general public with an interest in HIV/AIDS.

Prerequisite: None. It is recommended that participants previously attended “Overview of HIV.”

In this 90-minute webinar, health and human services providers will explore the current structures of providing secondary prevention to older gay men and MSM living with HIV. Participants will discuss how access to these secondary prevention strategies is frequently thwarted by homophobia, ageism, and societal stigmas. The issue of improving agency spaces for MSM PLWH will also be addressed.

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

  • Define “older adults” as it pertains to New York State’s Ending the Epidemic (ETE) and access to care.
  • Describe the HIV Treatment Cascade for MSM, the New York State Cascade of HIV Care, and High Impact Prevention.
  • Identify at least three (3) strategies and/or practices that can communicate a welcoming and safe environment for all clients, including older gay men and MSM living with HIV.
  • State at least two (2) ways homophobia and internalized homophobia, HIV stigma, and ageism negatively impact 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.

Audience: Health and social services providers, peer educators, and anyone in the general public with an interest in HIV/AIDS.

Prerequisite: None. It is recommended that participants previously attended “Overview of HIV.”

Live_Webinar Developing Partnerships with Peer Workers Using the Spirit of MI

Motivational Interviewing (MI) involves not only particular skills, but also an underlying attitude, a particular state of mind and heart with which you engage in a helping relationship. 

If you begin with an intention to persuade, fix, or correct someone, you have already lost the person-centered path. 

In this two-day training, we will dive deep into the Spirit of Motivational Interviewing:  Partnership Acceptance, Compassion & Evocation. (PACE) Peers will have opportunities to begin learning how to operationalize the spirit of MI by learning the 4 Tasks of MI:   

Engaging – Can we walk together

Focusing – Where are we going

Evoking – Why would you go there

PlanningHow will you get there? 

Peers will also learn how Motivational Interviewing can be used along with the Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change, to make certain they are using the correct skills for the stage of change exhibited by the client and not falling into traps like Expert, Persuasion. Time & Wandering. 

MI is not about installing motivation in people, but rather evoking it from them. 

A key in MI is helping a person discover their own person’s own motivation for the change being considered. 

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

Define Motivational Interviewing as it relates to developing partnerships with clients 

Connect MI with the Stages of Change 

Explain the “spirit of motivational interviewing” (PACE

Develop partnerships with their clients using MI 

Who is this designed for: 

Peer Workers who are working in the community with others seeking ways to change difficult or challenging behaviors. 

Motivational Interviewing (MI) involves not only particular skills, but also an underlying attitude, a particular state of mind and heart with which you engage in a helping relationship. 

If you begin with an intention to persuade, fix, or correct someone, you have already lost the person-centered path. 

In this two-day training, we will dive deep into the Spirit of Motivational Interviewing:  Partnership Acceptance, Compassion & Evocation. (PACE) Peers will have opportunities to begin learning how to operationalize the spirit of MI by learning the 4 Tasks of MI:   

Engaging – Can we walk together

Focusing – Where are we going

Evoking – Why would you go there

PlanningHow will you get there? 

Peers will also learn how Motivational Interviewing can be used along with the Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change, to make certain they are using the correct skills for the stage of change exhibited by the client and not falling into traps like Expert, Persuasion. Time & Wandering. 

MI is not about installing motivation in people, but rather evoking it from them. 

A key in MI is helping a person discover their own person’s own motivation for the change being considered. 

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

Define Motivational Interviewing as it relates to developing partnerships with clients 

Connect MI with the Stages of Change 

Explain the “spirit of motivational interviewing” (PACE

Develop partnerships with their clients using MI 

Who is this designed for: 

Peer Workers who are working in the community with others seeking ways to change difficult or challenging behaviors. 

Live_Webinar Health & Wellness Self-Management Skills Training

LTI continues to build and evolve from more than 20 years of experience in successfully administering courses offered by the NYSDOH AI. One of the principal goals of the Leadership Training Institute (LTI) is to build capacity and support community leaders, who have shared lived experience in HIV, HCV cured or in treatment, and/or practicing Harm Reduction, which includes PrEP, who play key roles in the response to these health concerns and disparities in healthcare. To this end, LTI will be offering several courses through the 2023-24 calendar year. One of our newer courses is Health & Wellness Self-Management Skills Training. In this course we will be expanding upon our previous work done in self-managing chronic conditions, apart from PrEP, which is our latest track for Peer Certification, and deepen our understanding of the true meaning of “wellness” defining it as a “journey” and not a “destination”.

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

· Define the 8 dimensions of wellness

· Address viral suppression, how to get there and stay there

· Acknowledge the impact of trauma on self-care, adherence, and how to address it

· Recognize signs of traumatic events when they occur, in real time, and ways to respond

· Employ strategies for addressing traumatic events including vicarious trauma

· Identify ways of maintaining a healthy lifestyle that is suited to the individual

· Discuss the phrase “do no harm” and how it relates to practicing harm reduction

· Define “self-care” and how it may look different for others

· Seek care and ask for help using good communication skills

These objectives will lead us into many rich, invaluable, and challenging discussions about health and wellness.

As we venture into this exciting new era of technology and evidence-based interventions, the outcomes for reaching optimal health remain the same, “control”, “functionality” and a “sense of wellness”.

LTI continues to build and evolve from more than 20 years of experience in successfully administering courses offered by the NYSDOH AI. One of the principal goals of the Leadership Training Institute (LTI) is to build capacity and support community leaders, who have shared lived experience in HIV, HCV cured or in treatment, and/or practicing Harm Reduction, which includes PrEP, who play key roles in the response to these health concerns and disparities in healthcare. To this end, LTI will be offering several courses through the 2023-24 calendar year. One of our newer courses is Health & Wellness Self-Management Skills Training. In this course we will be expanding upon our previous work done in self-managing chronic conditions, apart from PrEP, which is our latest track for Peer Certification, and deepen our understanding of the true meaning of “wellness” defining it as a “journey” and not a “destination”.

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

· Define the 8 dimensions of wellness

· Address viral suppression, how to get there and stay there

· Acknowledge the impact of trauma on self-care, adherence, and how to address it

· Recognize signs of traumatic events when they occur, in real time, and ways to respond

· Employ strategies for addressing traumatic events including vicarious trauma

· Identify ways of maintaining a healthy lifestyle that is suited to the individual

· Discuss the phrase “do no harm” and how it relates to practicing harm reduction

· Define “self-care” and how it may look different for others

· Seek care and ask for help using good communication skills

These objectives will lead us into many rich, invaluable, and challenging discussions about health and wellness.

As we venture into this exciting new era of technology and evidence-based interventions, the outcomes for reaching optimal health remain the same, “control”, “functionality” and a “sense of wellness”.

Live_Webinar Health, Not Harm: Behavior Focused Approaches to Promote Sexual Health

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. 

 

Hybrid HYBRID Training: Leadership Development Skills Training - Part 1

Course Description:

If history has taught us anything in the LTI, it is the need for skilled and well-informed Peers to serve as “leaders” in our communities.  Research has shown that Peers have a unique and vital role to play in advocating for programs and services, as well as educating and representing the community about current political trends impacting the social determinants of health and identifying health disparities, that are products of a challenging healthcare system.  Our goal is to increase the “leadership skills” of individuals with shared-lived experience of HIV, HCV (current or cured), Drug Use Health and/or taking PrEP for prevention.  We support the premise that leaders must be able to influence others. By increasing our levels of skill in these areas and enhancing our emotional intelligence, we are preparing our community with leadership designed for now and in the future.

Training Objectives:

To accomplish this, LTI will field test a hybrid (in-person/virtual) training course on foundational leadership development skills.   In this course we will offer participants the ability to:

  • define leadership, in general, then as it applies to themselves
  • name at least 3 roles of leadership essential to peer work
  • identify areas of healthcare where one could apply leadership skills
  • list important characteristics of effective leaders or leadership
  • Create a vision & mission statement and define the difference between the two
  • Plan for continuing pursuit of leadership beyond peer work
    • In-person (limited to 10 attendees

Intended Audience:

Any Peer worker whether certified or not who just want to learn and develop leadership skills building from the ground up.  The community wants leaders who are realistic, relatable & relevant

About the Hybrid Training:  Please read thoroughly before registering

You will be able to choose HOW you want to participate in this training meaning either in-person or virtually.  No matter your choice, all participants will reap the benefits of both formats whether virtual or in-person.  There will be the usual small and large group discussions, videos, some content delivery, polls may be used along with other Zoom functions, such as whiteboards, reaction activities and role playing.  There will be a Trainer in both places, in-person & virtual.

Please select and indicate how you want to participate:

  • Virtual(limited to 25 attendees)

It is important to note that once you have decided on your format for participation, it cannot be changed

In-person participants will have full access to video and audio equipment provided by the agency. We will have tech personnel available for troubleshooting in both the classroom and in-person.


 

 

Course Description:

If history has taught us anything in the LTI, it is the need for skilled and well-informed Peers to serve as “leaders” in our communities.  Research has shown that Peers have a unique and vital role to play in advocating for programs and services, as well as educating and representing the community about current political trends impacting the social determinants of health and identifying health disparities, that are products of a challenging healthcare system.  Our goal is to increase the “leadership skills” of individuals with shared-lived experience of HIV, HCV (current or cured), Drug Use Health and/or taking PrEP for prevention.  We support the premise that leaders must be able to influence others. By increasing our levels of skill in these areas and enhancing our emotional intelligence, we are preparing our community with leadership designed for now and in the future.

Training Objectives:

To accomplish this, LTI will field test a hybrid (in-person/virtual) training course on foundational leadership development skills.   In this course we will offer participants the ability to:

  • define leadership, in general, then as it applies to themselves
  • name at least 3 roles of leadership essential to peer work
  • identify areas of healthcare where one could apply leadership skills
  • list important characteristics of effective leaders or leadership
  • Create a vision & mission statement and define the difference between the two
  • Plan for continuing pursuit of leadership beyond peer work
    • In-person (limited to 10 attendees

Intended Audience:

Any Peer worker whether certified or not who just want to learn and develop leadership skills building from the ground up.  The community wants leaders who are realistic, relatable & relevant

About the Hybrid Training:  Please read thoroughly before registering

You will be able to choose HOW you want to participate in this training meaning either in-person or virtually.  No matter your choice, all participants will reap the benefits of both formats whether virtual or in-person.  There will be the usual small and large group discussions, videos, some content delivery, polls may be used along with other Zoom functions, such as whiteboards, reaction activities and role playing.  There will be a Trainer in both places, in-person & virtual.

Please select and indicate how you want to participate:

  • Virtual(limited to 25 attendees)

It is important to note that once you have decided on your format for participation, it cannot be changed

In-person participants will have full access to video and audio equipment provided by the agency. We will have tech personnel available for troubleshooting in both the classroom and in-person.


 

 

Live_Webinar Impact of HIV on Older Gay Men/MSM

In this 90-minute webinar, health and human services providers will learn the most current epidemiological data regarding 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 further 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.

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

  • Identify at least two (2) specific data points that demonstrate the impact of HIV on older gay men and MSM living with HIV.
  • Understand that HIV has a disproportionate impact on older gay men and MSM living with HIV.
  • Define “older adults” as those 50 years of age and beyond.
  • State one (1) current statistic, each, about older adults living with HIV in NYS, NYC, and nationally.
  • Name at least four (4) unique issues older gay men and MSM living with HIV face.
  • Increase knowledge and awareness regarding why HIV is rising among older adults, specifically older gay men and MSM.

Audience: Health and social services providers, peer educators, and anyone in the general public with an interest in HIV/AIDS.

Prerequisite: None. It is recommended that participants previously attended “Overview of HIV.”

 

In this 90-minute webinar, health and human services providers will learn the most current epidemiological data regarding 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 further 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.

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

  • Identify at least two (2) specific data points that demonstrate the impact of HIV on older gay men and MSM living with HIV.
  • Understand that HIV has a disproportionate impact on older gay men and MSM living with HIV.
  • Define “older adults” as those 50 years of age and beyond.
  • State one (1) current statistic, each, about older adults living with HIV in NYS, NYC, and nationally.
  • Name at least four (4) unique issues older gay men and MSM living with HIV face.
  • Increase knowledge and awareness regarding why HIV is rising among older adults, specifically older gay men and MSM.

Audience: Health and social services providers, peer educators, and anyone in the general public with an interest in HIV/AIDS.

Prerequisite: None. It is recommended that participants previously attended “Overview of HIV.”

 

Live_Webinar Impacts of the Overdose Epidemic on Diverse Populations

Training Description: This 90-minute training reviews how the increased involvement of opioids in overdose deaths is changing the demographics of the opioid overdose epidemic and disproportionately impacting diverse populations. The changing patterns of the opioid overdose epidemic necessitate a rapid, culturally tailored and multifaceted public health response that appropriately targets and incorporates the needs of evolving populations at risk, including marginalized populations. This training will help participants understand the disproportionate impacts the overdose epidemic has on diverse populations, identify the principles and practices of cultural humility and illustrate strategies to improve health outcomes. 

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

  • Identify diverse populations that are disproportionately impacted by the overdose epidemic;
  • List institutional, social, and behavioral factors that impact access to services;
  • Define cultural humility and provide ideas on how to implement it; and
  • Develop strategies for improving health outcomes for and with diverse populations.

 

Prerequisite: N/A

 

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.

 

Materials: N/A

Training Description: This 90-minute training reviews how the increased involvement of opioids in overdose deaths is changing the demographics of the opioid overdose epidemic and disproportionately impacting diverse populations. The changing patterns of the opioid overdose epidemic necessitate a rapid, culturally tailored and multifaceted public health response that appropriately targets and incorporates the needs of evolving populations at risk, including marginalized populations. This training will help participants understand the disproportionate impacts the overdose epidemic has on diverse populations, identify the principles and practices of cultural humility and illustrate strategies to improve health outcomes. 

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

  • Identify diverse populations that are disproportionately impacted by the overdose epidemic;
  • List institutional, social, and behavioral factors that impact access to services;
  • Define cultural humility and provide ideas on how to implement it; and
  • Develop strategies for improving health outcomes for and with diverse populations.

 

Prerequisite: N/A

 

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.

 

Materials: N/A

Live_Webinar Leadership Development Skills Training

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Live_Webinar 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 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 Overdose Response Action Plan

Training Description: This 90-minute course will build participant knowledge and offer tools for creating an organization/agency-wide Overdose Response Action Plan that will prepare employees and participants to take an approach that is proactive in handling overdoses in or around their buildings. This course will provide an overview of the needs that can arise during an overdose, and how to prepare for an optimal and efficient response to this medical emergency. The course will help attendees understand roles of staff and participants, identify response strategies, and review policy and procedure in dealing with an onsite overdose. 

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

  • Describe the factors related to responding to an overdose on site;
  • Identify and discuss ways in which internal policy and procedure can be created to influence optimal response to people experiencing an overdose; 
  • Apply strategies for working with staff to prepare for medical emergencies experienced by people who use drugs; and
  • Identify strategies to create an Overdose Response Action Plan within their agency.

 

Prerequisite: It is recommended that participants have an understanding of opioids and opioid overdose and are encouraged to take the course Harm Reduction Following an Opioid Overdose.

 

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.

 

Materials: N/A

Training Description: This 90-minute course will build participant knowledge and offer tools for creating an organization/agency-wide Overdose Response Action Plan that will prepare employees and participants to take an approach that is proactive in handling overdoses in or around their buildings. This course will provide an overview of the needs that can arise during an overdose, and how to prepare for an optimal and efficient response to this medical emergency. The course will help attendees understand roles of staff and participants, identify response strategies, and review policy and procedure in dealing with an onsite overdose. 

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

  • Describe the factors related to responding to an overdose on site;
  • Identify and discuss ways in which internal policy and procedure can be created to influence optimal response to people experiencing an overdose; 
  • Apply strategies for working with staff to prepare for medical emergencies experienced by people who use drugs; and
  • Identify strategies to create an Overdose Response Action Plan within their agency.

 

Prerequisite: It is recommended that participants have an understanding of opioids and opioid overdose and are encouraged to take the course Harm Reduction Following an Opioid Overdose.

 

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.

 

Materials: N/A

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 Strength-Based Approaches for LGBTGNC Clients

Course Description: This interactive, 90-minute webinar will provide participants with an overview of strength-based approaches, explore the importance of strength-based approaches and how they can engage and retain clients in care, and explain why strength-based approaches are particularly impactful for LGBTGNC clients. Participants will leave with new knowledge and skills to help them apply a strength-based approach when working with their LGBTGNC clients.

 

Course Objectives:

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

  • Explain how client strengths can support connection to care services.
  • Understand what constitutes a strength-based approach and how it differs from traditional case management and navigation.
  • Use strength-finding questions to identify more strengths in clients.

Course Description: This interactive, 90-minute webinar will provide participants with an overview of strength-based approaches, explore the importance of strength-based approaches and how they can engage and retain clients in care, and explain why strength-based approaches are particularly impactful for LGBTGNC clients. Participants will leave with new knowledge and skills to help them apply a strength-based approach when working with their LGBTGNC clients.

 

Course Objectives:

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

  • Explain how client strengths can support connection to care services.
  • Understand what constitutes a strength-based approach and how it differs from traditional case management and navigation.
  • Use strength-finding questions to identify more strengths in clients.
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 Webinar: Supervising Staff & Peers Who Use Drugs (2 parts)

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 What To Know!: Working While Receiving Public Benefits

This training will provide an overview of key information about working for people living with HIV (PLHIV) when they are enrolled in vital public benefits programs. The physical, mental, and economic health and wellbeing of PLHIV can benefit from access to cash benefits, housing supports, and healthcare and medication coverage, as well as engagement in employment. This training will increase service providers’ ability to support well-informed decisions considering work, health and the quality of life of PLHIV.

Intended Audience:  HIV service providers, health or human services professionals, case managers, health homes care managers, peer workers or anyone working with people living with HIV who are or could potentially be enrolled in a public benefits program, and who are working or could potentially be considering or looking for employment.

Participants in this training will be able to:

·      Identify benefits programs whose work incentive policies are important to well-informed employment decisions for many people living with HIV in New York.

·      Recall differences between the work incentive policies of SSI (Supplemental Security Income) and SSDI (Social Security Disability Income).

·      Understand strategies for continuing Medicaid and/or Medicare health coverage even if SSI and/or SSDI cash benefits stop.

·      Identify the program in New York for SSI and/or SSDI beneficiaries who are seeking employment or are employed that provides individual benefits counseling for understanding how earnings impact public benefits.

This training will provide an overview of key information about working for people living with HIV (PLHIV) when they are enrolled in vital public benefits programs. The physical, mental, and economic health and wellbeing of PLHIV can benefit from access to cash benefits, housing supports, and healthcare and medication coverage, as well as engagement in employment. This training will increase service providers’ ability to support well-informed decisions considering work, health and the quality of life of PLHIV.

Intended Audience:  HIV service providers, health or human services professionals, case managers, health homes care managers, peer workers or anyone working with people living with HIV who are or could potentially be enrolled in a public benefits program, and who are working or could potentially be considering or looking for employment.

Participants in this training will be able to:

·      Identify benefits programs whose work incentive policies are important to well-informed employment decisions for many people living with HIV in New York.

·      Recall differences between the work incentive policies of SSI (Supplemental Security Income) and SSDI (Social Security Disability Income).

·      Understand strategies for continuing Medicaid and/or Medicare health coverage even if SSI and/or SSDI cash benefits stop.

·      Identify the program in New York for SSI and/or SSDI beneficiaries who are seeking employment or are employed that provides individual benefits counseling for understanding how earnings impact public benefits.

Live_Webinar Best Practices for Employing People Living with HIV in the HIV Workforce

The development and delivery of optimal healthcare and supportive services for people living with HIV includes the participation of people living with HIV at every level and point in the process. Effective policies and practices for recruiting, hiring, and employing people living with HIV across the continuum of programs and agencies will be presented and explored with a diverse panel of trainers, peer providers and other professionals living with HIV.

Intended Audience:  HIV service providers, health or human services professionals, case managers, health homes care managers, peer workers or anyone working with PLHIV in the HIV workforce. 

The development and delivery of optimal healthcare and supportive services for people living with HIV includes the participation of people living with HIV at every level and point in the process. Effective policies and practices for recruiting, hiring, and employing people living with HIV across the continuum of programs and agencies will be presented and explored with a diverse panel of trainers, peer providers and other professionals living with HIV.

Intended Audience:  HIV service providers, health or human services professionals, case managers, health homes care managers, peer workers or anyone working with PLHIV in the HIV workforce. 

Live_Webinar Discussing Employment Questions and Needs in HIV Supportive Services

This training will assist service providers in building their capacity to integrate basic to intermediate level discussion of employment-related questions, needs, concerns, and opportunities in their work with people living with HIV. A person-centered model for considering work for the development of well-informed, self-determined employment-related goals and decisions by people living with HIV will be explored, integrating trauma-informed approaches.

Intended Audience:  HIV service providers, health or human services professionals, case managers, health homes care managers, peer workers or anyone working with PLHIV who are or could potentially be considering or looking for employment. 

Participants in this training will be able to:

  • Describe the unique role that HIV service providers can play in addressing the employment needs of people living with HIV.
  • Discuss a person-centered model for considering work for the development of well-informed, self-determined employment-related goals and decisions by people living with HIV.
  • Integrate discussion related to employment in supportive services work with people living with HIV.

This training will assist service providers in building their capacity to integrate basic to intermediate level discussion of employment-related questions, needs, concerns, and opportunities in their work with people living with HIV. A person-centered model for considering work for the development of well-informed, self-determined employment-related goals and decisions by people living with HIV will be explored, integrating trauma-informed approaches.

Intended Audience:  HIV service providers, health or human services professionals, case managers, health homes care managers, peer workers or anyone working with PLHIV who are or could potentially be considering or looking for employment. 

Participants in this training will be able to:

  • Describe the unique role that HIV service providers can play in addressing the employment needs of people living with HIV.
  • Discuss a person-centered model for considering work for the development of well-informed, self-determined employment-related goals and decisions by people living with HIV.
  • Integrate discussion related to employment in supportive services work with people living with HIV.
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 Resources People Living with HIV Can Harvest: Addressing Employment Needs

Gaps in addressing the needs of people living with HIV in New York for employment-related information, services, and resources can be reduced through a combination of programs around the state that may be HIV-specific, disability-focused, or within the broader workforce development services system. The programs of the New York State HIV Employment Initiative will be highlighted. The services available statewide of ACCES-VR, the state vocational rehabilitation agency, the Ticket to Work Program, the career centers of the American Job Centers system, the HIV-specific Benefits Counseling Pilot Project (BCPP) and Legal and Supportive Services for Individuals and Families Living with HIV/AIDS (LASSIF) will also be presented, along with strategies for most effectively accessing and utilizing them.

Intended Audience:  HIV service providers, health or human services professionals, case managers, health homes care managers, peer workers or anyone working with PLHIV who are or could potentially be considering or looking for employment. 

Participants in this training will be able to:

  • identify key programs available statewide that can address employment and education-related needs of people living with HIV.
  • recall employment programs designed for people living with HIV, for people with disabilities generally, and for all job seekers.
  • describe key features of the Benefits Counseling Pilot Project of importance for people living with HIV.

Gaps in addressing the needs of people living with HIV in New York for employment-related information, services, and resources can be reduced through a combination of programs around the state that may be HIV-specific, disability-focused, or within the broader workforce development services system. The programs of the New York State HIV Employment Initiative will be highlighted. The services available statewide of ACCES-VR, the state vocational rehabilitation agency, the Ticket to Work Program, the career centers of the American Job Centers system, the HIV-specific Benefits Counseling Pilot Project (BCPP) and Legal and Supportive Services for Individuals and Families Living with HIV/AIDS (LASSIF) will also be presented, along with strategies for most effectively accessing and utilizing them.

Intended Audience:  HIV service providers, health or human services professionals, case managers, health homes care managers, peer workers or anyone working with PLHIV who are or could potentially be considering or looking for employment. 

Participants in this training will be able to:

  • identify key programs available statewide that can address employment and education-related needs of people living with HIV.
  • recall employment programs designed for people living with HIV, for people with disabilities generally, and for all job seekers.
  • describe key features of the Benefits Counseling Pilot Project of importance for people living with HIV.
Live_Webinar 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