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Online Training New Course PrEP Payment Options: 2023 Update

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

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

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

Audience: Non-physician health and human services providers

Pre-requisite: Basic knowledge of HIV and PrEP

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

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

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

Audience: Non-physician health and human services providers

Pre-requisite: Basic knowledge of HIV and PrEP

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.

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 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 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

Live_Webinar NYS Peer Worker Pre-Certification Training

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

 

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

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

New York State Peer Worker Certification Process

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

New York State Peer Worker Certification Process

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

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

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

 

Live_Webinar 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.