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Online Training New Course Harm Reduction Approach Overview Webinar - Archive

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

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

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

Prerequisite: None

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

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

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

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

Prerequisite: None

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

Online Training New Course 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  

Face To Face New Course Hepatitis C Basics for Peer Workers

This one day 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.

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

Associated Materials:

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 one day 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.

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

Associated Materials:

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

Face To Face New Course Hepatitis C Medical Care and Treatment Update for Peer Workers

This one day training will review the latest advances in treatment for hepatitis C (HCV) and increase awareness of HCV Peer Workers about the overall medical care needs of people living with HCV.  The training will review New York State core competencies for HCV peer workers related to supporting clients in accessing HCV medical care and treatment.  It will provide peer workers with an opportunity to reflect on a wide range of ethical issues as well as their own attitudes and beliefs about HCV treatment with the goal of building peer worker skills in motivating and engaging clients in HCV medical care and treatment.  

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

  • Explain the importance of engaging people living with HCV in primary care
  • Recall basic information about advances in HCV treatment
  • Recall NYS HCV Peer Worker competencies related to linkage to care and patient navigation
  • Use motivational interviewing to talk with clients about HCV treatment and work as part of a care team to assist clients in accessing and completing treatment
  • Counsel clients living with HCV about the importance of vaccination for hepatitis A and B, avoiding or reducing alcohol intake and good liver health practices
  • Counsel clients about the importance of avoiding re-infection and provide harm reduction strategies to avoid re-infection
  • Recall basic information about health coverage options and other benefits that are available to help people living with HCV access health care services and medications
  • Work as a member of the care team to:
    1. Help patients take advantage of health maintenance services, vaccination, and other preventive services
    2. Assist with follow-up on care team recommendations regarding client assessments and referrals for a variety of psychosocial issues including substance use, mental health, domestic violence, smoking cessation, etc.
    3. Participate in case conferences.

Audience:       HCV Peer Workers

Prerequisite:   Hepatitis C Basics for Peer Workers or similar course

Associated Materials:

Blood to Blood - Hepatitis C Drug Use- Tattoos/Body Piercing

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1803.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1804.pdf

What Does Your Needle Look Like?

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9608.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9509.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

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

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

This one day training will review the latest advances in treatment for hepatitis C (HCV) and increase awareness of HCV Peer Workers about the overall medical care needs of people living with HCV.  The training will review New York State core competencies for HCV peer workers related to supporting clients in accessing HCV medical care and treatment.  It will provide peer workers with an opportunity to reflect on a wide range of ethical issues as well as their own attitudes and beliefs about HCV treatment with the goal of building peer worker skills in motivating and engaging clients in HCV medical care and treatment.  

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

  • Explain the importance of engaging people living with HCV in primary care
  • Recall basic information about advances in HCV treatment
  • Recall NYS HCV Peer Worker competencies related to linkage to care and patient navigation
  • Use motivational interviewing to talk with clients about HCV treatment and work as part of a care team to assist clients in accessing and completing treatment
  • Counsel clients living with HCV about the importance of vaccination for hepatitis A and B, avoiding or reducing alcohol intake and good liver health practices
  • Counsel clients about the importance of avoiding re-infection and provide harm reduction strategies to avoid re-infection
  • Recall basic information about health coverage options and other benefits that are available to help people living with HCV access health care services and medications
  • Work as a member of the care team to:
    1. Help patients take advantage of health maintenance services, vaccination, and other preventive services
    2. Assist with follow-up on care team recommendations regarding client assessments and referrals for a variety of psychosocial issues including substance use, mental health, domestic violence, smoking cessation, etc.
    3. Participate in case conferences.

Audience:       HCV Peer Workers

Prerequisite:   Hepatitis C Basics for Peer Workers or similar course

Associated Materials:

Blood to Blood - Hepatitis C Drug Use- Tattoos/Body Piercing

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1803.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1804.pdf

What Does Your Needle Look Like?

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9608.pdf

http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/9509.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

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

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

Online Training New Course 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.

Webinar Hepatitis C Prevention for LGB and TGNC Individuals and Communities - Webinar

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

Webinar Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) as HIV and Hepatitis C Prevention

This 2 -hour webinar will review the evidence that supports the use of medication assisted treatments (MAT), such as Methadone or Buprenorphine, as effective prevention for blood borne viruses commonly associated with injection drug use such as the hepatitis C virus (HCV) and HIV. The training will review basic information about MAT,  hepatitis C virus (HCV) and HIV as well as how to talk to people who use drugs about MAT as effective prevention.

Training topics include basic HCV and HIV prevention/transmission, the evidence base of Methadone and Buprenorphine, and how to effectively discuss these topics with program participants.

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

  • Review basic information about HCV and HIV prevention and transmission
  • Explain the benefits of Medication Assisted Treatment
  • Describe the difference between Buprenorphine and Methadone

 

This 2 -hour webinar will review the evidence that supports the use of medication assisted treatments (MAT), such as Methadone or Buprenorphine, as effective prevention for blood borne viruses commonly associated with injection drug use such as the hepatitis C virus (HCV) and HIV. The training will review basic information about MAT,  hepatitis C virus (HCV) and HIV as well as how to talk to people who use drugs about MAT as effective prevention.

Training topics include basic HCV and HIV prevention/transmission, the evidence base of Methadone and Buprenorphine, and how to effectively discuss these topics with program participants.

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

  • Review basic information about HCV and HIV prevention and transmission
  • Explain the benefits of Medication Assisted Treatment
  • Describe the difference between Buprenorphine and Methadone

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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