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

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

 

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

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

 

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

Prerequisites:  None

 

About this Hybrid Training: Please read thoroughly before registering ~

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

Prerequisites:  None

 

About this Hybrid Training: Please read thoroughly before registering ~

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

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

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

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

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

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

Live_Webinar Nutrition and Liver Health

 

The goal of this 90-minute webinar is to help health and human services providers understand the impact of nutrition on liver health that will inform their work with clients. 

 

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

  • Identify three functions of the liver
  • Describe how diet and lifestyle affect liver health 
  • Understand how nutrition can help in the care of liver disease
  • Identify strategies to support clients’ nutritional health

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

Prerequisite: None. It is recommended that participants are familiar with basic information about Hepatitis C. 

 

The goal of this 90-minute webinar is to help health and human services providers understand the impact of nutrition on liver health that will inform their work with clients. 

 

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

  • Identify three functions of the liver
  • Describe how diet and lifestyle affect liver health 
  • Understand how nutrition can help in the care of liver disease
  • Identify strategies to support clients’ nutritional health

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

Prerequisite: None. It is recommended that participants are familiar with basic information about Hepatitis C. 

Live_Webinar The Intersection of the Opioid Crisis and Hepatitis C

The goal of this two-hour webinar for health and human services providers is to inform providers about the impact of the nation’s opiate crisis on the Hepatitis C (HCV) epidemic, so that they may better serve and address barriers for clients who are living with HCV and/or have a relationship with opioid use.

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

  • Discuss the history of both epidemics nationwide and within New York State
  • Describe the relationship between HCV and opioid use
  • Identify harm reduction strategies for their clients
  • Highlight how the New York State Hepatitis C Elimination Plan works to address health inequities among priority populations who are living with HCV and/or use opioids

Audience: Case managers, social workers, non-medical providers, patient navigators, peers and all other non-physician health and human services manager

Prerequisite: None

The goal of this two-hour webinar for health and human services providers is to inform providers about the impact of the nation’s opiate crisis on the Hepatitis C (HCV) epidemic, so that they may better serve and address barriers for clients who are living with HCV and/or have a relationship with opioid use.

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

  • Discuss the history of both epidemics nationwide and within New York State
  • Describe the relationship between HCV and opioid use
  • Identify harm reduction strategies for their clients
  • Highlight how the New York State Hepatitis C Elimination Plan works to address health inequities among priority populations who are living with HCV and/or use opioids

Audience: Case managers, social workers, non-medical providers, patient navigators, peers and all other non-physician health and human services manager

Prerequisite: None

Live_Webinar Webinar: Hepatitis C Basics for Peer Workers

Training Goal: 

The goal of this 90-minute webinar is to provide peer workers with an overview of Hepatitis C so that they may better understand the importance of HCV treatment. Peers will be appropriately prepared with the tools needed to play an effective role in HCV care navigation for clients. 

Training Objective: 

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

  • Identify the functions of the liver 
  • Describe how Hepatitis C is transmitted
  • Explain Hepatitis C disease progression 
  • Describe the testing algorithm for Hepatitis C
  • Describe the recent progress in the treatment of Hepatitis C
  • Discuss their role in supporting treatment 
  • Identify effective prevention strategies for clients at risk

Audience: Peer Workers 

Prerequisites: None 

Training Goal: 

The goal of this 90-minute webinar is to provide peer workers with an overview of Hepatitis C so that they may better understand the importance of HCV treatment. Peers will be appropriately prepared with the tools needed to play an effective role in HCV care navigation for clients. 

Training Objective: 

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

  • Identify the functions of the liver 
  • Describe how Hepatitis C is transmitted
  • Explain Hepatitis C disease progression 
  • Describe the testing algorithm for Hepatitis C
  • Describe the recent progress in the treatment of Hepatitis C
  • Discuss their role in supporting treatment 
  • Identify effective prevention strategies for clients at risk

Audience: Peer Workers 

Prerequisites: None